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Omega Nutrition Center Review

If you want the best masticating juicer on the market, this should be your go-to
Omega Nutrition Center
Credit: Jenna Ammerman
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Price:   $350 List | $289.68 at Amazon
Pros:  Makes phenomenal juice drinks, fantastic at juicing leafy greens, super easy to clean
Cons:  So-so at juicing hard produce, expensive
Manufacturer:   Omega
By Austin Palmer and David Wise  ⋅  Oct 14, 2021
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  • Juice Quality - 25% 8
  • Soft Produce - 20% 7
  • Hard Produce - 20% 4
  • Leafy Greens - 20% 9
  • Cleaning - 15% 9

Our Verdict

The Omega Nutrition Center is easily our first choice when it comes to masticating juicers. This appliance powers through all sorts of produce with ease, generating particularly high juice yields for soft produce and leafy greens — some of the hardest things to juice. It also makes excellent blended juice concoctions and is particularly easy to clean. It can't quite match some of the centrifugal juicers when it comes to hard produce yields, but you will still get a decent amount of juice — you just might need to buy an extra carrot or beet to yield the same amount. All this performance does come at a premium price, but we think it is well worth it if you are looking for a top-of-the-line masticating model.

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Pros Makes phenomenal juice drinks, fantastic at juicing leafy greens, super easy to cleanExcellent at juicing hard produce, easy to clean, great juice qualityExtremely easy to clean, great at juicing leafy greensInexpensive, decently easy to clean, good juice qualityDual-speed, good with soft produce, good juice quality
Cons So-so at juicing hard produce, expensiveSubstandard at juicing leafy greens, lackluster soft produce performanceSubpar at juicing hard and soft produceAverage juice yieldSo-so with carrots, beets, struggles with leafy greens
Bottom Line If you want the best masticating juicer on the market, this should be your go-toThis machine earns our praise for delivering an excellent performance at juicing hard produceWhile this isn't the best product overall, it is the best option for juicing leafy greens on a budgetA solid juicer with a very reasonable price tag, this represents one of the best values in our reviewIf you are looking for a solid all-around appliance that won't break the bank, we think this is a good option
Rating Categories Omega Nutrition Center Breville Juice Foun... Aicok Slow Masticat... Hamilton Beach Big... Mueller Ultra-Juicer
Juice Quality (25%)
8.0
7.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
Soft Produce (20%)
7.0
5.0
4.0
5.0
7.0
Hard Produce (20%)
4.0
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5.0
Leafy Greens (20%)
9.0
4.0
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5.0
3.0
Cleaning (15%)
9.0
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Specs Omega Nutrition Center Breville Juice Foun... Aicok Slow Masticat... Hamilton Beach Big... Mueller Ultra-Juicer
Model # J8006HDS JE98XL AMR521 67601A MU-100
Type Masticating Centrifugal Masticating Centrifugal Centrifugal
Warranty 15 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 year 2 Year
Dimensions 6.5" x 14.5" x 15.5" 9" x 16" x 17" 17.1" x 13.1" x 8.9" 14.4"1 x 7.8" x 11.46" 16" x 8.1" x 16"
Reverse? Yes No Yes No No
Dishwasher Safe? Yes Yes, most parts Yes Yes Filter blade

Our Analysis and Test Results

This product from Omega Nutrition Center is a big, burly juicer with heavy-duty construction and seems more durable than most of the other models we have reviewed. It isn't the most stylish appliance out there, but it gets the job done — and you can even make noodles or sorbet with it!

Performance Comparison


The Nutrition Center did exceptionally well at making various...
The Nutrition Center did exceptionally well at making various blended juice beverages.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Juice Quality


An obvious first place to start when rating and ranking these products, juice quality accounts for the largest percentage of the overall score for each of these juicing machines. In this metric, we made a variety of different blended juice beverages, then had a panel of taste testers score and compare the taste, texture, and quality of each drink. The Nutrition Center scored exceptionally well for its top-notch juicing performance.


The Nutrition Center made excellent blended juice drinks, creating beverages that were incredibly rich in flavors, balanced, and great tasting overall. The drinks had vibrant color that matched the original produce, and the beverage stayed very homogeneous and didn't immediately separate.

The Omega is one of the best at juicing all sorts of different...
The Omega is one of the best at juicing all sorts of different produce.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

There was still some small amounts of pulp present, and our mixtures were a little foamy, but the Nutrition Center is, hands-down, our go-to when it comes to making juice cocktails.

