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If you believe in love at first sight, the Omega Juice Cube Series could be your perfect match. It’s the newest machine offered by Omega. Just as the name suggests, it is shaped like a cube. It is compact in size and designed to store everything within the cube, which is brilliant. It comes with an additional rear cavity for storing the juicer’s accessories which have been a huge hassle for standard horizontal masticating juicers. The parts are BPA-free, coming in silver (Omega CUBE300S) and red (Omega CUBE300R). Because of its innovative design, it is highly appealing for those with less counter space.
The feed chute opening is circular in shape. The auger rotates at 80 RPM, crushing a variety of produce to slowly extract wholesome juice. In addition to juice, it creates pasta, nut butter, and fruit sorbets. It uses 200 watts of power to quietly grind dense veggies, coffee beans, and herbs. When I watched the demonstration videos, it seems quieter than previous masticating juicers. It includes six nozzles, a strainer, a single heavy-duty, steel juicing screen, and a blank screen. This juicer is covered by a 15-year warranty. Omega has impeccable customer service, and if you have any problems, contact them for assistance.
But the million dollar question is… Is this a vertical or a horizontal masticating juicer? I almost categorized it as a vertical masticating juicer but I realized that the technology it uses comes from the horizontal type, therefore, we can safely classify this new machine as a horizontal masticating juicer.
- New cube design takes lesser counter space
- Built in compartments for accessories
- Slow 80 RPM for juice extraction keep the nutrients intact
- Dual-stage masticating system allows for maximum juice yield
- 72 hours juice shelf life
- Can process a wide variety of produce including fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, and wheatgrass
- It can also make soy and almond milk
- BPA free parts
- External pulp ejection for continuous juicing
- Quiet operation
- An array of other functions such as food processor, homogenizer, noodle maker, and grinder
- Price, it’s not cheap as an entry level juice extractor
- Masticating juicers are typically slow
- Additional preparation time for cutting your fruits and vegetables into smaller pieces because of the narrow feeding chute
Omega Juice Cube Features & Product Details
Is it Easy to Use?
Using this juicing machine is slightly different when it comes to setting it up, but using it is a simple process. If you already have a horizontal, masticating juicer, then you should know the assembly is similar. Simply flip the auger housing upright and put everything together. The pulp regulator knob is slipped right onto the end of the juice nozzle. It has three adjustable levels to apply pressure for optimal extraction. For example, dense items like carrots need the highest level and items like oranges need the lowest level of pressure.
To avoid confusion, the containers are labeled. You will need to slice up your produce into smaller items in order to fit the pieces into the feed chute. It manages to easily juice most items and often self-feeds—especially when the item is sliced into smaller strips. Some items may have problems getting stuck in the machine. Alternate a dense item with a softer item to prevent any backlog. While operating the machine, slowly place the produce into the chute. To ensure steady operation, allow the machine to work at its own pace. Even though it is a slow juicer, it will finish juicing faster than you would imagine.
Is it Easy to Clean?
It is dishwasher safe, but it is best to wash the parts by hand in warm, soapy water as soon as you have finished juicing. It is not difficult to clean. Use the included cleaning brush to remove fiber from the metal juicing screen. Make sure to scrub the pulp completely from the parts because you do not want to leave any residue behind. If you are going to wash the parts in the dishwasher, place everything on the top rack, and wash on the lowest temperature setting. Pre-clean the juicing screen to remove the pulp. If the pulp hardens on the screen, allow it to soak in warm, soapy water to soften the dried pulp for approximately ten minutes.
It features a dual stage masticating extraction process to remove the most optimal yield of juice. It crushes the items and presses the pulp against the juicing screen to separate the juice from the fiber. This slow process safely removes enzymes, nutrients, and antioxidants the body needs to be healthy. Furthermore, masticating juicers tend to produce more juice at a higher quality level than a centrifugal (fast) juicer. The resulting juice is full bodied and delicious.
A masticating juicer, like this one, will always produce a higher yield and better quality than any centrifugal juicer on the market. To absorb the highest levels of nutrients, drink it on an empty stomach as soon as you have finished juicing. Do not forget to swish it around in your mouth and chew a few times to encourage the digestive process to begin.
One advantage of a masticating juicer is you can store the juice for a longer period of time. Create a batch and pour it into a glass container, almost to the top. Seal it with an airtight lid and keep it cold until you’re ready to drink it. Please note, glass is the best option for storage, but stainless steel and plastic containers are good alternatives.
Similar to the 8000 series, this new machine is also equipped with complimentary accessories to help you do other things aside from juicing. Omega Cube300S can also be a 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 complimentary 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 CUBE300S and Omega CUBE300R Juice?
All types of produce can be processed by this juice press—soft & hard produce, leafy greens, citrus fruits, and nuts and beans.
Hard produce includes beets, carrots, apple, pepper, cauliflower, watermelon, fennel, turmeric, asparagus, pear, cucumber, garlic, broccoli, yakon, sweet potato, bitter gourd, celery, cilantro, ginger, coconut, pineapple, and pumpkin.
You can turn soft fruits such as avocado, kiwifruit, papaya, melon, peach, tomato, grapes, pomegranate, strawberry, mango, blackberry and cranberries into a puree using this machine.
Leafy greens include spinach, brussels sprout, basil, peppermint, wheatgrass, lettuce, kale, cabbage, dandelion greens, spring onion, collard greens, moringa, pine tree needles, beet greens, and parsley.
Citrus fruits include lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, orange, lime, and tangerine.
It can also help you make soy and almond milk to add variety to your juicing routine.
|Juice Shelf Life||72 Hours|
|Motor||80 RPM, 2 horsepower|
|Chute Size||1.5 inch (round)|
|Build||Plastic (BPA Free)|
|Color||Silver – CUBE300S|
Red – CUBE300R
|Best for Juicing||Soft Fruits, Dense Produce, Citruses, Leafy Greens, Nuts & Beans|
|Application||Home & Personal Use|
The Omega Cube300S Masticating Juicer has an improved design. It is modern and will fit well into a corner due to its cube shape. Multi-functional, it juices, creates pasta, nut milk, baby food, and tasty sorbets. Like most horizontal masticating juicers, it performs best on denser items but does well on most items. Softer produce will need to be helped through the machine with a denser item. If you wish to juice pineapple, apples, or berries, you will definitely need a harder item, like celery or carrots, to push these through efficiently.
Another thing to note is that this machine is incredibly quiet. Centrifugal juicers sound like an airplane is taking off in your kitchen! The pulp regulator knob allows for optimum extraction, which is a nice addition to this juice maker. It’s not included in some of the earlier models.
The debut price for this juicer is I believe is acceptable. It’s not that expensive, it’s not that cheap either. With the additional functions, compact space, and ease of storage, the price is comparable to that of other Omega models. The final consideration is the 15-year warranty from Omega. That’s an incredibly long warranty.
If it’s out of your immediate budget, consider saving for it because if you’re already spending $8 or more for a fresh cup of juice at the juice bar every day, then you’re throwing your money away. The Omega Cube300S Juice Cube Juicer appears to be worth it for those who wish to use a powerful juicer that delivers nutrient-dense juice for individuals seeking to lead a healthy lifestyle.
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