OMEGA J8004 NUTRITION CENTER COMMERCIAL MASTICATING JUICER, WHITE REVIEW

The Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer, White is the white model of the chrome plated Omega J8006. If you want to be able to juice not only fruits, but also leafy vegetables and wheatgrass, this single-gear masticating juicer is up to the task.

Unlike with centrifugal juicers, the Omega J8004 uses a low speed of just 80 RPM which ensures that heat build-up and foaming is kept to a minimum during the juicing process, so your juice lasts longer and is healthier to drink.

OMEGA J8004 NUTRITION CENTER COMMERCIAL MASTICATING JUICER, WHITE FEATURES

OMEGA J8004 NUTRITION CENTER COMMERCIAL MASTICATING JUICER
  • Powerful single-gear motor
  • Dual-stage masticating juicing system
  • Low rotation speed (80 RPM) prevents clogging, foaming and heat build-up
  • High yield with dry pulp
  • Automatic pulp ejection for continuous juicing
  • Backed by 15-year warranty

Low Rotation Speed (80 RPM)

The Omega J8004 has a low rotation speed of 80 RPM, resulting in less foam in your juice and minimum heat build-up during the juicing process. This prevents the nutritious vitamins from the juice from getting destroyed thus resulting in healthier juice for you to drink. Impressively, it is very quiet in operation due to the low rotation speed, even quieter than your typical blender or food processor.

Automatic Pulp Ejection

The automatic pulp ejection feature allows you to feed produce into the machine continuously without the hassle of needing to clean out the pulp container, thus saving you time.

Goes Beyond Juicing

The Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer isn’t just great for juicing. You can use the provided attachments to make baby food, grind coffee, make nut butter, extrude pasta and mince herbs.

Easy to Clean

Cleaning the Omega J8004 is a very quick task which requires you to clean just four parts. After juicing, just undo the parts then run them under running water. The cleaning process typically takes just 3-4 minutes.

PROS AND CONS OF THE OMEGA J8004 NUTRITION CENTER COMMERCIAL MASTICATING JUICER, WHITE

Pros

The Omega J8004 is robustly built with quality durable components.

The low operating speed results in foamless juice which tastes great and is healthy.

For added versatility, the Omega J8004 does more than just juice, allowing you to make baby food, nut butters and more besides using the supplied attachments.

It is very quick and easy to clean.

It’s backed by a 15-year warranty, giving you peace of mind for a long time.

Cons

The feed tube is rather small, so some produce needs to be chopped up before being fed in. Although keep in mind, this is common with all masticating juicers.

It doesn’t juice soft fruits too well, leaving too much pulp behind.

JUICER REVIEWS FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE OMEGA J8004 NUTRITION CENTER COMMERCIAL MASTICATING JUICER, WHITE

The Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer is an outstanding juicer which can juice just about anything you put through it. When it comes down to it, this juicer ticks all the right boxes. It’s quiet, easy to clean and use and results in a very dry pulp. The low operation speed ensures that the juice it produces is full of nutrients. It excels best at juicing leafy greens and vegetables.

Being a masticating juicer, its slower and more time consuming to juice than using a centrifugal juicer. Therefore, if you are juicing for a large family you should bear this in mind.

We would have liked to have a seen a pulp regulator to have the option of adding a wee bit of pulp now and then, but as there is no pulp or foam in the juice we can’t really complain.

One thing consumers love about this juicer is that it’s backed by a 15-year warranty, so should you encounter any problems within the first 15 years of owning it, just contact Omega and they’ll send you any required parts to start getting you juicing again.

There is also a Black and Chrome version of this juicer available – the Omega J8006. It’s higher priced than the white version, but you may find it best suits your kitchen decor.

OMEGA VRT350 HEAVY DUTY DUAL-STAGE VERTICAL SINGLE AUGER LOW SPEED JUICER REVIEW

If you plan on juicing on a daily basis then investing in a heavy-duty juicer such as the Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer is a good decision. This is a single auger juicer so it’s perfect for juicing wheatgrass and other leafy greens without producing high levels of oxidation which result in less healthy juice.

