Omega nutrition center is a masticating-style juice extractor. Using a low speed of 80 RPM's results in minimal heat build-up and oxidation promoting healthy enzymes and longer lasting juices. They're designed and engineered for health-conscious individuals who want greater variety in their daily fruit and vegetable juicing routine by having the ability to also juice wheatgrass and leafy greens. Not just for juicing, they turn nuts into nut butter, extrude pasta, grind coffee and spices, mince herbs and garlic, make baby food, and whip up soy milk in a flash. They don't clog, foam or build up heat, for the most nutritious drinks and snacks you'll make for your family.
- Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 17 pounds
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- Item model number: J8005
The best juicer I’ve ever had
I got this Omega 8005 juicer because I wanted to be able to juice greens and wheat grass as well as root vegetables. I read on a forum that this new Omega juicer is the best there is for under $400. This Omega juicer is even easier to clean than the ACME, which is a big issue because in the long run you won’t use a juicer if its a hassle to clean. And it squeezes all the juice out of anything I put in it. The pulp comes out very dry. It is super quiet too and the ACME was loud.
The Omega runs at a low rpm so it doesn’t kill enzymes and stuff like that, so its supposed to make healthier juice than a Champion or centrifugal juicer.
Its a pleasure to use. I make juice every day now. I love getting all the nutrients that I need regularly. It helps my body recover from surfing everyday.
The juicer is very well built and very simple. It seems like it will last a long time and it has a very long warranty.
You can tell that I love this juicer, eh?
Edit: It’s now 2009 and I’ve had this juicer almost five years. I still use it just about every day. I still love it. The juicing screen started to wear out a few months ago. I emailed Omega and they sent me a new one for free. They certainly stand by their 10 year warranty. I am comforted to know that if anything else should happen, I still have five more years of no questions asked replacement.
You Are What You Drink…er…Something Like That
I started thinking about juicing a couple of years ago. Over time I did a little reading on the internet but never thought passed the idea of juicing more than fruit (I’ll get to why this important a little later). The cost was also a little more than scary – I always thought I could find a better way to spend $300 or $400 (the price of the “better” fruit juicers).
I’m not a health nut, but after a short hospital stay I decided I should take better care of myself. About a month ago I finally bought the Omega 8005 Juicer. Why did I choose this model? Review after review extolled its virtues and the closest competitor, the Green Star Juice Extractor, was more expensive.
This is one kitchen appliance that is well worth the expense.
Why Would You Buy This
If you are only concerned with juicing fruit this isn’t the best model for you. It isn’t so much cost, a good centrifugal juicer will cost about the same, or more. The issue lies in the straining screen. Pulpy fruits like nectarines clog the screen and you have to take the unit apart to clean it before you can continue juicing (I know this from experience). It can be done and in small quantities isn’t that big a deal. But if you never plan to juice leafy vegetables or grasses I’d look elsewhere.
If you want to juice leafy vegetables or grasses, then you need something like a gear juicer. The Omega fits the bill and is actually less expensive than some fruit juicers. There is also the issue of heat. Some juicers can heat the vegetables because they juice at high-speeds – thus reducing the nutritional value. Here again the Omega fits the bill because it’s gear mechanism turns a low rate and is actually less expensive than many other similar units. The Omega can also make nut butters, pasta, and whole host of other things; have I mentioned that the Omega is less expensive than many of its competitors .
More importantly, though, a glass of juice from the Omega contains more delicious vegetable nutrition than I have ever had in a single serving before.
I was a little concerned about having to chop up the vegetables and the reports of “lengthy” cleaning. Well, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Depending on how much you juice at one time it takes 30-40 minutes, from washing and cutting up the vegetables to finishing up cleaning the last piece of the juicing mechanism (not much more effort than cooking the darn things in my opinion – and I still do a lot of that for dinner).
If you can clean a blender, the Omega is just as easy. I always take apart my blender to clean it, so cleaning the Omega wasn’t that big a deal – maybe 2 or 3 minutes longer.
