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Omega 8006 HDS Juicer & Nutrition Center Review

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Omega 8007

Update: Omega 8007 has a new name. It’s now the Omega 8006HDS. You can refer to the Omega 8006 review for more details.

The Omega 8006 HDS Juicer & Nutrition Center comes with several upgrades from the 8004/8006. These new features make this masticating juicer more efficient than the previous models. It comes with a 2 HP motor, BPA free parts, 25% larger funnels, larger and stronger screen housing with dual stainless steel inserts. All these features take the 5th Generation Nutrition Center to a whole new level of juicing efficiency and durability.

Another upgrade to this model is that it only weighs 13 pounds! With that said, the handle is more of a “hood” style, in that you simply slip your hand under the “hood” of it and lift from the top of the machine.

The Omega 8006 HDS retain the best features from its predecessors. It also comes with a dual stage 80 RPM motor ensuring maximum nutrient retention. Also, the gear is still made of tough Ultem plastic. Plus, it still has the qualities of a nutrition center. It can puree, mince, chop and grind.

If you’re wondering what’s the difference between this machine and the Omega 8008 Juicer, you’re not the only one. It’s exactly the same machine as its sibling. All their features are identical but their color. Omega J8006 HDS comes in Silver, while J8008C has a chrome finish which made it a little more expensive. The ending letter on their product codes is a dead give away.

Pros

  • This silver model is slightly cheaper than the chrome plated version
  • Slow 80 RPM motor ensures that your juice is not oxidized or overheated
  • Dual-stage masticating system allows for maximum juice yield
  • Juice extracted from single gear horizontal masticating juicers last for 72 hours, great for detox planning
  • It can process all kinds of produce such as soft fruits, hard produce, citrus fruits, leafy greens, and nuts and beans
  • An array of other functions such as food processor, homogenizer, noodle maker, and grinder
  • Ultem Auger provides a much stronger and more durable gear for processing hard produce
  • More powerful two horsepower motor
  • Comes with a handle
  • Super quiet operation
  • Dishwasher safe parts
  • BPA Free
  • External pulp ejection for continuous juicing

Cons

  • Masticating juicers are typically slow compared to centrifugal juice makers
  • Narrow chute requires chopping your produce into fine pieces making your juicing process even slower
  • Since the problems in the earlier models were already addressed, I can’t think of any other disadvantages

Features

Is it Easy to Use?

This cold press juice extractor can be set up in less than a minute. Even though this version comes with a larger food tray, you still need to cut up the pieces because the chute is no larger than the previous versions. The food tray is a convenient spot to place the produce as you feed it into the machine, especially since it allows for more produce. Slice your produce into smaller sections so they fit smoothly down the tube. Use the plunger to help feed the produce into the barrel. You will need to keep a small amount of pressure on some of the items to ensure they properly catch on the auger.

Since this is a dual-stage masticator, it crushes the produce and then presses it against the stainless steel mesh juicing screen. If you really want to extract the most juice from your produce, drop the pulp back through your juicer. Strain to remove additional pulp after the juicing is complete. If you juice a significant amount of citrus, the sieve may become clogged with pulp forcing you to clean it out in the middle of juicing. Waiting to use the sieve will cut down on juicing time.

Is it Easy to Clean?

Once you have completed juicing, cleaning this piece of machine is a breeze. Pull the machine apart; place them under warm, soapy water, and wash. Rinse and lay everything out on a small towel to dry. It takes less than five minutes to wash and rinse the parts. Make sure to utilize the stiff cleaning brush to remove the pulp from the juicing screen and the sieve. It is really fantastic at removing stuck citrus pulp. The parts of this juicing machine may be placed on the top rack of your dishwasher, but rinse them after juicing to prevent the hardening of any leftover pulp.

