I really like this juicer, but it does create more foam than i thought it would. Also, i wonder why some juice keeps creeping into where the auger is turning?. Maybe i am feeding too fast. I do love the solid construction, and the relative quietness of the machine.
First of all i have a breville j98xl centrifugal juicer. I wanted a better juicer so i started researching masticating juicers and came upon the omega 8000 series machines. When looking at the omega brand models i became confused. What’s the difference between them?. I watched some youtube videos and read tons of reviews online and this is what i found:first of all, they are all very similar. They all use an auger that squeezes, or crushes the produce slowly to make juice. The juice drains through the bottom hole and the pulp ejects out the front. The auger presses the juice in two stages to get the most out of it. This machine is referred to as a ‘single auger juicer. ‘the older models used a white colored auger which is made of melamine plastic. The newer models have a black auger which is a much harder plastic material made by ge which replicates the hardness of a stone. (think of stone grinding) as far as i can tell all of the omega models are now coming the new black auger, which is supposed to be 8 times harder than the older ones. In the end i decided upon the 8008 model. Which is the same as the 8007 only in a different color.
I am using it daily and love it. Nothing works better for green juices. I am drinking a daily mixture of kale or some other leafy green along with carrots and apple. I have had perhaps a dozen juicers over the years, but nothing has worked well with leafy greens. Also, the other types of juices really aerates the juice too much and waste a lot of the green juice. I purchased this to supplement my diet with more green juice. This machine is tough enough to have replaced my other juicers for now.
Key specs for Omega Juicer J8008C Juicer Extractor and Nutrition Center Creates Fruit Vegetable and Wheatgrass Juice Quiet Motor Slow Masticating Dual-Stage Extraction Automatic Pulp Ejection, 200-Watt, Metallic:
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- INDUSTRY LEADING 15-YEAR WARRANTY covering parts and performance
- OMEGA POWER: Powerful motor dual-stage juicing system ensures maximum efficiency
- NUTRITION CENTER: Turn nuts into nut butter, extrude pasta, grind coffee and spices, mince herbs and garlic, make baby food and frozen desserts, and whip up soy milk in a flash
- HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS JUICES: Extracts the maximum amount of nutrients, vitamins, taste and juice from minimum amounts of fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, and wheatgrass
- HIGHLIGHTS: The adjustable end cap has 5-settings for maximum juice output and extraction. Enjoy continuous juicing with automatic pulp ejection
- NOTE:Please refer to the user manual before use
Comments from buyers
“Great bang for the buck and excellent juice quality
, Awesome Juicer!
, So far so good with this juicer
I like that this juicer handles pretty much everything i throw at it. It makes easy work of juicing fruits, veggies and even frozen bananas and strawberries. I haven’t tried its other functions. I also like that it is easy to clean after use. The only hard item to clean is the filter but the juicer came with a brush which was a nice and thoughtful addition. It also sets up very easily and everything goes together quite nicely and easily so there is no fussing with parts or anything like that. Sometimes when i juice apples or berries, the mashed fruit gets sort of stuck near the spinning screw instead of exiting the machine easily like carrots or other harder fruit does. Putting through more fibrous fruits and veggies helps to clear this out, but it would be nice if it didn’t happen. Also, after a couple of weeks of use, juice seems to get past some of the rubber washers and behind a plate on the face of the machine making the large plastic lock get gummed up. I have to remove 4 screws to get to this area to clean it which is inconvenient.
Had for over a year and it’s still juicing like the day we opened the box. Powerful, juices everything nicely.
The first one i bought broke. It took longer than expected for the new one because omega did not process the order correctly. Problems i have are:when juicing soft things like berries or apples it turns to mush and will not strain through the filter unless something fiberouse is used as a chaser. I have not tried to make butter or noodles yet but i’m working on it. This machine will take all your greens or fruits, along with an entire marijuana plant and anything else you can think of that might benefit you.
I was pretty sad when my old omega juicer died, even though i’d had it for 20 years. After much research, it seemed that this omega cold press juicer would be my best choice – and we are thrilled with it. Quiet, impossibly easy to use and clean – omega has been doing juicing right for a long time.
The juicer works very well and the pulp is practically dry when juicing fruits and veggies. This guarantees you get the most juice from your produce. The product comes with a little brush to brush off any pulp that can stick to the inner crevices of the machine while cleaning. Overall i am very pleased with my purchase.
My family and i absolutely love this juicer. I haven’t attempted to use it for anything other then juice yet, but so far what i bought it for- it’s perfection. *update 12/29/2014: i used the juicer to grind coffee beans christmas morning, it was a lot quieter then my traditional coffee grinder. It also produced a much finer and even grind. I have now decided that this will become my full time grinder for coffee as well as my daily juicer.
Disappointed the nozzles do not fit. That was the whole point of me getting this particular juicer, because of its versatility. Now i can’t use it for that. Otherwise everything else is functional. No issues with the juicer its self.
I searched too much about issue of buying juicer. First must work low rpm & masticarting system, also must work good with vegetables and must have optimum price. Several months has past to use this juicer. I bought 8008 and my friend has bought 8006. Actually there is no quality,technical or performance difference between them. However i like this metalic gear.
Highly recommend this powerful juicer. Excellent quality and juicing with dry substance discharge, meaning it literally got all the juice out of the produce.
