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#1 Old 08-17-2006, 01:03 PM
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I really want the omega 8005 juicer and one of the things that really draws me is that it can make soy milk. However, I can't find any reviews on how well it works or if it's better/worse than actual soy milk makers. Does anyone have one and how does it work?
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I really want the omega 8005 juicer and one of the things that really draws me is that it can make soy milk. However, I can't find any reviews on how well it works or if it's better/worse than actual soy milk makers. Does anyone have one and how does it work?



I got one of those 8-9 months ago. It didn't come with any instructions that explained how to make soy milk and I haven't found much about it online. Any ideas? I think I'd end up with soy nut butter if I put the soybeans through it. I guess you could use that to somehow make soy milk?



How it works... Basically the juicer part is like a big plastic screw shaped thing. It slowly crushes and presses anything you put through it. You choose the type of output by putting the correct attachment in. When you juice something you put in a part that has a screen which separates the juice from the pulp. The juice pours out the bottom into a container and the pulp (super dry!) comes out at the end. When making nut butter, you use a similar looking part (homogenizer) that doesn't have a screen. You put nuts and a little oil into the shoot and nut butter comes out from the extruder. There are pasta attachments too, but I haven't used those. I use the juicer mostly for apple/ginger/lemon juice, carrot & beet juice, and homemade almond and peanut butters.



I have a soy milk maker and love it. That's why I haven't tried making any milks with the juicer. The soy milk maker heats the water, grinds up the soy beans or almonds and beeps when the milk is done. I use it mostly for almond and rice milk but it did a very nice job with soy milk too.



Not sure this helps you, but let me know if you have more questions.
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That does help me. I really want this one because, well I want a new juicer (my old Braun isn't cutting it) and a pasta maker and food processor... plus you can't get anything but peanut butter around here (which I hate) so cashews or almonds would be a great option. I also want a soy milk maker but I don't know if this will cut it or not. Maybe I'll email Omega.

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I'm thinking from these instructions I'll just get the soy milk maker later

http://www.godsdirectcontact.org/veg.../recipe/8e.htm
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I'm thinking from these instructions I'll just get the soy milk maker later

http://www.godsdirectcontact.org/veg.../recipe/8e.htm



The soy milk maker is so much easier than that process.



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well I want a new juicer (my old Braun isn't cutting it)



This is funny because my old juicer is a Braun too. My Braun did a great job with orange juice, but not so great with anything harder than that. I still use it for OJ because it doesn't dump as much pulp into the juice as the Omega. Everything else goes through the Omega instead.
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