Omega NC800 HDS Review

Drinking juice extracted from raw green leafy vegetables is one sure fire way of taking in nutrients by the bulk without overwhelming your digestive system.

Omega NC800

The Omega NC800 makes this possible with improvements in several key areas.

This resulted in a machine that will extract 12% juice more from the same amount of produce than previous models.

One of the biggest complaints from the older generation J8000 series is the small feed chute that required more pre-cutting.

Omega has addressed this issue by increasing it over 80%.

The J8006 model had a round feed chute that’s 1.5 inches in diameter.

This one has an oval chute measuring 2” x 1.5”.

Features at a glance

  • 2″ x 1.5″ feed chute makes means less chopping
  • 80 rpm means less oxidation than a centrifugal juicer
  • Dual stage masticating extraction
  • 15 year warranty
  • Adjustable end cap ensures better yield than other horizontal juicers without it
  • Blank plate allows you to make other stuff like baby food, nut butter, soy milk, almond milk, etc.

The good

  • Larger feed chute when you compare it to other vertical auger juicers
  • Better yield than an Omega 8006
  • Easy to assemble, disassemble and clean
  • Long 15 year warranty
  • Versatile food mill that is capable of making nut butter and sorbets

The bad

  • expensive
  • large footprint
  • steeper learning curve
  • produces a pulpy juice

What to expect from the Omega NC800?

In essence this is an Omega 8006 on steroids because the feed chute size is almost two times bigger which addresses the biggest complaints of consumers and it has an adjustable end cap, a feature that is found mostly on twin gear juicers that allows it to extract more by adding more back pressure on the pulp.

Adjustable end cap

Another key improvement is adding an adjustable two piece end cap with 5 settings.

This enables you to increase backpressure on the pulp which will yield more juice.

Bigger screen

The NC800 has a bigger juicing screen that means more efficient extraction and more yield.

Here’s a quick overview on what you’ll get.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r5dHPoOtZw

This will work best on…

…Green leafy vegetables.

Hands down horizontal slow juicers are the best machines to extract juice from leafy greens and this one has an adjustable end cap that allows you to squeeze even more juice out.

The pulp that comes out is one of the driest out of all the juicers in the market.

This would work great on wheatgrass, collard greens, kale and all sorts of green leafy stuff.

In this video, John Kohler compares the NC800 vs the 8004 juicing only leafy greens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKMid-rkEuw

The result? The NC800 produced roughly 25% more than the 8004, which is a huge difference because the later is know to be very efficient in extracting from leafy greens.

This machine is also capable of juicing other ingredients like carrots, beet, celery, basically any fruit and vegetable.

Just don’t put in something really hard like a coconut shell because it can damage it and void the warranty.

Does this produce a pulpy juice?

It produces a slightly pulpier juice than the 8004 but you can buy a strainer to remove any excess pulp that comes out.

More than a juicer

  • It comes with around 4 attachments to extrude pasta but this cannot make pasta dough so don’t buy this just to make pasta.
  • Has a blank plate that helps you make healthy all natural sorbets, baby food and nut butter.
  • It can double as a food processor as it chops and minces ingredients
  • Are you a coffee drinker? This machine is capable of grinding coffee beans

How long can you store juice?

Since this is a slow juicer that rotates at a nice and slow 80 rpm, you could store this juice for around 72 hours in a refrigerator.

Just remember for best results, store it in a glass container like a mason jar and over fill it so it does not have any air packets inside that can oxidize juice.

If you can drink it immediately, then do it.

Do you need to prep?

The feed chute in the NC800 is almost twice as large compared to the feed chute found in the 8004, 8005 and 8006 so this means there will be less pre-cutting needed when juicing stuff like apples and carrots.

Another benefit of the larger feed chute is that you can stuff more leafy greens in it which lessens the time it takes to juice.

In a test done by John Kohler, it took him around 7 minutes to juice a pack of baby greens using the NC800.

When he used the 8004 (which is the same model as the 8006 only in a different color) it took around 10 minutes.

So if you do the match that’s a 30% difference which is huge.

How much juice can it extract?

Remember the juice off I mentioned earlier (and in the video above)?

The NC800 was able to extract 25% more than the 8004 which is impressive because 8004 is one of the best leafy green extractors.

The bigger juicing screen and the adjustable end cap played a huge roll on the difference.

The larger screen allows more juice to flow through and the adjustable end cap allows you to squeeze out more juice from greens.

I describe this as an 8004 on steroids.

Is it hard to clean?

The parts including the auger, juice screen, drum and hopper are easier to assemble and take apart compared to a vertical style auger juicer like Hurom HU-100.