There are 3 models in Omega’s VERT juicer line-up. The previous two models are the Omega VRT330 and the Omega VRT330 HD. The Omega VRT350 HD under review here is their most advanced model to date.

The design of the Omega VRT350 is rather unique. Instead of being horizontal like a typical single auger juicer, it is vertical to ensure the machine is compact and gives you the extra efficiency of self feeding.

OMEGA VRT350 HEAVY DUTY DUAL-STAGE VERTICAL SINGLE AUGER LOW SPEED JUICER FEATURES

OMEGA VRT350 HEAVY DUTY DUAL-STAGE VERTICAL SINGLE AUGER LOW SPEED JUICER
  • 80 RPM low speed operation
  • Compact base
  • Able to juice wheatgrass at a high yield
  • Fine and coarse juicing screen to control pulp amount
  • Automatic cleaning system

Low Speed Operation

The Omega VRT350 juices produce at a low speed of just 80 revolutions per minute which results in less oxidation and build-up of heat so the juice it produces retains its nutrition and has a longer shelf life than the juice produced by high-speed juicers.

The other benefit the low speed provides is that the juicer is very quiet in operation, making just a low whirring sound from the motor and a crunching sound as the produce gets crushed in the auger whilst juicing.

Vertically Designed

The Omega VRT350 differs from most singer auger juicers, by featuring a vertical design. Not only does this result in a smaller footprint, but it means you can drop hard produce such as carrots straight into the feeding chute without pushing, due to the vertical positioning of the cylinder.

Fine and Coarse Juicing Screen

The juicing screens allow you to control the amount of pulp which goes into your juice. We like this feature as it lets you have your juice to your own personal preference so you can have either a pulpy juice drink or juice free of pulp.

Dry Pulp

Due to the dual-stage process used which extracts the juice via two stages; the pulp which comes out of the machine is very dry especially when juicing leafy vegetables.

Ultem Screen for Heavy Duty Performance

An improvement over the Omega VRT330 model is the addition of an ultem screen. The screen is 8x stronger than the plastic screen used in the earlier VERT model, allowing you to juice frequently on a daily basis without worrying about the screen cracking.

PROS AND CONS OF THE OMEGA VRT350 HEAVY DUTY DUAL-STAGE VERTICAL SINGLE AUGER LOW SPEED JUICER

Pros

The Omega VRT350 juices at a low speed to give you maximum nutritional benefits from the juice you drink, ensuring vital nutrients are not destroyed.

The silver and black finish is elegant and stylish, ensuring it will look good in any modern kitchen.

If you have a kitchen that is choc-o-bloc with appliances or you have a small worktop, you’ll really appreciate the small footprint of the Omega VRT350 due to its innovative vertical design.

It’s easy to clean. A good quality cleaning brush is included which is very useful for cleaning the screen.

Omega has backed the VRT350 with a 10-year warranty. This is far longer than what most competitors offer.

Cons

It tends to leave some foam on top of the juice. You can either quickly remove this foam with a spoon or put a sieve underneath the spout whilst juicing to vastly reduce the amount of foam.

It does not juice celery well. However, most juicers have problems juicing this vegetable because of its string-like structure. For juicing celery, we recommend you get the Omega 8004 or 8006.

Tip:

Some consumers have complained that the pulp ejector spout tends to get clogged up too easily. This problem can be avoided by alternating the type of produce which you juice. Start with soft produce first, and then put in hard produce after. This allows the hard produce to push the soft produce through the feeding tube thereby preventing problems of clogging.

JUICER REVIEWS FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE OMEGA VRT350 HEAVY DUTY DUAL-STAGE VERTICAL SINGLE AUGER LOW SPEED JUICER

The Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer is a highly efficient masticating juicer which is suitable for juicing a wide range of fruits and vegetables, making it one of the most versatile low speed juicers in the market.

It’s ultra quiet, compact, easy to setup and produces incredibly dry pulp and high quality juice. The fact it’s heavy-duty and also backed by a 10-year guarantee, makes it a juicer you can be confident is going to serve you for the long haul.

