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  1. Which Juicer is Best for You?

    Which Juicer is Best for You?

    Which juicer should I buy? This is by far our most frequently asked question at Vitality 4 Life, and for good reason! With such an array of cold press juicers available on the market today it is easy to become overwhelmed and confused when trying to decide which juicer is best for you.

     

    With 20+ years' experience in the business, we are here to help you make the best choice when buying a juicer and our range of cold press juicers are regarded as the best in the world!

     

    Cold press juicers retain the enzymes and nutrients of the fruits and vegetables, but how do you know which cold press juicer is best for you? Not just the best juicer on the market, but the best juicer specifically for you, because it depends on your needs - these could be dietary, health, usability and/or functionality requirements.

     

    It may surprise you to learn that there are five different types of cold press juicers available today, and each are suited to distinct types of users and their needs. Firstly, it is important to determine where you are on the "road to health" and more specifically, what you are looking for in a juicer.

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    Let's start with the five following questions:

    1. Do you see yourself as a beginner (new to juicing), a health enthusiast (knowledgeable about the benefits of different types of fruits/vegetables) or a patient (looking to overcome an illness naturally)?

    2. Are you wanting to juice mostly fruit or predominantly vegetables?

    3. What features are important to you - ease of cleaning, ease of use, juicing

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  2. New Year's Resolutions - Just say NO

    New Year's Resolutions - Just say NO

    People have been failing at their New Year's Resolutions for 4000 years. What makes me think I could do any better? It's been three days and I have already failed. At least back then the Babylonians were offering their resolutions up to God in the hope of improving the crop. Now we just offer them up to ourselves or our nearest and dearest who have no choice but to listen and nod along. But what do we get in return?

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    When looking at the top new year's resolutions I mostly notice this.. we have to give up, quit, try harder, be better, look better and on it goes. I think if we were going to do these things we would have already done them. Its just too hard especially with a hangover. I don't know about you but if someone or even myself tells me to do something, I just don't want to do it. It's the latent toddler in all of us. So by the time we get to the second week, or day in my case, of January, we start thinking 'bugger it' and go back to normal wishing we hadn't told anyone. And what we are left with is a little bit of guilt and self loathing. Perfect start to the New Year.

    I like the old saying 'one day at a time' it's perfect for this time of year and any other. Instead of saying I must lose 10 kg this year to feel better about myself. Maybe just one day start the day with a cleansing juice and go for a walk

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  3. Whole Slow Juicers: Kuvings or BioChef

    Whole Slow Juicers: Kuvings or BioChef

    The latest type of cold press or slow juicer on the market is the 'Whole Slow Juicer', 'Wide Mouth' or 'Whole Apple Juicer'. Its primary selling feature is that it has a wider chute and can therefore juice whole fruits or vegetables without the need for preparation.

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    While there is only a small range of whole slow juicers on the market today, with the most widely known being the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B60000, BioChef - the brand and product range developed by Vitality 4 Life - also offers a whole slow juicer named the BioChef Atlas Whole Slow Juicer.

    Oscar, one of the very first cold press juicer brands in the world has also released a whole/vertical model juicer; the Oscar Neo XL.

    Let's put them to the test to find out which is the better Whole Slow Juicer?

    One of the most important comparison factors for whole slow juicers is the design of the chute and juicing mechanism. The

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  4. Compare: Oscar vs BioChef Horizontal Juicers

    Compare: Oscar vs BioChef Horizontal Juicers

    Compare the leading global brands of horizontal slow juicers: Oscar, Omega and BioChef. Let us help you to compare important details like price, warranty, wattage and more!

    Vitality 4 Life have distributed the Oscar Juicers for more than 10 years in the New Zealand. We have always regarded the Oscar Juicers to be the finest in the world, with their high quality parts and superior juice extraction, the Oscar Juicers in our opinion have been previously unrivaled.

    BioChef has recently released their latest slow juicer - the BioChef Axis; the very first horizontal style juice extractor from the brand. Fitting with their brand message, the BioChef Axis delivers on value and quality. Significantly cheaper than other horizontal counterparts, the BioChef Axis is also backed by one of the longest warranties of any machine - a testament to the quality of the product.

    Let's see how the BioChef Axis compares to Oscar & Omega in terms of features:

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    Compare: Price & Specs

    Price

    The most obvious difference between the four models is price. The BioChef Axis is significantly cheaper at just $449, offering great value and more affordability in comparison to the other juicers.