Juice Quality

The Omega 8006 HDS Nutrition System efficiently extracts the most juice and nutrients from your vegetables and fruit through Omega’s exclusive “dual stage” mastication process. The items pass through the drum, are crushed by the auger, and finally squeezed against the stainless steel juicing screen. This final stage removes the remaining juice and the pulp is automatically pushed out of the opening, passing through the opening at the end cap. Because this method of extraction is completed slowly, you end up with high-quality juice that is full of flavor. It also contains the most enzymes and vitamins when compared to other brands of juicers on the market. Store your juice in a preferable glass container with a very tight lid. It should keep for up to 72 hours.

Non-Juicing Functions

Not only it can help you prepare healthy juices, but it also serves additional functions to provide variety in your juicing routine—food processor, homogenizer, pasta maker, coffee grinder.

It can be used as a food processor to chop your meat, fish, fruits, and vegetables into fine pieces for any meal you’re planning. This mincing/grinding ability also allows you to prepare ingredients for marinades, salsas, soups, and sauces. Additionally, it can also process soaked rice and beans producing a puree-like consistency.

If you feel like eating healthy frozen desserts, feel free to freeze your juice into ice cubes then let the machine turn it into a cold healthy treat by adding milk, yogurt and other ingredients to your heart’s content. This homogenizer function can also be used to make nut butter and baby food.

The complementary nozzles can be used to make pasta of varying shapes and sizes, you can choose between a round or a flat noodle; better yet you can add some flavor to your pasta to make a Korean style u-dong noodles. Nozzles with a larger opening can be used to form breadsticks. The bad news is you still have to prepare your dough.

You can even grind your own coffee beans for a fresh cup of java with this machine. Some coffee beans (especially gourmet coffees) have higher oil content, this has to be dried overnight for easier processing.

What Kinds of Produce Can Omega 8006 HDS Juice?

This juice press can process soft and hard produce, leafy greens, citrus fruits, beans, and nuts.

Hard produce include cilantro, pear, sweet potato, watermelon, pepper, garlic, bitter gourd, apple, pineapple, turmeric, ginger, yakon, broccoli, pumpkin, cucumber, beets, celery, coconut, cauliflower, carrots, fennel, and asparagus.

Leafy greens include moringa, peppermint, kale, spinach, dandelion greens, spring onion, brussels sprout, cabbage, pine tree needles, romaine lettuce, lettuce, collard greens, wheatgrass, basil, parsley, and beet greens.

Citrus fruits include lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, lime, tangerine, and orange.

Soft fruits such as cranberries, strawberry, papaya, avocado, tomato, blackberry, grapes, melon, mango, kiwifruit, peach, and pomegranate can be turned into a puree using the blank screen.

You can use this machine for making soy and almond milk as well.

Technical Specifications

TypeMasticating Juicer
Price$$$
Juice QualityHigh
Juice Shelf Life72 Hours
Dishwasher SafeYes
Pulp EjectionExternal
Motor80 RPM, 2 horsepower
Wattage150 Watts
Chute Size1.5 inch (round)
BuildPlastic (BPA Free)
DesignHorizontal
ColorSilver & Black
Noise LevelLow
Warranty15 Years
Best for JuicingSoft Fruits, Dense Produce, Citruses, Leafy Greens, Nuts & Beans
ApplicationHome & Personal Use

Verdict

The Omega 8006HDS Nutrition Center comes with a powerful commercial grade motor that effortlessly and quietly juices your vegetables, fruits, leafy greens, and much more. Outside of the hum of the motor and the crushing or crunching of your produce, this machine operates quietly. In addition to juicing more efficiently than single stage masticating juicers, the juicing screen has 25% more screen, covering more surface area and yielding more juice in a single pass.

Not only is this machine a highly competent electric juicer, but also makes pasta, soy milk, nut butter, baby food, sorbets and much more—it is versatile without compromising in quality. The Omega juicers come with the longest warranty among other juicer brands on the market—that makes them an investment. When you think about it, the Omega 8006 Juicer is an investment in your health. After all, isn’t your health worth it?

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