Omega J8006 vs J8008: A Battle of High End Juicers

On this page, we will be comparing two of the major front runners in this series; the Omega J8006 vs J8008.

Are you ready to make so fresh squeezed juice?

For nutritional, long-lasting juices, masticating slow juicers are your go-to juice extractors. The Omega 8000 series of masticating juicers come recommended in that regard. The very popular J8006 and its upgrade, the J8008 are 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, releasing those juices contained within them. While the screen strains the extracted juice from the flesh of the crushed fruit. Quality materials are so important when it comes to high-level juicers. With constant and strenuous use, you need a juicer made from durable materials. Rest assured that both of these machines are well made and will stand the ultimate test. The test of time.

While overall construction is important. The construction of the auger is of the utmost importance as it does most of the hardwork. So you’ll be happy to know that the augers of both the J8006 and J8008 are made from a very strong plastic known as GE Ultem.

What is GE Ultem?

I’m sure that plastic isn’t at the top of the list of strongest materials. However, this plastic is quite a bit different. GE Ultem is a proprietary plastic compound developed by Joseph G. Wirth in the 1980’s. Its chemical, heat, and flame resistance, makes for a very versatile material. In fact, it is commonly used in medical instruments.

Red Omega J8006

Red Omega J8006

GE Ultem is about 8 times stronger than your normal, regular plastic. So, imagine having a juicer auger made from a cheaper but 8 times weaker material. It certainly wouldn’t last as long.

The GE Ultem construction ensures the durability of the auger. Thus making it easy to crush and extract juices without exerting too much pressure. For both you will find that the there is a stainless steel mesh.

We’ve covered the construction of the interior. Now, let’s dive into the exterior construction. This will go a long way in helping you decide which one to eventually settle on. The housing of the Omega J8006 is a non-BPA free plastic. With BPA, there are some potential health concerns. The 8008 is BPA-free.

Design and Color

The J8006 and J8008 are bulky horizontal masticating juicers. Even though they are perfect for juicing greens, they take up a lot of space. In terms of design, there are very few differences between them.

Both juicers feature plastic construction with beautiful and durable chrome finish. This chrome coating has elegant touches of black, giving these juicers a clean and sleek look.

Chute Size

The biggest complaint about both Omega juicers is the small size of their feeding chute. So, you can’t 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. So, you will need to plan in advance if you want a morning juice before heading into the office.

The J8008 has a slightly wider chute.

Juice Yield

While the chute design isn’t the best, the J8008 attempts to make up for this with a larger screen and funnel. This 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. Neither is fast. Operating at just 80 RPM’s, 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. This “turtle’s pace” reduces oxidation thus keeping your juice fresh for 2-3 days in your fridge.

Non-Juicing Functions

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. Put another way, the J8006 has a 1.3 hp compared J8008’s 2hp motor.

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.

Omega J8008c

Silver Omega J8008

Despite having powerful, commercial-grade motors, these juicers are quiet during the juicing process.

Cleaning

Both juicers come with dishwasher-safe parts and attachments. This makes it very easy to clean them after juicing. Lots of users, however, claim manual washing is also very easy. We find that hand washing reduces wear and tear. If you have the time, you’re likely better off going that route.

Warranty

Regardless of your choice, you will enjoy these juicers for years to come. Not only do users rave about the durability but there is an industry leading warranty. 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
  • Quality juice extraction
  • Higher juice yield
  • Multi-functional
  • Dishwasher-safe and easy to clean

Cons

  • Narrow feeding chute (but larger than the J8006)
 Omega J8008 JuicerOmega J8006 Juicer
Dimensions:14.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 inches14.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 inches
Wattage:200 watts150 watts
Feeding Chute:Small, but larger than the 8006Small
Made In:ChinaSouth Korea
Auger Material:GE UltemGE Ultem
Materials:PlasticPlastic
Warranty:15 years15 years

Summary

The Omega J8006 and J8008 are perfectly capable of making nutritional and long-lasting juices. Although, the quantity of juice 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 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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