    It is important to note, that to pay more for an Omega Juicer is simply to pay extra for a brand, not for any superior technical specifications or differences in quality. The Omega is rated at 150 watts (on manufactures website), does not come with a Pulp Adjustment Nozzle and parts are made from Ultem not Tritan.

    Pulp Adjustment Nozzle

    The BioChef Axis, Oscar Neo DA 1000 and the Oscar DA 1200 all come with a Pulp Adjustment Nozzle, which allows you to control the pressure under which the produce is juiced. When the nozzle is set at '0', this

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  5. Juicing vs blending, which is better?

    Juicing vs blending, which is better?

    Which is better: juicing or blending? Does one offer more health benefits than the other?
    We believe that both juicing and blending are very beneficial, but in different ways. it turns out there’s a lot of confusion about the two, and many people believe they are juicing when in fact they are blending. So, let’s clear things up!

     

     

    JUICING

    Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce and discards all the fiber.  Without all the fiber, your digestive system doesn’t have to work as hard to break down the food and absorb the nutrients. Cold Press juicing separates the fiber / Pulp form the produce making the nutrients more readily available to the body in much larger quantities than if you were to eat the fruits and vegetables whole. This process is extremely healthy and great for those of you embarking on any sort of Detox or lifestyle change.

    A masticating cold pressed juice extractor works on a crushing and squeezing action mimicking our own chewing action by correctly breaking open the cell wall, releasing the nutrients and organic water content while expelling the insoluble fibre.

    Without all this indigestable fibre, your body doesn't have to work as hard to break down the vegetables and fruits. Cold pressed vegetable juices deliver nutrients into our bloodstream quickly and in a bio available form and juices are included in almost all types of healing and detoxification programs.

    It is important to have a cold press juicer over a centrifugal juicer (the old style, loud and hard to clean type) a cold press juicer is named

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  6. Comparison of the Oscar Neo 1000 and the Hurom 700

    Comparison of the Oscar Neo 1000 and the Hurom 700

    What juicer is right for me? This is one question we are most frequently asked by customers, and for good reason! With such an large range of juicers, both centrifugal and cold press on the market today, the choice can be somewhat daunting! Vitality 4 Life, as experts in the juicer industry, are here to help you make the right purchase for YOU!

    Firstly, decide what you are looking for in a juicer – What are you looking to juice? What are the features that appeal most to you? How often are you juicing and for how many people?

    If you’re new to the juicing scene, you may only want to juice simply, mostly fruits with some carrot or beetroot. Maybe you’re pressed for time, have a busy family and are looking to give your kids having something healthy and yummy to drink quickly and efficiently?

    Or perhaps you’re looking to jump straight into the “juicing lifestyle” and looking for a juicer that can handle anything and everything. You’re not fussed with how long a juice is going to take; you’re more concerned with the quality of the juice and versatility of the juicer.

    First things first, there are two types of single gear Cold Press juicers: Vertical and Horizontal. Our ranges of horizontal cold Press juicers mostly from the highly acclaimed Oscar Range, and our range of vertical cold Press juicers are generally from the world-famous brand Hurom.

    Let’s compare the latest models of both, the Oscar Neo DA 1000 and the Hurom 700 “The Boss”...

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    Key features:

    • User friendly, easy to clean, easy to assemble/disassemble;
    • Complete raw food kitchen – food processor functionality;
    • Pulp adjustment nozzle;
    • BPA Free;
    • Produces a less pulpy
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  7. Hurom Juicer Review: Comparison of the Latest Models

    Hurom Juicer Review: Comparison of the Latest Models

    Which Hurom Juicer is right for you? Let us help you decide with our Hurom Slow Juicer Model Comparison...

    Purchasing a cold press juicer can be a difficult and confusing decision. Are you the kind of person who is always on the go, who likes no fuss machines, and enjoys soft fruit and vegetable juices? Then a Hurom cold press juicer is the perfect juicer for you.

    Vitality 4 Life sell a range of Hurom vertical cold press juicing machines for everyone. Hurom juicers have been developed and designed with easy-use and efficiency in mind. But it is important to know what juicer model is best suited to your needs. Take a look at our handy table to compare Vitality 4 Life's range of Hurom cold press slow juicers.

