Breville Dual Disc Juice Processor BJE820XL vs Omega VRT330HD Juice Off

Breville Dual Disc Juice Processor BJE820XL vs Omega VRT330HD Juice Off

Alright! This is John Kohler with
! I have a very exciting episode for you today. What we’re going to today is that we’re
going to have a Juice Off. We’re going to have a Juice Off with the top of the line
Breville Juicer, this is the BJE820XL, and the top of the line Omega Juicer, this is
the the Omega VRT330HD, and the HD stands for Heavy Duty. So this is going to be a really
fun time. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. Check it out, Breville’s most
expensive model. This model actually sells for more than the Omega VRT. So I mean, with
each Juicer, there’s always pros and cons, and there’s many differences between the
two models. Before we get into the Juice Off, I’m going to explain how the different juicers
work very briefly, and also go over some of the technical facts about the juicers. First let’s go ahead and talk about the
BJE820XL. The juicer on this side is known a centrifugal ejection style juicer. Much
like you have different knives in your kitchen, you know, you might have a paring knife for
cutting fruit, you might have a bread knife for cutting bread, you might have a serrated
knife, you know, for tomatoes and, you know, different kinds of knives, chef’s knives
for cutting and chopping and stuff like that. You might have a stake knife to cut stakes.
There’s different kinds of juicers on the market, you know. Each style juicer will juice
certain produce items better, much like some knives will cut things better than others.
So obviously if you’re using, you know, cutting a big loaf of French bread, you can’t
use a paring knife. I mean, it will work but it’s not going to work that well. On the
same token there’s certain juicers are better apt at juicing certain things and other juicers
are not good at juicing certain things. The Breville BJE is called the centrifugal
ejection style juicer. And this is the way it works. It works on centrifugal ejection.
And what does that mean? That means that as soon as the produce is put into the feed chute
here, which is a nice 3 inch wide feed chute, so nice and large, the produce gets shoved
into this little cutting disc. And this disc is actually fairly sharp, probably one of
the sharpest cutting discs on a juicer. And the produce is then shredded and it’s micro
shredded. As it’s micro shredded, juice is released. So the juice then gets put through
this, the holes in the screen, comes out of the front of the juicer in your glass, and
the micro shreds which is mostly the fibre goes into the collection basket. One of the
tips I like to tell people is line their collection basket with a plastic bag, and it’s going
to make cleaning up a lot easier for you. So also with every juicer there is different
parts to clean. So since we got this juicer taken apart, you could easily see the parts
to clean on this. Basically you got 4 parts- the bowl, the screen, the top and the pusher.
Next let’s go ahead and show you guys how to assemble this unit. First is we’re going
to take the bowl and put this on the machine. It is very simple, very easy. Then we’re
going to go ahead and put the screen in there. That just lines up and pushes right in. Then
you’re going to put the top on there. Lines up and it just gets latched off like that.
Finally we could use the pusher and put it right in the top. So it’s fairly easy to
assemble and disassemble. The parts are dishwasher safe. Let’s go ahead an move over to the Omega
VRT juicer now. The Omega VRT juicer is known as a vertical single auger style juicer. So,
you know, this machine on this side runs at a maximum of 13,000 rpms. So actually that’s
faster rpms than actually most cars and even motorcycles. And the faster the juicer spins,
the louder it’s going to be in your kitchen. I mean, I don’t know how fast, you know,
propellers spin on airplanes but it’s probably about as fast or faster than the juicer, this
Breville juicer spins up. Because, you know, some of the people that I have sold juicers
to that buy this style juicer says, “Hey John, you know, I want a juicer that’s silent.
I mean, the juicer that I bought sounds like an aeroplane taking off my kitchen”. And
nobody wants an aeroplane taking off or landing in their kitchen. So maybe you don’t want
a loud juicer either. Well that’s where the Omega VRT comes in. It’s a single auger
style juicer and it runs at 80 rpms, and that’s a lot and a 162 times slower than the Breville
juicer. So that’s really slow. So because of that, it’s going to be really quiet.
But it also works on different principles. There’s no shredding disc that’s really
you know, sharp in there. Let’s go ahead and take it apart and show you guys how it
works. So on the Omega VRT, first you have the, the
top piece where you feed the produce in. And the feed chute is significantly smaller, well,
approximately half the size of the Breville Juicer. So you will need to cut up some things
more to fit it in the machine. In addition, once you go inside the machine, you could
take out all the different parts. And unlike that machine, there are a few more parts to
clean, one two three four five parts instead of four on that machine. The main part to
clean is the auger here. As you put produce in the machine, it drops down in here and
the auger comes around and kind of takes a bite off of it, and it has little pieces of
produce in there. And then this auger continues to turn. And just like your old fashioned
meat grinder, it compresses that fruit or vegetable you’re putting in there into a
smaller and smaller and smaller space until literally the juice is wrung out of the produce
that you’ve put in there. At that point then, when the produce is wrung out, what
happens is the pulp comes out one side of the juicer over here, and the juice comes
out this side after the juice goes through the screen. So all the pulp is directed down
through this little pulp ejection port, which then comes out. And the juice then goes through
