As far as I’m concerned, no kitchen is complete without a juicer. Especially in an Indian home where spicy sauces are the order of the day. The key is finding one that’s worth its weight in gold. Sadly, there’s no dearth to the number of lackluster juicers in the market.
Don’t fret, I will help you navigate through the haze by reviewing 2 of my all-time favourite masticating juicer from Omega. If that’s not enough, I have also included a buying guide to help you make an informed choice.
Factors To Consider When Buying The Best Omega Juicer
The Omega brand has made serious inroads in the juicing industry. However, not all will satisfy your specific needs. Here are some of the factors you ought to consider before spending your pennies.
Type of produce
There’s no one juicer that can be hailed supreme over the rest. One may be great at juicing fruits, another superb for veggies and another for hard produce. Simply put, invest in a juicer that best fits your needs.
Quality of the juice
Whether you want to go commercial or just for household use, consider getting a juicer that gives you the best beverage in nutritional value.
Masticating juicers extract a nutrient rich juice as compared to the centrifugal juicers. They also have high yields and the beverage has a longer shelf life of 72 hours without compromising its natural taste.
The juice quality from the best masticating juicer should be free of foam and pulp. Of course, the extract should be tasty as well.
Consider buying a juicer that is well made, its components perfectly fitted and safe even for children. Its parts should be made of long lasting material, a stable base to avoid accidentally slipping. It should also have a warranty that gives you the peace of mind while juicing.
Other Buying Tips:
- The juicer should fit into your kitchen cabinet. If you live in a mansion, then that’s a different story. Otherwise, pay heed to the size of the juicer.
- Check if the juicer has a reverse feature. It would come very handy to unclog the juicer whenever needed.
- The juicer should have a wide mouth to ensure that you don’t have to go through the pain of chopping fruits and veggies into small pieces.
- The noise level should be low or at least bearable. Basically, the noise level shouldn’t be such that it should compel you to buy an earplug.
- Choose a juicer that features a large pulp collection system to save you the hassle of emptying the pulp bin over and over again.
- If you want a long-lasting juicer, give preference to a juicer with a stainless-steel body as opposed to a plastic body.
- Finally, it would be better to go with a brand that dares to offer an extended product warranty.
While there are over 5 omega juicers in the market. I want to focus on only two. Take a look at my Omega 8006 vs 8008 reviews.
The Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Masticating Dual-Stage Juicer is a solid workhorse. It’s no wonder it has become a staple in many homes including mine. It can beat the daylight out of your ordinary juicers. Not convinced? See for yourself.
Product Features and pros
The motor on this juicer is strong enough to grind through anything. It crushes through iced veggies like a hot knife through butter. The auger rotates at only 80 RPM on purpose to deliver the best possible extracts without sacrificing the vitamins and minerals present in the fruits and vegetables.
I love how this juicer is gentle on the ingredients. The goal is to preserve the nutrients and enzymes to get the most value from the produce. The rich and flavorful juice extract makes up for the slow juicing compared to centrifugal juicers.
I have had juicers that were so loud you could barely hear yourself talk. Think of an aeroplane taking off kind noise. So you can imagine how excited I was when I turned on my Omega 8006 and it barely made any sound.
Truthfully speaking, this device is more than a juicer. Beyond fruit and vegetable juices, you will able to make pasta, smoothies, nut butter, and a host of other delicious treats.
It comes with all the necessary scrubbing tools to help you clean the juicer easily without the usual elbow grease involved in the process of cleaning a gadget of this calibre.
I kid you not, this juicer comes with a highly generous 15-year warranty. That should tell you that the juicer is built like a tank. So, you will get many years of juicing use from this masticating juicer.
For the juicer to work faster, you will have to cut the fruits and vegetables into small pieces. That said, this isn’t a product defect. By nature, it’s meant to be a slow-performing juicer.
Omega J8008 has the same working premise as the 8006 plus a few bells and whistles to streamline your juicing. Akin to the its predecessor, it is a slow speed (masticating) juicer that operates via a dual stage process that generates minimum heat and foam, hence producing a delicious, healthy beverage.
The following is what sets it apart from the rest:
This dual stage juicing mimics the human mouth movements while juicing. The two stages involve alternate crushing and pressing of your produce. This leads to high volumes of juice to be obtained and a drier pulp when compared to the previous models. This is to say it's super efficient.
Quality Of The Juice
The low oxidation levels involved in juicing help get an output that is uncompromised from its original, natural form. This ensures that your beverage retains its colour, the nutritional potent in live enzymes, nutrients and antioxidants remain intact. Besides, it has a longer shelf life of 72 hours and juice is produced in large capacity.
Has a powerful GE Ultem Auger gear that 8 times stronger than the 8006 model. It can exert maximum pressure on any produce including hard-to-press green leafy veggies such as kales. Spinach and wheatgrass. The motor is also able to aid multiple functioning that is: making baby foods, make soy milk, milling/ crushing spices or coffee into powder, etc.
The machine is well engineered to last longer assuring of peace of mind and many years of happy, healthy juicing. It has a 15 years warranty wholly on manufacturer's defects.
Juicing is an amazingly delicious way to get more of those antioxidant and nutrition rich fruits and veggies in your diet. However, to get the best out of your juice, you have to have the right juicer. With the right kind of juicer, you can prepare a fresher, healthier and a better tasting juice, right in the comfort of your kitchen.