Omega J8006 Review

Omega J8006 Review 

Omega J8006 Summary

4.6 out of 5

The Omega J8006 is a firm consumer favorite model – scoring high across the board. It boasts Omega’s traditional sleek looks and styling, and even houses a rather powerful motor that makes quick work of most Fruits and Vegetables. How does it stack up against rivals though?


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Omega J8006 Introduction

People are increasingly drinking freshly squeezed juices for a variety of reasons, the taste, the health benefits or both. Whatever the reason the demand is growing especially in the home prepared juice. Not only for the freshness but also people know what exactly is going in to their drink. As such the variety of juicers available for home juicing has grown. The main choices for home juicing are between centrifugal, rotary or masticating juicers.

The Omega J8006 is of the masticating type. The masticating juicers are often more expensive than other type of juicers aimed at the home juicer. So. what is so good about masticating juicers that, even though they tend to cost more, they are highly popular? Masticating juicers operate at lower speeds than other home juicers, this does not mean that they take longer to prepare the juice. Masticating juicers, as the name implies, chew up the fruit or vegetables to be juiced using a slow crushing method. 2 stages of sieves remove all the impurities leaving you with clean fresh juice.

As masticating juicers operate at lower speeds, 80 revolutions per minute (rpm) in the case of the Omega J8006, they do not produce a froth in the juice which causes the juice to become oxidized and the freshness does not last as long. Juice from the Omega J8006 will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator and while stored the juice does not separate. Neither is there a heat buildup in the juice as there is with high speed juicers, operating between 1,600 and 15,000 rpm heat that can destroy some of the nutrients, enzymes and vitamins that are an important part of the juices’ healthy constituents.

The juice extracted by the Omega J8006 is done so efficiently that the waste pulp, which is automatically ejected as the fruit or vegetables are processed, is very dry when compared with alternative methods of extraction.

Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer - Black and Chrome
Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer - Black and Chrome
  • Easy-to-use masticating juicer with powerful motor
  • Low speed of 80 RPMs; no foaming, clogging, or heat build-up with 110 volt
  • High juice yield; auto pulp-ejection function for continuous juicing

Our Omega J8006 Review

You will notice how well engineered the Omega J8006 as soon as it is taken from the box – this is a well-built solid juicers that is designed and manufactured to last. Omega have so much faith in the durability of their Omega J8006 that they give a very long 15 (fifteen) years warranty. The Omega J8006 is quite compact, measuring only 14.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 inches, due to the well thought out design packing all the mechanical components in a space saving lay out.

The Omega J8006 weighs in at 13 lbs. The auger (the part that drives the fruit or vegetables through the juicer) is made of GE Ultem which is 8 times stronger than most plastics used in kitchen appliances. The auger is driven by an electric motor through reduction gears giving it the equivalent output of a 2 horse power motor. So much for the mechanics of the Omega J8006, how does it perform at what it is made for – extracting juice? It you have tried extracting the juice from tough leafy vegetables using other types of juicers, you will be amazed how efficiently the Omega J8006 is at extracting the juice.

The power and system employed by the Omega J8006 will happily tackle the most ‘reluctant to give up their juice’ vegetables leaves you can find. When juicing some fruits and vegetables you may find that they will need to be cut to fit in the feed tube, but this only takes a matter of seconds. If a larger quantity of juice needs to be extracted at one time, the Omega J8006 really shows another element of why it’s masticating extraction method it so much better than extracting juice by other methods.

The Omega J8006 can operate for long periods of time without needing constant stopping to allow the extractor to cool down, the automatic pulp ejection system allows the juicer to keep on operating without having to stop. The efficiency of the juice extraction will be ably demonstrated by exactly how dry the ejected pulp is. Although primarily designed as a juice extractor, Omega have a specially designed a range of accessories that the Omega J8006 makes use of to grind coffee beans. Again, the slow speed and lack of heat buildup is a real asset here as none of the oils which add to the coffee flavor are destroyed. These accessories also allow you to make your own nut butters, such as peanut butter.

Extruding various styles of pastas with the pasta nozzles is easy, and processing garlic, herbs, onions and seasonings is just as easy. You can also make baby food from natural and fresh ingredients or even make your own soy milk. After use the Omega J8006 comes apart easily for quick and effortless cleaning. A point to bear in mind is that as so much juice is extracted and the pulp is very dry, if the Omega J8006 is left for longer periods without cleaning the residue will solidify and will need soaking before it can be removed. As such, it’s always best to be prompt with cleaning.

Omega J8006 Specifications & Pros/Cons

Pros

Cons

Key Features

  • The Omega J8006 is a firm consumer favorite, scoring consistently high reviews across the board.
  • The 15-year unbeatable warranty from Omega gives you true piece of mind – knowing that you’re buying an appliance that may just last a lifetime.
  • The end-result of juicing Fruits is a very dry pulp – show casing just how much juice is extracted by the Omega J8006 – something which other models simply can’t achieve.
  • It’s easy and simple to clean – and only takes a matter of minutes.
  • The price tag can be off-setting; although it’s well worth it for regular Juicer users.
  • Needs to be cleaned regularly – as the leftover pulp can solidify and make the clean up process much harder and more difficult.
  • Masticating juicing system – this is undoubtedly one of the best features of this machine. The ability to extract the maximum amount of juice from the fruit or vegetables, including tough leaf vegetables, being processed without destroying any of the beneficial nutrients or enzymes is a huge plus.
  • Automatic pulp ejection – this allows for a continuous operation without having to keep stopping to take out pulp residue
  • 15 year warranty – Omega J8006 is a well-designed and well-built juicer. Omega are so confident in the longevity of the Omega J8006 that they offer this very long warranty, the longest in the juicing industry.
  • Variety of attachments –  make using this Juicer for purposes such as making your own nut butters, coffee grinding and pasta extrusion very achievable.
  • Very dry pulp – not only does this show that the maximum of juice has been extracted but it is much easier to handle as a waste product
  • Easy clean –the Omega J8006 comes easily apart after use to clean, which avoids much the nuisance of having clean awkward to get to places in other juicers
  • Made to last for years to come – the low speed and the avoidance of high temperatures means that the juice made will stay fresher for longer and not separate when compared to conventionally made juice
  • Quiet in operation – lower processing speeds mean a quieter operation

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Our Final Conclusion For The Omega J8006

The Omega J8006 is a highly popular masticating juicer, in fact it is the bestselling masticating juicer on Amazon and users love it, rating it above 4 stars out of 5, with over 2,000 customer reviews.

What do they particularly like about the Omega J8006? Users who have used other juicers before believe that the taste of the juice from the Omega J8006 is better. The fact that the pulp is very dry and not just a sodden wet lump of vegetable matter. The slower speeds of the Omega J8006, mean that it is quieter to operate, particularly beneficial when preparing a batch of juice in one go. Although some believed that the slower speeds would mean that the juice too longer to process, in operation this proved not to be the case – quite the opposite.

Not only that, the amount of juice extracted from a given amount of fruit was far greater with the Omega J8006. Proof of this is in the dry pulp that is automatically ejected. Omega like to say that if you buy the Omega J8006 you will never need to buy another juicer. The Omega J8006 is an excellent example of a highly efficient masticating juicer and is highly recommended.