Centrifugal juicers have earned a bit of a bad repute for their one-size-fits-all accession but the Swiss-developed Vita Juicer could change your mind. Using self-regulating speed (up to 2000rpm) and a combination of a citrus press and a centrifuge, this multifunctional machine can produce juice with 20% more nutrients than conventional juicers, plus it can also make pureés and juice everything from hard fruit to vegetables.
Three patients, including one for its ingeniously simple Drophold non-drip spout, have gone into its smart design. There’s no recipe book in the box but a purchase does give access to the Vita Club and a Novis app that features juicing ideas, from basic blends to sustenance and detox drinks and even mocktails, along with images guides.
A quick look at the features
- Has 3-in-1 functionality – juicing, pureeing and citrus press
- Drophold spout prevents the juice from leaking out (this is similar to the spout found in the Jack Lalanne juicer)
- The BPA free
- The Parts are dishwasher safe
- Single on/off switch makes this very easy to use
- 10-year warranty on the motor /3-year warranty on the parts
- A versatile machine capable of making citrus juice as well as green juice or smoothie (no other machine in the market can do all three functions)
- Very few working parts mean it is very easy to clean
- Sleek design does not take up a lot of space
- Decent 3-year warranty
- It’s Very expensive
- It’s Noisy
- It’s Oval shaped feed chute still necessitates chopping
- It’s Poor yield for leafy greens
- Ease of use: 4/5
- Design: 3.5/5
- Performance: 3.5/5
- Instructions: 4/5
- All attachments are dishwasher safe
- There is the option to use the centrifuge with the press or not, so you can have pulp or no pulp
- Heavy duty construction
- Spout removes for cleaning
- Very good results for apple and orange juices
WE DIDN’T LIKE
- There is no jug for juice collection
- When the filter basket is full of the pulpit is hard to remove
- Have to wipe out the mess from housing, it doesn’t remove
- There are a lot of parts and it isn’t very clear how to assemble it all
All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.
This will work best on…
Citrus fruits, hard fruits, stringy vegetables, and leafy greens, you name it this can extract juice from a difference of sources. The only downside I see is the amount of juice you’ll be able to the substance (more on that later).
This machine has 3 in 1 functionality – citrus extractor, centrifugal juicer, and blender.
You can pretty much make any natural drink you want – citrus juice, smoothie, and even green juice.
One not on making smoothies – you cannot use frozen vegetables or add ice because this machine does not have any blades. You can only make smoothies using fruits and vegetables at room temp then freeze them afterward if you want to turn it into a healthy sorbet.
The only thing that this machine probably won’t be able to extract juice from wheatgrass juice unless you put in a whole bunch and sandwich it with fruit like apple to grow maximum yield.
Here are some articles you can make with a Novis juicer…
Should I buy the Novis Vita Juicer?
Centrifugal juicers vary in their yields, so if you’ve been despondent with low amounts of juice before, the Vita Juicer is a smart upgrade. It’ll give you large of juice, minimal waste and the flexibility to try different decoration levels so you can experiment with blends.
The mess has been reduced from all angles, from juicing to clean up, so using it is enticingly convenient. The app is an especially clever addition, not just removing the need for a bodily recipe book, but with plenty of ideas to help you keep the juicing habit going.
Since this machine uses 2,000 rpm for the centrifuge attachment, you cannot store the juice for a very long time.
That’s because a lot of air goes inside the juice as the blades spin. More air coming in means faster oxidation and spoilage.
The reamer part only rotates at 150 rpm so you can probably store citrus juices for a few days refrigerated.
Is it hard to clean up?
Disassembly is relatively easy so cleaning this shouldn’t take long. It does not come with a brush though so you might want to consider investing in one.
In centrifugal juicer mode, this machine is noisier than a masticating juicer but the good news is at only 2,000rpm this wouldn’t be as noisy as a Breville juicer.
To Wrap Up
This is a jack-of-all-trades type machine that combines the functionality of a citrus extractor, eccentric juicer and smoothie maker in one nicely designed machine.
It is a great investment for people seeing to make a lot of citrus based drinks like orange or grapefruit juice naturally.
The downside to a machine that does it all is that it isn’t very good at one particular area. As with any eccentric juicer, you will get not so good yields when juicing leafy greens so if you’re the type who likes to add a lot of leafy greens you may want to go with another option instead.
And also this machine will not be able to hand grip frozen stuff. If you like to blend frozen veggies or fruit go with a blender instead.
But if you are okay with these limitations then, by all means, invest in the $500 or so for this multipurpose and beautiful piece of machinery.