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Omega J8005 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer (chrome/black) EXPIRED

Selma 99,799 December 16, 2012 at 01:01 AM in Home & Home Improvement (3) More Amazon Deals
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Promoted 12-16-2012 at 04:03 AM View Original Post
Amazon.com has Omega J8005 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer (chrome/black) for $159.99 with free shipping. Thanks Selma

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Edited December 16, 2012 at 04:05 AM by brisar

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#31
How does this compared to the Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite?
I saw one of the review where the reviewer rated the Breville mush higher but I am not sure if it is legit. Just want to confirm with SDers who are familiar wit hboth models. Thanks.
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Some vegetables aren't all that fun to eat, especially in quantities. But, when you mix them with pineapples, apples, bananas, strawberries,...
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This amazon review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1JY...hisHelpful
claims:

"It takes me a good 10-15 min. to juice two bunches of parsley and one bunch of kale, excluding clean-up, simply because you have to cautiously feed each item or risk a jam. The amount of juice produced is under 4 oz., enough green juice for one person. If I had to spend 10-15 min. juicing for each person (not including cleanup) in my household, that's a good 45 min. of juicing time plus cleanup."

Does this sound legit?
I admit that I bought this juicer with plans on using it often to be healthier because it did take a while for me to learn things I wish I knew now which tainted my initial experiences. It does have a small chute, filter jamming and cleanup mess. There are some nuances to juicing with this juicer that will cut time and disappointment and you should follow these tips(I'm sure there are more) to really make your juicing experience much more fun.
  1. Get fruits without seeds (no blackberries, raspberries, strawberries) and no gunky stuff like potatoes that will jam the filter.
  2. Prep ALL stuff beforehand, then feed. Don't worry about seeds, cores, roots and skins during prep.
  3. Cut all items to less than chute width to allow things to go down to not have to use plunger and add more work.
  4. Build a larger funnel because the one they have does not drop items into the chute and will build up so you have to manually shove them in..
  5. Dunk all items in soap water immediately after juicing to avoid longer cleanup time.

I think once you've learned to streamline the process, it is much more fun and makes this juicer the best you can buy. It does take work at first but once you get good, it's easy... and will be well worth it. You WILL notice a difference in health benefits almost immediately. Sports performance is guaranteed.
Last edited by AirJames December 16, 2012 at 08:30 AM
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I admit that I bought this juicer with plans on using it often to be healthier because it did take a while for me to learn things I wish I knew now which tainted my initial experiences. It does have a small chute, filter jamming and cleanup mess. There are some nuances to juicing with this juicer that will cut time and disappointment and you should follow these tips(I'm sure there are more) to really make your juicing experience much more fun.

Good stuff, thanks.

I currently throw whatever I want into a blender and drink the results. Fruit, powder, vegetables etc make a great smoothie. Only takes a few minutes, I'm trying to figure out how this is different / better?
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#34
No strawberries and rasberries? I guess I could put those though my blender and add them to the final product...
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Good stuff, thanks.

I currently throw whatever I want into a blender and drink the results. Fruit, powder, vegetables etc make a great smoothie. Only takes a few minutes, I'm trying to figure out how this is different / better?
My GUESS is that if you are fine with all the pulp, then this probably would not be better for you and you are also getting much more fiber currently.

This would probably only be better for you if you wanted to extract the juice from a larger quantity (for probably more vitamins) or have a latent aversion for pulp that you aren't yet aware of.laugh out loud
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Quote from horatio_underpa View Post :
Good stuff, thanks.

I currently throw whatever I want into a blender and drink the results. Fruit, powder, vegetables etc make a great smoothie. Only takes a few minutes, I'm trying to figure out how this is different / better?
Do you use vegetables like cellery, spinach, or other greens?
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#37
Some may find this youtube video helpful. There's a brief comparison of the j8005 and j8006, and a demonstration showing assembly, use and cleaning of the j8006.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r437hboI_U
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#38
While I use an omega vert350hd instead of this one I have a few tips that I believe will still apply to this model.

- quickly prep fruits and veggies before putting them in the juicer. I breakup big leafy greens into smaller chunks and quickly cut apples and carrots into pieces that will easily fit in the chute.

- try to cycle through produce that you're juicing. for instance if I'm juicing a lot of greens i'll sneak a few pieces of carrot or apple in between handfuls of greens to keep the machine from getting clogged on all that plant fiber. also if I'm juicing celery i break the stalk into 1" pieces so the long stringy fiber doesn't clog the machine. this isn't necessary, but it will drastically decrease your cleanup time and improve the efficiency of the machine so I highly recommend experimenting.

- save a few pieces of harder produce to end with. doing so will also help clean out the remainder of the pulp and make sure all the soft mushy stuff gets pushed through and juiced thoroughly.

- clean the machine right away and the extra pulp rinses out much more easily.
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Right on... try eating 3 pounds of spinach, 4 apples, 2 pounds of carrots and a lemon for lunch and see how long you go... now, try it in the juicer and enjoy living well for an afternoon.

Just keep in mind... although better than buying junk food... juicing can be expensive - especially organic juicing. 5 lbs of carrots can make a few cups of juice - I buy organic mini carrots at Costco which keeps the costs down..

To good health mate!
So for one drink you need that much fruit/veg? (3 pounds of spinach, 4 apples, and 2 pounds of carrots)

I can see how this would be quite expensive.
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#40
Anyone HATE this or returned it and just went back to using a blender?
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#41
We have the 8006 and like it. This type of juicer is not as fast as a centrifugal, but it preserves the enzymes and nutrients better because of the slow speed. If your juicing greens (wheat grass/kale) I would go with this. If you mainly juice fruits I would go with a centrifugal. This may juice slower than a centrifugal, but it is easier to clean.
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#42
Damn I wish I weren't so afraid of plastic, would save and go with the 8005. Plastic grinds/chips in particular are probably completely harmless probably passing through the body undigested.
Wishi knew of a cheap and good one wiht a steel auger and steel screen.
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So for one drink you need that much fruit/veg? (3 pounds of spinach, 4 apples, and 2 pounds of carrots) I can see how this would be quite expensive.
with the omega vert350hd that would make a lot of juice and I'm sure it would with this model as well. I think his point was more that you can consume a large quantity of nutrient rich produce very easily by juicing it as opposed to trying to eat a massive 8lb salad. lol. I personally like to eat fruits and veggies so I continue to eat a lot of them with my meals and use the juice as a healthy treat. there are days when I'm rushing and it will be my breakfast. you'd be surprised how filling a green juice can be. keeps you going a lot longer than a bowl of cereal.


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Anyone HATE this or returned it and just went back to using a blender?
I doubt you'd want to blend the stuff you can juice with this. you'd end up with an incredibly thick puree of fruits and vegetables instead of a smooth delicious juice...
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Anyone HATE this or returned it and just went back to using a blender?

I have an Omega and a Vitamix. Because I like having the right tool for the right job.
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Do you use vegetables like cellery, spinach, or other greens?
Mainly broccoli & kale. Tried celery, it's ok in small quantities.

Cauliflower didn't taste so good. But chocolate protein powder masks the taste of most things. Smilie
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