the holes in the screen. Another nice feature that the Omega VRT has that actually no other
juicer has is that it’s self cleaning, the screen is self cleaning. So as the juicer
is running, this little like wiping blade assembly is spinning around and it’s keeping
the screen clean to maximize the yield that you’re going to get. Also it makes cleanup
a bit easier. On the Breville, there is no automatic screen cleaning so you’re going
to have to scrub a little bit more, you know, when you’re done using the juicer. Now with
any juicer, you will have to clean it. Now the Omega VRT juicer is not dishwasher safe.
But even though the Breville juicer is, if you don’t do a pre-treatment like you must
pre-treat some plates with caked on stuff, you have to pre-treat your screen if you’re
going to put your Breville screen in the dishwasher. Just putting the screen full of pulp in the
dishwasher it’s not going to get all the pulp dislodged. And this will cause you to
have lower yields in the future. Same thing with the Omega VRT, these parts are not dishwasher
safe, and I don’t recommend it. But what you do need to do after every time you use
your juicer, immediately, and I don’t mean wait 5 minutes or wait 10 minutes or wait
an hour, I mean right after you’re done juicing, take the juicer apart, it’s still
wet, it’s still moist. Take a nylon bristle scrub brush, and actually both of these juicers
come with brushes so that you can clean them, or you get a cheap dollar brush at the Big
Box store, and just scrub down your screen, scrub down the parts. Normally I blast the
hot water on, blast hot water through all of the parts while I’m scrubbing it down
with a little dish soap, and they’re done and clean. I mean, this machine takes me about
3 minutes to clean and this machine approximately the same. So, you know, the cleaning is a
lot on this but this one’s much wider. Let’s go ahead and show you guys how to
assemble it. This is a little more tricky to assemble than the Breville there. So the
main thing is you’re going to have to first have to put on this the body here, and on
the body there’s a little pulp flap on the bottom. You’ve got to remember to put this
pulp flap in there. Unlike on the Breville, this juicer is a lot more effective on juicing
certain produce items. So what this little flap does right here that you could see, I’ve
pulled that out for cleaning. When you’re ready to juice you need to push it all the
way in. And when you push that in, what this does, it keeps some back pressure and keeps
the pulp in the machine to allow it to fully get the maximum extraction before it lets
the pulp, which is in most cases drier than in the Breville, out of the machine. So we’re
going to take this bowl, put it on there. It kind of just goes on like that and then
you kind of got to rotate it a little bit to the right to catch some locking pins so
it’s good and in place. Then we got to take the juicing screen and the wiping blades,
assembly very simply very easily, just goes right on just like that. Then we’re going
to line up the little dot on the top of the assembly with the little dot on the side,
and you know, we’re just going to go ahead and put that in place. Just like that. Then
we’re going to take the auger and put the auger right down in there, and it’s going
to press down and be nicely seated. And that’s all ready to go. The next thing, the final
step you need to pay attention to the assembly directions on the Omega VRT in the striation
manual. But I also have a really good instruction video on assembly that I really go into a
little bit more detail than this. You need to take the little arrow here on the top piece,
align it with the red dot here, and turn it.Now if you do this, then the machine’s going
to start up. If you put the machine together incorrectly, say for example with the top
going the other direction, the machine won’t start because of a built in safety switch.
Likewise on the Breville juicer, if you don’t put this top clamp up, the machine’s not
going to start, it’s a built in safety. So I like machines that have the built in
safety switches so that they don’t come on and, and possibly cause some damage. So
let’s go ahead and take this apart and put it up in the proper way. Next what we’re going to do is actually
we’re going to let you guys get a sound check of the machines. So I talked a little
bit earlier about the rpms of the machines. And I said the Breville operates at a maximum
of 13,000 rpm, which is actually quite fast. A matter of fact, it’s a 162 times faster
than the rpms on the Omega VRT which is 80 rpms. Now the Breville juicer actually has
5 speeds. There’s a little knob here from 0 to 5 that you could change it to, because
they recommend that you juice different produce items at different speeds for optimal results.
Now, you know, that also means that you need to remember what speed to juice what produce
item. In general, the softer the produce, the lower the speed; the harder the produce,
the higher the speed. But, you know, that kind of could get complicated. And, you know,
I just want to be able to turn the juicer on and start juicing and not have to worry
about setting the right speed. And that’s what you could do with the Omega VRT, turn
it on, put stuff in and it’s going to juice. There’s only one speed to worry about. And
there actually is a reverse in case you get something clogged up, but generally you don’t
need to use the reverse if you’re using the Omega VRT juicer properly. So what we’re going to do in the sound check
is that we’re going to turn the machines on at full speed in the case of the Breville,
and one speed of the Omega VRT330HD juicer. And I happen to have my Radio Shack sound
meter tester that will check your exhaust to see if your exhaust is too loud on your
car, or your car stereo or also your kitchen appliances like I’m doing today. So we’re
going to do a decibel test and it will exactly let you know how many decibels louder the
Breville is from the Omega. Because I can tell you it’s louder, you will hear it on
