We have compared 3 types of single gear juicers; there are others such as the Matstone juicer, Lexsun juicer, Lexen juicer and Zenith juicer which are part of this comparison in the sense that they are very similar to the Samson juicer and/or Compact juicer in quality and design.
Samson GB 9001 Juicer
Since the first Oscar was released over a decade ago, the Oscar juicer has continually been improved, both inside and out. The Oscar Vital Max 900 juicer a leader in the field of cold press juicers which utilize the single gear extraction process. The Oscar Vital Max 900 is energy efficient and built to last a lifetime.
<tInsulated switches – corrosion & shock protectionGood ventilation underneathBare wires visible prone to corrosion & shockWires positioned in ‘hot spot’ on top of motorThe Compact juicer has a primitive style PCB board and no air vents whatsoever and exposed wiring throughout
Oscar 900 Motor & Gearbox
Samson GB 9001 Motor & Gearbox
|Longer operating life due to the well ventilated & insulated capacitor & wiring, plus an energy efficient motor that draws less power and produces more torque than previous models 200 Watt Motor 80 RPM 20 Year Warranty on moto||Capacitor has exposed wiring and is positioned where most heat is generated 160 Watt Motor 80 RPM 10 year warranty on motor||The Compact juicer has no separate capacitor & has soldered components & exposed wiring throughout 180 Watt Motor 60 – 100 RPM Lifetime Warranty on motor|
Oscar 900 Capacitor
Samson GB 9001 Capacitor
Compact Vulnerable PCB
Oscar Switch Assembly
Samson GB 9001 Switch Assembly
Compact Switch Assembly
|Ergonomic, safe design prevents water/juice/moisture from seeping through. Switch Assembly is fully insulated underneath for safety and long life||Older style push buttons allow water/juice/moisture to seep through to sparsely soldered and stapled connectors underneath||Poor connections with exposed metal|
The cost of a juicer is nothing compared to the cost of the produce you put through it over the life of the machine. The superior juicing ability and efficiency of the Oscar Vital Max 900 cold press juicer will pay for itself in the early months of operation.
Oscar Vital Max 900 Juicing Screen
Samson GB 9001 & Compact Juicing Screen
|Juicing Screen has silicone seal for increased juicing performance – less juice can escape with the pulp||Old style juicing screen based on the first model Oscar released over a decade ago, more juice escapes with the pulp. Sieve holes are larger, producing a pulpier juice.|
Oscar Vital Max 900 Auger and Juicing Screen
Samson GB 9001 & Compact Auger & Juicing Screen
|Oscar Auger and Juicing Screen – snug fit of auger to juicing screen for maximum yield from produce – saving $ with up to 20% more juice than other models||Auger and Juicing Screen visibly gapes, allowing juice to escape with the pulp – pulp is wetter as it contains juice|
Oscar Vital Max 900 Auger
Samson GB 9001 & Compact Auger
|Patented 3 stage auger for more efficient crushing and squeezing action – creating a juice with less pulp than any other single gear juicer||Old style auger based on first model Oscar released over a decade ago – produces a more pulpy juice|
Quality of Oscar 900 Parts
Quality of Oscar 900 Parts
|Oscar parts are made with a strong grade plastic for durability, which test results have proven contains no toxic materials. Tests confirm the Oscar parts contain no BPA, Dimethyl Phthalate, Diethyl Phthalate, Di-n-butyl Phthalate, bis(2-Ethylhexyl)adipate, bis(2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate and Di-n-octyl phthalate||Samson parts are made with a weaker grade of plastic – visible here by the transparency of the parts (warranty does not cover wear & tear). No test results are available for ingredients of plastic materials used|
Oscar Vital Max 900 Juicing Screen
Samson GB9001 & Compact Juicing Screen
|New sleek design juicing screen fits the 3 stage auger snugly – to maximize the efficiency of the crushing & squeezing action, creating a less pulpy juice & easier cleaning||Old style juicing screens based on the first model Oscar released over a decade ago – the Samson has had some modification but large holes throughout both screens create a pulpier juice and make cleaning more time consuming. Parts are made with a weaker grade of plastic – visible here by the transparency of the parts (warranty does not cover wear & tear). No test results are available for ingredients of plastic materials used|
Oscar Vital Max 900 Drum Cap
Samson GB 9001 & Compact Drum Cap
|Drum cap – no juicing nozzle to control pulp expulsion is required with the Oscar, because of the maximum efficiency of the 3 stage auger and new juicing screen, creating easier use, cleaning and less replacement parts||Old style drum cap based on the first model Oscar released over a decade ago – juicing nozzle is required to assist with juice escaping with pulp, pressure created when juicing hard vegetables will cause some models to pop the cap during use|
Oscar Vital Max 900 Plunger
Samson GB 9001 & Compact Plunger
|Oscar plunger – new design silicone seal around the base makes juicing easier than ever before by preventing any produce from back feeding||Old style plunger based on the first model Oscar released over a decade ago|
Invented in Korea by Mr Kim, the Oscar juicer was the original single gear juicer. Compact, easy to clean, very efficient and creating a fibre free juice, the Oscar was a significant evolution from the expensive, large and messy processors available.
When introduced some 10 years ago to Australia by Vitality 4 Life, the Oscar juicer represented a huge leap forward in making an enzyme rich living juice accessible to more people.
Several companies copied the early Oscar design and these machines have flooded the International market place. Some of these brands have falsely claimed to be the new model Oscar or Oscar’s new name and many customers have purchased these brands believing they were buying an Oscar.
These brands are much more profitable because they are less expensive to manufacture. They use cheaper components or engineering methods that both Oscar and Vitality 4 life find unacceptable.
If you purchased one of these brands and were told it was an Oscar or made in the same factory as Oscar, you may have consumer rights and should contact the consumer regulation authorities in your area.
The only way Oscar and Vitality 4 Life could combat these events was to do what they do best and build a better juicer. The result is the Oscar Vital Max 900.
While other brands are offering a cheap imitation of the original Oscar design from over a decade ago, the Oscar Vital Max 900 is better than ever.
Vitality 4 Life maintains an active role in the development of the Oscar juicers. Below, on a recent trip to Korea, Roger Akins founder of Vitality 4 Life with Mr Kim from the Oscar factory assessing the latest design improvements to the newly released Commercial Oscar 930 Pro…