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Review: Oscar Neo DA 1000 Ultem Tough Juicer
4.0Overall Score

Price (RRP): $529

With a name this big, you’d hope the Oscar is one of the best juicers on the planet, and you know what? It’s not far off.

Features

Traditional juicers have a pretty basic approach to pulping fruit and turning them into tasty, tasty beverages, with lots of blades slicing through the fibre and leaving the juice behind.

But this method can also leave pulp behind that still has plenty of liquid, and that’s where the pressure juicing method comes in. Also called auger juicers, these appliances use parts to push the fruit into the walls and gears of the machine, crushing the fruit bit by bit and forcing juice out.

The process of the Oscar Neo DA 1000 Ultem Touch Juicer (yes, that is a ridiculously long name) relies on three steps to accomplish this, slowly pushing out more juice and more minerals than a regular central blade system.

This juicer also comes with the bonus of being able to do more than just make juice, with extra nozzles and fittings making noodles, processing veggies into pulp, and pushing out bread-sticks for you to bake, too.

Performance

Taking a first look at the Oscar Neo, it’s a big and heavy juicer that occupies more space than your traditional juicer. We’ve mentioned the difference already, but aside for the technology and method, the look of the Oscar is also different.

While conventional juicers are generally tall and occupy vertical space for their function, the Oscar Neo comes out at you in a more horizontal fashion, taking up more space than you otherwise might expect.

Part of this is because there are so many parts to make this juicer do its thing, while the other part is the big shiny motor sitting at the back driving the parts.

Making it work requires building the parts up for the function you want to use, but once that’s done, you simply push chunks of fruit through the chute and let the juice pour out of the bottom spout and the juice-less fruit force its way out of the front.

Effectively, what this juicer does is crush, crush some more, and then crush one final time, removing as much liquid as possible from the fruit, before delivering you a dry coarse fibre.

Testing it with both hard fruit (apple) and soft fruit (strawberry), this juicer had no problem pushing its way through the fruit and turning it into what we wanted most.

The results speak for themselves, with cloudy juice present from the extraction, and a relatively easy cleaning job, since while there are many parts, you don’t have do too much brushing of the fibrous filter at the front of the juicer.