the video that it’s louder, but let’s get some empirical evidence on how much louder
it is. So we got the Breville cranked up to speed 5, we’ll turn it on, hold this guy
right in the middle. So right now the sound meter is at 88 decibels and that’s how loud
it is, when I’m yelling it cranks it up too high. Now what we’re going to do is
we’re going to crank down the Breville to speed 1 and see how loud it is. Now for me
to talk to you while it’s running I need to shout because it actually is really loud,
you know, you might want to get some ear plugs if you’re using it and you’re sensitive
to sound. Now we just turn it down to speed 1. It’s, you know, running at a lower rpm
probably like 6500 rpms. And I need to shut up so I can do this sound test now. So now
it’s sound testing out at about 76 on the decibel reader at the lowest speed. We’re
going to go ahead and now turn that off. So now we’re going to check the Omega VRT holding
the decibel meter at the same distance from the machine. Now I want you to notice when
I do turn on the Omega VRT, you know, I could pretty much talk in my normal tone of voice
and I don’t really have to shout at you because it’s much softer. So the Omega VRT
is actually at a 68 decibels. Now that is significantly quieter than the Breville BJE820XL.
So I definitely have like the Omega VRT because it’s much softer on the ears. Let’s go
ahead and turn that off. Turn off the good old fashioned decibel meter. And it’s definitely
served it’s purpose today. So the next thing we’re going to do is we’re
going to get into the actual Juice Off itself. We’re going to compare exactly how each
of these machines juice a certain amount of produce. And what we’re going to juice today
is we’re going to juice 5 ounces of pre-washed pre-measured baby kale greens. Now baby kale
is much more tender than the big long pieces of kale or, you know, bunch of kale you would
buy. And I want to remind everybody if you don’t already know this, that kale is one
of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. On the ANDI scoring system, stands for Aggregate
Nutrient Density Index, that Whole Foods is now using to rate different foods in the store
to tell you what are the most nutritious foods in the store. For example, a soda is 1 on
the nutrient density index. And the kale is 1000. There’s nothing higher in the store
at the entire Whole Foods store that they sell that’s more nutritious than the kale.
And so I want to encourage you guys to juice things like the kale and other dark leafy
greens like, you know, collard greens that are also a 1000 on the nutrient density index.
So what we want to do when juicing, in my opinion, is that we want to juice the most
nutrient dense foods on the planet that have the least amount of calories. Thereby we get
the most nutrition without getting the extra calories. And what that literally does, it
feeds every cell in our body all the different nutrients from the phytochemicals, the vitamins
and the minerals, the anti-oxidants that we need so we could be as healthy as we can.
And the problem with the greens is that unless you chew your food really well, chew it 200
times to fletcherize your food, turn it into a mush before your swallow, you’re not going
to get the optimal digestion out of the leafy greens. So that’s where the juicing comes
in. It literally separates out the juice from the fibre. And it’s the juice that feeds
you. I mean, if you think about it, if I was to eat some of this kale as a salad, I’d
chew it up and out of one side of me would come the liquid and one side the solid. So
we are nothing more or less than juice extractors. And the other thing I want to mention is that
we can only absorb things that are in a liquid state. So unless you’re making everything
a mush or paste in your mouth and swallowing it when it’s liquid, mix it with your saliva,
you’re not going to get optimal absorption. So the juicer separates all this for you so
that you get maximum utilization of specially things like the leafy greens. So we’re going
to juice leafy greens because they are so important. 5 ounces in each of the machines. The next thing we’re going to do is we’re
going to juice 1 carrot. Carrots are absolutely very rich in nutrients. Beta carotene, for
example, is really rich in the carrots. And carrots are an amazingly inexpensive vegetable
for the nutrition they provide, they also tend to juice very well. And I don’t know
a lot of people that could eat a pound of carrots. But I could easily juice a pound
of carrots and make, you know, about one cup of juice and drink that juice. And now I’m
getting all of the nutrition out of the cup of carrot except for the fibre of course.
And that’s going to go once again, right into my digestive system. My digestive system
is going to be able to absorb that really well and it’s going to go right into my
bloodstream so that I could be a lot healthier. We’re going to juice 5 ounces of kale and
1 carrot. Each of these carrots weigh about 6.5 ounces. So that’s about 11 and 1/2 ounces
of produce total. First up, we’re going to use the Breville Juice extractor. So when
using the Breville, what you’re going to need to do, specially if you just buy it,
you’re going to have to go and refer to the book here. Now the book here says that,
you know, there’s different speeds. So for different produce items you need to set it
on a different speed. Apples, apricots, beets, blueberries, broccoli, all this. And they
have different speeds from 1 to 5. So I’m going to go ahead and look up and see what
speed I need for the kale. So i’m looking down the list, going down to the ‘K’ and
there’s no kale on here. Does that mean I can’t juice kale in the Breville? That’s
really odd. What if I look up collard greens which are kind of similar, or swiss chard,
well it’s not even on the list. Maybe they don’t recommend that you juice the dark
leafy greens, which once again are the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. I mean,
there’s not even lettuce is listed on here. Can you not juice lettuce in the Breville?
