I've decided to save up bit by bit for a high quality juicer (which will be absolutely indispensible to me since I feed through a stomach tube).
I've been looking up different juicers and have heard good things about the Omega Vert VRT330. Apparently it requires basically no tamping/plunging since it's powerful motor just sucks stuff rights in. It's also supposed to be self-cleaning, just put water through and run it, and this is very attractive to me as the big downside I found to the Champion masticating juicer which myfriends let me borrow was the large amount of dissassmbly and cleanup time requires.
However, the Omega 8006, which doesn't list itself as self cleaning, seems to have extra functions above the Vert, and will apparently grind, mince, chop, and turn nuts into butter and milk, as well as make frozen desserts and baby food. I wonder, would nut butter/milk made by this thing be smoother than that made in a Vitamix? I like the idea of the grinding/mincing/chopping,eliminating the need for a food processor. Unless the Vitamix does all that on it's own and I don't really need a food processor of any kind.
I'm leaning towards the Vert because of it's ease of use and self-cleaning capacity, but I like the sound of the 8006's food processing functions. Any thoughts?
Has anyone used either of these juicers, or has other juicers to recommend? (I'm looking for masticating). Are there other juicers besides the Vert which self/auto clean?