I have an Omega and am not a fan, but just looked up the model and realized why....mine is the 1000 model....so I'll look to upgrade since everyone seems to love this juicer!:)
The OMEGA 8003/8005 is terrific!
I just got mine this week on Monday, so hopefully they did get the auger taken care of. I will keep my eye on it when I clean it each time.
The cleaning is so simple and this makes it usable multiple times a day.
I have a clean towel on counter and rinse the parts and sometimes use the little brush it came with to clean the screen the rest I use a drop of detergent and a bottle brush,rinse and drain on towel. Quick assembly and quick clean makes it fun to try new things.
I highly recommend the Green Star, it extracts 30% more juice and 100% more nutrients than the Omega so the price difference pays for itself, plus you don't risk having deadly melamine in the juice and/or pulp.
Originally Posted by rawviveyourself
I haven't tested the two together but I find it hard to believe that you could get 30% more juice than I got today. The pulp was VERY dry.
Originally Posted by raweater
The melamine is another story and I will watch closely to make sure bits are not being ground off!
No worries. The new plunger/pusher is designed in a way that it does not reach to the grinder. I got mine about 3 months ago and have never had a problem with it. I use it at least once a day and sometimes several times. The 30% thing is not true. I had a $2,300 Norwalk juicer that I sold. It has a grinder and a hydraulic press, which is very powerful and gets the very last bit of liquid out of the pulp. The pulp comes out in a solid sheet. I may have gotten a better quality juice, but at most 10% more than with the Omega.
To Your Health!
Ilse (aka EmmaT)
Originally Posted by Juice11
Does this mean that they have improved / fixed the tan auger so it doesn't chip away or do you mean that the black auger is the new fix?
How did you get the new black auger. I gave them a call and they said I would have to pay 40 bucks for it. I want the omega 8003, but don't want to pay for a functional auger. They also mentioned that the 8005 model ships with the black auger, which made me wonder if only 8005's shipped from Omega include this black auger.
Originally Posted by EmmaT
I was just wondering if the high-end juicer you referred to having bought for $2K + was a Norwalk Press? I have read pretty much everywhere that it is the best juicer out there due to its triturating action and hydraulic press, with the only drawback being the prohibitive price. I've had it in the back of my mind for a few years now as something I could save up for if it's as good as they say, but if you had one and weren't happy with it I'd be grateful for details as to what you didn't like about it.
Last edited by ambermum; 03-18-2009 at 10:15 AM.
Reason: I addressed it to the wrong name
"If diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. If diet is right, medicine is of no need" ~Ayurvedic proverb
I have the 8003 and love it
this is probably the best on the market for the price. The only other one I would have considered would have been the Omega vert HD, but for the money and what it can do the 8003 will do the same for about half the money. This juicer is great because it can do whet grass as well as carrots, oranges,grapefruit etc.
I've had my 8003 for 3 years and use it almost daily when at home. Never a problem. I use the Omega O2 as a travel juicer when I'm on the road on business, also an excellent little centrifugal juicer.
I've been juicing for more than 30 years, the only crappy juicer I ever had was a "LaLanne" juicer I bought on the road one time. Gave it away within a month! I still own a Champion, couple of Acme juicers, a L'Equip, a Moline, and a Breville. The 8003 gets the most use.
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