We recommend this juicer to anyone who wants juicing to be a serious part of their lifestyle.

GREEN STAR ELITE GSE-5000 JUMBO TWIN GEAR JUICE EXTRACTOR REVIEW

The Green Star Elite GSE-5000 Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor is the latest model from Tribest’s highly acclaimed Green Star range of juicers. Featuring an all new body and an advanced twin-gear system amongst other enhancements, the Green Star Elite GSE-5000 is Tribest’s most improvised Green Star juicer model to-date.

For serious juicers who want to get maximum yield and nutritional value from their produce, investing in a twin-gear masticating juicer such as the Green Star Elite is the way to go.

GREEN STAR ELITE GSE-5000 JUMBO TWIN GEAR JUICE EXTRACTOR FEATURES

GREEN STAR ELITE GSE-5000 JUMBO TWIN GEAR JUICE EXTRACTOR
  • Automatic pulp ejection enabling continuous juicing
  • 3-Stage juice extraction
  • Jumbo twin gears
  • New locking mechanism
  • Built-in carrying handle
  • Safety switch
  • 5-year warranty

Easy Assembly / Disassembly

The presence of side latches on the unit instead of the awkward knobs used in previous models makes attaching and removing the gear housing an easy task. This is particularly handy when it comes to disassembling the machine for cleaning.

3-Stage Juice Extraction

The Green Star Elite is the first ever juicer in the market to feature a three-stage juicing system. Unlike earlier Green Star models which only used two stages that crushed and pressed produce in the juicing process, the innovative gearing system used in the Green Star Elite utilizes two 7″ jumbo gears which have a crushing, pressing and mixing stage to give you greater juice yield and the driest pulp whether your juicing soft fruits or hard vegetables.

Safety Switch

To ensure safety and prevent any chance of injuries, the Green Star Elite only operates when the safety hood is correctly in position on the machine.

Cleanup

Cleaning a twin-gear juicer is usually the main drawback of owning one due to the numerous small parts, but the Green Star Elite is rather easy to clean and takes just a few minutes. The new latch system makes disassembling the machine and removing the parts that much easier so you’ll have them out ready for cleaning in no time.

Two cleaning brushes are included which are of very good quality. One of the brushes has long bristles for scrubbing. The other brush has hard, thin bristles which make it very handy for cleaning particles out of the screen.

PROS AND CONS OF THE GREEN STAR ELITE GSE-5000 JUMBO TWIN GEAR JUICE EXTRACTOR

Pros:

The Green Star Elite GSE-5000 Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor is incredibly efficient for juicing a wide range of produce with a very high yield whilst still retaining vital nutrients.

Excellent build quality and construction. Many users report their machine is holding up well after many years.

Wide range of accessories included.

Cons:

We would have liked Tribest to have at least released a model with stainless steel housing to prevent staining occurring over time. However, as long as you are thorough with cleaning the machine immediately after each juicing session you shouldn’t have any problems.

JUICER REVIEWS FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE GREEN STAR ELITE GSE-5000 JUMBO TWIN GEAR JUICE EXTRACTOR

The Green Star Elite GSE-5000 Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor is a juicer in a league of its own and an excellent step-up from the previous Green Star models. It’s incredibly versatile so it suits the needs of people who want to juice a wide variety of fruits and vegetables with a very high yield.

Despite its versatility, the Green Star Elite isn’t suitable if you want a machine that can give you a fresh glass of juice quickly with little time required to cleanup. In this case, you should consider a centrifugal juicer such as the Juice Fountain Elite.

Out of all the masticating juicers available in the market, the Green Star Elite is our #1 choice which we highly recommend.

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL JUICER G5-PG-710 – BLACK MODEL REVIEW

When juicing enthusiasts are discussing juicers which stand the test of time, Champion juicers more often than not get a mention. Renowned for their heavy, durable parts and versatility, these masticating juicers are designed for people who want an affordable heavy-duty machine which is easy to maintain and produces juice of a high nutritional value.

