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Omega Juicers are the best!
on March 18, 2013
This is my 3rd juicer. I also have the Omega VRT and the Omega 8006 - I love both of them and use both of them for juicing / making different things. The warranties on Omega are fantastic! They cover EVERYTHING. My daughter dropped one of the pulp containers and they sent me out a new one, no charge! Love them!!
Anyway, on to reviewing this juicer. I am not an advocate for centrifugal style juicers. I feel that they waste a lot of produce and they oxidate the juice too much - but if you are in a hurry and do not have patience for a slow juicer - then this is the way to go. My daughter is this person. In order for me to make it easier for her to be consistent with juicing, I ordered this 3rd juicer. Yes...my kitchen looks like a juice bar - lol!
The Good - This machine looks beautiful and works great - way better than any other centrifugal juicer I have used before (Breville, Acme, Jack). I was surprised at how efficient is was - how there were few to no chunks of produce left in the pulp catch and how dry the pulp was. What would have taken an hour to juice, takes this machine a matter of a few minutes. Awesome!
The juice produced is practically pulp free and does not need to be strained at all.
The Bad - This machine is so loud! True it is not as loud as the other centrifugal juicers I have tried but when you are used to masticating juicers this one blows your ears off!
The Ugly - Clean up of the screen is a pain in the *#^! Since the screen is a micro screen (which is great for producing pulp free juice) it takes a LOT of scrubbing and scrubbing and scrubbing to get all the teeny tiny pieces of pulp out. You will spend so much more time cleaning this machine than you do the masticating juicers.
While I was doing clean up of this machine, I noticed that the juice I had made was separating. This means there is a lot of oxidation in the juice it makes. I do not have separation in the juice from my other juicers.
And finally - I am basing my review on this juicer alone. It is a great juicer for the type of juicer it is. Price, function, ease of use, appearance & quality are all 5 stars!