That’s a little bit ridiculous, don’t you think? Anyways, what is on here is the
carrots. So luckily the carrots are in here and they’re saying you should have it set
to speed number 5. So I have it set on number 5. And I guess by factory default, because
I don’t know what to set the juicer at, I’m going to juice kale on the 5, because
it says basically you’re supposed to put harder things in at a higher number and the
softer things such as grapes on like the 1. So kale I’d say is pretty hard, it’s not
like grape really soft texture. So I’m going to keep it on a 5 and we’re going to juice
everything on a 5. Oh and I guess the other thing I want to mention before I go on is
that in addition to the juicing disc, you also have a puree disc. Now some people think
the puree disc is going to juice, and that’s not necessarily a juicer, what the puree disc
is, and that’s this guy right here, you got a second disc, it pretty much kind of
looks similar to the juicing blade with little bit different configuration on the cutting
teeth. So you have this and then you have this insert, which then goes into the big
bowl on the machine. And what this allows you to do, it allows you to put only soft
things in. So things like bananas and things like mangoes that don’t necessarily juice
too well. But you put those in, peeled of course without the skin, and it basically
makes it into a puree. So now you have a very expensive juicer running as a blender. Now
I would prefer you guys to probably actually just buy the blender instead of using the
juicer as a blender because once again it’s probably not going to work as good as a dedicated
blender would. I think this is kind of gimmicky myself and it will get you to spend some more
money on this top of the line model. Now that we got this set to 5, we’re going
to go ahead and turn it on, let it get to full speed. We’re going to open up these
baby kale greens here and we’re going to start putting them into the machine, nice
3 inch wide feed chute. Really easy to feed these into the Breville but you don’t want
to stick your fingers down there, this machine will take your fingers off. Now I’ve put
all this kale in there and I’m not really getting any juice out yet. All the kale is
pretty much just sticking in this hopper and it’s filling it up right now until I push
it in. Alright, here’s the last of the kale going into the Breville juicer, nice and empty.
Now we’re going to go ahead and take that pusher and push in all that kale. We’re
going to do it nice and slow. Now this is a little bit of a challenge to push it down.
Oh man, you could see the juice, it’s spilling out all over my table, I got to hold this
cup right over so it doesn’t splash everywhere, kind of messy. And that’s because this juicer
is running at13,000 rpms and when it does that it’s pushing a lot of air. Because
it pushes more air, it actually pushes more oxygen into the juice which causes juice oxidation
which actually lowers the quality of the juice you’re making. Alright, so I’m just about
done pushing all this kale through the machine here. And that’s all of it. And we got a
nice cup there of juice. Next we’re going to go ahead and put that carrot in there.
The carrot’s going to be a lot easier. Oh and that also starts spilling out everywhere.
And this goes really quick. So now we’re done juicing in the Breville dual disc Juicer.
Let’s go ahead and tip this juicer up and get any additional juice that may be stuck
in there. We’re going to let that sit and chill out for a little bit. But you could
see here on my table it splashed everywhere. Next, let’s go ahead and turn the Omega
VRT juicer on. Once again, it’s significantly quieter. We’re going to go ahead and rip
this off the package here. And we’re going to is carefully feed in the kale, the baby
kale, into the Omega VRT. Now it is a little bit more, you know, challenging to feed in
because the feed chute is smaller. But it’s going to be a, you know, not too big of a
problem. Take one handful at a time and just feed it right in. And you could already hear
the juicer starting to grab some of that kale. I haven’t yet got any actually juice out
of the machine yet. It’s definitely working. I can see actually some juice starting to
come out. I like the Omega VRT because you could actually look in there and kind of see
what’s happening. Oh and I see the juice coming out, that’s really exciting. Oh and
there it is! Starting to dribble out. Now you could see this is just dribbling out.
It’s nice and calm, it’s not splashing, and not really too violent. If you’re one
of those non-violent type people, you might want to go for the VRT, lot less violent than
the Breville there. So actually I like this more. You could see we’re getting some nice
juice out of there. Alright! We’re almost done feeding all this baby kale into the Omega
VRT. It’s really not too bad. I think we got about one more handful to go in here.
And there it is. There’s all the kale in the Omega VRT juicer, all in. So the next
thing we want to do is we want to push in that carrot. But check it out. Oh man! The
carrot won’t fit! I mean, the Omega VRT feed chute is small so that this diameter
won’t fit. I mean, that’s a very simple problem to solve. With the Breville you could
put in whole because it has a nice big feed chute. You’re just going to want to basically
kind of cut this carrot in half. So I got a nice paring knife. Just simply cut this
carrot in half. So now it will fit in the machine. We’re then going to use the carrot
to push down some of the kale that we were juicing. Now I’m going to go ahead and drop
this other half in. The other thing I like about the Omega VRT is that it’s really
self feeding. It took that carrot and sucked it right into the machine, and now it’s
spitting out all the pulp and the juice. And we’re going to take a look at the pulp in
just a little bit and see how each machine processed each of the items. Now as you just saw, you know, we juiced in
the Breville and we also juiced in the Omega VRT now. One was more quiet, one was louder.