Champion manufactures both household and commercial juicer models. Both models are almost identical apart from the fact the commercial models feature a more powerful motor, making them geared for commercial use.

In this review we look at the Champion Commercial Juicer G5-PG-710 and reveal whether the Champion is a winner in every sense.

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL JUICER G5-PG-710 FEATURES

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL JUICER G5-PG-710
  • Heavy-duty 1/3 HP motor
  • 1.75″ diameter large feeding tube
  • 10-year limited warranty (1-year on blade and screens)
  • Includes Juicing Screen, Blank Screen, Sieve, & Tamper
  • Available in four colors (black, white, silver and almond)

Built to last

One of the main reasons Champion Juicers are so highly regarded by health enthusiasts is due to their high durability. It isn’t rare to hear from consumers who have owned their machine for over 15 years and it’s still going strong.

The Champion Commercial Juicer G5-PG-710 is heavier than most juicer machines due to its heavy-duty motor and stainless-steel construction. For enhanced durability, the parts are made of nylon instead of plastic which most manufacturers tend to use.

Low Speed, High Yield

To keep vital nutrients and enzymes intact in your juice, the Champion Commercial Juicer uses a low speed, heavy-duty GE motor which turns at 1725 RPMs during the mastication process. The cutting cone turns slowly as it quietly squeezes juice from the produce.

GE motors have a reputation for being highly reliable in both home and commercial appliances, so a long lifespan is almost guaranteed.

Large Feeding Tube

The feeding tube has a 1.75″ diameter, which keeps down the amount of cutting and prep work you need to do prior to feeding your produce into the machine.

PROS AND CONS OF THE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL JUICER G5-PG-710

Pros:

The Champion Commercial Juicer G5-PG-710 is constructed to a very high standard with quality materials.

Has the versatility to make baby food, ice cream, nut butter, fruit sauces, fruit smoothies and sherbets with use of a blank plate.

Very easy to assemble and clean.

Faster than most masticating juicers due to its 1725 RPM motor.

Cons:

The main drawback of the Champion Commercial Juicer G5-PG-710 is the fact it’s heavier than most masticating juicers, so moving it from your counter into an area for storage after a juicing session could be a bit awkward.

It can’t be used to juice wheatgrass effectively unless you purchase an additional greens attachment. Furthermore, the attachment itself has had very poor feedback from consumers, so we wouldn’t recommend this juicer if you intend to juice a lot of wheatgrass.

JUICER REVIEWS FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL JUICER G5-PG-710

For its price, the Champion Commercial Juicer G5-PG-710 is nothing short of incredible. We are very impressed with the durability and versatility of this machine. Even the cleanup itself is a breeze which isn’t something we can often say about a masticating juicer.

There are juicers out there that give you a higher volume of juice, but not in this price range. If you’re tired of juicers breaking down on you and you’re looking for an efficient, masticating juicer, then this is a machine to go for.

BREVILLE JE98XL JUICE FOUNTAIN PLUS 850-WATT JUICING MACHINE REVIEW

The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juicing Machine is an updated version of the Breville JE95XL. Despite the Juice Fountain Plus being the second cheapest model out of the seven juicers in Breville’s juicer line-up, it still delivers the power and performance to make delicious juice at a rapid speed.

One critical problem which some consumers experienced with the previous Juice Fountain Plus model was the motor burning out. To address this problem for the Breville JE98XL, Breville implemented an LED for overload protection to give you ample warning if the motor is under strain.

For the price range which it’s in, the Juice Fountain Plus is regarded by many people as the best juicer available. Juicer Reviews sets out to discover whether it really is the best in its class.

