Medical Medium Omega MM900HDS Celery Juicer Review
The Medical Medium Omega Masticating Juicer is designed specifically for celery juicing, as well as citruses, leafy greens, and hard produce. It is ideal for those who want to begin celery juicing for health benefits.
This juicer is a slow pressing one, also known as a masticating juicer, which means it is most beneficial for pressing every nutrient out of produce into a juice.
Matched with a powerful motor and large funnel, this juicer has all of the benefits from convenient centrifugal juicers and slow press juicers.
It is important to note that, unlike previous models, this is strictly a celery juicer and not a food processor.
- Designed for celery juicing
- Masticating juicer to provide the most nutritional content
- Quiet due to slow pressing
- 72-hour shelf life for juice
- Dishwasher-safe parts
- External pulp container
- Comes with two caps for both celery and other produce
- Does not act like a food processor as with previous Medical Medium products
- Masticating juicers are slow compared to centrifugal ones
- More expensive than other juicers
- Not suitable for juicing soft produce
- Narrower feed chute than centrifugal juicers
Masticating juicer/Slow press juicer
Expensive - $$$
80 RPM (Rates per minute)
Juice Shelf Life
72 hours when refrigerated
Plastic and BPA Free
Design and Size
14.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 inches
Best for Juicing
Celery, chopped hard produce, leafy greens, fruits
Product Details and Features
This unit is a masticating juicer, also known as a slow press juicer, which means it slowly grinds produce to squeeze the juice out.
It works similarly to the human mouth, wherein the teeth chew fruit and vegetables to squeeze the juice and flavor out, leaving the pulp separated.
Whilst masticating juicers are the slowest type of juicer, this may be the only downfall to their design. This speed means that less heat is generated and less oxygen is pushed into the produce, which means there is minimal oxidation.
Oxidation occurs when a fruit or vegetable has its protective cells taken away from them and it is left out in the oxygen for too long. Picture an apple that has been cut in half and left on the countertop - it goes brown and soft on the outer layer due to oxidation.
Oxidation is not what you want in a juice, as this kills the enzymes and thus gives the juice less nutritional value. Centrifugal juicers are the most guilty of causing oxidation due to their fast-spinning blades and powerful motors.
This means that the juice made by a masticating juicer can last up to 72 hours as opposed to 24 hours from a centrifugal juicer.
Masticating juicers are also much less wasteful. They press every drop of juice out of fruit and vegetables, leaving the pulp dry and in an external container to be removed and cleaned. This is why these juicers are often more expensive, as the value for money is higher.
Easy to Use?
This unit is simple to use once you get the hang of it. The assembly and removal of the parts do not take too long, and the juicing process is straightforward.
The prep time might take a while, though. Due to the narrow feed chute, this does require time to chop and peel fruits and vegetables accordingly so they can fit through the chute. However, as this juicer is designed especially for celery juicing, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue!
Also, this juicer features two caps for different purposes. The special cap is designed specifically for grinding celery, whilst the standard cap is for other fruits and vegetables.
Easy to Clean?
The parts to this product are easily removable and made of BPA-free, dishwasher-safe plastic. We recommend washing or rinsing the parts in warm soapy water just after the juice has been made so no residue is left behind.
Most juicers come with a cleaning brush to reach the tight corners and edges, though this unit does not include a brush.
As for the external pulp container, fortunately, the nature of masticating juicers means that the pulp will be almost completely dry. This means that you can chuck it into the food bin and wash it accordingly.
Quality of the Juice
Due to the slow press juicing process, the quality of the juice from this unit is high. It will offer the best nutritional content and the highest quantity compared to other centrifugal juicers.
What’s more, this juice will last up to 72 hours as there is minimal oxidation.
Why it’s Good for Celery Juicing
Not every juicer is great for making celery juice. Centrifugal juicers, whilst good for dense produce, are not designed to deal with the pulp from leafy greens. As celery has strings, this can often get clogged up.
This masticating product, on the other hand, is designed specifically for celery juicing with its special celery cap. This cap can fit around the shape of celery better than the standard cap for other food types, meaning that the entirety of a celery stick is chewed and juiced.
No part of the celery is forgotten or missed out in the juicing process, which prevents waste buildup. This also means the user doesn’t have to stop the juicing process halfway through to move any pulp blockages or small blocks of celery.
Other Foods it Can Juice
The standard cap option allows other foods to be juiced. These include:
- Leafy greens such as wheatgrass, spinach, or kale
- Hard fruit and vegetables (cut into small pieces to fit through the feed chute) such as beetroot or apples
- Citrus fruits such as lemons or oranges
What it Cannot Do
Some masticating juicers are versatile enough for other uses, including grinding beans and nuts and making processed foods.
However, as the Omega MM900HDS is designed specifically for celery juicing, it is not suitable for non-juicing activities.
This unit cannot handle soft fruits and foods to make processed baby food or dips, nor can it make non-dairy milk alternatives such as soy or oat milk.
The Medical Medium Omega MM900HDS juicer is an ideal purchase for anyone looking to embark on a celery juicing diet.
Celery juicing is highly beneficial for internal and external health and has become a popular trend for fitness and diet followers. It’s not easy to find a juicer that can make celery juice without leaving the excessive pulp and wasting celery sticks.
This juicer, however, is designed specifically for celery juicing due to its special cap. Whilst it may be pricey, think about the money you will save on celery sticks with the trust that every centimeter of celery will be juiced efficiently.
This unit is also virtually silent, which is ideal for making juice in the early morning before work or the gym without waking up your household or neighbors!
It is worth keeping in mind that this juicer does have limits in terms of how much it can juice, but if you are looking for a juicer specifically for celery juicing, it’s an ideal investment.