One runs at a much faster rpm which degrades the nutrients more. And this one runs at a
slower rpm. So I mean, each juicer has it’s pros and cons. And for example, in general,
hard vegetables tend to juice better in this style machine than the Omega VRT, such as
carrots. Carrots actually juice quite well in the Breville. Whereas carrots while they
will juice in the VRT, this juicer tends to make a pulpier juice. That’s the other thing.
If you like pulp in your juice you might want to go with the Omega VRT, it makes a nice
full bodied juice with some good pulp in it. If you like a juice that’s more pulp free,
you might want to go with the Breville because it makes a more pulp free juice. That being
said, you could always use a standard strainer to strain out your juice to get some of that
extra pulp out of it. Looks like the Omega VRT’s just about done juicing. We’re going
to go ahead and turn that off and tip this up a little bit. We got a few more drips right
there. And before we show you guys the yields of what juice each juicer made, let’s go
ahead and show you guys the pulp. Because this is actually going to amaze you here. So the pulp on the Omega VRT easily came out
into this hopper here. Let me go ahead and slam that down on the table to show you guys
that. And the pulp in Breville came out right in this big collection bin. I’m going to
go ahead, oh, slam that down on the table right there, get some of that pulp out. In
addition, always on centrifugal juicers there may be some pulp, residual pulp, like stuck
in the top of the machine. That’s a little bit normal. So you could see here we have
the pulp on both sides. And if I pick up, you know, some of this pulp and try to wring
it out, it’s actually fairly dry. I’m not able to really wring out any juice. And
on this side actually it’s also fairly dry. So both these juicers do a pretty amazing
job. Now one of the interesting things if we look
on the Breville, you know, we’ll literally see, you know, sometimes like little pieces
of leafy greens that just didn’t get juiced. Here’s one, here’s one, and I mean, really
the greens are kind of more shredded up but not really fully juiced. So you may not be
getting maximum utilization out of your leafy greens. On the same token, the carrot pulp
actually looks quite dry. So let’s go over now to the Omega VRT side
and take a look at some of the Omega VRT pulp. So some of the greens here, you could literally
see it just spit it out into a nice compact form. There’s no leaves that are easily
distinguishable, I mean they are all broken up and juiced actually quite effectively.
Next let’s take a look at the carrot pulp. Now the carrot pulp, you know, is not quite
as finely ground as on the Breville. I mean it literally shredded it here and the carrot
pulp on the VRT is actually a little bit larger chunks. And I would have to say that the carrot
pulp is definitely a little bit more wet on the Omega VRT than on the Breville. But check
this out…even on the Breville there are chunks of carrot that just didn’t get juiced.
So that’s quite interesting. So that’s the pulp on both machines pretty
much. Kind of like this machine did better on carrots but this machine did better on
the leafy greens. So it all depends on what you want to juice most and if you want a louder
juicer or not. The next thing we’re going to do is we’re
going to measure and see which juicer will reign supreme in the kale and carrot test.
So for that we got some nice measuring cups here so we could actually clearly see how
much each juicer yield is. I’m going to go ahead and put those right next to each
other. It’s graduated out at different ounce measurements. First we’re going to go ahead
and pour in the Omega VRT juice right there, nice clear and rich, not actually a whole
lot of fibre in there that I’m seeing. And definitely a little bit of foam. All juicers
will produce some levels of foam. Next let’s go ahead and take the Breville juice. And
once again, this has actually a lot of foam in it as well. Now the one thing I want to
add is that, you know, the taste of the juices may be different even though we use the same
produce, based on the extraction method. For example, this one’s running at 13,000 rpms,
that’s revolutions per minute, it’s running very fast and as it’s running it’s introducing
and injecting micro bubbles or air into the juice which may cause more juice oxidation.
And actually if we look at the foam, I don’t know if you could see the foam on that. The
foam on this side is nice, dark and rich green. The foam on this side looks quite oxidized
and it’s actually quite a, you know, almost like yellow greenish. So that means the juice
is breaking down faster and as it’s oxidized you’re losing nutrition. So isn’t the
point the point of juicing to maximize the amount of nutrition you want? Anyways, now
that we got the juices in the measuring cups, let’s go ahead and move that back there
so the camera could see. The Omega VRT juicer yielded about 4 ounces and the Breville juicer
yielded approximately 4.5 ounces. So the Breville juicer actually made that much a little bit
more juice than the Omega VRT. But you got to ask yourself why is this happening?
Number one, the carrot. The carrot is definitely more efficient juicing in the Breville so
it might have actually more carrot juice than the leafy green juice. Because as you saw,
I mean, there is literally small chunks of leafy greens that didn’t get juiced, whereas
the carrot which would probably make up most of the volume of the juice because that was
actually a large carrot, wasn’t quite juiced as well in the Omega VRT. But the greens were
And also you could clearly see, I mean, the color oxidation in each of the juices. I mean,
I could see that, I don’t know if the camera could make that out, but this is dark green
which means higher nutrition. And this is actually kind of more yellow brownish, you
know, that means it’s more oxidized. Next, we’re going to get to do the delicious
taste test. So first I’m going to test the juice there with the Omega VRT. Mmmm, definitely
