Omega 8006 Juicer
The Best Single Auger Juicing Machine for Home Use
The Omega 8006 Juicer has been introduced to the market in the second half of 2008 and since then I’ve read only rave reviews about this versatile appliance made by the reputable Omega company, known for its high-quality juice extractors (both centrifugal and auger-type models).
The juicer’s full name is Omega 8006 Nutrition Center meaning that the unit is not only capable of juicing a variety of vegetables (including wheatgrass and leafy greens) and fruits but can be transformed into a grinder, mincer, homogenizer, and pasta maker.
The high quality and durability of the juicer is backed by a 15-year warranty.
Let’s see how this machine works and what are the characteristics and benefits that make Omega 8006 one of the best-value juicing machines.
Features & Benefits of Omega 8004-8006 Juicer
The Omega 8006 is the advanced version of the Omega 8003/8005 model so the main technical features are identical.
What Can You Juice With the Omega 8006 Nutrition Center?
This is a multi-function machine that will you serve you in the kitchen for many years being your numebr one aid in the various kitchen tasks. The juicer comes with 6 nozzles (end caps) for performing the various jobs.
The Omega 8006 juice extractor is easy to use and clean so you can happily juice several times week or every day without dreading using it. The whole process, from washing and cutting the produce, to setting up the juicer, juicing, taking apart and washing the parts, takes about 20-25 minutes.
Other tasks you can perform with the Omega 8006 Juicer and Nutrition Center:
Juicing is done in two stages: in the first step the slowly rotating auger crushes the produce with a force equivalent of 2 HP, while forwarding the juicy pulp and squeezing through the filter screen producing delicious, fresh juice and dry pulp.
The benefit of the low-speed process is that the oxygen from the air doesn’t get mixed into the juice so there’s no oxidation of the nutrients. The proof of this is that apple juice made with the Omega 8006 juice extractor doesn’t start to turn brown while juice produced with fast centrifugal juicing machines will start to darken immediately.
Furthermore there’s no heat accumulation (it can be caused by the motor) so the vitamins, enzymes don’t get cooked. All valuable content of the fruit and vegetable cells are preserved in their original form, providing the best for your body.
The juice volume is high which is demonstrated by the dry pulp (e.g. 4 mid-sized apples yield 1 quart of juice).
The power button and the reverse switch are at the back, on the lower side of the unit.
Omega 8006 Juicer and Omega 8003/8005 Comparison
The two models are almost the same but there are slight differences. Let’s find out about therm:
Omega 8006-Omega 8003/8005 Comparison
Improved auger – sturdier material is used (GE Ultem melamine) ensuring longer life
FDA-approved melamine auger (which is also of high quality and processes the produce well)
built-in carry handle
15 years on all parts and labor
10 years (all parts and labor)
Find out more details about the Omega 8003/8005 Juicer. Read also a detailed review on the Omega Vert, Juicer VRT 330, which is a vertical single-gear unit with wide-feed chute and self-cleaning features.
The Omega 8006 is packed with great features but the true decision on whether it’s a great juicer or not is made by the users. Let’s sum up what owners of the machine say about its performance.
Conclusion – Who Should Buy?
It is a great value appliance and very moderately priced compared to other single auger juicing machines. The Omega 8004-8006 is excellent at extracting juice from greens including wheatgrass but fruits are processed just as well.
Compared to other similar juice extractors the Omega 8006 is one of the most easiest to use and clean so it is highly recommended for those who want to make fresh juice several times a week without having to spend a great deal of time on the task.
Official site of the manufacturer: Omega Juicers