Omega has been in the juicing business since 1985. It prides itself on efficiency and reliability, making commercial capacity juicers that can be used in the home kitchen as well. Let’s see how the Omega J8006 sizes up in today’s Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Review.
Turning the the product specs first, this is a masticating juicer with a decent motor powered by a speed of 80 RPMs. There is an auto pulp-ejection function you can use for juicing continuously. Its a larger juicer at 14 and a half by 6 and a half by 15 and a half inches. The juicer screen comes installed in the juicer out of the box.
You’re going to get a higher quality of fresh squeezed juice from this masticating juicer which squeezes produce as opposed to grinding it, allowing the juice to retain it’s natural taste, color, and nutrients. This juicer is also more suitable for extracting juice from leafy greens, kale and other plant matter that centrifugal juicers may have difficulty with.
If you are looking for juicers that offer alternative uses, this might be a good choice for you. Its possible to make nut butters, baby food, produce soy milk, pasta, mince garlic and herbs and grind coffee and spices.
The juicer also brings a nice feature to the table that other models in its price bracket may not: dual stage juicing. The juice is first extracted by crushing the produce, then the pulp is squeezed again during a second stage before it is ejected. What does this mean? More juice, a dryer pulp, and a higher quality juice from leafy greens and the like.
The Omega J8006 has a low speed motor, which is beneficial because the juice will retain more nutrients and stay cool. This does require a longer waiting time for juice though. For one large piece of hard fruit, you can squeeze out maybe twelve ounces in forty five seconds. With smaller, softer fruit you are going to need to take more time out to reap the benefits. Softer fruits raise another problem for the J8006 – the filter can clog almost immediately depending on how soft the fruit is.
Most juicers have difficulty with softer fruits however, and the quality of the juice and variety of uses this machine offers are probably worth the trouble and the wait. You can rest easy knowing that you are getting the most juice for the smallest amount of produce you will use, and the fact that you can use this to juice wheatgrass can come in handy for hardcore juicers.
- Low motor speed addresses issues like foaming or heat build up
- Auto pulp ejection makes continuous juicing possible
- Use the juicer for nut butter, baby food, soy milk, pasta, grinding and mincing
- More nutrient packed juice of a higher quality
- Juice almost any type of produce including wheatgrass
- Juicer is equipped for heavy use
- Time commitment for beginners
- Filter becomes clogged quickly with some softer fruits
Final thought on the Omega J8006 Juicer
This is a great choice for experienced or hardcore juicers. The features like auto pulp ejection make it easy to juice continuously and it can juice a huge array of produce. The quality of the juice is top-notch and you are going to enjoy an impressive amount of nutrients in your fresh juice. Beginners might be turned off by the longer wait time, or the inconvenience of extra cleaning. All in all, the choice to buy weighs mostly on your level of experience and commitment to juicing.