If you’re on the hunt for a quality masticating juicer, you may have stumbled across the Omega NC900HDC, which is not only a juicer but an entire nutrition center that can make pasta, grind coffee, and puree baby food, along with a whole host of other things.
If you’re keen to find out more about this impressive premium juicer and nutrition center, keep reading, as we’ll be providing an in-depth review, as well as delving into the key features, pros and cons, and the pricing.
First up, here’s a snapshot of what the NC900HDC can offer.
The Omega NC900HDC: at a glance
The Omega NC900HDC is the brand’s sixth-generation nutrition center.
It’s been designed with a larger, oval-shaped feed chute, unlike previous horizontal masticating models.
Masticating juicers juice at low speeds of 80 RPM, which minimizes heat build-up and oxidation, resulting in juices that last longer and are packed full of healthy enzymes.
Constructed of Ultem plastic, the NC900HDC effortlessly crushes fruits, vegetables, nuts, and leafy greens, unlike high-speed centrifugal juicers.
With a chute measuring 1.5 x 2 inches in diameter, prep time is cut down with makes your juicing routine a lot more efficient.
With a quiet motor, you won’t disturb the rest of your family in the early hours. Oh, and, aside from being a juicer, it also allows you to make pasta, grind coffee and spices, turn nuts into nut butter, whip up baby food and frozen desserts, mince herbs and garlic, and create soy milk, all in no time at all.
Before we get started, let’s take a look at the specs of the Omega NC900HDC…
Plastic (BPA free)
Item Dimensions LxWxH
14.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 inches
80 RPM / 150 watts
2 x 1.5 inches
Juice shelf life
Soft and hard produce,
leafy greens, nuts
While ‘premium juicer and nutrition center’ sounds complicated, the Omega NC900 juicer is simple enough to assemble and operate.
The feed chute is 2 x 1.5 inches so accommodates large pieces of fruit and vegetables to cut down on your prep time.
It won’t fit whole apples or other similar-sized produce, so you’ll need to chop these up into smaller portions. Vegetables such as celery should also be chopped to prevent the fibrous stalks from wrapping around the auger.
The Omega NC900HDC has 5 adjustable pressure settings so you can easily control the level of extraction. “1” can be used for soft fruits and “5” for hard vegetables.
With 150 watts of power, the Omega NC900HDC has a quiet but powerful motor which means you can use it in the early hours of the morning without worrying that you’ll wake other family members up.
The OmegaNC900HDC is relatively easy to clean: just wash the plastic components in warm, soapy water straight after using to avoid residue build-up.
The juicer comes with a nylon cleaning brush to help target the remaining pulp on the metal juicing screen. It’s important to clean all of the components as quickly as possible after juicing as otherwise leftover pulp can harden and become more difficult to clean.
If this happens, soak the parts in hot water before attempting to clean them again.
It’s best to clean all of the parts by hand rather than in the dishwasher, as this can dull the plastic over time.
Using a dual-stage extraction process, the Omega NC900HDC crushes the produce and then presses it against a juicing screen to separate the juice from the pulp.
Slow-masticating cold-pressed juicers create a higher quality and quantity of juice, so you get the best of both worlds.
The result is a juice rich in healthy enzymes, antioxidants, and nutrients that have been processed with the least amount of oxidation.
The expelled pulp is extremely dry, meaning this juicer yields the maximum amount of juice, therefore saving you money, as you get more juice out of your fruit and veg than with other, centrifugal juicers, which prioritize efficiency over the quality of the final product.
Another great thing about masticating juicers is that lower levels of oxidation, and less heating, meaning juice can be preserved for longer.
If you store your juice in a glass container with a tight lid it can be preserved for up to 72 hours in the refrigerator.
One of the best things about the Omega NC900HDC is that there are pretty much no restrictions on what you can juice.
With 5 settings, this juicer can handle anything from soft fruits to nuts, dense vegetables, and even the dreaded leafy greens that many juicers seem to hate.
