Omega Juicer Review – which juicer is right for you?

Hello gorgeous. 

Meet the newest member of the family. 

Isn’t she lovely?

This is an Omega 8005 masticating juicer. I snagged this baby during Amazon’s deal of day a few weeks ago for my mom and step-dad. Then I called up my boyfriend in a frantic.

Me: There’s an Omega juicer on Amazon for super cheap. I just bought one for Mom and Rick and I think you should get one too. Snag it!

He: Hmmm… I’ll check it out.

Me: You have to get one! I love my Omega and I’ve never seen a deal as good as this one.

He: Ok. Done. Bought it.

Wow, that was easy! Too easy. It’s amazing what a guy will do for a gal sometimes ;) Guaranteed he bought this lil sucker for himself because he was sick of shelling out $6-8 a pop for organic fresh juice from the local juice bar. But it also made me super happy and excited to have access to a juicer whenever I go up to Tampa to see him! Oh and so far, he is lovin’ it!

I really, really love this Omega 8005. It’s almost the cadillac of all juicers. You have to take a little extra time and effort with juicing, but the juice quality is so worth it in the end, and clean-up is a breeze! Here’s a size comparison next to my other juicers.

Left to right: Breville Juice Fountain Elite, Omega 350HD, Omega J8005

Each juicer is unique in its own way. Here is a quick overview on centrifugal vs. masticating juicers, for those of you that would like more information. The Breville is a centrifugal juicer, but the Omegas pictured here are both single-gear masticating juicers.

I really believe picking out a juicer is like picking out a car, or even a breed of dog for a pet. Or even a boyfriend. (hehe, no offense babe)

Different juicers will appeal to individuals for  various reasons. In my opinion, there isn’t a single amazing, do-all, flawless, perfect juicer out there. (At least I haven’t quite found it). Each juicer has its pros and its cons, and depending on your lifestyle and preferences, you will likely be more fond of one variety than the next person. But I promise there is an amazing juicer out there for you, and once you find that ideal juicer, you’re set! So everything in this post is from my personal juicing experience, reading countless reviews on amazon and juicing websites, and observing the habits and comments from my friends and family members who also juice.

Here’s my original review on my Omega 350HD masticating juicer. When I first got it I was pretty pumped, because after using a Breville for over a year I had really really wanted a masticating juicer. The Omega 350HD was the first masticating juicer I owned, and I immediately fell in love with it. Now that I’ve used the Omega 8005 model for the past several weeks, my preference is leaning towards the 8005. I like it because it’s very efficient with juicing leafy greens, produces minimal pulp, and is very easy to clean. Here’s a breakdown of the 3 juicers.

Overall, I definitely prefer a masticating juicer. The juice quality can’t be beat, due to the low-speed RPMs and the way the juice is extracted. Juice made with a masticating juicer can be stored for up to 3 days and still retain high nutrient quality. Although I do love my vertical stand-up Omega 350HD, I really really love the horizontal Omega 8005. That’s just my preference. For a lesser price you can still get high quality juice, with minimal pulp and very easy clean-up. The clogging issues and large amounts of pulp I get in my omega 350HD are slightly annoying when I’m trying to juice large amounts. (Juicing party anyone?)

Buying a juicer is an investment–for your wallet and your health! Your body and your mind will reap the benefits of a juicing lifestyle. But take your time when it comes to purchasing a juicer. Read lots of reviews, watch some you tube videos, and balance the pros and the cons. Although I love the Omega 8005, it’s definitely a slower juicer, and between food prep and juicing it’s a lot more time consuming.

I love each of my juicers in their own lil way. I suppose I’m a lucky girl that I get to play around with 3 different juicers whenever I fancy! Goodness knows that doesn’t apply to boyfriends. heeeehe ;)

Kitty says g’night!

9 comments

  1. Lauren says:

    Thank you for this post! I’m in the market for a new juicer and I’m kind of overwhelmed. Last night I was looking at BB&B at an Omega one that costs $379 – I think it’s the 350HD but I’m not positive. I want a masticating jucier so that I can keep juice in the fridge for a few days.

    Thanks for the info! I’m going to keep doing research!!

    Lauren
    http://www.brooklynnatural.blogspot.com

  2. Michele (Veg Who Hates Tofu) says:

    Wow, you really love juice! haha :) This is great info! I need to start saving up for a quality juicer. The one I have is cheap, loud and leaves a lot of waste. I do use the scraps for making vegetable stock, so it’s not total waste, but I know I could get more juice out of those veggies with a better juicer!

  3. Michelle Evans says:

    I know you posted this awhile ago, but I’m just now looking in to buying a juicer and the first place I went to start my search was this blog post! Thanks for giving me some really great info and getting me started on my juicer purchase :) I can’t wait to have fresh juice whenever I want!!

    • Lindsay says:

      Hey Michelle! Good luck on the juicer purchase, let me know if you have any questions at all! I love all of my juicers for different reasons, definitely take your time picking one out :)

  4. William McGill says:

    Hi Lindsay, I found your blog while I was searching Google for “differences between centrifugal vs masticating juicers”. You did a great job explaining this in your post and I feel even better about purchasing a masticating juicer several years ago – which happens to be a Champion brand.
    I am curious as to why you have 3 juicers. Were some gifts or did you purchase all 3? I may consider buying a certrifugal juicer for those days where I don’t have time to cut up fruits and veggies to fit into the feeding chamber.
    Keep up the great living and be sure to write about it :)

    • Lindsay says:

      Sorry for the delayed reply! I actually purchased the Omega VRT, the juice fountain was a gift, and the the Omega 8000 is my fiances, and he bought it awhile back so I used it too! To be honest you would never need more than one in my opinion but I guess I got lucky :)

  5. Kendra says:

    Thanks for the review. I’m currently in the market for masticating juicer. I’ve been looking around & have Heard great things about the omega. I like the stand up style, but am worried about the clear plastic staining.

  6. Rachael Williams says:

    Hi Lindsay, After reading your blog my search for a good juicer is over. The juicer is amazing and is fully loaded with great featured.I always include juices in my diet and I want the exactly same type of juicer you have mentioned here.I may buy this juicer in a week or two.

    • Lindsay says:

      How did your juicer search go? Have you bought one yet? I’ve been juicing a lot this summer! Love juicing fresh watermelon rinds, they are so delicious! Thanks for the comment :)

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