View Full Version : Making nut milks in Omega 8005 juicer?
01-06-2008, 04:38 PM
OK, I know I have a few posts about the juicer and nut milk maker I am considering buying.
I just got an idea, could the Omega 8005 juicer not also be used as a nut milk maker?
I was thinking by blendingthe nuts/water in the blender as usual, but then pouring that mix into the omega, would this make nut milk? Can I skip the $90 nut milk maker and use the omega juicer to do it?
That would be awesome!
01-06-2008, 04:50 PM
OMG many sites list "Makes soy milk" as a function of the Omega 8005 juicer! And all this time I've been wondering if I should also get a nut milk maker when the Omega 8005 is itself a nut milk maker!
Has anyone tried making nut milks in the Omega 8005?
01-07-2008, 06:47 AM
Would any Omega 8005 owners mind trying making a nut milk with theirs?
Here's how I'd do it, since there aren't much instructions on making milk with the Omega 8005, even though the manufacturer lists making soy milk one of it's functions.
I thought of 2 ways:
1: Blend nut milk ingredients in regular blender, then pour into Omega 8005 with juicing/mesh screen, this should seperate the milk from the pulp
2. Run the nut milk ingredients through the Omega 8005 with the solid attachment to blend ingredients, then through again with the juicing screen to extract the milk
I'm not sure how well method 2 would work as I've never used an Omega 8005before and don't knpw how well it blends nuts with large amounts of water, or if it even can. But methos 1 definately should work.
Thanks to anyone who can test this for me, as it would save me $90 on a nut milk maker.
01-07-2008, 07:15 AM
That seems to me a lot messier and a lot more complicated than just making nut mylk in the VM~
01-07-2008, 08:17 AM
Nut milk needs to be strained (at least I like it strained and I've always seen it that way in recipes) and that's very messy. Cleaning juicer parts is much simpler and will extract much more milk than doing it with a nut milk bag.
01-07-2008, 08:26 AM
Why not just drain it through a sprout/milk bag? :confused:
All I do is soak, drain, rinse, blend with water, then drain through a bag - done.
01-07-2008, 09:49 AM
I have an Omega and I think this would be very messy. It would be so much easier to put the nuts and milk in the blender, and then strain it through a nutmilk bag! This is how I do it....and it's easy, and bags are cheap!!
01-11-2008, 03:55 AM
And It probably would not work, so I am sorry, I won't be trying it. Someone, I won't name any names, had suggested running water through the juicer, instead of disassembling to wash it. One person was juice feasting, and didn't want to wash it all day. I tried just about everything I had read or heard about when I first got my Omega, including running water through it to rinse it. Very dumb thing to to do. I'm not gonna explain it but, it is designed to extract liquid from solid matter, not liquid from liquid.
01-11-2008, 03:59 AM
I have changed my mind about the Omega 8005, I've read several reports of the auger chipping and getting powdered into the juice and.or pulp. I beleive the auger is made of highly toxic chemicals and would rather not have that grinded into my raw organic juices. I have decided to go for a model with a metal auger, I am now leaning towards the green star twin auger but the cleanup time is worrying me. If anyone knows of a single metal auger juicer please let me know. as I think they are much easier to clean than twin auger juicers.
01-11-2008, 07:55 AM
I've used my Omega for just about everything....I can't imagine that auger thing chipping??!!:eek:
Where did you read that, I would like to read it....I surely don't want to ingest a toxic substance.
01-11-2008, 12:57 PM
Some people on this forum mentioned it, some reviews of the Omega juicer also mention it. Check for chips or scratches on the plastic auger?
This issue concerns me enough to get a metal auger, I was even concerned with the plastic auger before learning about the chipping.
If you do notice scratches or chips on your auger I'd recommend reporting this to the manufacturer and some even report it to the BBB. This is a potentially serious issue that may be putting Omega juicer user's health at risk, which goes completely against the point of juicing in the first place.
I was just about to order the Omega when I learned about this. At first the chipping didn't bother me that much as it sounded like an occasional issue, but apparently a bit of plastic gets ground up all the time, one user noticed this on 3 Omega's in a row before giving up on them.
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