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Omega J8004 Review
Bottom Line

There's no official consensus regarding whether juicing more slowly really preserves the enzymes in the juice or not. For those who believe that it does, the Omega J8004 is an obvious favorite because it will juice almost anything without heating up the ingredients and possibly destroying beneficial nutrients. The J8004 is a particularly good choice for those who make smoothies with tough, leafy greens. The J8004 is white, but it's also offered in chrome and black as the Omega J8006 (Est. $280).

ProsPowerful, Produces no heat, Easy to use; clean, Juices greens very efficientlyConsStruggles with softer fruits, Large footprint

Breaking it down

Performance

A top performer. Reviewers say the Omega J8004 outperforms even much pricier masticating juicers, delivering high-quality juice and efficiently drying and remove the pulp. It's slow, they say, so you have to be patient, but this type of juicer is supposed to grind slowly to gradually extract juice from fruits and vegetables without a breakdown of essential nutrients. Owners love its versatility and say it performs equally well to chop vegetables, make baby food and mince garlic. Both professional and user reviewers say it's relatively quiet. There are some complaints that softer produce can get backed up and turn to mush, but they are largely in the minority.

Ease of use

Super-fast cleaning and assembly times. Even those who aren't huge fans of the Omega J8004 say it's very easy to assemble, use and clean. While Omega does not specify whether or not the pieces of the J8004 are dishwasher safe, many owners say they put them on the top rack of the dishwasher, which makes clean up a breeze. The feed tube is reported as being rather small, so fruits and vegetables need to be chopped into smaller pieces, which increases the prep time. It also has a large footprint compared to centrifugal juicers with a vertical profile, but it's not large compared to other masticating juicers.

Durability

A long warranty. Most reviewers having nothing but praise for the Omega J8004 when it comes to both short and long term durability. Its horizontal design and four, rubber tipped feet make it seems sturdy and stable. Many owners say they juice for three hours or more at a time and the juicer doesn't get hot and its performance doesn't suffer. There are a number of reviews from people who've had this juicer for years and say it's still humming along. The J8004 comes with a long, 15 year warranty and those who have had to contact customer service say it's prompt, helpful and efficient.

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Our Sources

1. TheSweetHome.com

The Best Juicer, Lesley Stockton, Aug. 27, 2015

The Omega J8004 was TheSweetHome.com's top pick in last year's update, this year it's a runner up. Still, it gets good scores for extracting juice from hard fruits and vegetables; lower scores for greens. Lesley Stockton also notes that it has a large footprint.

2. Amazon.com

Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer, White, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2015

More than 1,250 reviewers give the Omega J8004 4.6 stars out of 5, making it one of the most popular masticating juicers on this site. Owners say it performs very well even on tough items like wheatgrass. It also gets great reviews for being easy to use and clean. Several note how slowly it works.

3. BedBathAndBeyond.com

Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Juicer in White, Contributors to BedBathandBeyond.com, As of November 2015

In more than 60 reviews, the Omega J8004 earns an overall rating of 4.6 stars out of 5; 90 percent would recommend this juicer to a friend. Users say it's super easy to use and clean, and they feel like they're getting a very high quality juice that is helping to improve their overall health. Most agree that it works very well on tough produce, like wheatgrass.

4. Macys.com

Omega 8004 Juicer, Nutrition Center, Contributors to Macys.com, As of November 2015

The Omega J8004 earns great feedback over nearly 50 reviews. Most reviewers give it 5-stars, saying the J8004 is a great choice if you do a lot of juicing or juice fasts. They agree it's a great value, particularly if you use it every day.