Omega J8003 Review

Omega J8003 Review 

Omega J8003 Summary

4.6 out of 5

The Omega J8003 is a firm favorite of the Zozanga team. The motor is extremely powerful, and the inner technology ensures that the maximum amount of juice is extracted from Fruits and Vegetables. Even the price tag is attractive – making it a real consumer favorite model. Carry on reading to see what we thought.


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Omega J8003 Introduction

The Omega J8003 is a single gear low speed masticating juicer. By using lower speeds the juice that the Omega J8003 produces is free from foam which causes the juice to oxidize, this reduces the time which the juice can be stored. Juice extracted with the Omega J8003 will last up to 72 hours in the refrigerator. With lower speed juice extraction there is no heat buildup during the processing. This heat can damage and destroy many of the vitamins, enzymes and nutrients in the juices that help to give the juices health benefits.

The 1/3 horse power motor that drives the masticating screw provides so much turning power that, by using a 2 stage extraction system, the maximum amount of juice that can be extracted is. So much so that the residual pulp is almost dry. When compared to rotary or centrifugal juice extractors the Omega J8003 can extract as much as 25% more juice for a given amount of fruit or vegetables. More over the slower speeds of operation means that the noise generated is minimized, this is especially useful when juicing larger batches in one go.

In addition to it being a highly efficient juicer, with the included accessories the Omega J8003 can be converted from a juicer to enable it to handle many food processing tasks such as making nut butters, soy milk, make ground meat and mince herbs and even grind spices and coffee. For those who want to make their own fresh baby food, the Omega J8003 is ideal. The Omega J8003 comes with dies to extrude various shapes of pasta, or even bread sticks. In the case of a jam the Omega J8003 also benefits from a reverse option to ensure that it clears the jam without having to start dismantling the machine.

Our Omega J8003 Review

The very first thing that you notice about the Omega J8003 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer (to give it its full title) is that it comes in ‘frustration free’ packaging. There is nothing worse than having to spend an age trying to figure out how to get the thing out of the box before you can even look at it. The Omega J8003 is a compact juicer and food processor with dimensions of only 14.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 inches but weighs 17.4 lbs. due to the sturdy mechanical components that are used.

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The Omega J8003 feels a strong well-built machine. The manufacturers are confident that this appliance will give many years’ service, so much so that they give the Omega J8003 a 10 year warranty. So the Omega J8003 is a well-built strong appliance that is built to last but how does it perform. For those who have used high speed juice extractors the though may be that because this is a slow speed operation that the juice extraction will take much longer. This should not be a concern, the Omega J8003 can extract juice as well, if not faster than rotary machines due to the highly efficient masticating method used.

The feed chute on the Omega J8003 is only 1.5” in diameter so some larger fruits or vegetables may need to be chopped into smaller chunks before they will fit. This is only a minor drawback on what is a very quick and easy to operate machine. The Omega J8003 has the word ‘commercial’ in its title. This is because this machine can operate continuously for reasonable long periods of time without having to stop to allow cool downs time or stopping to remove pulp.

The pulp, which is very dry, showing that the maximum amount of juice has been extracted, is automatically ejected as it is formed. A point to note is that as the residue from juicing is quite dry it does have a tendency to solidify reasonably quickly. Therefore it is advisable to clean, or at least soak in water the removable components within a short time after use as this makes the cleaning so much easier. Also included in the name is ‘nutrition center’. This is because of the versatility the Omega J8003 has in processing other foods as well.

If you like the thought of making your own peanut butter the Omega J8003 processes nut very well. Fresh herbs and spices can be chopped or crushed with the Omega J8003. The slower operating speed helping to preserve the taste and aroma of the oils in the herbs and spices. Although this appliance cannot mix pasta dough it, using the dies included, can extrude various pasta shapes as well as bread sticks.

If you enjoy a good cup of coffee, by using the Omega J8003 with its slower speeds when compared to many high-speed home coffee grinder, will not damage the oils in the beans adding to a fuller tasting cup of coffee.

Omega J8003 Specifications & Pros/Cons

Pros

Cons

Key Features

  • The masticating system that Omega J8003 incorporates is outstanding – ensuring that maximum juice is consistently extracted.
  • Large batches of Fruits and Vegetables are simple to work with.
  • The juice comes out so clean and toxin-free that you’re able to store most of the liquid for 3-days in the fridge; perfect for bedtime juice.
  • Only has a 10-year warranty, while other Omega models come with a 15-year warranty.
  • Can be used as a coffee grinder – although we found that actually using a coffee machine will yield far better results.
  • Slow speed masticating juicing – this is the essence of the Omega J8003. The way it operates means that it produces more juice of a better quality, no destroyed enzymes, vitamins or nutrients, and the juice produced lasts much longer than high speed processed juice – up to 72 hours in the refrigerator
  • 1/3  horse power motor – this machine can run and run and the power it produces help extract the maximum amount of juice out of the fruit and vegetables being juiced.
  • Automatic pulp ejection system – this feature is particularly useful for making large batches for juice in one go. No need to keep stopping to clean out the waste pulp.
  • 10 year manufacturer’s warranty – shows that the manufacturers have confidence in the quality and endurance of the Omega J8003
  • Versatility – the ability of the Omega J8003 to be converted from a juicer to enable it to handle many food processing tasks such as making nut butters, soy milk, make ground meat and mince herbs and even grind spices and coffee makes this a very useful general appliance to have in any kitchen.
  • Easy to take apart and reassemble – when the juicing or food processing in done, having an appliance that is easy to clean afterwards makes using the machine so much easier.

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Our Final Conclusion For The Omega J8003

Most people who make juice do so to benefit from the healthy nutrients, vitamins and enzymes that the juices contains as well as wanting a fuller tasting drink. The masticating system that the Omega J8003 means that is exactly what you get. The juice is not damaged in any way by either over heating nor is the taste tainted by the oxidation caused by foaming. Not only is the resulting drink packed with more of the healthy components it will last longer – up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

The ability to work continuously for juicing larger batches is a real plus which not only makes it suitable for home use but also for commercial uses as well – without invalidating the warranty. Many of the components are not dishwasher safe which is a minor drawback as the Omega J8003 easily comes apart and reassembles.  The extra dry pulp, which is conveniently automatically ejected during operation, is also a real plus as it makes it so much easier to dispose of either in the trash or in the compost bin.

The Omega J8003 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer is highly recommended as witnessed by its very high feedback rating from many, many users.