You’ll notice that the auger and screen are narrow so it’ll be easier to clean. The auger does not have any recess point where pulp can build up.

Combine all these factors together and you’ll get an easy to clean machine.

It’ll take 3 – 5 minutes to clean it which running water and the brush.

Is it dishwasher safe?

Nope, I’m afraid you’ll have to wash it by hand but like what I’ve said earlier it is easy to clean and won’t take more than 5 minutes.

What type of juicer is this?

This is called a horizontal slow or masticating juicer because the auger is in a horizontal position.

This type of juicer work best on juicing green leafy vegetables and will require no pre-cutting even with fibrous stuff like celery and collard greens because the pulp extractor isn’t prone to clogging (when juicing fibrous ingredients) unlike a vertical auger juicer.

How long is the warranty?

It has a 15 year warranty on the whole unit, not just the motor.

That means if something goes wrong within the warranty period, Omega will take care of it for you free of charge for the next 15 years.

This may probably be the last juicer you buy.

Is it BPA free?

Omega does not specify whether or not this juicer uses BPA free components, I’ve contacted them about this and they confirmed that it is BPA free.

Noise

It is fairly quiet. I don’t have any numbers in terms of decibels but it will not wake anybody up during the morning and you’ll definitely be able to have a conversation without yelling while using this.

Voltage

If you buy this in Amazon.com expect to get a version that uses 120 volts. Unfortunately, a 220 volt version is not available in Amazon.

Motor

It uses gear reduction motor that’s equivalent to 2HP that spins the auger at 80rpm, basically it has the same motor as other Omega juicers.

Dimension

  • 6-1/2” x 15-1/2” x 14-1/2” (width x height x depth)
  • Weighs around 20 pounds

Product specifications

ModelNC800 HDS
Feed chute size and shapeOval

Size: 2” x 1.5”
RPM
(revolutions per minute)
80
Ultem auger
Ultem strainer
Blank plate attachment
Sieve/strainer
TypeHorizontal auger juicer
Juice vegetables?
Juice fruits?
Cant it make nut butter?
Can it make sorbet?
Can it grind coffee
Can it chop/process food
Dishwasher safe?
Warranty15 years on the whole juicer
Voltage110-volts
3-pronged
MotorGear reduction motor that is equivalent to a 2HP motor in terms of torque

The package includes

  • Motor body with an on/off/reverse switch at the back (motor body has a handle on top)
  • End cap with 5 adjustment points
  • 2 stage Ultem juicing screen
  • Blank / homogenizing screen
  • Ultem auger
  • Pulp catcher
  • Juice catcher
  • Pusher
  • 4 pasta nozzles
  • Cleaning brush
  • Instruction manual
  • Juicer body (includes the drum and hopper)

Available Colors

OmegaNCSeriesColors

It is available in silver and chrome.

Consumer Rating

A strong majority of the people who left reviews loved this product, saying that it was easy to use, take apart and clean.

One consumer mentioned that it was so easy to clean that his mom who hated to clean their Omega VRT, uses this regularly because it easier to clean.

The best upgrade is definitely the larger feed chute which meant less pre-cutting.

It worked great, according to consumers on greens particularly leafy vegetables like wheatgrass, kale and spinach. It may struggle though with softer vegetables like apple and pineapple which was prone to backing up.

To prevent this backup, adjust the cap nozzle to a lower setting when juicing fruit. Another solution would be alternating soft and hard ingredients to help push pulp out.

It’s really hard to find negative reviews with this machine except for the price and one review that claimed Omega used melamine in the auger. This isn’t the case because if you look at information, GE Ultem does not have any melamine in it.

Where can I buy this?

You can buy this in Amazon for less than $330 and it’ll be eligible to their free 2-day shipping if you join Prime. Extended warranties are also available of up to 4 years if you want that extra peace of mind.

To Wrap Up

This product is great for people who love their green vegetable juice.

The improvements that include a larger feed chute, adjustable end cap and larger juicing screen takes away most of the limitations that hinder the 8004, 8005 and 8006 juicers.

It’ll also juice fruits but according to reviews it can struggle a little bit with citrus and soft fruits but if you’re serious about juicing, you’ll minimize the amount of fruit you’ll put in.

If you want to juice a mixture of fruit and veggies then get a vertical slow juicer like the Hurom HU-100.

You don’t need to pre-cut as much and it’ll take less time to extract juice with this machine compared to the previous ones but it’ll cost around $30 more.

Is it worth it?

Well if you have enough space on your counter top and don’t want to spend too much time pre-cutting and shoving less produce in a smaller feed chute then the NC800 is the juicer for you.

If you have a small counter space then you’ll probably be better with the Omega VRT or the 8006 depending on the ingredients you want to juice.

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