nice and green, actually tastes quite good but I am used to drinking hardcore juices
like this. I don’t necessarily you guys get these machines and make a straight kale
carrot. It is rather strong and if you’re not used to it you may gag or something like
that. And that would not be good. On that same token, you want to check another video
I have ‘How to prevent nausea when Juicing’, because that may be a if you’re new into
juicing sometimes people feel nauseated. And I have a video that will explain how to minimize
that. So actually this juice tasted nice and good. It’s pretty clean tasting with some
amounts of fibre in there that I did taste, but I kind of liked that mouth feel in this
situation. Next let’s go ahead and taste the juice
out of the Breville. So that really didn’t taste any fibre and it tasted like it’s
almost like drinking a smoothie right out of the blender. It’s a little bit aerated.
Plus it wasn’t quite as sweet because it is oxidizing. It almost tasted a little bit
bitter, not quite as good as the one from the Omega VRT. So in sheer yield, I’d have to give it to
the Breville. But in sheer quality of the juice, I’d have to give it to Omega VRT.
So that concludes this section of the Juice Off. But prepare for the next part. We got some
grapes. So now we’re going to juice a totally different texture in both these machines.
Grapes are a soft fruit, and the VRT is actually one of the best juicers from my experience
for juicing fruits. And I have many videos on YouTube juicing all kinds of weird tropical
and exotic fruits in the VRT. And that’s actually quite fun. You got to check out the
video where I juice jackfruit. That was a trip. But now we’re going to juice two pounds,
2 ounces of grapes in each juicer, after I clean up this mess. So I will be back at you
in just a second. Got it all cleaned up. We’re back and now
we’re ready to juice 2.2 lbs of grapes in each of the juicers. Now on the Breville BJE820XL
Dual Disc Juicer, we need to change the speed setting. It was on 5 to juice the carrots
and the kale. Now we’re going to crank this down to speed 1. So this is going to take
the rpms from 13,000 down to 6500, and as you heard earlier, significantly quieter.
So it will be a lot nicer on my ears. So let’s go ahead and take out the feed
chute, turn this on. Start carefully feeding in our grapes little by little. Whoa! look
at it, it’s shooting up grape juice out of there as I’m putting these guys in. Whoa!
Did you see the grapes jump out at you? You must kind of put it in and hold you hand over
because it’s spinning so fast it literally kicks them right out. Look at it, wow! So
that’s not too good. You can’t really do it with, you almost need like two hands
to do this. But the good news is we don’t have to use the pusher. And we’re getting
a lot of grape juice there in the collection cup there. So far, so good. Let’s try to
go ahead and pour these guys in there and see if they could do that. Oh yeah this is
much easier. Alright, so yep, looks like we got them all juiced, no pusher required, that’s
the end of that. And we got a lot of juice. Now that’s definitely really interesting.
We got some foam and it’s actually quite not even like green, it almost looks like
it’s foamy there. Anyways, next let’s go ahead and juice in
the Omega VRT. Turn this guy on. And I like that on the Omega VRT it has a nice funnel.
So this is going to actually make feeding far easier. We’re going to take the container
here and simply tip this up and just kind of just let it roll right down the feed chute.
Now we’re going to do this in a nice slow and steady pace. We don’t want to overload
the Omega VRT and put too many grapes in it at once. So I definitely think on the feeding
it’s much easier to do this in the Omega VRT. And check it out, on this side we got
some nice clear juice, actually not a lot of foam. We’re going to check out the pulp
actually out of both juices again because that’s always fun to see, you know, how
much juice is actually extracted out of the machines. Alright, so now we got all the grapes
in the hopper. And pretty much the Omega VRT is pretty much self feeding. Nice quiet and
really simple. As we’ve seen, the juice is pouring out on this side and the pulp is
streaming out on this side. Now because this juicer runs at a slow 80 rpms, you do need
to slow down in feeding things in the Omega VRT. Plus when you are juicing in the Omega
VRT, depending on what you’re juicing, there’s certain procedures you need to follow like
pre-preparation of the produce. On the Breville, there’s no pre-preparation, you just shove
it in there, whatever happens happens, the juice comes out. On the Omega VRT it’s a
little bit more temperamental like that temperamental girlfriend that likes things her way or the
highway. So you got to pre-cut some produce to put it in the Omega VRT. I have a really
good video entitled Best Practices in the Omega VRT, and if you are considering the
Omega VRT, I would highly encourage you guys to watch that video to see exactly how to
use it properly to get the best results when juicing vegetables. Now when juicing fruits,
pretty much just cut them up, put them in, the juice comes out just like you saw with
the grapes. Anyways, looks like it’s pretty much about done. To know when the Omega VRT
is done, you want to look at the pulp outlet. And if the pulp is not moving out, then the
juicer is pretty much done. So the juicer’s pretty much done. We’re going to go ahead
and turn that off. I like to tip that up a little bit, get some more juice out of there.
We’ll do the same thing in the Breville as well. Whoa, a little bit of juice in there
as well. Then we’re going to go ahead and put that back down, like to shove this in
front of the spouts and nothing drips. On the Breville we know it has that opportunity.
We’re going to go ahead and actually show you guys the juice. Wow! I don’t know if you guys could see
that on the juice there, but the Omega VRT literally blew away by yards, by miles, the
amount of juice made. So check it out. On this juice made 20, I’d probably say about
