Omega Juicers 101

From Omega, the Industry Standard for Juicers

by Teresa Asbury, Omega Representative

Juicers are some of the most interesting and useful appliances available for the modern chef, helping boost profits while doing the job of several machines in one unit. Many chefs may not realize how they could use juicers to their advantage and may have never used these appliances, but adding an Omega juicer to a commercial kitchen can help you prepare healthy juice drinks with some of the best juicers on the market.

Unfortunately, not many people know about juicers or their potential profit-enhancing uses. With everyone watching their waistlines, adding a juicer to your kitchen arsenal can help you add to your bottom line. That's because people know an Omega juicer blends together all of the healthy fruits and vegetables you put into it, creating a tasty beverage that blends the nutrition of all the produce that went into the machine. As customers shop around for the restaurant that offers them diet-conscious options, you'll stand out if you're offering fresh-blended juices.

In addition to being great at what their name implies, some juicers are also equipped to make butters, grind coffee, blend herbs, and make baby food. Among the Omega juicers offered by KaTom are models known as nutrition centers, low-speed juicers, or masticating juicers. It doesn't matter what you call them, just don't call them late for (making) dinner. Or breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

As you shop for the perfect Omega juicer for your commercial kitchen, a good first step in the selection process is deciding which feeding mechanism you prefer. With standard juicers, many fruits and vegetables have to be chopped up before they're added. That's fine for low-volume places, but having the option of avoiding that work with a wide-mouth juicer that can handle whole produce can give you even more power to boost profits with greater yield.

In the 1950s, Omega began crafting juicer product concepts. Today, Omega is the only company that offers all the styles of juicers, with each of its models easy to use, easy to clean, efficient, and built-to-last. That’s an Omega juicer!

Choosing the Right Omega Juicer

A citrus juicer is designed to juice oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, and other citrus fruits. Simply hold the fruit against the juicing cones while the motorized reamer does the work. An electric Omega citrus juicer saves time over manual juicers and allows you to produce a large volume of juice at once.

A centrifugal juicer is designed for fruits and non-leafy vegetables. To use this juicer, simply drop ingredients into the chute. The combination of a flat cutting blade and a fast spinning strainer in these Omega juicers extracts juice from the food. The pulp is thrown to the side, while the juice passes through the strainer. Centrifugal juicers spin at about 3,500 RPM, meaning a quick and efficient juicing. This is good for doing a few glasses of juice at a time.

The pulp ejector juicer has the same works as a centrifugal Omega juicer, but with a continuous pulp ejection mechanism that makes cleaning the machine much easier. A receptacle bin in the back catches refuse for quick disposal. Since they remove the pulp automatically, these units do better in higher-demand situations than their non-ejecting siblings.

The mega mouth juicer also offers automatic pulp ejection, with an extra-large feed chute to accommodate larger portions or even whole fruits. It comes standard with 12-horsepower motors that crank the auger up to 11,000 RPM so it can power through even large fruits and vegetables quickly. It produces drier pulp, which means more juice, which means greater profits.

A masticating juicer is sometimes referred to as a low speed juicer or cold press juicer. These Omega juicers are designed to handle everything from wheat grass and leafy greens to fruits and vegetables at 80 RPM. Thanks to the low speed, which prevents heating of the juice product, beverages can be stored for up to 72 hours without degradation. As with some other juicers, you can also make nut butters, extrude pasta, produce baby food, grind coffee, and blend herbs.

The vertical masticating juicer works similarly to the standard masticating units above, with a 13-horsepower motor and an 80-RPM auger. However, it has a vertical design that takes up less space in a commercial kitchen. Compact and contemporary, the beverages produced by an Omega vertical masticating juicer can also be stored for up to 72 hours without degradation. However, this model does not have the extra-curricular skills, like grinding out nut butters and baby foods, like its horizontal sibling.