The Omega VSJ843 Upright Juicer Brings The Quiet

VSJ843Q juicer reviewThe VSJ843 is yet another Omega’s latest model of vertical masticating juicers currently available on the market. It comes with some innovative features, which set it far apart from a few of the other vertical slow juicers in its category. An auto-cleaning system, a stopper that perfectly fitted on the end of juice spout, a double-edged auger that rotates at about 43RPM, and a slow speed motor that makes almost silent operation possible are some of its aspects that makes the Omega VSJ843Q vertical juicer stand out. It also has a slightly wider stance and a square design that will look great in any kitchen.

The VSJ843Q juicer is the slowest and single auger upright juicer available out there, particularly in the USA market and other parts of the world. Its speed of 43RPM ensures great flavor and promotes high levels of nutrients and enzymes, which are quite essential for an individual’s state of health and well-being.

Juicer Highlights

• Dual-Edged Auger – an auger is an important part of any juicer as it crushes the vegetables and fruits put into the machine. Unlike traditional augers that are single edged, this VSJ843Q masticating juicer contains a new double-edged auger that helps in improving overall juice extraction and yield.

• Juice Tap – a nice, little stopper fitted on the juicing spout end is another great feature of this particular model of Omega’s vertical masticating juicers. This stopper allows you to control the flow of juice and also helps get rid of spills and drips when switching out containers or moving the juicer.

• Auto-Cleaning System – this appliance also contains a system, which moves around the juicing screen while wiping it clean to ensure that the pulp doesn’t build up or interfere with your juicing process. After using it, water is used to rinse away excess juice and pulp from the juicer. This also helps reduce the overall cleaning time required.

• Slow Squeezing Technology – this version is the first one in its class to use a slow squeezing technology that is designed to extract maximum amount of healthy nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and juice from little produce such as soybeans, veggies and leafy greens. The SST method is also used to reduce the amount of pulp in the juice.

• A Low Speed Motor –the auger rotates at approximately 43RPM, which is less than 50% of a typical masticating juicer. The slow speed helps minimize the amount of foam produced and protect the juice from oxidation, leaving a healthier and great tasting final product.

• A 15-Year Warranty – Omega is well known for designing and building high quality juicers currently available on the market and they always stand behind their unique products by providing very impressive warranties; for instance, Omega comes with a 15-year warranty.


1. Juice Yield – the overall juice yield of this particular version of mega masticating juicers across a wide range of vegetables and fruits is rather good. It also extracts most the juice leaving nice and dry pulp.

2. Very Quiet – most masticating juicers, including Omega VSJ843Q model are basically a lot less noisy compared to centrifugal juicers. You will be amazed with how quiet this juicing machine is when you first turn it on.

3. Great Design – the shape and size of this particular version of vertical masticating juicers made by Omega is quite compact and has a unique style. Its small size makes it fit under most kitchen cabinets or shelves.

4. East-to-Clean – it is designed in such a way it is easier and simple to clean. It contains an auto-cleaning system that wipes the juicing screen while rinsing the pulp and excess juice away.

5. High Quality Juice – typically, most masticating juicers end up with some pulp in the juice, but Omega VSJ843Q model does a great job to keep pulp out of the final product.


1. Price – being the latest vertical masticating juicer made by Omega, this juicing machine definitely comes with a relatively higher price. It is quite expensive because of its advanced features.

2. Hard Vegetable Hiccups – some produce like carrots and beetroots may make the machine to stop working if the pieces are put into it too quickly or are too large. Nevertheless, if this happens, use the reverse switch to unclog the juicer.

Final Thoughts

As early mentioned, the Omega VSJ843Q juicer is actually one of the top vertical masticating juicers currently available on the market. It is easy to clean, delivers a high yield of juice, easy to assemble and disassemble and it also handles hard veggies and fruits quite easily. If you want to drink healthy juices, then this is the best choice for you.

Pastry Ideas For Your Kitchen

making your own cinnamon bunsThe beautiful thing about pastry dough or crust is that you can incorporate it into many different dishes. It is probably most commonly associated with the dessert menu, but you can construct many different courses with this ingredient. We will start things off in the kitchen by preparing three completely varying dishes with the recipes below.  This will give you a good starting point from which to expand and experiment with ingredients while you cook.  It is much easier to use a store bought, pre-made pie crust, but it is measurably more enjoyable to make your own from scratch. Below are some recipes that you can try in your kitchen that show off the different ways in which you can use pastry crust. From sweet desserts to savory main dishes, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Beef Pot Pie

Yes a pot pie is a wonderful way to use pastry dough and there is nothing sweet about this savory dish.


  • – 1 refrigerated pie crust (please follow softening directions)
  • – 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • – 3/4 pound of boneless sirloin beef steak cut into 1/2 cubes
  • – 1/2 chopped onion
  • – 1 jar (12 oz.) of beef gravy
  • – 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • – 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • – 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
  • – 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables
  • – 2 cups of frozen hash browns (southern-style, 32 oz. package)

Cooking Instructions

1) Heat oven to 400 degrees.

2) Following the instructions on the package, prepare the two-crust pie by using a 9-inch pie pan.

3) Place oil in a large skillet and cook over medium to high level heat until hot. Add beef and onion. Stir until beef is brown. Drain accordingly.

4) Add gravy, cornstarch, sugar, and pepper to a small bowl of your choosing and mix well. Once mixed, pour the mixture into the skillet. Add the hash browns and vegetables to the skillet and stir at a slow pace. Cook for 5 minutes or until the frozen vegetables have properly thawed.

5) Once the mixture has cooked, promptly spoon it into the pie crust pan. Use the second pie crust to cover and seal the mixture. Cut small slits in various places on the top layer of the crust.

6) Bake the pie at a temperature of 400 degrees for 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Please allow 10 minutes of cooling time prior to serving.

If you would like to make your own crust instead of frozen you can check out this recipe homemade pot pie crust.

Monkey Bread


  • – 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • – 3/4 cup of sugar (white)
  • – 2 packages of biscuit dough (refrigerated if possible)
  • – 1/2 cup of butter
  • – 1/2 cup of brown sugar

Cooking Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2) Spray 8-10 muffin cups with cooking spray.

3) In a bowl of your choosing, stir the cinnamon (one tablespoon) and sugar until blended.

4) Remove biscuits from packaging and cut into quarters. Place dough into the cinnamon and sugar mixture one piece at a time until adequately coated.

5) Place coated biscuit pieces into the muffin cups. No more than three to five pieces per cup.

6) Place the butter, brown sugar, and one tablespoon of cinnamon, in a microwavable glass bowl and microwave until the butter has melted. Blend the mixture and lightly pour the liquid over each muffin cup.

7) Bake the bread until the tops are golden brown. Cooking time should be roughly 20 minutes. Please allow for a 10 minute cooling period before removing the bread from each cup.

Cinnamon Buns


  • – 1/4 cup butter (chilled if possible)
  • – 2 1/2 cups of cinnamon bun/roll baking mix
  • – 1/2 cup of milk
  • – 1 egg
  • – 2 tablespoons of softened margarine
  • – 3 tablespoons of sugar (white)
  • – 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • – 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • – 1 tablespoon of milk

Cooking Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2) Apply grease to an 8-inch square cooking pan.

3) Cut butter into 1/4 inch squares.

4) Using a bowl of your choice, add butter and baking mix. Coat butter with mix until each square is coated.

5) Add egg and 1/2 cup of milk to a mixing bowl and beat thoroughly. Pour mixture into bowl containing the butter and baking mix.

6) Take the newly formed dough and place it on a cutting board that has been coated with baking mix. Roll dough in order to coat. Fold and knead the dough 10 to 12 times. Roll into a 15 x 8 rectangle if possible.

7) Add a touch of margarine to the dough as well as a light sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar. Cut dough into 12 slices.

8) Place the final product on the aforementioned cooking pan and bake until golden brown for 15 to 20 minutes. Please allow 15 minutes of cooling time.

9) Mix powdered sugar and one tablespoon of milk until a smooth texture is reached. Drizzle the mixture over each bun.

As you can see, there are many wonderful ways that you can make use of pastry dough. We hope that this was a tasty introduction and you try cooking one of these in your own kitchen. There is nothing quite like the flaky goodness of the perfectly browned crust. Stay tuned for more if you have a serious sweet tooth as we get some ice cream into the mix.