Omega J8006 Juicer Review
- Ease of Use
- Juice Quality
- High Yield
- Noise Level
The Omega J8006 juicer has a compact and distinctive design that is easy to assemble and disassemble for cleaning and storage purposes. If you are looking for a versatile, long-lasting juicer that can cater for all the family then the Omega J8006 juicer is the machine for you.
The first thing you notice about the Omega Nutrition Center is the distinctive black and chrome design which is also both compact and practical. Measuring about 15 inches square it will fit comfortably into most kitchen spaces without being overly obtrusive.
It only weighs around 17 pounds meaning that it can be easily moved and tidied away out of sight when not in use. Its compact design will enable storage in most household cupboards. However once you start seeing the benefits of using the Omega juicer 8006 you are likely to become addicted and be using it regularly. The versatility of this product making it one of the best juicers on the market.
You only have to look at the thousands of happy customers who have posted positive juicer reviews about the Omega Nutrition Centre to know that you cannot go far wrong with this product. The high quality construction makes it long lasting and durable which is just as well because (be warned) you are likely to use it a lot!
The plastic used in some parts of the Omega J8006 is a specialised GE Ultem Auger which is eight times stronger than most other plastics. The powerful ‘engine’ of the Omega Juicer has the equivalent of a 2 horse power motor. To give you an idea of what this means 2HP motors are used in things like air compressors and conveyers.
Ease of Use
The features of this Omega juicer along with the accessories including make it incredibly versatile. Everything from creating your very own pasta with the dedicated paste nozzles to grinding coffee beans and making frozen desserts with the homogenizer attachment can be achieved with this machine. Not to mention of course being one of the best masticating fruit and vegetable juicers on the market.
Its lightweight and compact design enable you to easily take the Omega Juicer 8006 apart for easy storage. The design is intuitive so there will be no difficultly in assembling and disassembling it and the just in case there is the instructions provided are easy to follow.
When it comes to speed more is not always better when you are talking about juicers. Whilst many of its competitors are zooming along at between 1,500 and 15,000 revolutions per minute the Nutrition Centre spins at around only 80 rpm’s. This is by design and should not be assumed to be a negative feature of the product.
The slower speed combined with the Omega’s powerful motor provides a number of benefits to the ingredients that is outputs. Particularly when you consider that it works by masticating (squeezing) the ingredients as opposed to centrifugal juicers that shred and mesh drain them.
By operating at lower speeds the Omega juicer 8006 provides a much higher quality juice than many of its competitors. The vitamins and minerals of the ingredients are retained in the ingredients providing a much healthier result. Many other juicers lose essential nutrients throughout the juicing process.
Due to the way in which this juicer works not only is the resulting juice healthier but it lasts longer as less oxidation takes place leading to slower deterioration of the juice itself. Many people also believe that the unique features of the Omega create a better looking (in terms of color) and better, more natural tasting juice as a result.
With so many juicer recipes that can be made using the Nutrition Center you want the highest possible yield from your ingredients. Especially as they look and taste so good when using this machine. Not only is this Omega juicer of high quality construction even the juicing process has been thoroughly considered.
This particular model uses a unique two stage juicing process whether you are using fruits or vegetables. First the ingredients are carefully but powerfully crushed by the juicer. Then they are pressed in the machine giving a very high yield of juice and therefore (obviously) a very dry pulp output. This makes it one of the best juicers in terms of overall economy.
Whilst the Omega Nutrition Center has a powerful motor due to the way in which it is constructed it is actually surprisingly power efficient. When you combine this fact with the very effective juicing process and the low RPM speed of the internal workings you can see how this is a very economical machine to use.
This is a good opportunity to say that just because this juicer runs at 80 rpm does not mean that it takes longer to complete the juicing process when ingredients are added. Therefore, this lower speed does not mean that you are going to be using more power to achieve the same results.
Ease of cleaning is where the Omega J8006 really comes into its own. If users of this Omega juicer make one comment then time and time again it is complimenting how easy it is to clean. With a clean modular design you can quickly and easily disassemble the juicer in order to give it a thorough clean between uses.
This sounds like an almost insignificant feature but when you think about it ease of cleaning is very important with this type of product. Not only do you not want to be leaving fruit or vegetable residue to go mouldy and smelly you also don’t want to be mixing your fruit and vegetable residues with your pasta or coffee beans.
The best juicers have a number of features and being quiet when in operation is one of them. Luckily, the Omega J8006 is very quiet in operation and operates in line with a whole range of safety and quality standards. This includes approval by the worldwide safety and certification company Underwriters Laboratories (UL) which is endorsed by the US OSHA (Health & Safety Administration). Every aspect of this juicer is designed for quiet operation, convenience and longevity.
Whilst the Omega J8006 juicer comes with a variety of accessories there may come a time when you would like to replace existing parts or expand your selection of attachments. It is very easy to source replacement parts for your juicer either through third party retailers or direct from the manufacturer.
Cost of replacement parts is always a concern and so it is nice to see that Omega parts are also very inexpensive. Parts start at as little as $2 for a number of different seals going up to around $90 for an auger (the rotating drill type bit used on some juicers).
Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer – Black and Chrome
The Omega Nutrition Center comes with a massive 15 year warranty that is unmatched by any other juicer manufacturer. The warranty is valid within the United States and North America and covers the juicer but not component parts such as lids and measuring cups and attachments.
There are a few other reasonable exclusions to the warranty such as not covering deliberate misuse or accidental damage. However, let’s not take away from the fact that this is a very impressive warranty that protects you for 15 years from the machine not being fit for purpose. The warranty is a good refection of Omega’s confidence in the design, construction and quality of their products.
Product Q and A
- Is this a centrifugal juicer? (NO)
- Does this juicer separate the skin of the fruits and veggies from the the actual juice produced? (YES)
- Does the set come with a recipe book? (NO)
- How many watts? (150 Watts)
- The Omega J8006 juicer has a compact and distinctive design that is easy to assemble and disassemble for cleaning and storage purposes.
- It is manufactured to a high standard with quality materials that are built to last.
- This is reinforced with a solid 15 year manufacturer’s warranty.
- The Omega Nutrition Center does exactly what it says on the box plus lots more besides.
- There are few juicers that can match the versatility of the J8006 as it can juice, make pasta and even grind coffee beans with the selection of accessories that are provided by Omega.
- Users also report that this machine is easy to clean and maintain making it hygienic as well as economical.
- There are very few cons to the Omega juicer as it is one of the best juicers on the market. Whilst the J8006 is relatively compact as far as juicers go it will take a reasonable area of your worktop and there are probably smaller juicers on the market.
- If you literally just want a juicer for making juice then the Omega J8006 may be a little overkill for your requirements. However, most users report that they actually enjoy using the Omega Nutrition Center so much that they end up using it for a variety of food related tasks.
The Omega J8006 Juicer is clearly a market leader being very popular and receiving rave reviews from by far the majority of users. This is in part down to its versatility and ease of maintenance but also down to it being proven reliable over longer term use and being backed by the 15 year warranty that Omega provides as standard. If you are looking for a versatile, long-lasting juicer that can cater for all the family then the Omega J8006 juicer is the machine for you.