21 ounces. And on this side it barely makes 16 ounces and a whole lot of foam. So I’m
going to show that, hold that up to the camera so you guys could see that. And I’ll also
want you guys to notice the color of the juices there. The color of the juices. Number one,
with the Omega VRT juice, it’s nice a dark and very little foam. With the Breville juice,
you know, there’s a lot of foam , and we’re getting what’s called juice separation.
Now the juice separation is because there’s extra oxygen being pumped into the juice and
it causes the juice to layer up. Now that’s not necessarily a big deal, just use a spoon,
you know, to mix it back up. But that does occur and that also probably affects the quality
or the nutrition of the juice like I talked about earlier. So definitely, definitely a bigger yield on
the Omega VRT, on that. Next let’s take a look at the pulp which is the tell tale
sign. I’m going to go ahead and slam them there down. I like doing that, it’s like
when you slam down your, you know, your card when you’re playing some poker or something
and you just got a straight flush. Alright, here we go. Wow! That’s significantly different.
Let’s take a look at the pulp here. So you could see the volume of pulp is totally different.
I mean, the pulp that we got out of the Omega VRT not too much, and the pulp out of the
Breville much more. And that’s guess why? Because the juice that was in here went into
the glass and not in the pulp. And we used speed number 1 like they were recommended.
So here’s the pulp, nice and small and, you know, it’s still definitely wet. I can
squeeze it and you know I’m getting mostly pulp, squeezing out. And, you know, my hand
is a little bit wet. So it’s not a 100% effective. But juicing fruits and actually
fruits are very hard to juice. And a matter of fact, I’ll tell you guys that I don’t
recommend juicing your fruits. Yes I know I just juiced the grapes. But I’ll tell
you again I don’t recommend juicing your fruits. It’s far better to eat your fruits
whole or blend them to get the fibre. When you remove the fibre, which is what we did,
we now have a grape juice sugar water. Now the grape juice sugar water that’s made
fresh is far better than a coffee, a tea or a soda, but it’s not as good in my opinion
as drinking vegetable juices. That being said, grape juice definitely tastes really good.
And if you are going to drink grape juice, I’d prefer that you make your own instead
of buying it in a bottle because the grape juice you make is going to have a lot higher
nutrition.Let’s go over now the the Breville side. Whoa! Check this out! This pulp mass
is almost like, you’re ever had a fruit salad? That’s the consistency it is. It’s
like a fruit salad or like a jello fruit salad. I mean, there’s literally chunks, I mean
this is one whole chunk of grape, that one solid piece that actually just did not get
juiced. It’s really like the, the jello with the, you know, fruit infused, It’s
kind of like that. There’s just large pieces. And oh look at that man, I could squeeze this
and you could see all the juice dripping out! So the Breville was just not effective with
juicing these grapes. So what did we learn from this Juice Off between
the top of the line Breville and the top of the line Omega VRT? Well, it’s very simple.
For the most part, in my opinion, the Omega VRT is far superior than the Breville. And
I mean, besides just the yield on the, on the grapes that we just saw was significantly
more, it makes a higher quality juice, it oxidizes the juice less. And the other thing that I didn’t talk about
earlier is the warranty on both machines. So the warranty on the box of the Breville
is listed at 12. And if then if you look in small print, it says 12 months. Not 12 years,
12 months. That’s only 1 year. On the box of the Omega VRT it says 10. And that’s
not 10 months, that’s 10 years! That’s 120 months compared to 12 months. That’s
10 times the warranty! And when you’re spending nearly $400 for a juicer, it should be backed
up. And you’re getting your investments in your juicer, which in my opinion is the
investment in your health because if you’re using your juicer every day, it’s going
to allow you to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. And fresh fruits and vegetables
are the best foods on this planet that’s going to nourish us, keep us thin, keep us
fit, keep us healthy, wealthy and strong. And wealthy in the terms of health is our
greatest wealth. So with the Omega VRT, you’re guaranteed for the next 10 years that there’ll
be no manufacturers defect. If it does break due to normal use, it will be covered under
warranty. And with the Breville you have only 1 year and after 1 year if the blade wears
out, you got to buy a new blade. And have you priced the blades on the Breville? They’re
like 50-60 bucks, when your blade goes dull. That’s insane! Well guess what? On the Omega
VRT there’s no blades to go dull. There’s an auger in there and it doesn’t really
wear out. So you’re going to be good to be juicing for 10 solid years versus 1 year.
So, you know, which juicer makes more sense to you? I mean, after seeing this side by
side, there’s a lot of reviewers that write articles on the Internet, you know, that say,
‘Oh the Breville’s the best juicer and this and that’. But look , when you get
right down to it, you do a test. I did a test right in front of you guys, you guys could
see by showing you guys what happens, what juicer truly reigns supreme in this Juice
Off. So the Juicer that reigns supreme in the Juice
Off, I’m going to have to give it to the Omega VRT. Not only is it less expensive,
not only does it have a 10 year warranty, not only does it make a higher quality juice,
it also is quiet and it’s not going to hurt your ears as well. So hopefully you guys enjoyed this episode
learning which juicer reigns supreme. Once again, my name is John Kohler with
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17 thoughts on “Breville Dual Disc Juice Processor BJE820XL vs Omega VRT330HD Juice Off”