The juice blends made by the Nutrition Center tasted excellent.
The juice blends made by the Nutrition Center tasted excellent.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Soft Produce


Our next three metrics all focused on how much juice the Nutrition Center generated with different types of produce. For our soft produce metric, we juiced things like cucumbers, celery, oranges, and apples and compared the amount of liquid created by each appliance to determine the score. This juicer delivered another impeccable set of results.


This appliance knocked it out of the park when it came to juicing apples, having one of the highest yields of the entire group. There was essentially zero pulp and no separation, with only a quarter-inch or so of foam at the top of the glass. The Nutrition Center also did a fantastic job at juicing oranges, generating tons of juice — well above the average amount — with only mild amounts of pulp.

This juicer yielded well above the average amount of orange juice.
This juicer yielded well above the average amount of orange juice.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

The performance of the Nutrition Center dropped a little when it came to juicing celery and cucumbers. The celery juice was dark green with very little foam and no separation, but the overall yield was relatively average. It did even worse with the cucumbers, yielding an amount that was decently below the group average.

The Omega Nutrition Center yields a ton of juice from soft produce.
The Omega Nutrition Center yields a ton of juice from soft produce.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Hard Produce


Overall, the performance of the Nutrition Center left a little bit to be desired when it came to juicing hard produce. For this metric, we juiced carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes to compare the yields. Unfortunately, we found that this appliance generally yielded a below-average amount of juice. This is the only area where the Omega struggled.


The carrot juice made by the Nutrition Center only had trace amounts of pulp and no foam, but it yielded about 15mL less juice than the average amount made by the group of juicers in this review. Our beet juice also had very little foam but had more pulp than the carrot juice, with the yield being about 20mL below average.

The Omega Nutrition Center yielded about 15 mL less carrot juice...
The Omega Nutrition Center yielded about 15 mL less carrot juice than the group average.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

The Nutrition Center performed very similarly in our sweet potato tests, again yielding about 15mL less juice than average. The juice had a tiny bit of foam and mild to moderate amounts of pulp.

This masticating model from Omega didn't fare quite as well with...
This masticating model from Omega didn't fare quite as well with hard produce.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Leafy Greens


While the Omega Nutrition Center might not have done the best at juicing hard produce, its performance rebounded considerably in our leafy greens metric. This juicer earned one of the top scores of the entire group, determined after juicing wheatgrass, kale, and spinach — all of which are notorious for being much more difficult to juice than other types of produce.


The Nutrition Center got off to a fantastic start when it came to juicing wheatgrass, generating one of the highest yields of the entire group of juicers that we tested. It also did extremely well when it came to juicing spinach, yielding an amount of juice that was well above average, though this juice did have about a half-inch of foam at the top of the glass.

The Nutrition Center yielded a ton of spinach juice but it did have...
The Nutrition Center yielded a ton of spinach juice but it did have a bit of foam.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

However, this appliance couldn't quite carry its stellar performance through this entire metric and faltered a little bit with the kale. We wouldn't go so far as to say it struggled with this cruciferous vegetable, but it did generate just a little bit less juice than average.

The Omega Nutrition Center is one of the best at juicing leafy greens.
The Omega Nutrition Center is one of the best at juicing leafy greens.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Cleaning


Our last group of tests focused on how much effort it took to clean out the machine once we were done juicing. To award scores, we compared how easy all the juicer parts are to clean, if there is an included cleaning tool, and if the various components are safe to put in the dishwasher. This model delivered another excellent set of results.


The Nutrition Center includes a quality brush that should last and is fairly easy to clean. We did find that it is usually easier just to soak the filter rather than try and clean it if the pulp dries on. The auger is phenomenally easy to clean and produce pulp hardly ever accumulates anywhere too difficult to get reach. On top of that, the components that need to be washed are safe for the top shelf in the dishwasher, which is quite handy.

This product is a breeze to clean once you are done juicing.
This product is a breeze to clean once you are done juicing.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Value


While we think the Nutrition Center is a phenomenal product, it isn't necessarily the best bet if you are shopping on a budget. It pairs its top-notch performance with a high-end price, so budget-conscious shoppers might want to consider some other options. However, if you're fully committed to juicing every day and want an excellent appliance that will last, this one will pay for itself over the long run.

Conclusion


If you are looking for an A+ masticating juicer that is truly the best of the best, then you are definitely going to want to check out the Omega Nutrition Center. It does a great job juicing soft produce and leafy greens without being a pain to clean. If you're serious about juicing, we're serious about recommending this juicer.

All of the included components of the Omega.
All of the included components of the Omega.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Austin Palmer and David Wise

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