What Is the Omega J8008C Nutrition System Juicer?
The Omega J8008C Nutrition System is one of several horizontal single auger masticating juicers from Omega.
It’s an upgrade from the J8003/J8005 (1st generation) and 8004/8006 (2nd generation) models and is identical to the J8007 model apart from having a chrome finish.
So, what do these 5th generation Omega juicers feature over the previous 8004/8006 models?
Notable changes include:
- New purpose-built grip lip handle
- Larger produce tray; tray is detachable from feed tube
- Minor redesign of pulp and juice containers
- Juicing screen filters are stainless steel
In addition, it’s quite versatile, and you’ll know exactly why Omega calls it a “Nutrition System” when you find out it can be used for:
- baby food
- frozen fruit sorbet desserts
- mincing herbs and garlic
- nut and soy milk
- nut butter
- pasta and breadsticks
Let’s dive in and find out more!
Product Details and Usage
|Application||Home & Personal Use|
|Juice Shelf Life||72 Hours|
|Build||Plastic (BPA Free)|
|Chute Size||1.5 Inches (Round)|
|Motor||80 RPM, 2 Horsepower|
|Best for Juicing||Leafy Greens, Hard Produce, Wheatgrass, Nuts|
Notable Product Features
- 150-watt, 2 horsepower motor rotates auger at 80 RPM for efficient crushing and juice extraction
- Dual-stage juice extraction processing for maximum juice yields
- Varying nozzles for making different types of foods
- Quiet in operation
- Parts that come in contact with food are BPA-free plastic
- 15-year warranty
Build Quality and Design
I like the Omega J8008C’s slick design and chrome finish. When fully assembled, it clocks in at:
- 6.5 inches wide (16.5 cm)
- 15.5 inches tall (39.4 cm)
- 14.5 inches deep (36.9 cm)
- 20 pounds (9 kilograms)
All plastic parts coming in contact with food are BPA-free plastic.
Along with the juicer, you’ll get two 32 oz. containers, one for juice and the other for pulp collection.
The round feed chute measures a narrow 1.5 inches, which translates into increased time spent pre-cutting produce, so keep in mind you’ll need to have patience with this juicer.
Juice Quality and Yield
If you’re going to juice mainly leafy greens, wheatgrass, and hard produce, this juicer will be the perfect companion for you.
The exclusive dual-stage juice extraction processing helps to maximize juice yields by thoroughly crushing the pulp and pressing it against a juicing screen to separate the juice out.
So, generally, you’ll get a decent extraction from your produce as well as dry pulp. There’s usually very little pulp in the juice if you follow the usual guidelines for using masticating juicers, which go along the lines of:
- cutting your produce into small bits and slowly feeding them through the feed chute, giving the juicer time to process it
- if using multiple ingredients, then rotate between the soft and hard items, especially because horizontal masticating juicers don’t do well with soft fruit
- always end the juicing with hard produce, which will pick up leftover pulp stuck inside the drum.
If pulp does become a problem, I can highly recommend getting a gravy separator so you can simply pour from the juice container into the separator, removing the pulp effectively.
As you now know, this juicer doesn’t handle soft produce very well.
Some reviewers have repeatedly experienced poor results juicing things like red apples and berries because these items end up being mashed with little juice extraction and getting stuck near the auger instead of exiting through the ejection port.
Other people have found that oranges, grapefruits, and pineapple can end up clogging the juicer very easily if you don’t rotate with hard produce.
So the consideration I suggest you make is whether or not you’ll be juicing lots of soft produce, because if you are, then a horizontal masticating juicer won’t be your best choice, and you should instead consider a vertical unit.
Finally, when juicing with the Omega J8008C, you’ll very often have to apply a bit of constant pressure on the produce using the food pusher each time you put something into the feed chute.
With all that said, this machine gives you a high quality, low-oxidized juice with great taste. The juice can be stored up to 3 days.
Performance and Noise
If you’re looking for a quiet performing juicer, this is a great option.
Most masticating juicers are fairly quiet, letting you juice on mornings or late evenings without waking or disturbing family or neighbors.
This juicer is powered by a 150-watt, 2 horsepower motor slowly rotating the auger at 80 RPM.
Make no mistake, it may look innocent once you switch it on, but it absolutely crushes any tough produce you put into it.
Being a slow juicer unit, you’ll just need to have patience and give it time to effectively process what you put into it.
Is It Easy to Use?
If you’re completely new to juicing and this is your first juicer, you won’t have any trouble getting started.
Assembling and disassembling the parts is easily done in a matter of seconds and you’ll be ready to go.
I do need to warn you there can be a learning curve to master using a masticating juicer because these machines are a bit finicky with certain produce, especially soft fruit.
Just make sure to follow the guidelines mentioned previously and you’ll get the hang of it pretty quickly!
Here’s a video on how to use the Omega J8007 and J8008C juicers:
Is It Easy to Clean?
I highly recommend you always start cleaning your juicer immediately after you’re done using it.
You can clean this juicer three ways:
- Immediately wash, rinse and dry (or set aside to dry) by hand, which should take no more than 5 minutes
- Fill a dishwashing basin with warm water and some baking soda, then place detachable parts in the basin and allow to soak for 30 minutes; rinse off thoroughly at the end
- Place detachable parts in dishwasher on top rack (all parts are dishwasher safe)
While the following video features the Omega NC900HDC, the steps are identical and will show you how to clean your J8008C by hand:
Should I Buy the Omega J8008C Nutrition System Juicer?
The Omega J8008C is a powerful, quiet and easy-to-use machine and you should have no trouble using it even if you’re a beginner.
While it’s not the best choice if you’re looking to juice mainly soft produce, it’ll be an excellent fit for making green juices as it’s very efficient with leafy greens, kale, wheatgrass and hard produce.
This juicer gets a thumbs up!