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After 4 years - This powerhouse? or an Omega auger juicer?
on January 8, 2016
I have truly mixed views on this juicer... but I can sum it up in one sentence: I rarely use this juicer. Let me explain why...
So, I have one of these and the Omega J8005 Auger Juicer.
1) Super fast.
This will burn through veggie and fruits in seconds. For people with no patience, that might be the only thing you need to know. Plus, this eats entire apples in one gulp in a few seconds. Literally.
2) Affordable. This juicer is a powerhouse for the price, no doubt about it.
1) Good luck juicing greens.
You basically won't be doing that with this juicer. This means, no kale, spinach, cilantro, wheat grass, or parsley. Not good IMO.
2) Inefficient Extraction
Compared to an auger juicer, or at least the Omega I have, you can expect to use about 50%-100% more vegetables/fruits to produce the same amount of juice. That can add up pretty quickly. It is very frustrating to see it spit parts of unjuiced apple, carrot, lime, lemon, ginger, etc into the discard chute.
3) Ugh, the cleaning...
Cleaning this unit is really a PITA IMO. I would MUCH rather clean the Omega. I would say the entire process of disassembly to reassembly and cleaning of this unit takes about 33%-50% longer than the Omega.
All in all - I LOVED how fast this was, but seriously disappointed by how much it wastes and then how unpleasant it is to clean.