Omega juicer review: The Omega J8006 1 month later

Omega 8006 juicer

It’s been over a month since I bought my Black and Chrome Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer.

Below is the Omega juicer review I put up on amazon. There were three customer low ratings (2 2 star, 1 1 star) but most were positive. I commented on the negative ones.

It occurs to me now that I should have made it my “Product of the month” and maybe I’ll resurrect it next month.

Title: Love it – and I’m offering some advice to help you love it
5 stars

I’ve been using mine nearly daily for a month now. I like that

a) It’s easy to use
b) Easy to clean
c) The pulp comes out fairly dry – though you can also re-juice the pulp, which I’ve done to test it and gotten a BIT more juice out.
d) It’s quiet, except for the squeaking & crunching noise it makes depending on what’s being processed. You might dislike those sounds. I dislike the high powered whirring sounds of other juicers. This one is somewhat subjective.
e) Unlike other juicers that require fruits and vegetables be juiced in a particular order, you can mix it all up, in the same addition even.
d) It does both hard and soft fruit (carrot-ginger-orange is a favourite). I haven’t tried berries yet, but pomegranate seeds are my favourite item to juice, healthier & cheaper than the heat-processed bottled juice you buy in the store. Use it as a base for cocktails!

Tips that I’ve learned from using it-

a) The shoot is narrow. If you’re juicing greens with stems (kale, chard, spinach), put the leaves in stem end first.
b) Fold big leaves, such as kale.
c) With vegetables that taper in size – such as carrots or celery – feed the more narrow end in first.
d) Don’t try to stuff too much in at once. I’ve done that a couple of times and had to turn the machine off and dig the bits out with a knife or fondue fork.
e) Sometimes during assembly the end of the auger that goes into the body of the machine just won’t go in. I learned this one frustrating day through trial and error: Flip the on/off switch reverse (left) and immediately turn it off. This will spin it to a place where it will accept the part.

To the people who have complained about plastic bits and such, I’d recommend using the warranty. I checked mine after I read the negative reviews and it was fine. Maybe you need a replacement. I wouldn’t give up until I’ve replaced it at least once.

There are also some great videos online to help you use the product. The first few days I owned it I watched a bunch.

Happy juicing!

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