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Omega 8006 Classic Juicer & Nutrition Center Review

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Omega 8006 Juicer

The classic Omega 8006 is no longer in production. The brand is offering a newer and better successor in the name of Omega 8006 HDS. Check it out.

Not only is the Omega 8006 Juicer a powerful, single gear, masticating juicer, but also it yields more juice than other juice extractors on the market, which means you ingest more vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. There is less foam to contend with and minimal heat friction. This 4th Generation Nutrition Center achieves this from a slowly rotating auger at the speed of 75 to 85 RPM resulting in less oxidation. This achieves healthier juice that can be stored for up to 72 hours in a tightly sealed container.

The GE Ultem auger is eight times stronger than other augers and easily grinds up hard or soft items like wheatgrass, carrots, oranges, and much more. Additionally, this slow juicer is multi-functional which allows for more variety in your juicing routine. You can create nut butter, baby food, and pasta. You can even grind spices and your own coffee beans for a fresh cup of java. This juicing machine is built out of strong, durable materials with 110-120V and is also available in 220V/50-60Hz.

Pros

  • Running at 80 rotations per minute ensures that your juice is not oxidized or overheated
  • The dual stage juicing process translates to a super dry pulp and minimal wastage
  • Busy folks will love the fact that the juice resists deterioration and can be stored for up to 72 hours.
  • It can process wide varieties of produce from soft fruits, hard produce, citrus fruits, leafy greens not to mention nuts and beans
  • A plethora of non-juicing functions
  • The newly upgraded Ultem Auger provides a much stronger and more durable gear for processing extra hard produce such as beets and carrots
  • This chrome version is resistant to stains from heavily pigmented fruits and vegetables
  • Comes with a handle
  • Super quiet operation
  • All attachments can go into your dishwasher
  • Automatic pulp ejection for continuous juicing

Cons

  • Masticating juicers are typically slow compared to the centrifugal type
  • Mid-priced, bad news for those who don’t have the budget but it’s not as expensive as the Super Angel Juicer
  • The relatively narrow chute means that fruits and veggies require extra preparation time
  • Many customers mention an annoying design problem – the rotating auger scratches against the metal mesh during juicing, leaving plastic shavings that can contaminate your juice and the juicing screen tends to be fragile and breaks easily
  • Also, the juice receptacle that comes with this gadget is made of cheap plastic and does not have ounce markings
  • Being non-BPA free is a deal breaker for me. If this is a big deal for you as well just get the Omega 8007 or 8008

Omega J8006 Features & Product Details

Is it Easy to Use?

The initial set up of the Omega 8006 juicer can be a tad confusing, but the parts are easy to assemble. It takes under a minute to put it together. Juicing requires a little preparation because the feeding chute measures 1.5 inches across. You will need to slice larger vegetables and fruit to fit them down the tube. Juicing is almost effortless. Use the plunger to push items down the chute as needed. Try not to put too much down the tube at once because you might clog it. The machine has a reverse function that unclogs it. If that doesn’t work, simply pull it apart, rinse and put it back together. After you finish, feel free to take the pulp and run it back through the juice extractor. This allows for maximum extraction.

Is it Easy to Clean?

Not only is it easy to use, but it is also just as simple to clean. While the attachments are top rack dishwasher safe, it is better to clean the parts as soon as you finish using your home juicer. The buildup on the parts will harden, making them more difficult to clean off. Besides, it only takes a few minutes to wash and rinse off everything. Disassemble the electric juicer and rinse the parts before placing them in hot, soapy water. Use the cleaning brush to scrub the pulp that gets caught in the juicing screen and the sieve.

Juice Quality

This masticating juicer is effective at extracting juice slowly, reducing oxidation therein producing healthier juice. Store it up to 72 hours in the refrigerator. However, you should drink it as soon as you can. Not only will it taste better, but you will also absorb more nutrients. You see, as the juice sits, the nutrients begin to break down.

Non-Juicing Functions

This classic nutrition center excels beyond juicing. With the right accessories, it can be your very own food processor, homogenizer, pasta maker and 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 the Omega 8006 Juice?

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

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

Green leafy vegetables such as spring onion, pine tree needles, kale, parsley, cabbage, brussels sprout, moringa, lettuce, beet greens, dandelion greens, romaine lettuce, spinach, wheatgrass, basil, peppermint and collard greens.

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

Juicers are not made for soft fruits but if you’re thinking of making purée, that’s doable. Soft fruits such as avocado, blackberry, mango, pomegranate, grapes, strawberry, peach, melon, tomato, papaya, kiwifruit and cranberries can be turned into a purée but I’m not sure about the quality. Soft fruits are more ideal for making smoothies.

Making soy and almond milk is also possible with this juice maker

Technical Specifications

TypeMasticating Juicer
Price$$$
Juice QualityHigh
Juice Shelf Life72 Hours
Dishwasher SafeYes
Pulp EjectionExternal
Motor80 RPM, 1/3 horsepower
Wattage150 Watts
Chute Size1.5 inch (round)
BuildPlastic (not BPA free)
DesignHorizontal
ColorBlack & Chrome
Noise LevelLow
Warranty15 Years
Best for JuicingSoft & Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits, Leafy Greens, Nuts & Beans
ApplicationHome & Personal Use

Verdict

This multipurpose juicer is a beast of a masticating juice extractor. In comparison to other juicers, it is relatively quiet as it gets the job done. I recommend placing a few paper towels or a thin hand towel under the machine to absorb the noise if it is still too loud. It has a powerful motor utilizing a dual stage masticating extraction process to yield impressive amounts of juice from any type of produce you put through it.

This cold press juicer is worth the investment as its functions expand beyond juicing. It is dependable and grinds a multitude of items. Backed with a 15-year warranty, easy to use and clean, any consumer would be completely satisfied with the Omega J8006 Juicer & Nutrition System. There’s no doubt why it’s the best selling masticating juicer.

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