First and foremost, do some research. The internet is chock-full of recipes and tips. Here are a few I picked up either through research or experimentation:
1. Use bitter or pungent vegetables and fruits in moderation – unless you just love chewing on a hunk of ginger, then go for it. Roots like ginger add a nice zing, but can overpower anything else if not used sparingly. Limes add a surprising amount of flavor; I add one-quarter of a small lime – anymore is just too much for me.
2. Peel oranges and grapefruits, but leave the white “skin” just under the surface. The rinds can be very bitter to taste and apparently contain minute traces of toxins. Grapefruits fall into the “pungent” category for me. When mixing in other fruits I only use 1 grapefruit.
3. If you want to sweeten a drink, use an apple instead of sugar, even in vegetable juice. It works. Trust me.
4. Use pulpy fruit in moderation. This is mostly a cleaning issue with me. I find that I have to take apart the juicing mechanism and rinse it off for *each* piece of pulpy fruit and this gets a little cumbersome when trying to make juice in the morning.
5. It can take a surprising amount of vegetables to make 24 oz of juice. But on the flipside one glass sets you up for the recommended daily allowance for the next day or so.
6. Start your juicing regime slowly. I found out the hard way that it can have an…uh…interesting affect on your digestive tract if you go whole hog too quickly.
7. Experiment. Some mixes are better than others, but in all honestly I haven’t found one I didn’t at least like.
I love this juicer
1) leafy greens (dill, cilantro, parsley, dandelion, kale, parsnip etc.): extracts lots of dark green juice; leaves very dry pulp. I haven’t tested Omega with wheatgrass yet, but given its performance with other similar-texture greens it should do fine.
2) carrots, beets: approximately half of the volume comes out as juice; pulp is pretty dry.
3) berries (strawberries, raspberries etc.): most of the volume is juice, but pulp is rather wet. I had to finish off with carrots to push the soft pulp of the berries through the juicer. It may be a better idea to blend berries rather than juice them.
4) hard green apples, oranges: lots of juice, dry pulp.
5) yellow (softer) apples, grapes: lots of juice, dry pulp, but have to use something hard/fibery at the end (carrots or beets) to push the remaining pulp out.
6) almond butter, walnut butter: these came out somewhat dry/crumbly, not as smooth as peanut butter; had to add oil.
Additional features that I like:
1) very quiet, can’t even compare to centrifugal models.
2) masticator rotates slowly, so the juice doesn’t get heated, hence less nutrients are supposed to get destroyed.
3) Omega squeezes produce cells instead of crushing them at high speed; this preserves more of the larger molecules (amino acids, vitamins etc.) thus making the juice more nutricious.
4) Omega doesn’t produce fine-crushed pulp requiring a fine mesh filter (as is the case with centrifugal models), so it’s much easier to wash. There’s no fine mesh to clean, which makes the difference between a juicer that ends up used once a year (as was the case with my old centrifugal juicer) and several times each day (as is the case with my Omega). It’s also very satisfying to see that the bulk of the produce is turned into juice and is not lost in soggy pulp.
Overall the highest value and best juicer for a variety of juices
Cleaning is very easy especially with the supplied brush. You turn the locking wheel on the motor housing (which remains untouched with juice), transport the 5-piece assembly to your kitchen sink, a few simple movements to take apart the 5 pieces and rinse, apply sudsy sponge, and use the supplied brush for the small screens which cleans easily. The whole process takes 2-3 minutes.
While some of the machines like the Breville may make a large quantity of juice faster, the time to chop the fruits, offset by the shorter cleaning time, makes this the better machine, especially since you can juice just about everything with it. If you are going to juice something pulpy, like blueberries or ripe peaches (I eat these whole), then finishing the juicing with an appple or carrot will move the pulpy remnant in the drum right through and extract that last bit of juice. With a few little tricks like that, juicing proves very satisfactory. This well built quiet machine which takes up little counter space, is easy to clean (a very big deal), juices just about everything, reasonable in cost (under $200 including shipping, if you know how to search the web), while perhaps a little slower than some machines costing much more, is best for the typical family. It comes with a 10 year warranty (the longest) and the manual states it is suitable for home and commercial use too.
