Breville 800Jexl Vs Omega 8006
Breville 800Jexl Vs Omega J8006 Comparison
Battle of the centrifugal vs masticating juicer! I know they are both juicers, but it is truly comparing apples and oranges.
Let me give you an example: The 800Jexl spins the cutting blade at upwards of 13,000 RPM, while the Omega J8006 spins the auger at 80 RPM. The Breville 800Jexl can make a liter of juice in about a minute and a half, it might take the J8006 about half an hour.
So, in this article, instead of doing a straight up comparison, we’ll tackle the question of whether you want a centrifugal juicer, like the Breville 800Jexl(BJE200xl, BJE98XL, BJE510XL), or a masticating juicer like the Omega J8006 (the Omega J8004, J8005 juicers, or masticating juicers in general).
So, in essence, this is a centrifugal juicer Vs masticating juicer comparison.
There is a heated debate between juice enthusiasts on the benefit of both centrifugal and masticating juicers. They each have very valid points, and I personally believe that there is no right or wrong…what is important is which juicer will motivate you to keep juicing!
I want you guys to get away from trivial arguments and a lot of times, baseless claims by “experts”, about juicers (such as heating and nutrition loss) and focus on what the strengths of the juicers and how they’ll make juicing an easy and routine part of your life.
Now that we got that out of the way, let’s find out which style of juicer is right for you, and I’ll give you a list of great juicers at different price points at the end of the article.
Why you should get a centrifugal juicer:
Speed: Centrifugal juicers are FAST! You can make a liter of juice in a matter of a couple of minutes. And because the Breville line of juicers have a huge 3 inch feed tube, you cut down on the prep time by eliminating cutting the fruits and vegetables into tiny pieces.
Variety: Centrifugal juicers can juice anything from apples to zucchinis (except wheat grass). It is especially good at juicing soft fruits like mango or pears. If you like your juicer a bit sweet or you want to introduce juicing to beginners, adding fruits is a great way to cater their taste buds.
Quantity: It might sound a bit silly, but the juice container that comes with most masticating juicer are too small, you have to change it midway through if you are juicing for a few people.
Availability: You can find centrifugal juicer pretty much anywhere. Although I’d recommend buying online, you can find them in just about anywhere that sell appliance.
Price: Generally centrifugal juicers are much cheaper. Though higher end centrifugal juicers are comparable to masticating juicers in price, there are many centrifugal juicers that starts below $100.
Who should buy a centrifugal juicer:
- People who wants to juice both soft fruits and vegetables.
- Beginner juicer (adults and kids) who likes their juice a bit sweet.
- People who wants a lot of juice made very quickly.
- People who doesn’t want to spend too much money.
Why you should get a masticating juicer:
Juice Quality: Because of its slow RPM (at around 80), masticating juicers generally produce slightly better quality juice with very little foam.
Leafy greens: Though centrifugal juicers can juice leafy greens, masticating juicers are MADE for leafy greens. Just feed the greens into the juicer, and watch the magic happen.
Wheat Grass: Notoriously hard to juice, wheat grass can only be juiced in a masticating juicer. How hard is it to break down wheat grass? Well, cows have FOUR stomachs…to extract the juice from grass, that’s how tough it is.
Versatility: Not only can masticating juicer make juice…duh , it can also make other delicious treats like sorbet, nut butter, baby food and sometimes pasta.
Who should buy a masticating juicer:
- People who are looking to juice a lot of leafy greens and/or wheat grass.
- People who don’t mind spending some time prepping (cutting and chopping) the fruits and veggies, and slowly feed them into the juicer.
- People who wants the highest quality of juice.
- People who doesn’t need to make large quantity of juice at one time.
- People who wants to make sorbet, nut butters, baby foods…etc
- People who are willing to spend a little bit more for a juicer.
Now that you know the kind of juicer you want, let’s take a look at the perfect juicer to buy! I will categorize them by price point and make notes as needed. Click on the names of the juicers to see the best price, shipping information, and other user reviews.
Mid Range: Breville BJE510XL has been a very popular choice with almost a perfect 5 out of 5 star rating by over 400 customers. And at around $200, it is still very affordable.
Entry Level: Healthy Juicer. A manual masticating juicer. At only around $44, you get to experience what a masticating juicer can do without breaking the bank.
High End: Omega VRT350HD and its revolutionary vertical feed design has been winning hearts of juice enthusiast all over the world. At around $379, it is not cheap by any means, but read the reviews from the customers, and you won’t hear them complain about the price.
Remember the important thing is that you start juicing, even if you have to use a rock and two sticks, just do it! Fortunately, you read this article, and armed with this information, I know you will make the right decision on the best juicer for your needs.
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