This is Omega’s premium horizontal masticating juicer. If you want to get serious about the quality and quantity of green juices that you consume, this is the machine for you. Don’t get me wrong, this machine can juice pretty much any sort of fruit and vegetables that you care to feed it. Not only that, it can do all sorts of other whole food processing besides such as preparing nut butters and frozen desserts.
Omega J8006 Features
- Continuous juicing with automatic pulp ejection
- GE Ultem™ auger (8 times stronger than other augers, e.g. J8003, J8005)
- Quiet, reliable 2HP equivalent induction motor for years of hassle-free juicing
- 15 year manufacturers warranty
- Heavy duty commercial construction
- Separate juicing screens for soft & hard ingredients
- High juice yield. Juicer produces very dry pulp
- Low rotation speed of 80 RPM for healthier, more stable juice
- Very little heat transfer to juice – produces jealthier, longer lasting juice
- Attractive, polished chrome finish looks great in any kitchen
- Intuitive assembly and simple cleanup
- Nutrition Centre attachments include mincer, homogeniser and pasta maker
This is what Omega themselves have to say about this particular model:
The Omega Model 8006 Nutrition Center is a single gear masticating juice extractor. Using a low speed of 80 RPMs results in minimal heat build up and oxidation promoting healthy enzymes and longer lasting juices. Designed and engineered for health-conscious individuals who want a greater variety in their daily juicing routine, this 8006 has the ability to also juice everything from wheat grass and leafy greens to fruits and vegetables. Not just for juicing, the Nutrition Center turns nuts into nut butters, extrudes pasta, grind coffee and spices, mince herbs and garlic, make baby food and frozen desserts, and extrude soy milk. The 15 Year Warranty the longest in the Industry – guarantees you’ve purchased “the last juicer you will ever need to own.”
Taken from the Omega website J8006 product specification page: (http://www.omegajuicers.com/skin/frontend/default/omega/images/spec_sheets/juicer_8006.pdf)
Omega J8006 Review
For me, the 15 year warranty just shows that this is a class act. It is a hard wearing juicer that can be expected to last for a very long time. Having said that, a cheap Omega J8006 is still going to set you back about $300. Another potential downside to the Omega range of masticating juicers is that the feed tube is about half the size of centrifugal units like the Breville 800JEXL. This just means that the prep time is increased because ingredients have to be chopped up into thinner strips. Despite this, I would say that this is the best juicer for making homemade green juices. On top of this, the additional food processing uses make it a pretty versatile juicer. Not only that, it is about $100 cheaper than one of my other favorites, the Omega VRT350HD.
This video shows how to set up this appliance.
Even though it takes a bit longer to prepare the produce for juicing and the actual juicing takes more time than using a centrifugal juicer, the quality of the juice produced by the J8006 is first rate. Then when it comes to cleaning the unit, it is actually much quicker than you might imagine. Washing the various parts straight after making a juice is the best idea. This helps to ensure that carotenoids and chlorophyll don’t stain the equipment. Not only that, it’s much easier/quicker to clean a juicer where the pulp hasn’t dried on to the various parts.
The J8006 from Omega is their best quality (most expensive) horizontal juicer. The J8004 is the same product but instead of the chrome and black design, it is all white. Since these two models are only slightly more expensive than the J8005 and J8003, respectively, I would always say that going for the models with the GM Ultem auger and longer warranty (15 years instead of 10 years) is the best idea.