    Hurom HU400 Hurom HU500 Hurom HU700
    Design
    • Star gear located at the front of the drum
    • No juice outlet cap
    • Holds 300mls of juice
    • Star gear positioned at the back of the drum creating less pulp
    • Measurements on drum for extra precision
    • Holds 300mls of juice
    • Star gear at the rear of the drum, creating less pulp
    • Juice outlet cap and Pulp Control Plug
    • Ultem Strainer for fine and coarse juicing
    • Holds 500mls of juice
    Type of Juicer Single Gear Single Gear Single Gear
    V4L Price $399.00 $479.00 $529.00
    Warranty 10 years on motor, 5 years on parts 12 years on motor, 5 years on parts LIFETIME on motor, 5 years on parts
    Colours Black/White/Silver/Burgundy
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  8. The Champion 2000+ Juicer has Additional Attachements!

    The Champion 2000+ Juicer has Additional Attachements!

    One of the benefits of a Champion Juicer is its ability to re-invent itself with optional attachments!
    Vitality 4 Life distributes a range of Champion 2000+ Juicer Attachments, to help you make the much loved Champion Masticating Juicer more versatile and  than ever!

    The Champion Juicer can now mill flour from a range of grains as well as efficiently and effectively juice green, fibrous vegetables!

    With these innovative Champion Juicer Attachments you can turn your Champion Juicer into an all-in-one Kitchen Machine!

    Champion Juicer Attachments - 'Greens'

    The newest of the Champion Juicer Attachments, the Champion 'Greens' front end, allows you to "Extract the Max" amount of juice from:

    • Wheat-grass;
    • Celery;
    • Spinach;
    • Kale;
    • Lettuce;
    • Sprouts;
    • Broccoli;
    • Collards;
    • And any other fibrous green vegetables...

    The Champion Juicer is now a Wheat-grass Juicer

    The Champion Juicer is a Masticating Juicer, this means it has very small "teeth" which basically grinds and chews the vegetables and squishes out the juice. Due to this action, fibrous vegetables like leafy greens, especially wheat-grass becomes stuck and tend to clog the juicer.

    Now with this wonderful Champion Juicer Attachment you can extract the MAX from wheat-grass and greens.

    Champion Juicer Attachments - Grain Mill

    The Champion Grain Mill Attachment attaches quickly and easily to the Champion Juicer. You efficiently mill the following into fine or coarse flour:

    • Wheat;
    • Rye;
    • Oats;
    • Barley;
    • Rice;
    • Corn;
    • Coffee Beans;
    • Soy Beans;
    • Peppercorns.

    With the Grain Mill Champion Juicer

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  9. The Champion 2000+ Masticating Juicer -The Champion of Versatility

    The Champion 2000+ Masticating Juicer -The Champion of Versatility

    This much-loved Masticating Juicer is world-renowned for its unbelievable reliability and versatility. The Champion is not only a juicer, it also doubles as a food processor with the ability to create ice creams, frozen fruit desserts (sorbet), sorbets and even baby foods!

    With two optional attachments also available, The Greens Attachment and The Grain Mill Attachment, the Champion is truly an all-in-one Kitchen Machine!

    Ice creams, Sorbets and Frozen Fruit Desserts

    The Champion Juicer is world renowned for making creamier ice-cream, baby foods, nut butter and fruit smoothies. With simply a change from the Juicing Screen to the Blank Screen, the Champion very effectively re-invents itself as an Ice Cream Maker.

    It’s ability to create creamy and delicious ice creams and frozen fruit treats is unsurpassed by any other Juicer. Make all natural ice cream and sorbet with no added sugars or flavours for a guilt free treat!

    According to Vitality4Life customers the Champion Juicer 2000 was voted the best and creamiest ice cream maker of them all!

    A Powerful Masticating Juicer

    The Champion will efficiently juice soft and hard fruits and vegetables, and an optional ‘Greens’ attachment is also available for juicing green and fibrous vegetables like spinach, kale and celery.

    Make Purees & Baby Foods

    As a Masticating Juicer the Champion has the ability to create purees, natural baby and palliative care foods in a matter of moments. Use fresh fruits and vegetables to create delicious and healthy meals to suit taste preferences.

    Real Nut Butters

    Avoid store-bought nut butters, which contain high levels of sugar and preservatives by making your own! They are much lower in sodiums and saturated fats. Experiment with flavours such as almond, cashew and macadamia.

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  10. The Omega VERT VRT350 - Vertical Heavy Duty Juicer

    The Omega VERT VRT350 - Vertical Heavy Duty Juicer

    The Omega VERT VRT350 features the high efficiency we have come to expect from horizontal masticating/cold-press juicers in this new vertical, sleek and compact design. Using gravity to assist the juicing process for added efficiency and ease of use.

