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#1 Old 02-10-2015, 09:03 PM
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Investing in a juicer - Omega 8006?

Hi all. I'm not fully raw, but since juicing seems to be bigger among the raw community, I thought I might find the best advice here. I drink green juice 1-2 times a day as well as using it as a base for breakfast smoothies, and I've decided it's time to invest in a nice juicer. I currently have a centrifugal juicer, which I'll probably hang on to for juicing soft fruits for the boyfriend, but since I'm juicing so many greens (and possibly wheatgrass in the near future. Any tips for growing my own?) I think it would be well worth my money to get a masticating juicer. After some research I've come to favor the Omega 8006. My concern is that I'm being wowed by all its extra functions rather than its juicing abilities. So, I need some advice from you juicers out there. Is this really a good choice, or do I need to keep researching?
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#2 Old 02-24-2015, 08:28 PM
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is there a substitute for tofu in recipes?
i have all these tofu recipes.....would you substitute chicken or maybe beef? Help :-( :-( :-(




[Just to clarify: lurlettascottking is asking if tofu can be used instead, where a recipe has chicken or beef as an ingredient.] Leedsveg: Mod Team

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#3 Old 02-28-2015, 06:58 AM
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I have the Omega 8004 - same as the Omega 8006, but in white for less money. I love my juicer: not hard to use, I don't think it is any more labor/cleaning-intensive than the centrifugal, and they are solidly built. And they have a 15-year warranty.
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is there a substitute for tofu in recipes?
i have all these tofu recipes.....would you substitute chicken or maybe beef? Help :-( :-( :-(




[Just to clarify: lurlettascottking is asking if tofu can be used instead, where a recipe has chicken or beef as an ingredient.] Leedsveg: Mod Team
I would definitely avoid using tofu in a juicing recipe, though it might be okay in smoothies. Whether or not tofu will work well to replace meat in a recipe is determined by how the meat is treated in a recipe. I've been a vegetarian since I was five, so I don't usually try to substitute meat in recipes, but rather let tofu shine in all it's soy beany glory. For more (and probably better) tips, check out the recipes board.
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I have the Omega 8004 - same as the Omega 8006, but in white for less money. I love my juicer: not hard to use, I don't think it is any more labor/cleaning-intensive than the centrifugal, and they are solidly built. And they have a 15-year warranty.
Thanks! I've actually decided to go with the NC800, but from my research I think they're almost identical.
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I just saw John Kohler's video comparing the two:

When I was trying to decide what the best juicer for the money was, and when I was comparing high speed blenders, I went to his Youtube site. The man is a wealth of information.

Did you already receive the juicer? How is it?
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I would definitely avoid using tofu in a juicing recipe, though it might be okay in smoothies. Whether or not tofu will work well to replace meat in a recipe is determined by how the meat is treated in a recipe. I've been a vegetarian since I was five, so I don't usually try to substitute meat in recipes, but rather let tofu shine in all it's soy beany glory. For more (and probably better) tips, check out the recipes board.
Thanking you... I am new to vegentarianism and my english is not best. Sorry for confusing.
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I just saw John Kohler's video comparing the two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=hrrfmcoMN8s

When I was trying to decide what the best juicer for the money was, and when I was comparing high speed blenders, I went to his Youtube site. The man is a wealth of information.

Did you already receive the juicer? How is it?
I've watched so many of his videos! Isn't he just fantastic? I haven't received the juicer yet. I still have a bit of saving left, but I should actually receive it in three weeks.
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#9 Old 03-01-2015, 08:23 AM
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This video was the deciding factor for me. I prefer a pulpy juice, and that yield on those greens is incredible!

Omega NC800 vs Omega 8004 Comparison Review: Leaf…:
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#10 Old 05-27-2015, 12:58 AM
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The Omega NC800 is better (higher yield, less pulp) etc. If you can spend more on the juicer, get it.
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#11 Old 05-28-2015, 05:17 AM
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Ntw, here is the comparison between the Omaga NC800 and the Omega 8006: http://bestpressjuicers.com/omega-nc800-review/

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The Omega J8006 is cool too!

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#13 Old 06-12-2015, 08:06 AM
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I got the J8600 because it was on clearance at a local store that was no longer carrying Omega products. I've found it to be perfectly fine for all my juicing needs (which includes lots of greens as well as 'softer' fruits). Haven't really tried making nut butters or nut milks with it yet (though I hear the vert is best for nut milks, or just use a blender) yet, though I have been working on some interesting raw 'projects' with the pasta attachments.
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#14 Old 07-31-2017, 06:07 PM
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I really like the Omega juicer too. You can do so many things with it like make pasta and soymilk for tofu.
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@brookgirl : May I ask which juicer you ended up getting, and how you're going with it?
I've been juicing lots of carrot, apple, and celery on my fast juicer but I'm thinking about adding soft leafy greens (like spinach or kale) because they're have less sugar and are healthier. I figured what I need is a slow juicer, but can't make up my mind if I want a single gear or a twin gear one. A twin-gear costs at least $400 and a high end one is like more than a grand, but I heard the juice yield and quality are much higher. So I'm contemplating between the Omega J8006 ($300) and the twin gear Tribest ($600). I've seen very positive reviews for both: https://lunaregina.com/best-juicers/. (The Super Angels seem good but price is out of my range)
If you have a good experience with either of the Omega's I'll probably go with it too and save the $300 to buy more organic veggies.
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