Frequently Asked Questions
What is living juice?
The concept of Living Juice was first introduced by Dr Norman Walker (1874-1983). Walker declared that the vital enzymes in fruit and vegetable juices die at temperatures which exceed 50 degrees Celsius, and so, any juice extractor which used a high speed blade, or centrifuge, created friction heat leading to the destruction of enzymes.Oscar rotates at a low 80 rpm, so that it produces no heat around the auger, ensuring a living juice without any loss of enzymes or nutrients.After Walker retired, Max Gerson took over his work and enjoyed success for his achievements using living juice therapies for people with cancer.Dr Gerson has used living juices in the treatment of cancer patients for over 30 years.
How does Oscar produce more juice?
Oscar’s low speed, gentle, stone mill-like auger, operating between 75 to 90 rpm, allows the food to be juiced again and again, thereby removing a maximum amount of juice.
Is it true that Oscar is quieter than other juicers?
Yes. In past tests comparing the Oscar with other leading juicers on the market, Oscar was shown to be considerably quieter than the other types tested. You only have to hear Oscar to get a pleasant surprise.
Is the Oscar easy to clean?
Oscar comes with 20 parts which are easy to assemble, disassemble and clean. You can disassemble the drum set, strainer and auger, clean all the parts, and reassemble them to start juicing again within minutes.
Is it okay to put Oscar parts into the dishwasher?
No. Wash all the parts in the kitchen sink using detergent and hot/warm water.
When I juice carrots, beetroot and other highly coloured vegetables, the inside of the drum cap and nozzle get discoloured. Is there a way to remove these stains?
What else will Oscar do?
Oscar can do more than just extract the juice from fruit, vegetables and leafy greens (like spinach, wheatgrass and herbs).It can also be used
- as a seasoning chopper for garlic, onions, red and green peppers, and ginger.
- to mince fish and meat and will make pasta, noodles, nut butter, fruit sorbets and icecream. (Recipes supplied.)
- to extract oil from flax and sesame seed with the oil extractor attachment (optional).
Will Oscar separate the juice from the pulp?
Yes. The juice falls into the juice bowl and the pulp is automatically ejected through the nozzle and falls into the pulp bowl. Oscar DA802 comes with separate fruit and vegetable strainers. The fruit strainer is courser, i.e. larger holes, while the vegetable strainer is very fine.
What is Oscar made of?
Oscar is a solid juicer made from hygienic, and heavy duty, polycarbonate. The motor is a ¼ HP single phase induction motor, engineered for a long life. The Oscar comes with a full five year warranty on motor, parts and labour.
How much is Oscar?
Price – $649.00 including GST and delivery throughout New Zealand.
Payment can be made by cheque or credit card.