I never put much thought into juicing until it was recommended by my hydrotherapist. She insisted that i try it out after taking numerous things about my dietary needs and body type into consideration. As an o-positive blood type, i love to eat meats and can naturally and easily indulge in high amounts of protein without major impact to how my body functions. I don’t get sludgy after a good steak. Rather, dense carbohydrates are my kryptonite, but i’ve done well in staying away from those. What a high protein diet did accomplish, however, was a stopped up colon. Apologies if this embarrassed you, but the body does what it needs to do, and it is what it is. Anyway, the right types of vegetables in my diet provide natural enzymes that help my body break down the proteins. I bought the omega because i was looking for a juicer that would squeeze as much juice from vegetables as possible.
I juice about 15 lbs of veggies once a week and have juice prepped for the whole week sitting in my fridge and ready to go.
Absolutely love the omega series. I upgraded from the 8006 to the 8008. I think if you can find the 8006 cheaper, stick with that. The touted larger opening and better auger do not seem to make that big a difference to me. This juicer absolutely always extracts all the juice leaving no wet pulp. It also does a very good job juicing greens. The only negative thing and it is minor, is that juicing things like pineapples, blueberries, strawberries will have you needing to disassemble and clean out the soft pulp before you can go on juicing.
I owned omega j8006 and nc900hdc. I did like the j8006 then gave it to my sister to buy the 900 version. The 900 was total disaster, i really hate it, then i return it after a few trialthe 8008 doesn’t have much review but i like the compact size and one review prior to mine here. I took the risk to try it out, everything went very well as good as the 8006. I personally think the 800 & 900 model, omega blew that ones. Adjustable knob is useless and the chute attached to the top plate is harder to clean. I prefer it can be attached. I will highly recommend the 8008 model. If money is object to you, then get the 8006 or 8007 (same as 8008 except it’s silver not chrome). I like to match with my other chrome kitchen appliances, that’s personal preference.
I’ve had this juicer for almost 4 weeks now. Been juicing every day once, sometimes twice each day. I am thoroughly happy with it. I’d say juicing takes about 15-20 minutes tops to make the juice and clean up the parts. I make about 2 pints per session. The juice that results is very delicious, and the machine appears to be very efficient extracting the juice as the remaining pulp is extremely dry. Also the machine, being a horizontally layed out, fits conveniently on the counter top. I would recommend this juicer to anyone.
I got this 8008 a couple weeks ago, and it broke the first time i used it. I was juicing apples and then was going to move to carrots, but while i was juicing the apples, it made a loud pop noise and then stopped working all together. Amazon replaced it and i’ve used the replacement. This time i started with vegetables, carrots, kale, beets, greens, and it did all of them fine, but i finished with apples and limes and these got stuck in the juicer. I guess this might work fine for my purposes as long as i alternate the fruit with vegetables. But it’s awfully expensive of a juicer to not be able to do just apples or just oranges, as my kid sometimes wants. Basically, you might need a second juicer for fruits if you want to have apples mixed in. I’ve only used the replacement once, so we’ll see how long it lasts.
I have to say this masticating juicer is built strong as a tank and will no doubt last forever; and i’m guessing may be one of the best masticating juicers on the market in it’s price point. I’m new into juicing and bought this model as it is more efficient as a percentage of volume in extracting juice from leafy greens (kales, watercress, spinach) than a rotary juicer–like the breville 98xl, which i also bought–and that one is more efficient in extracting juice from the higher water-content fruits and veggies like carrots, tomatoes, apples, oranges, etc. So i figured they would compliment one another: masticating omega for the leafy stuff; and high speed rotary breville for the high-water content stuff. But what i found is for me is:– the omega involved way too much cutting and prepping as the chute is only like 1. 25′ wide versus the like 3′ wide chute of the breville– by nature of the slower masticating design versus high speed rotary; it is so much slower in extracting juice, even with non-leafy stuff: it takes a significant while, and it can get ‘clogged. — the volume of the juice holding tanks is so much smaller than the breville; i’m guessing the breville has a 1-liter juice container, and the omega about 25% of that (not good when you want to make drinks for two. )– by design; the juice if more fibrous in the omega versus more liquid in the breville. — time and effort: the omega is messy and time consuming for clean up with a lot more parts–smaller ones with more nooks and crannies that are hard to get to to clean; and with a lot more fibrous gunk packed on to it after juicing. And this was the big deal-breaker for me.
Provides clear juice, unlike the high speed blender types that yield a smoothie type product. It is large so storage needs to be a consideration. If you have the room, it is great.
I purchased this unit a while back, but felt it was time to put in my two cents. Built to last, strong motor, makes great juices and butters, has a easy clean up, and seems to still be going strong. Cons for the unit are it does not like too soft of fruits. The screen on the juicer get clogged when too soft of fruit is used. I have got around this flaw by doing a soft fruit and then following up with a crunchy veggie or fruit. Would buy againnin heart beat.
I had been using another juicing machine for a few month before it broke down. The amount of juice yield from that machine was not great, as the pulp still very moist. I thought that was how juicing machine work, until i got this omega 8008 juicer. The juice yield is much better than i thought, and most importantly, this machine is quiet and almost vibration free.
Filter-thingy gets clogged with lemon or garlic but that’s understandable. Inspired by sprouts (of tahoe) we now have a ‘hot shot’ every morning (grass, ginger, lemon and hot spice). Recommended by a guy who hates most things.