Review of the Omega 8006 Horizontal Juicer

Omega has been a major player in the juicing industry since 1985 and has continually listened to customers and refined their products to be better and better. The Omega 8006 is probably one of the most sold of their juicers because when it was released it was a huge stride forward in their juicers, it was when they made their Auger 8 times stronger. This model also carries the longest warranty in the juicing industry: 15 years.

This juicer makes juicer that is many times more nutritious than any high-speed juicer. It spins its auger at a slow speed (80 RPM) which adds virtually no heat and no oxygen to the vegetables or fruit. This means that you get only the good stuff and not artificial additives.

The amount of pulp that you have in the juice is very minimal, so if you do not like having pulp this is a good juicer for you. (For a more pulpier juice, check out the Omega VRT350) One of the great factors of this model is that it leaves the excess pulp very dry, you can squeeze the pulp and will get little to no extra juice out of it.

What to make?

If this is your first juicer you may be wondering what you are going to juice and are looking for some juicing recipes. The rule of thumb in juicing is to always include a base fruit or vegetable and add on to that. The base can include: Carrots, Beets, Celery, Apples, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Romaine Lettuce. You will want to have anywhere from 60%-100% of your juice of these base vegetables/fruits. Then add things such as ginger, lemon, oranges, kale, collard greens or whatever you want to try.

Experimenting with different produce is half the fun of juicing. Warning: Don’t overdo it! Use a maximum of 6 varieties of produce in one juice, it can taste pretty bad if you mix too many. But, if you stick to the base veggies and add a few varieties, you may just discover a unique recipe that is to die for! You won’t have to worry about what you are juicing with the Omega 8006 because it is multi-functional and can handle whatever produce that you put in there (as long as you cut everything down to fit in the feeding chute).

Differences between the Omega 8000 series juicers

The Omega 8006 and Omega 8004 are the same juicer! The only difference is the color (and the price). The 8004 is White and the 8006 is Chrome. The 8003 and 8005 models are also identical to each other, but have a standard traditional auger as compared to the newer models which have a 8x harder auger.

Pros: This is the easiest to clean juicer out there. Once you get fast you can clean the entire juicer in 1 and 1/2 minutes. This juicer tops the list on juicers for leafy greens and vegetables. Kale, Celery, Cabbage, Collard greens, parsley, etc. can all be juiced on this machine with ease. It can also handle fruits such as carrots, cucumbers relatively well. Your yield will be high on greens and the oxidation will be minimal due to the low speed.
Cons: The feed on this juicer is one of the smallest, 1.50 inces by 1.50 inches. (To avoid this problem just get a Omega NC800 HDS, the upgraded and more expensive model). The speed of juicing is pretty slow which is good for nutrition but not so good on time. Well, one has to pay the price for quality juice or get less nutritious juice, the choice is yours.

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