  1. If you use the dedicated juice container supplied with the Breville you won't have any problem with juice going all over the counter.

  2. Maybe you can get a data logger to measure the loudness of the sound in decibels, and compare various juicers.. I made this comment before watching the whole video :0) Thanks for showing the measurements!

  3. Love your videos. I've owned my Acme for 35 years and there's no way I'd recommend a centy juicer to anyone serious. And yes, I use my 8003 that I bought from you, daily. When Omega comes out with a better version of the 8004/6 I'll be ordering from you!

  4. I like the VRT. Awesome engineering. I wish more of these machines were made of stainless steel and had more reasonable prices.

    I'm surprised that both juicers are so similar in performance, althought the Breville's pulp looks more colorful so it appears that it does not get the solids it seems to get the water out more … the color of the Breville's juice seems lighter in color too.

    I wonder if you sliced the carrot more and did not force feed it if you would get more juice.

  5. I think the Breville gets a lot of attention, real or fake, because of the movie "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" or whatever. There seems to be a crew of people who go all over the Internet talking down other juicers and talking up the Breville's. It seems like a marketing campaign to me. There is not a single fact in that movie either. I much prefer your style of experimentation right before the camera, John. It's mighty good work you do.

  6. In my firehouse we have the Breville. And it's used 2-3 times a shift. One thing that you did not really touch on was speed. This sucked

  7. Not sucked. What I meant to say was that this SUCKER is fast! And we can't take 40 min to prepare juice. I have a GSE for home when time is not such an issue. Thanks for the video John, you constantly inspire me to eat and live well.

  8. I've got the original JUICEMAN Juicer (centrifugal) and have used it for 25 years and it can yield exactly what these 2 are doing. I recently heard about auger juicers so came here to see what's up. It's now 3 years since this video and Amazon is selling the VRT 350 HD and I hope it's better and not worse than this 330 but you sold me on the Omega. I'm buying it based on the lack of oxidation. Great presentation on the video! People, just remember, centrifugal or auger, either is MUCH BETTER for you than the crap sold in your grocery store. For the past 25 years Juicing has put my cholesterol in normal ranges when I was way out of whack before (I found out I had very high cholesterol before a back operation).

  9. I bought the Omega Vert 350 and really like it…saw a video with the someone using the Breville Juice Plus and wanted a to see the difference. I wonder if this guy is paid by Omega people? It just seems like he's a little over dramatic…

  10. Hey John, thanks for all your information about all products that you provided for us. I have question about juicing watermelon rind, can i us the Omega VRT 330 for that purpose or you are recommending the high speed juicer? Although i'm will mostly use for watermelon rind. Thanks very much.

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