The versatile, powerful Omega J8006 masticating juicer is a top pick for serious juicers and dabblers alike. It handles fruit and tough veggies, slowly extracting the juice to preserve the maximum amount of enzymes. Some reviewers say it doesn't handle softer fruits and vegetables as well, but others say it does just fine. It also makes pasta, nut butters, grinds coffee and spices and can mince herbs, making it almost a combination food processor and juicer. The 8006 is stainless steel, while the otherwise identical J8004 (Est. $200) is white.
A top performer. Reviewers say the Omega J8006 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.
Super-fast cleaning and assembly times. Even those who aren't huge fans of the Omega J8006 say it's very easy to assemble, use and clean. While Omega does not specify whether or not the pieces of the J8006 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.
A long warranty. Most reviewers having nothing but praise for the Omega J8006 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. It comes with a long, 15 year warranty and those who have had to contact customer service say it's prompt, helpful and efficient.
Although this review is for the Omega J8004, the J8006 is virtually identical except for the finish (white for the 8004, stainless for the 8006). Lam gives the J8004 a thorough review, testing it with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Its ability to handle even dark, leafy vegetables are what he says puts this model on top.
Review: The Best Juicer, Brian Lam, March 7, 2013
More than 1,400 reviewers give the Omega J8006 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 wheat grass. It also gets great reviews for being easy to clean.
Review: Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer - Black and Chrome, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of July 2014
About 50 reviewers post their thoughts about the Omega J8006 on 877MyJuicer.com. Roughly 96 percent rate it either 5 stars or 4 stars; reviewers say it does great with leafy greens and crunchy fruits and vegetables, but not so great with pulpy fruits.
Review: Omega 8006 Juicer - Juice Wheatgrass, Fruits and Vegetables with the Omega 8006, Contributors to 877MyJuicers.com, As of July 2014
The Omega J8004 earns a perfect score of 5 stars out of 5 in more than 20 reviews. The J8004 is identical to the J8006, except the finish is white instead of stainless. Reviewers say it's a great juicer that's easy to use and clean. They agree it's a great value, particularly if you use it every day.
Review: Omega 8004 Juicer, Nutrition Center, Contributors to Macys.com, As of July 2014