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I found that the juicer's ejection tunnel gets clogged up with pulp fairly easily, so you often have to stop and clean it in up in order to continue to juice efficiently.
Important note about 15-year warranty. It's only for motor. All other parts carry 1-year warranty.
The machine is fairly loud, but that's what you expect of most juice extractors.
Cleaning is easy except for the strainer. It takes a bit more work and it is recommended to leave it for a while in soapy water before cleaning.
I like the fact that it's made in U.S.A., in fact it is "Made in U.S.A with pride". :)
Outstanding, Superior to Jack LaLanne
bynjgreen Sep 26, 2007 8 Helpfuls 2 Comments Share
Pros Excellent design, fine materials that should endure long service, easy clean-up, delicious output,
Recommended it? Yes
The Bottom Line: This is an outstanding American made product that does what it is designed for, with perfection.
We just received our Omega 4000 Juicer. It's built with superior materials (stainless steel, solidly built screen, and non-brittle plastic; the spindle in our Jack LaLanne began crumbling several months ago and gradually disintegrated leaving no thread to hold the grater in place.) I think the difference in surface tension on these materials explains the much lower tendency to adhesion by fruit residue to cling to the interior parts. Cleanup and washing is so much easier and faster.
I'm also convinced it actually yields more juice. That's difficult to quantify because every piece of fruit has different dimensions and weight (I didn't weigh them). But using my standard 3 oranges per serving, I know after several days usage that I'm getting more juice! I think I found the reason: the pulp produced is much dryer! The Jack LaLanne was probably leaving more juice in the pulp that it ejects.
Juice quality is the same - absolutely delicious. If you've never had orange juice from a juice extractor, I recommend it, though it is more work. It's more work because it's necessary to remove the cortex, which eliminates acidity. But the other difference is probably the result of super-aeration by the centrifugal action. A great beginning for any day.
I drank beet, carrot and spinach juice combined with fruits all during the third trimester of my last pregnancy. As a result, my daughter refused cereals as a first food and settled on green vegetables instead. She is now 19 months old and eats salads and most especially carrots, which are her favorite snack and dinner food.
My only complaint is that I wish the insertion tube was wider. You have to really cut your carrots and apples, etc., small to fit down there.
The juice produce by this juicer is mostly clear without much foam. Juicing efficiently is fairly good. The ejected pulp is a little wet and I find that I can get, at most, about another 5% extra juice by re-feeding the pulp.
Cleaning is relatively easy. Parts disassemble quickly and easily. The griding wheel is separated from the ejector basket. The main area to clean is the basket and an old toothbrush works best.
This juicer spins up smoothly with some vibration. The noise is moderate and it is quieter than other juicers that I've used.
One improvement that this juicer really needs is a safety interlock switch. Most juicers in the market today have one.
The Omega 4000 is our third juicer and after about a month's use, it is proving itself to be the best. It ejects pulp very efficiently into a large container so we can complete an entire juicing session without having to pause to unclog or empty anything. The juice itself is very good quality, the yield is high and the pulp content is low. A nice bonus is that it runs quite quietly (for a juicer).
It assembles and disassembles for cleaning reasonably easily, and it comes clean quite well if you just throw all the pieces in the dishwasher. (In my opinion, any daily use kitchen item that can't be cleaned in a dishwasher doesn't deserve to live.)
It gives lots of juice, cleans up within 45 seconds (really) and is reasonably quiet during operation. And It's guaranteed for 15 years!
My only complaint with Omega 4000 is that it does not always eject pulp very well. Sometimes in the midst of juicing I can hear the clumps of pulp shifting around in the top machine and have to stop it and push it out myself. This is not a real big deal though. The Omega 4000 is very easy to disassemble and reassemble. One other benefit of this juicer is that the opening to push fruits and vegetables is large enough that it cuts down on the time spent cutting up fruits and veggies a bit. One tip for getting more juice out of the produce using the Omega 4000 is to push the produce through very slowly.