Omega J8006 masticating juicer
This excellent masticating juicer built by Omega comes equipped with a very powerful motor that allows the unit to thoroughly chew up plant fibers and fully extract vitamins, enzymes and minerals from fruits and vegetables.
The Omega J8006 features a dual-stage juicing system for maximum efficiency. The low rotation speed motor (80 rpm’s) means that there is no clogging, no foaming and no heat build-up. This unit measures 14-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 15-1/2 inches, it weighs 15 pounds and it has an amazing 15-year warranty.
Some other great features of this Omega masticating juicer are the automatic pulp-ejection function for continuous juicing, the high juice yield with dry pulp, four stabilizing feet and a very quiet operation. The juicer is UL and cUL approved.
Centrifugal juicers tend to be more noisy and they work at much higher speeds than the masticating juicers. A masticating juicer is the better choice when you are juicing green leafy vegetables like parsley, spinach, wheat-grass, cilantro, kale etc.
A centrifugal juicer is nowhere near as efficient as a masticating juicer in this case, especially that they put out a lot of heat that can possibly damage the enzymes in the juice. A masticating juicer does not create the same friction and it needs less vegetables to create more juice.
The power switch on the Omega J8006 is located at the lower back of the juicer and allows the auger to be reversed if something gets jammed in the tube. This Omega auger is patented and it has a two-stage screen for a much greater juice output.
For instance, when you juice 5 medium-sized apples, this masticating juicer produces a full quart of deliciously clear pulp-free juice and the juice does not turn brown as fast as the juice from a centrifugal juicer as there is lower oxidation from the 80-rpm motor.
You will have to spend more time on preparation because the chute is smaller than a chute on a centrifugal juicer. You have to cut the veggies into smaller sizes to fit into the juice. The clean-up is really easy, all the parts can be taken apart and there are no sharp edges so you can just rinse with water and do an overall wipe.