One of the best kitchen applicance I own
I bought my Omega Juicer 8005 2 months ago off of Ebay for $140.00 (used only a few times).
I juice carrots mainly (mixed in with apples, oranges, and grapes). I play basketball every week and the energy boost I get from the carrot juice is tremendous.
The juicer is EXTREMELY EASY to clean. I can clean all the parts in less than 3 minutes. Anyone claiming it’s hard to clean is lazy or works for a competing brand (or both).
Yes, you do have to cut the vegetables but so what? I knew that when I bought it. I buy the largest carrots and after cutting them up the Omega Juicer handles the pieces very easily. I have NEVER clogged up my juicer.
It is recommended that when juicing more than one kind of fruits and vegetables that you should feed half of the carrots first and then feed in whatever other vegetables or fruits and then finish with the last half of carrots to help get everything out.
The juicer comes with two plastic catch basins, one for the juice and one for the pulp. And yes the basins will stain over time but so what? I don’t leave them out on the counter anyway. And yes if you are making more than about 24 oz of juice you will have to empty the catch basin of pulp before your finished. I think I can handle a few steps to the trash can to empty this out.
I also juice for my wife and 3 of my kids. And I don’t find it difficult at all. The negative reviews are completely baseless and quite absurd.
I also have never tipped the juicer when utilizing the plunger to feed the vegetable parts. The one reviewer who says they do obviously hasn’t read the instructions or is exaggerating beyond belief.
And contrary to the distortions of one reviewer the juice does not come out warm, especially if your vegetables are kept in the refrigerator before use. Think about it! How can a juicer that rotates at about 3,600 rpm (Omega) warm something compared to a juicer that rotates at 13,000 (Breville) rpms?
Again, don’t “drink the koolaid” of the negative reviewers. They have no clue what they are talking about!
Buy this juicer with confidence!
Great all-around juicer. Its all you’ll need.
After juicing with the Omega 8005 (carrots, celery, beets, parsley, cucumber), including wheatgrass juice, I realized that I should have bought this juicer from the start. I was more than pleased and prefer it over the Breville Juicer. The Breville juicer is faster, but you need to turn on/off the juicer each time you add more vegetables or it will spray up all over the place. It’s also very loud. The sound is similiar to an airplane taking off. The quickness of the juicer is lost by having to turn on/off all the time. Plus, I feel the Omega juicer has a higher juice yield and leaves a little bit of texture/pulp in the juice, as you find at juices made fresh at Healthfood stores. (you can filter it, if you want, they provide a filter, but I like it) The juice from the Breville juicer is completely smooth. No texture/pulp. Perhaps, the Omega yields more juice by leaving just a wee-bit of pulp. It’s leaving just a little behind. Whereas, the Breville leaves absolutely no pulp. The Omega juicer produces little to no foam. The Breville juicer has a little more, even on its lowest speed, and a lot more foam on the highest speed. The Omega juicer has 10 year warranty and was $40 less (if not more, depending on whether you purchase Omega 8003 or 8005. They’re both the same. The 8005 model is Chrome. The 8003 model is white.) The Breville warranty is somewhere around 1 year. — you got the picture… The Omega juicer is extremely quiet. It wouldn’t wake anyone sleeping, even in the same room. For me, I prefer having a quieter juicer that yields more juice, is super easy to clean up, makes wheatgrass juice, and takes up less counter space. We’ll hold onto the Breville for a little while, just to be sure, but otherwise will sell. The Breville does have easy clean-up, but you need to be extra careful when washing the Mesh Filter/Teeth Plate as you could easily snag your finger on one of the blades. The Omega 8005 has no sharp parts for me to worry about and is even easier to clean. The Omega juicer is so much quieter and easier to use. And, sooo much more juice, too! Hands down – I prefer the Omega 8005 juicer.