    All Around Cold Press Juicer

    The Omega VRT350 will juice wheat-grass, fruits, vegetables and leafy greens - everything from carrots, beetroot, apples, oranges, cabbage, kale and beyond. The Omega VRT350 will produce a high yield of fresh, living juice with minimal foaming and froth.

    The Omega VERT can Make Nut and Soy-Milks

    Easily make nut and soy-milks to suit your entire family's dietary needs and preferred tastes without the preservatives and costs that come with so many other conventional store bought nut and soy-milks. With no need to strain, cook or blend, within minutes you can create fresh, nutritious milk alternatives. You can even make delicious tofu with your fresh soy-milk.

    Make Soups, Purees and Condiments

    The Omega can be used as an all-round pureeing, processing and mincing machine. Whip up sauces, marinades, condiments and even jams in next to no time.

    Living Juice 

    The Omega VRT350 works on a Low Speed Juicing System at around 80RPM, this helps to  prevent oxidation allowing the juice to be stored for up to 48 hours without degradation.

    Easy to Clean

    The Omega VRT350 also features an innovative new automatic cleaning system that keeps the screen clear during juicing which in turn increases it's efficiency.

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  11. The Hurom Pro 400 Slow Juicer - The Work Horse

    The Hurom Pro 400 Slow Juicer - The Work Horse

    The Hurom Juicers are internationally regarded as one of the highest quality commercial-grade juicers among restaurants, juice bars and cafes. And now you can have your very own Hurom Juicer to use at home! The Hurom 400 is a complete healthy drink maker - cocktails, crushes, soy-milks, nut-milks and soups have never been easier and faster to create!

    Fruit and Citrus Juicer

    Efficiently juices soft and hard fruits from apples, pears and peaches to pineapple, watermelon and kiwi fruit. The Hurom 400 will even citrus fruits, skin and all, unlike most Cold Press Juicers. Juice with seasonal fruits for maximum taste.

    Vegetable Juicer

    Juice all kinds of vegetables, including carrots, beetroot, capsicums and cabbage without destroying the natural flavour and nutrition inside. Fresh taste and full nutrition is guaranteed with Hurom’s unique extraction process.

    Nut Milks, Soy milks and Tofu

    Easily make nut and soy-milks without the preservatives and costs that come with so many other conventional store-bought nut and soy-milks. With no need to strain, cook or blend, within minutes you can create fresh, nutritious milk alternatives. Make delicious tofu quickly easily with your fresh soy-milk.

    Soups, Purees and Condiments

    The Hurom will quickly become your best friend in the kitchen. Use the Hurom as an all-round pureeing, processing, mincing machine. Whip up sauces, marinades, condiments and even jams in next to no time.
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  12. The Oscar Neo Juicer Review New Zealand

    The Oscar Neo Juicer Review New Zealand

    In this Oscar Neo Juicer Review we will outline the key features and benefits of the Oscar Neo Juicer which have made it our best-selling model in New Zealand to date! The key factors to consider when purchasing a juicer are usability, amount of juice extracted and the quality of said juice; in this Oscar Neo Juicer Review we will explain why the Oscar Neo Juicer is setting standards for these factors globally.

    The Oscar Neo was released into the market in 2012 at a time when the concept of cold press juicing was starting to become mainstream. The Oscar Neo Juicer pioneered a new era in cold press juicing; no longer a niche product, the benefits of a cold press juicer were being recognized by the general consumer. Now, the Oscar Neo is distributed both within New Zealand and internationally in most major department and health food stores. The Oscar Neo has since become a much-loved kitchen appliance in homes all around the world.

    But what makes the Oscar Neo so special? The Oscar Neo Juicer was primarily designed to be easy to use, easy to clean and most importantly produce a juice which was both pulp free, with the vital nutrients were intact. The Oscar Neo Juicer excels in each of those things, and is also extremely versatile and looks great, with a colour available to suit any kitchen!

    The Oscar Neo Juicer is the upgraded model of the Oscar VitalMax Juicer which was released in 2007. The Oscar Neo has the same tried and tested motor and gearbox as its predecessor, the Oscar VitalMax. However, the Oscar Neo parts are now made from Ultem, a super tough polycarbonate which will not only last longer, alongside the new Pulp Ejection Nozzle they will significantly reduce the amount of pulp in your juice.

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    NEW ULTEM TOUGH PARTS

    The Oscar Neo is a Wheat-grass and Leafy

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