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Omega Juicer 8006

Updated on July 30, 2016

Omega Juicer 8006

If you're looking for the best masticating juicer, the Omega 8006 is your best option for the the following reasons:

  1. Best juicer for leafy greens; less foam than similar juicers in same price range
  2. Very high yield; comparable to more expensive juicers
  3. Easier to clean than similar juicers; so more likely to be regularly used
  4. 15-year warranty; longest warranty among juicers or juice extractors

Best Juicer for Leafy Greens

The Omega 8006 truly excels at juicing leafy greens, including wheatgrass. Fibers from chard, kale, etc., get juiced without causing any clogging problems. Not all slow speed juicers are so well designed, and their owners end up spending valuable time unclogging their machines. As seen in the great video below, the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer easily masticates and juices fibers in a smooth hassle-free operation.

No doubt this is one of the many reasons the Omega 8006 is still ranked as the #1 bestseller among masticating juicers in 2016.

With several other masticating juicers on the market from reputable brands (including another one by Omega which is currently ranking #3), this is quite a testimony to how well it juices leafy greens, other vegetables, and hard fruits like apples.

Omega 8006 Video

Juicer with Highest Yield

The Omega 8006 juicer operates by way of a dual stage juicing system. This means that the machine operates in two steps. In the first step, it crushes the raw food you've inserted into it. In the second step, the pulp is squeezed again before it's extracted. This two stage method produces super-dry pulp which indicates the maximum yield of juice.

Other models of Omega masticating juicers such as the Omega VRT350 also feature a dual stage system. but a quick look at the proportion of 5-star ratings on Amazon to 4-stars indicates far greater customer satisfaction with the 8006 model. Plus, the VRT350 is more expensive, probably because of its trendy vertical design.

Juicing Wheatgrass

Many dedicated juicing enthusiasts include wheatgrass in the assortment of vegetables they turn into healthy juice. Since fresh wheatgrass leaves are so hard to digest, turning them into juice by using a slow low speed juicer makes it possible to reap the amazing nutritional benefits of wheatgrass.

Unless you are going to buy a manual hand crank wheatgrass juicer which would produce only the most negligible heat, you can't do better than this machine for making healthy green juice out of wheatgrass. The Omega j8006 handles wheatgrass beautifully. The slow speed means that only low heat will be applied to your wheatgrass. Plus, you can expect an extremely high yield thanks to the dual stage system.

Omega j8006 Nutrition Center Juicer
Omega j8006 Nutrition Center Juicer | Source
Glasses of Green Juice
Glasses of Green Juice | Source

Easy to Clean Masticating Juicer

All manufacturers claim that their juice extractors are easy to clean, but comments from owners often reveal a different opinion. The truth is that evaluating how easy it is to clean a small kitchen appliance is pretty much a subjective matter.

However, reading through the reviews on Amazon of the Omega 8006 shows that owners are generally satisfied with the cleaning process required for this juicer machine. A health enthusiast who is very experienced with several top juicers says that once you get the routine down, cleaning this juice extractor should take no more than a couple of minutes. That's not long at all!

An appliance that is easy to clean is one that is going to be used more often. This means you will get your money's worth out of your purchase.

Juice Extractor with 15 Year Warranty.

Omega is proud of the the 15-year warranty it gives for this masticating juice extractor, which is the longest in the industry. No doubt one reason for the long warranty is that the auger (gear) is made of a heavy duty GE plastic that is 8 times stronger than the plastics usually used for this purpose. Described as being built like a tank, this juicer is engineered and manufactured for a many years of outstanding operation.

Bowl of Pasta
Bowl of Pasta | Source
Grind your own coffee!
Grind your own coffee! | Source

Nutrition Center Juicer

Also referred to as the Nutrition Center juicer, this machine performs a host of other functions, making it a center of all kinds of activity in your kitchen.

A food processor attachment for chopping and mincing and a pasta nozzle for making spaghetti, linquini, and even breadsticks are included with the juicer, along with a homogenizer attachment for making frozen desserts.

Grinding coffee, or making homemade baby food are other options.

Probably most people buy this masticating juicer without giving too much thought to these other functions. Making the best green juice for detox or daily nutrition is foremost on the person's mind who is ready to invest in a top masticating juicer. Nevertheless, it's great to know you are spending money on an appliance with so many helpful functions.

Masticating Juicers for Leafy Greens

The benefits of juicing leafy greens are far reaching, but in order to fully reap the benefits, you need a masticating juicer rather than a centrifugal juicer. A masticating juicer uses a single gear (the auger) to grind and chew the food, which breaks down the cell walls of the produce, thus releasing more fiber, enzymes, and vitamins. Plus, it does so at a slow speed, normally 80 rpms, which results in a low level of heat - another factor that contributes to the preservation of nutrients.

A centrifugal juicer, on the other hand, separates the juice from the pulp of the produce by use of fast-spinning blade that spins fruit and vegetables against a mesh filter. It does this at a high speed which produces a lot of heat.

It's not hard to understand that leafy greens do not respond well to the high speed centrifugal action of that type of juicer. Plus, the heat generated by the high speed destroys a lot of the enzymes. Masticating slow speed juicers, on the other hand, keep heat to a minimum, thus preserving the nutrients that are so abundant in leafy greens.

Leafy greens are so nutritious, but their taste and texture simply turn off many people who otherwise try to eat well. Juicing leafy vegetables is the way to get past this resistance and "eat" the recommended amount of leafy greens.

Enjoy Juicing with the Omega 8006

Clearly, this masticating juicer can be counted on to deliver the optimal juicing experience year after year. Enjoy making juicing part of your daily routine with the Omega 8006.

© 2014 SusanSaies

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