The Omega J8006HDS Juicer is a 5th generation single auger horizontal juicer and a direct update to very popular Omega 8004/8006 machines. As expected, the upgraded models preserve all the pros of old models and introduce a few new features.
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- Base Unit;
- Drum, chute, and hopper;
- Juicing screen and blank cone;
- Adjustable juicing End Cap and blank End Cap;
- 5 nozzles;
- Plastic juice bowl with strainer and pulp container;
- User manual.
Motor and Body Unit
The Omega J8006HDS Slow Masticating Juicers feature Eastman Tritan Copolyester BPA-Free Housing with an inbuilt scoop handle.
It has a 200 Watts motor with 2 HP equivalent of the torque or circular force. The motor rotates the auger with a slow 80 RPM speed to ensure low oxidation of the juice.
The motor is also equipped with a reset switch and thermal cut-off system to protect the motor from overloading. The juicer is designed for up to 30 min of continuous operation before it must be stopped for a few minutes rest.
Drum, Chute, and Produce Feeding
The Juicer comes with a clear drum and chute and black removable hopper, so you can observe what is going on inside of the juicer while it is processing ingredients. All drum, chute, and hopper parts are made from BPA-free clear stress-resistant, and durable Eastman Tritan copolyester material.
Although, this juicer features a few improvements over the old model they come with similar to the J8004 and J8006 models only 1.5 inches/4 cm chute opening. You have to cut the beets and other thick veggies into smaller pieces. While you can easily feed whole carrots into it without pre-cutting, the juicer has enough torque to chew it without jamming. You also will not require any efforts to push hard produce into the chute as the auger pulls it smoothly.
The Omega J8006HDS Juicer is equipped with an auger that is made from upgraded very strong GE Ultem resin material which makes them more durable under the juicing pressure.
The juicing screen is made from BPA-free Eastman Tritan copolyester material with two (2) stainless steel mesh surfaces.
The Blank cone does not have the mesh screen part and is made entirely from Estamn Tritan copolyester material.
End Cap and Nozzles
The Omega J8006HDS Juicer comes with three (3) levels of pressure adjusting nozzle which allows the regulation of the strain applied to the pulp before it is ejected. Low pressure will work for the soft ingredients and high pressure is applied for firm produce to squeeze the maximum juice. You usually set the maximum pressure for such produces as beets, carrots, celery, and leafy greens and release it to a minimum for oranges, pineapples, and cucumber.
The juicer is also equipped with an additional blank End Cap and five (nozzle) for performing food processing tasks such as mincing, grinding ice shaving, and dough extruding.
- Carrots and beets juice;
- Ginger juice;
- Celery juice;
- Leafy greens juice;
- Wheatgrass juice;
- Apple and pear juice;
- Pineapple and other soft fruits;
- Cucumber and tomatoes;
- Citrus juice;
- Baby food;
- Nut butter;
- Nut milk;
- Grinding coffee and nuts;
As with most single auger horizontal masticating juicers the J8006/J8008 is a truly multi-functional machine and able to perform a wide range of food processing tasks in addition to juicing. The blank cone is used instead of a juicing screen to perform such tasks as shaving ice, making frozen treats, grinding coffee, making nut butter, and even mincing meat. If you combine the blank screen with one of five (5) pasta nozzles you can make a variety of different styles of pasta.
Cleaning and Assembling/Disassembling, Operating
The single auger masticating juicers are the easiest to assemble/disassemble and clean across all types of juicers. And Omega J8006HDS Juicer is not an exclusion. For assembling you have to connect the drum with the main body, secure the auger and fit the juicing screen over it, finally secure the nozzle and end cap. Now the juicer ready to operate.
The juicer controls are comprised of only one button with ON, STOP, and REVERSE functions. The reverse function is designed for preventing jamming.
The cleaning is also very easy and takes under 2 mins, it is enough to rinse most of the parts just underwater. While the juicing screen is the hardest one to clean. However, the cleaning brush included in the set is very handy for scrubbing the clogged fiber from it.
The Omega J8006HDS Juicer comes with the longest and best in the industry 15-years Warranty on parts and performance for domestic use in the USA / Canada and with 1 year for commercial and international customers.
Dimensions: 6.5” W × 14.5” D x 15.5” H /165mm W × 368mm D × 394mm H, weights 19.4 lb/ 8kg
Yield: 2.2 lbs/1 kg of carrots and beets outputs on average 420 ml of juice.
Although, Omega J8006HDS Juicer is not the latest 6th generation model it performs very well when juicing beets, carrot, and other hard veggies and deliver one of the highest yields across single auger juicers.
This machine also has very good torque, so you will not require any effort when feeding the produce into the chute which is common for horizontal masticating machines. So, if you plan to juice not only the hard veggie and look for a multifunctional juicer that handles not only a large variety of produce including leafy greens and wheatgrass but also a range of food processing tasks such as making nut butter and frozen treat than Omega J8006HDS Juicer is an option worth to consider.