A few years back when the whole juicing craze started, I decided to jump on board, but I was left very confused.
I remember thinking, “Which is the best juicer to buy, and what’s the difference between the cheap machines you can buy at any store and the more expensive, Mercedes-Benz equivalent of juicing machines? Is it just the brand I’d be paying good dollars for?”
I soon learned that not all juicers are created equal. Most juicers on the market focus on powerful speeds that make it easy and quick for you to blend the perfect juice. But when you take the juice created from one of these inexpensive juicers and compare its health properties with a juice created using a masticating juicer, there’s clearly a HUGE difference.
But that’s not where the research ends! Because the range of masticating juicers on the market is a whole other story. Which is why I want to make your job easier in choosing the best masticating juicer. If you’re in the market for an Omega brand of masticating juicer, then the following product reviews will help you.
How do you choose between the different Omega masticating juicers currently on the market?
To make your choice easier, here are detailed Omega juicer reviews.
Single Auger Juicer
Dual Stage Processing, horizontal juicer
The Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer is a popular best seller and an affordable masticating juicer. Its predecessor is the Omega J8004.
Omega is well-known for creating some of the best masticating juicers on the market and is the best juicer for leafy greens.
The J8006 is a single auger juicer with dual stages. Its auger is made of GE’s patented Ultem resin (plastic) which is said to be 8 times stronger than most other types of plastics. This ensures that the auger lasts longer and that it doesn’t become damaged or break down. Some consumers are concerned over the use of plastics in juicing because of possible leeching of plastics into the juice.
The Omega J8006 auger has a low rotation speed of 80rpm, resulting in a juice that hasn’t been damaged by heat or oxidation. This means that the nutrients from the produce have been kept intact, even though the produce has been chewed, crushed and squeezed.
Omega states that the juice can be stored for up to 72 hours with minimal oxidation. This is great for those who like to juice larger quantities of produce and store it in the fridge for easy access without having to juice every day.
The Omega J8006 uses a dual stage processing system. The first stage involves crushing the fruits or vegetables, while the second stage involves squeezing the produce to extract even more juice. You are then left with a healthy juice that hasn’t been damaged by oxidation- it retains its nutrient levels, its color and flavor.
Because the juicer runs at a slower speed, it has reduced foam and froth- nothing more off putting than a brownish juice with foam at the top!
The juicer has an auto pulp-eject function that leaves you with a very dry pulp which is perfect for making cakes with. Those on a raw or vegan diet will be able to reuse the pulp in different ways. Reduction in food wastage is great for our environment.
What I love about the Omega J8006 is that it is a versatile machine. If you’re investing in a good quality machine, you’d like to be able to make the most of it. With the Omega J8006, you are also able to turn nuts into nutritious and inexpensive nut butters- all-natural peanut butter tastes so much better than shop bought peanut butter with additives and other nasty stuff.
Parents of babies will be happy to know that they can use the Omega J8006 to make baby food using healthy and natural produce. You can also use the juicer to make soy milk, grind coffee and spices, mince fresh herbs and garlic and to make soy and nut milks.
If you’re looking for a wheatgrass juicer, then the Omega J8006 is a great choice because it can juice wheatgrass as well as other leafy green vegetables that most other juicers can’t, such as spinach and kale.
The design of the Omega J8006 means that it is a strong and durable machine that will last longer than a centrifugal juicer. Because the Omega runs at lower speeds, its components last longer than those of a centrifugal juicer.
The motor operates at 150 watts.
Even though the masticating juicer has four stabilizing feet, Omega recommends that you place the juicer on a thin towel to help increase stability and to reduce noise.
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The Omega VRT330S slow vertical masticating juicer has a single auger that rotates at a low 80RPMs to prevent the oxidation of your juice.
There is reduced foam and froth and you can store your juice for up to 72 hours without oxidation damage.
The juicer uses a squeezing function rather than a grinding function like most centrifugal juicers.
The VRT330S has a dual-stage juicing system, which means that the produce passes through two different stages to extract the most juice. The first stage involves crushing the produce to extract maximum juice. The pulp is then squeezed during the second stage to extract any remaining juice, leaving you with a drier pulp.
There is an automatic pulp-ejection function that allows the pulp to be easily removed from the juicer. This prevents clogging and problems when cleaning the machine after use.
There is also a reverse function, which allows you to run the juicer in reverse motion to dislodge any pieces of produce still stuck inside the juicer.
The VRT330 has two spouts and two 50-ounce containers. One of the containers is for the fresh juice while the other is for the pulp that is ejected automatically from the machine
It has an auto cleaning system making it easy to use and to keep clean. It wipes the screen during the juicing process. You could also add an additional step and flush the juicer with a glass of cold water to ensure there aren’t any pieces stuck inside the juicer.
The parts of the juicer are removable and are dishwasher safe. It comes with 1 fine screen only to produce pulp-free juice.
The Omega VRT also comes with a pusher to help you push the produce through the juicer.
The motor itself has a 1/5 horsepower-equivalent single-phase induction motor which means that the motor runs on lower power. This makes it quieter- no more waking everyone up in the morning when you’re using your juicer!
What’s so great about a vertical juicer? Being a vertical juicer, the Omega takes up less counter space making it perfect for smaller kitchens. It is easy to assemble and to move.
But in terms of the impact on the quality of the juice, I couldn’t find any information that confirms that a vertical juicer produces better quality juice than a horizontal juicer. Some may say that there is a difference, I don’t believe there is. Whether you choose a horizontal or vertical juicer is a personal choice.
Omega does have a patented screw design for its auger which makes it more efficient when going through the dual stage process of squeezing and pressing the produce.
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The Omega TWN20R juicer is a powerful twin-gear triturating masticating juicer suitable for juicing all fruits and vegetables including wheatgrass, herbs and leafy greens.
It has two augers that rotate at 160RPMs, which is faster than most other masticating juicers on the market. This enables the juicer to grind, crush and pulverize the produce to leave you with the highest quality juice with all vitamins and nutrients intact. The juice has a rich, vibrant color.
The motor is 110 watts, which makes it a quiet machine.
The Omega TWN30R comes with both coarse and fine screens. The coarse screen allows you to have a pulpier, thicker juice while the fine screen ensures that your juice is pulp-free.
The juicer is very easy to use- the produce self-feeds thanks to the gears rotating inward. This makes the juicing process so much easier for you! There is also an adjusting knob so that you can adjust the pressure of the machine. This is handy because some fruits require only a small amount of pressure, whereas some vegetables such as carrots require more pressure from the juicer.
The augers are also great at chopping the fibers of the produce which means that you don’t have to pre-cut as you would with other juicers.
The juicer comes with two containers: one for the pulp and the other for the juice. There is also a plastic plunger, a wooden plunger and a cleaning brush.
The juicer can be assembled very easily and there is a lock-latch to ensure that it is put together properly before you attempt to use it.
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