Dense produce includes fennel, pumpkin, pepper, sweet potato, carrots, garlic, cauliflower, yakon, pineapple, celery, beets, broccoli, apple, ginger, and lots more.
Leafy greens include wheatgrass, parsley, moringa, kale, spinach, basil, cabbage, brussels sprouts, lettuce, peppermint, beet greens, collard greens, and dandelion greens, to name just a few.
Citrus fruits are those such as orange, lemon, mandarin, lime, tangerine, and grapefruit.
Soft produce includes peach, melon, grapes, berries, papaya, mango, kiwifruit, tomato, and avocado. You can also turn these into purees using the blank screen.
Not only this, but you can produce a lot more than just juice.
As we said, the Omega is a “nutrition center”, so alongside producing delicious juices, it can also be used to produce all-natural nut or soy milk, blend creamy nut butter, frozen fruit sorbets and other desserts, puree baby food, mince herbs, and garlic, grind fresh coffee beans, and can even make delicious homemade pasta and noodles varying in shapes and thickness depending on which of the nozzles you choose.
This means you’re getting way more than just a juicer, and it’s super handy having all of these features in one piece of kit as you save space and money.
The Omega NC900HDC has a silver metallic housing that looks professional and sophisticated. Constructed of Ultem plastic, a high-strength plastic material that can operate in high service temperature environments, it effortlessly presses fruit and vegetables and can withstand frequent use.
As we mentioned previously, the 2 x 1.5-inch chute could be slightly wider to accommodate more whole fruits and vegetables.
The overall unit weighs 13 pounds and is 14.5 inches long and 15.5 inches high, so it’s not the most compact design, and if your kitchen countertop is on the smaller side, you might find that it takes up more space than you’d like.
The Omega NC900HDC isn’t the cheapest option on the market when it comes to masticating juicers. However, in our opinion, the high price tag is justified by the range of features this juicer offers.
After all, it’s not just a juicer but a pasta maker, mincer, coffee grinder, blender, and more. This means you get great bang for your buck.
Another thing to consider is Omega’s 15-year warranty. This gives you peace of mind that you’re investing in a product that you should have for years to come.
Think about how many cheap juicers you could buy and replace in 15 years!
- More than just a juicer! It can be used to make pasta, baby food, nut butter, soy milk, sorbets, and much more.
- 5 different speed settings to cater to a range of soft and hard produce.
- Masticating juicers produce more juice and a higher quality of juice
- Juice lasts up to 72 hours due to less oxidation and heat creation
- Yields the maximum amount of juice from your fruit and vegetables, meaning less waste and you also save money as you get more out of your fresh produce.
- Can juice leafy greens and nuts with ease
- Super quiet operation means you can use the juicer at any time of day or night and not have to worry about disturbing others.
- The chute isn’t wide enough for whole apples and some larger vegetables, so you may have to do some cutting and prep.
- Masticating juicers are less efficient, so if you’re looking for a speedy juicer consider a centrifugal one instead.
- The cost
The Omega NC900HDC is pretty impressive, and we loved the fact that this is more than just a juicer, meaning you can transform not only your juicing routine but you can enhance your whole diet: from fresh pasta to healthy sorbet desserts, to homemade purees for your little one.
The NC900HDC is a powerhouse, and, despite the high price, you get a lot of bang for your buck.
We also loved the fact that this juicer has a quiet operation making it perfect for shared households and early morning juice enthusiasts.
The 5 different speed settings cater to a range of produce, and the dual-stage extraction process extracts the maximum amount of nutrients, vitamins, and flavor.
This could actually see you save money in the long run, as each fruit and vegetable is pressed until the pulp is completely dry, meaning fewer trips to the supermarket.
Not only this, but masticating juicers create less oxidation, resulting in juice that can stay fresh for up to 72 hours.
Of course, if you’re looking for speed and efficiency, you may be better off checking out a centrifugal juicer rather than a slow-masticating one. A wider chute would also be ideal for cutting down on prep time.
That said, if you’re all about having a versatile and reliable juicer that can tackle anything you throw at it, the Omega NC900HDC won’t disappoint.