Updated 19 Dec 2018

Oscar

DA-1200 Neo Plus

Snapshot: The Oscar DA-1200 Neo Plus is a cold-press juicer with an external pulp container. But does it deserve the limelight?

DA-1200 Neo Plus
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$549

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Test results

Overall score
67
Juicing
?%
Ease of use
?%

Good points

  • Very good results for orange juice.
  • Excellent results for apple juice.
  • Good results for green leafy juice.
  • Puree attachment included.
  • Easy to assemble and take apart.

But

  • Just OK results for carrot juice.
  • Is not dishwasher safe.
  • Very narrow chute size.
  • Expensive.
  • No cord storage.
  • No cleaning brush.
  • Juice can drip from spout.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Juicing (30%)
Ease of use (70%)

We processed a kilogram each of carrots, apples and oranges — and a “green leafy” combination of spinach, kiwifruit, pear, cucumber, mint and celery. We measured the quantity of juice produced and checked its texture and consistency. If a juicer claimed to be able to make smoothies, we made a banana, pineapple, mango and strawberry smoothie. The smoothie score doesn’t contribute to the juicing score.

We assessed how easy and safe it was to “feed” the juicer, assemble and take apart, collect the juice, remove the pulp, and clean the juicer. We also checked whether juice dripped out of the spout after processing, and whether there was any splashing or leaking while juicing. We also measured how noisy the juicers are but this doesn’t contribute to the overall score.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$549
Type
Cold-press

Specifications

Average juicing time (min:sec)
4:16
Noise level (dBA)
49
Weight (kg)
6.0
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
32 x 42 x 17
Jug capacity (ml)
Small
Pulp container (inside/outside)
External

Features

Dishwasher safe
No
Number of speeds
1 plus reverse

More Info

Notes
10-year parts warranty, 20-year motor warranty.