Updated 21 Nov 2014

Oscar

Neo DA1000

Snapshot: The Oscar Neo DA1000 is a cold-press juicer with 1 speed plus reverse and an external pulp container. How well does it juice and is it easy to clean?

Neo DA1000
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$549

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Test results

Overall score
67
Juicing
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good results for orange juice.
  • Excellent results for apple juice.
  • Good results for green leafy juice.
  • Very easy to assemble and take apart.
  • Has cleaning brush.
  • Has puree attachment.
  • Can also be used for mincing, slicing vegetables, crushing ice and to make nut butters, nut milks, pasta and baby food.

But

  • Just OK results for carrot juice.
  • Not dishwasher safe.
  • Very narrow chute.
  • No cord storage.
  • Juice can drip from the spout.
  • No handle on the juice jug (so can be difficult to pour).
  • Control is at the back of unit.

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)
4:15
Noise level (dBA)
56
Weight (kg)
5.9
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
41 x 18 x 41
Jug capacity (ml)
1000
Pulp container (inside/outside)
External

Features

Dishwasher safe
No
Number of speeds
1 plus reverse.

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Notes
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