Omega J8006 vs J8008: A Battle of High End Juicers

For nutritional, long-lasting juices, masticating slow juicers are your go-to juice extractors. The Omega 8000 series of masticating juicers come highly recommended in that regard. On this page, we will be comparing two of the major frontrunners in this series; the Omega J8006 vs J8008. The popular J8006 and its upgraded successor J8008 are regarded as widely efficient juicers, but which one of them is perfect for your juicing needs? Read on to find out.

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The Omega J8006 vs J8008 Comparison: Which is Right for you...?

Construction

The auger and the juicing screen are two of the most important parts in your masticating juicer. The auger crushes your fruits and vegetables and releases the juice contained within them and the screen separates or strains the extracted juice from the fleshy tissues of the crushed produce. It is therefore important for these two components to be constructed from quality, premium materials that can withstand strenuous use and last for a considerable period of time. The augers of both the J8006 and J8008 are constructed from a very strong plastic known as GE Ultem.

Reputed to be about 8 times stronger than your normal, regular plastic, the GE Ultem construction ensures the durability of the auger and makes it very easy for it to crush and extract juices easily without exerting too much pressure. The screen of the J8006 is also made from this GE Ultem plastic, while the J8008 goes a step further in durability with its stainless-steel mesh juicing screen.

The materials used in constructing the exterior of these juicers also go a long way in helping you decide which one to eventually settle on. The housing of the Omega J8006 is made from non-BPA free plastic, which means it might cause some health issues after a period of extended use. If you get the J8008, you do not have to worry about its long-term health effects as its plastic construction is BPA free.

Design and Color

The J8006 and J8008 are designed as bulky horizontal masticating juicers which means that even though they are perfect for juicing greens and leafy vegetables, you might have to worry about adequate storage space. In terms of design, there are very few differences between both juicers, the most noticeable one being the handle design. The J8006’s handle is an exact replica of previous Omega 8000 models, while the J8008 features a very unique handle in the Omega lineup.

The exterior plastic construction of both juicers is plated with a beautiful and durable chrome finish. This chrome coating is accentuated with elegant touches of black, giving these juicers a clean and sleek appearance.

Chute Size

The biggest complaint about both Omega juicers is the small size of their feeding chute. The chute is quite narrow, about 1.5 inches in width, making it impossible to just dump your fruits and veggies in the juicer and let it do its work. You have to cut them into very small sizes for them to easily fit into the chute and ensure smooth juicing. As expected, this cutting process can be quite time-consuming and off-putting especially in the morning when you’re wanting a quick healthy drink before heading into the office.

It seems logical for us to expect that since the J8008 is a slightly-upgraded version of the J8006, its feeding chute would be a bit wider than its predecessor. Unfortunately, we get the same chute size with both models.

Juice Yield

Omega makes up for this ‘oversight’ in its chute design by equipping the J8008 with a larger juicing screen and funnel. This simply means that the J8008 has a larger juicing area and as such, provides slightly more juice than the J8006.

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Speed

You really can’t make a decision between these two juicers based on their juicing speed as they both operate at the same speed. At 80 RPM (Revolutions per Minute), both the Omega J8006 and J8008 are true masticating ‘slow’ juicers. This slow processing speed is the reason why the juice they extract have neither froth nor foam and are capable of tasting fresh after 2-3 days in your refrigerator.

Non-Juicing Functions

Apart from creating nutritional juices from fresh produce, you can use both Omega juicers as food processors. Thanks to their multiple-nozzle design, you can use them in extruding pasta, making nut butters, grinding coffee beans and spices, and making soft baby food and soy milk. In essence, getting either of these multi-purpose juicers eliminates the need to buy several other kitchen appliances.

Power

Both Omega juicers are equipped with powerful heavy-duty motors. The power ratings of these commercial grade motors differ for both models. The J8006 comes with a 150-watt motor while the J8008’s motor is rated 200 watts.

Despite being fitted with powerful, commercial-grade motors, these juicers are reputed to be quiet during the juicing process.

Cleaning

Both juicers come with dishwasher-safe parts and attachments, making it very easy to clean them after juicing. Lots of users claim manual washing is also very easy if you prefer handwashing to tossing your juicer parts into the dishwasher.

Warranty

Regardless of your choice at the end of the day, you would enjoy these juicers for years to come as evidenced by the glowing tales of durability told by satisfied users. Should in case your juicer doesn’t live up to this expectation, Omega offers you a 15-year warranty on all parts of both products.

Pros and Cons of the Omega J8006

Pros

  • Quality juice extraction
  • Dishwasher-safe and easy to clean
  • Multi-functional

Cons   

  • Housing is non-BPA free
  • Narrow feeding chute

Pros and Cons of the Omega J8008

Pros

  • BPA-free housing
  • Stainless-steel juicing screen
  • Quality juice extraction
  • Higher juice yield
  • Multi-functional
  • Dishwasher-safe and easy to clean

Cons

  • Narrow feeding chute

Summary

The Omega J8006 and J8008 are perfectly capable of producing highly nutritional and long-lasting juices, though the quantity of juice provided would be slightly higher with the J8008. The increased quality, strength, and zero-toxicity level of the materials used in constructing the J8008 provides it with an added advantage. If the prices of both juicers are roughly the same at the point of purchase, I heartily recommend the J8008. However, if the price difference would put a serious strain on your budget, the J8006 would give you your full money’s worth even without all the upgrades of its successor.

We also tackle the Omega j8003 vs j8004 comparison here.

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