Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating JuicerThe Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer really is a robust juicing machine. With its 17 pound bulk and powerful motor it’s capable of speedily chewing through fruit and vegetables, thoroughly extracting all the good stuff and turning out high volumes of juice.

It carries an amazing 15 year warranty so that gives long-term peace of mind.

You rarely come across warranties of that length and it’s certainly much longer than the 3 year warranty offered on the Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite, But as always it’s a case of horses for courses and it’s all about deciding which machine best fits your needs as no one machine is going to satisfy everybody’s requirements.

So let’s do a run-down on this Omega J8006.

Size and Design

Its black and chrome finish looks very clean and businesslike and it’ll most likely match your other kitchen appliances (unless you’re into a really whacky color schemes).

You’re going to have to give over a sizeable chunk of countertop real estate to accommodate its 14.5 x  6.5 x 15.5 inch bulk. An option would be to store it in a pull-out cabinet as, at 17 pounds, it’s a heavy piece of kit to keep lifting and moving around.

The size and weight make it a very stable machine when the powerful motor is doing its thing. The Omega J8006 features a dual-stage juicing system that thoroughly munches the raw plant fibers getting the most beneficial elements out of them before passing them through to the auto pulp-ejection department. And that’s what we like – goodness in the glass not in the pulp!

Performance and Noise

The Omega J8006 is a masticating juicer meaning that it chews the ingredients up just as we all do when eating food. Its powerful motor turns the blades at just 80 rpm efficiently ‘munching’ the fruit and veg to extract the maximum from every part of the plant.

At that slow speed virtually no foam is generated and no heat either to compromise the juice quality.

The feed tube is just 1 inch diameter so ingredients have to be chopped and sliced to be fed into the machine. So preparation time is greater than the Breville 800JEXL where whole items can be dropped into its 3 inch feed tube.

But MojoJojo doesn’t mind – see the comment she left on Amazon.

The Omega is able to turn out more than just juice. Try sorbets and nut butters for instance!

Considering the powerful motor you could expect it to be a noisy beast. Truth is however, the unit runs very quietly, at a level equivalent to low-speed on an electric hand mixer.

The slow turning speed, heavy construction and stability of the Omega J8006 all contribute to its quiet operation.

Cleaning Up

Omega J8006 Nutrition Center is an easy machine to clean. No screws involved, there are just 5 easily disassembled, easy clean parts to be washed off.

Do wash these components off by hand using the brush supplied preferably immediately after use before the juice and fiber begin to dry out. That applies to any machine.

Volume and Taste

This machine will extract virtually every last drop out of the produce you feed it including the fibrous veggies. It juices broad leaf vegetables like cabbage, kale, spinach and broccoli tops extremely well and is a great machine for anyone following a living and raw food diet.

Since the Omega runs at only 80 rpm the juice is foam-free and its low running temperature ensures the juices retain the best of their vitamins and enzymes.

Cost

The Omega J8006 is not inexpensive. But it is a robust, powerful machine with an impressive 15 year manufacturer’s guarantee.

The price compares favorably with similar quality juicers and it’ll deal effectively with almost anything it’s asked to do.

It can deal with frozen fruit sorbets, nut butter and baby foods too so that’s an added bonus.

For those who are into their juicing this will give value for the money and earn its kitchen space.

Overall Summary

Design and Dimensions: A powerful, well designed and built machine that does its job very effectively. Its size and weight dictate that is should ideally be given a permanent place on your countertop ready for action.

Performance and Noise: Juice extraction is very good and the Omega certainly handles fibrous and leafy ingredients very well. Added bonus in its ability to produce sorbets, nut butters and baby food too. Neat touch!

The small diameter feed tube does increase the time spent in juicing as fruit and vegetables have to be cut-up before insertion.

Noise level is surprisingly low level considering the commercial grade motor.

Cleaning: Easy peasy. Simply dismantle into five parts and manually wash.

Cost: Considering its construction, power and versatility, not to mention the 15 year guarantee, the price buys confidence and peace-of-mind.

The Omega J8006 price tag is similar to the Breville 800JEXL although some of its parts are of plastic compared to Breville’s stainless steel components.

That said, the Omega has the added ability to produce homogenized foods.

A great machine for those following a living and raw food diet. There’s a saving of $90 right now and shipping’s free.

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