Main Models, Features and User Reviews
Omega juicers offer machines for all types of juicing:
- centrifugal models, both non-ejection and automatic pulp ejection styles,
- masticating-type auger machines, and
- dedicated citrus juicers.
But not Omega. With their innovative designs and continuous technical improvement of their models, Omega juicers have become one of the favorite juicing appliances for many people.
The history of the company and its vast experience in manufacturing top quality juice extractors make Omega juicers a reliable choice.
Main Features and Benefits of Omega Juicers
A quick glance at Omega models according to juicing type:
- Centrifugal Style Omega Juicers (models 500, 1000, 9000B and 9000W): – In this a centrifuge holds the pulp inside the basket to spin the pulp and extract the juice.
- Centrifugal Juicers with Automatic Pulp Ejection (Models: Omega 4000 and the O2): – In these juicers, a pulp ejector will eject the pulp into a separate container allowing you juicing without having to stop to remove pulp from the centrifuge basket.
- Masticating Style Juicing Machines (Omega8003/8005/8006 and the Omega VRT 330 vertical model.): – A masticating juicer is a low speed juicer that can juice the same items as the centrifugal machines (fruits, non-leafy vegetables) and has the ability to juice even wheatgrass and leafy greens.
- Citrus Juicers (Model 5000): – The citrus juicers are meant only for juicing orange, lemon, and grapefruit and not for vegetables and non-citrus fruits.
Characteristics of Omega Juicers
- The design of Omega juicing machines is attractive with heavy-duty plastic housing and surgical stainless steel quality blades and wire mesh (except for model 500 which has plastic- polycarbonate – sieve). The durable stainless steel blade effectively grinds the produce into pulp without going blunt.
- Wide feeding chute so that you can add large fruit and vegetable pieces saving the chopping time.
- Very good juice yield – Omega juicers have high juice output: the dry pulp testifies this.
- Omega juicers are equipped with high-quality General Electric motors with 3/4 horsepower. The motor has very few moving parts which increases its life cycle and ensures low vibration of the appliance.
- The rubber feet on the bottom of the machines dampen the minimal vibration generated by the motor.
- The cantilever-type latch arms securely hold the assembled parts together, while ensuring effortless assembly and disassembly.
- Clean-up of Omega juicers is easy pretty easy – use a heavy-duty kitchen brush to get rid of fiber stuck into the strainer’s holes.
- One of the most important benefits of Omega juicers is the long warranty period signaling the manufacturer’s trust in its products. Other popular juicer brands (e. g. Breville) come with shorter warranty (1-3 years) which doesn’t necessarily mean that their appliances are of lower quality, but if all things equal, the long warranty will surely tip the scale towards Omega juice extractors.
- A great feature is that all models are UL Approved making the units applicable both for household and commercial use.
Main Models – Centrifugal Juicers
Non-Pulp Ejection Models (pulp remains in receptacle)
Omega 500 Juicer
This is a very affordable centrifugal citrus juicer (sells for around $160 – $170) that operates at 250 rpms. The unit is designed to juice oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes. It has stainless steel bowl that can add an extra touch of class to both professional and home kitchens. A good alternative to the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer.
Omega 1000 Juicer
This model is quite same as the 500 model with the only difference that it has a stainless steel bowl instead of a plastic one. This model is available in both black and white. (10-year warranty) and comes with an optional citrus attachment. The Model 1000 is available for around $200. Read a user review on the Omega 1000 juicer.
Omega 9000 Juicer – A non-ejection-type centrifugal juice extractor that works at 3000 rpm. Price: cc. $210 – $220. Warranty: 15 years
Centrifugal Models with Pulp Ejection
Omega 4000 Juicer
This is a pulp ejection centrifugal juicer which. The compact Model 02 version is ideal for carrying it with you when you travel.
Price: cc. $200 – $220. Warranty: 15 years.
Omega O2 Compact Model
It’s a centrifugal juicer with pulp ejection, a smaller (weighs 6.5 lb/2.9 kg vs. Model 4000 weighs 11.5 lbs/5.2 kg) but faster version of the 4000. (motor operate sat max. 6200 RPM, Model 4000 at 5200 RPM). A hihgly recommended entry level juicer which costs only $80 – $100. Warranty: 5 years
Mega Mouth Models – Wide Feed Tube That Accommodates Whole Fruits & Vegetables
Omega Big Mouth Juicer, Model BMJ330 – now called Mega Mouth, it is a completely redesigned version of the Omega 4000: wide (3″) feet chute, optimized basket, filter and blade size for increased juice yield make it the best-value centrifugal pulp ejector juicer.
Price: cc. $130 – $200. Warranty: 10 years on motor and other parts (excl. blade: 1 year warranty).
Omega Mega Mouth Juicers, BMJ390 and BMJ390R
The only main difference from Model BMJ330 is that these two models are ETL sanitation certified (meets the requirements of the NSF standard)so can be used in commercial facilities (restaurants, cafes, juice bars). BMJ390R has a red base (that’s what the “R” in the name stands for).
Price: BMJ390: cc. $150 – $200, BMJ390R: cc.: cc. $150 – $200.
Price: cc. $140 – $200 (10-year warranty). This is a professional citrus juicer that can handle larger quantities of citrus fruits (lemon, lime, oranges, and grapefruit). It runs at 250 rpm.
Omega C10W & Omega C20C
These two models are the newest electric citrus squeezers by Omega: the C10W is smaller in size and weighs less (7.5 lbs/3.4 kg) and runs at 150 RPM, the C20C (taller than the C10W and weighs 22.5 lbs/10.2 kg) operates at 1800 RPM.
Juicing cones in 3 sizes for processing various sizes of citrus fruits come with both models. Both models are easy-to use, fast, efficient citrus juicers with 2 year warranty. Price: Model C10W: cc. $150, Model C20W: $350.
Masticating-Style, Low-Speed Juicers
Omega 8003/8005 Juicer Models – These two units are the masticating single gear juicers offered by Omega with 10 years warranty. The Omega 8003/8005/8006 models are recommended for those who plan to juice more vegetables than fruits. Price of Models 8003/8005: cc. $230 – $260.
Omega 8006 Juicer & Nutrition Center – almost the same as the 8003/8005 model but it has a sturdier auger, and longer warranty (15 years).
Omega Vert Juicer, Model VRt 330 – an upright single-auger juicer that operates at low speed (80 rpm). It has some innovative features like the self-feeding mechanism and the auto cleaning for more convenient use.
Official website of the manufacturer: Omega Juicers
Consumer Reviews of Omega Juicers
Omega juicing machines receive very good reviews at major online retailers’ sites (Amazon, Epinions, Target). Only a couple of complaints can be found: one user said that his/her Omega 1000 juicer stopped working after using it for cc. 30 times.
- Effective and quick juicing thanks to the powerful motor. Very low vibration and noise.
- The mesh that holds the pulp is rather difficult to clean especially that of the non-ejection centrifugal juicer models (Models 500, 1000, and 9000).
- Also with a non-ejection type juicer you have to stop juicing after 2-3 cups of juice to empty the pulp. For continuous juicing an automatic pulp ejection juicer is recommended. TIP: to make a larger quantity of juice without stopping, use the basket filter in models 500, 1000 and 9000. It also makes cleaning easier: you just unscrew the blade holder and remove the filter with the pulp in it. Rinse the blade and the basket and you cleaned up your juicer.
- One user of the Omega 1000 model complained that the feeding chute of the unit is too small. Others say that this model is rather loud and moves around during operation. TIP: this might occur when the basket is full of pulp making the unit unbalanced: turn off and unplug the machine than remove the pulp.