BREVILLE JE98XL JUICE FOUNTAIN PLUS 850-WATT JUICING MACHINE FEATURES

BREVILLE JE98XL JUICE FOUNTAIN PLUS 850-WATT JUICING MACHINE
  • 850-watt motor
  • Dual-speed settings (low/high)
  • Large 3-inch feeding chute
  • Stainless steel cutting disc
  • Safety locking arm
  • LED for overload protection
  • Dishwasher safe parts
  • Includes cleaning brush and Juice jug with 1-liter capacity and froth separator
  • 1 year limited warranty

Design

The Breville JE98XL is designed to Breville’s usual high standards. The body is finished in silver satin which gives the juicer the stylish appearance of a stainless steel appliance. The housing is made of high quality plastic unlike the higher-end models in Breville’s juicer line-up which feature stainless steel and die-cast metal housing. The main concern with the silver satin finish is that it will wear away over time, but realistically by the time this occurs most people will have either replaced the juicer or upgraded to a higher-end juicer.

The rubber feet below the appliance provide added sturdiness and ensure that the juicer doesn’t shake or wobble during operation.

Dual-speed Settings

The Breville JE98XL features two speed settings to allow you to get optimum extraction from softer produce and have the convenience of high-speed when juicing harder produce. The low speed setting runs at 6,500 RPM which is ideal for juicing soft fruits and leafy produce. The high speed setting runs at 12,000 RPM which is ideal for juicing dense fruits and vegetables such as carrots.

While this juicer lacks the variable 5-speed control of the Breville Ikon, the two speed settings simplify things and mean you don’t need to learn exactly which speed setting each produce should be juiced at to achieve the balance between speed and a high extraction rate.

Large 3-inch Feeding Chute

Most of us have experienced in the past, the time and effort involved slicing produce before putting them into a food processor. The Breville JE98XL saves you this problem by featuring a large 3-inch feeding chute which can fit in many whole produce without requiring any prep work.

Safety locking arm

The safety locking arm on the Breville JE98XL gives you added peace of mind that the juicer can only be operated once the locking arm is securely in place. This safety feature is especially useful if you have children.

PROS AND CONS OF THE BREVILLE JE98XL JUICE FOUNTAIN PLUS 850-WATT JUICING MACHINE

Pros

The Breville JE98XL is very user-friendly, compact and robustly designed. The silver satin finish allows it to blend in nicely with even the most contemporary of kitchens.

The 850-watt motor gives you ample power to juice fruits and vegetables at a rapid speed. The dual-speed settings are very useful for getting maximum yield from each produce you juice.

Easy to clean, providing you clean all 5 parts straight after juicing. If you don’t fancy hand washing the parts, you can put them in the dishwasher to make the cleaning task even easier.

The LED for overload protection is very useful for preventing the occurrence of motor burnout as it gives you indication if too much strain is being put on the motor.

The provided 1 litre juice jug has a froth separator which is great for removing the froth from your juice.

The noise level it makes during operation is relatively quiet for a centrifugal juicer.

Low price. The value which the Breville JE98XL offers is unprecedented.

Cons

For leafy greens, the Breville JE98XL is too fast to get a good amount of juice from them. If you juice a lot of leafy greens we advice you buy a masticating juicer instead.

Quite a lot of foam is produced due to the high speed it juices at. However, the froth separator on the juice jug does a good job of removing most of this foam.

The 1-year warranty is a little short for our liking, but based on our quality trend analysis this juicer has a good lifespan so we wouldn’t recommend purchasing an extended warranty.

JUICER REVIEWS FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE BREVILLE JE98XL JUICE FOUNTAIN PLUS 850-WATT JUICING MACHINE

If you’re not a heavy juicer who needs a commercial grade machine, you’ll be pleased as punch with the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juicing Machine. The power this machine puts out is quite staggering and can handle the hardest of produce to give you a delicious tasty juice drink in minutes.

If you can stretch your budget a little further, Breville’s next model up – the Breville BJE510XL Ikon, has a few key improvements. The base and feed chute are made of stainless steel for extra durability. It also features a 900-watt motor opposed to the 850-watt motor in the Juice Fountain Plus. There are also 5-speed settings to give you optimum control over the speed which your produce is juiced at.

Both the Breville JE98XL and Breville BJE510XL Ikon are fantastic mid-range juicers which are both functional and attractive. If you can afford it we recommend you go for the Breville BJE510XL Ikon due to the extra durability the stainless steel construction provides.