One of my criteria’s when selecting a juicer is price; I want something that will, if possible, outperform its price point.
One of the hidden gems in the juicing industry is the Omega J8004 nutrition center.
This horizontal auger juicer will extract around 25% juice from green leafy vegetables compared to a vertical juicer, and it costs at least $100 less.
Add to that, it comes with a 15-year warranty, on the WHOLE juicer!
Think about it; you guarantee yourself 15 years of worry-free juicing because if anything goes wrong with the juicer within the warranty period, Omega’s got you covered.
Features of the Omega J8004 Nutrition Center
- Has a 150 watt motor that spins the auger at just 80 rpm
- Dual stage masticating juicer
- Great for juicing leafy greens because of it’s horizontal auger layout
- 15 year warranty
- UL and cUL approved
- Has a blank plate that allows it to make nut butter, sorbets or soy milk
- BPA Free
- 1.5″ feed chute
- Long warranty
- Great for wheat grass and leafy greens
- Can make more than juices (e.g. nut butter and sorbets)
- Fruits need a lot of pre-cutting
- You’ll need to exert some effort to push ingredients through the feed chute
How is this different from the Omega 8006, 8003 and 8005?
All of these juicers are the same; parts are interchangeable. The differences lie in the color, auger, and warranty.
The 8006 and 8004 both come with a 15-year warranty, the 8006 has a chrome/black finish while the 8004 comes in white. Both the 8006 and 8004 use the Ultem auger which is eight times harder than the standard auger found in the 8003 and 8005.
The 8003 comes in all white while the 8005, similar to the 8006, comes in chrome/black.
Cheaper than the 8006
Also, the 8004 is less expensive than the 8006, so if budget thumps aesthetics in your priority list, I will get this.
Since both the 8004 and 8006 are identical machines, click here for my review on the 8006 to get the lowdown on the produce it will juice best, preparation, cleaning, pros, and cons to see if this is the juicer for you.
Here what John Kohler has to say about the differences between the 8003, 8004, 8005, 8006 along with the VRT series: