Breville Juice Fountain Plus vs. Omega J8006 Masticating Juicer

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The Breville Juice Fountain Plus and the Omega Masticating Juicer are household names in the juicing business. Use this unbiased guide to help you make an informed buying decision.

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Type of Juicer Centrifugal Horizontal Masticating
Size of Feed Chute 3″ dia. 1.5″ diameter
Construction & Materials BPA Free Plastic BPA Free Plastic with The GE Ultem Auger that is 8x stronger than most other plastics
Juicing Speed Low speed of 6,500 rpm[br]high speed of 12,000rpm 80 rpms with gear reduction equivalent to 2hp.Note: This is not an “apples-to-apples” comparison.
Motor 850 watts 110-120 volts with gear reduction equivalent to 2hpNote: This is not an “apples-to-apples” comparison.
Warranty 1 year limited[br]3 year motor 15 year
Dimensions 13.2 x 16.5 x 18.2 inches 6½” W x 14½” D x 15½” H (165mm W x 368mm D x 394mm H)
Weight 14 lbs 20 lbs
Juices Continuously?

Only in theory.
See juicing continuously below.

Yes
Makes Nut Butters? No Yes
GRADE: Wheatgrass D A+
GRADE: Leafy Greens D A
GRADE: Easy to Clean B+ A+
GRADE: Prep Work[br](Chopping Vegetables) A+ C
Key Differences Pros:

  • Faster more convenient juicer.
  • 3″ Chute requires less chopping and prep work
  • Economical

Cons:

  • Can be quite a bit louder than a masticating juicer
  • High RPM froths juice more and oxidizes the juice more leading to quicker nutrient breakdown.
  • Not as versatile with limited capacity to juice leafy greens, wheat grass, and soft fruits and vegetables such as black berries or bananas.
  • 1 year limited warranty
Pros:

  • Extremely versatile with multiple attachments that even allow for past making.
  • Can juice leafy greens and wheat grass as well as soft fruits and vegetables such as banana or berries.
  • Able to make nut butters.
  • Somewhat easier to clean especially compared to the filter mesh basket in centrifugal models.
  • Better quality juice with less oxidation due to slow juicing process.
  • Somewhat quieter.
  • 15 year warranty

Cons:

  • Slower juicing action that also requires more chopping and prep work.
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Breville Juice Fountain Plus:

Breville Juice Fountain Plus je98xl still 1The Breville Juice Fountain Plus is the less sexy dowdier cousin of the Juice Fountain Elite.  It is more economical, has a slightly smaller pulp container, and is not made of commercial grade die-cast stainless steel, but is all plastic.  In fact, comparing the Juice Fountain Plus and the Omega J8005 is not really a fair fight until you consider price.  Thought that is a bit like saying a non luxury car is just as good as a luxury car because of the difference in price.  It is quite true that the Juice Fountain Plus is well-made and reliable.   The Breville Juice Fountain Plus comes with a one-year limited warranty and a three-year motor warranty.  All-in-all, this is a great juicer for people with an active lifestyle that do not want to do a lot of prep work and chopping and want to be able to churn out a glass of juice in seconds rather than minutes.  

Omega J8006:

Omega j8006 JuicerThe Omega J8006 has a dual-stage system that guarantees maximum efficiency with no clogging, foaming and limited oxidation. The Omega yields very dry pulp with its automatic pulp ejection function. It boasts high yield juice and is backed by an astounding 15-year warranty. Its stabilizing feet and heavy-duty construction contribute to almost effortless juicing though the size of the feed chute at 1.5″ does require chopping and prep work.  Also produce processes through the machine at a slower rate than it would though a high speed centrifugal juicer.

Versatility

The Omega j8006 is the clear winner in terns of versatility.  Not only can it perform tasks very well that the Juice Fountain Plus poorly (such as juice greens, wheatgrass, and soft fruits), it can perform tasks that the Juice Fountain Plus just can not perform at all.  Those include making nut butters such as peanut butter, grinding coffee and flour, and even making pasta with an extra attachment.

Prep Work

The Breville Juice Fountain Plus has a large feed tube, which means that you can juice many pieces of produce whole.  The Omega Masticating Juicer has a smaller feed tube, and most vegetables and fruits must be chopped before they can be added to the juicer.  If faster prep time is important to you, you may consider the Breville Juice Fountain Plus.  Both of these juicers have good reputations.  The best way to choose one is to evaluate your lifestyle and juicing needs to see which one is right for you.

If you are using a juicer for one primary purpose, especially to juice leafy greens such as kale or especially wheat grass, the Omega or any masticating juicer is preferable for juice yield purposes.  If you would like a more versatile juicer then a Breville, or any centrifugal juicer is preferable.

Cleaning

The Juice Fountain Plus has easy-to-clean parts, most of which are dishwasher safe. The Omega J8006 has extra-quiet operation and is somewhat easier to clean, though both models are easy to clean.

The difference is twofold.  First, the mesh filter in the Juice Fountain Plus can get clogged and require scrubbing and/or soaking.  Second, Centrifugal juicers sling pulp everywhere though it is captured in an enclosed system of tight fitting lids.  Still there is quite a mess inside the juicer.  The Omega on the other hand neatly ejects the pulp with near complete efficiency into whatever container you choose.

Juicing Continuously

For this reason the Juice Fountain Plus does not juice continuously because the pulp builds up quite fast in the juice collector.  This is because it does not eject juice into the pulp container with 100% efficiency.  Though it is easy to clean out, pulp does build up fast.

On the other hand, the J8006 does indeed juice continuously because pulp is neatly ejected with near perfect efficiency.

Juice Quality & Oxidation

Oxidation is a major culprit in degrading the nutritional value of juice.  It is recommended that with both juicers the juice is drank immediately after juicing.  However, this is especially true with high-speed centrifugal models such as the Juice Fountain Plus.  The J8006 tends to oxidize juice less due to its slower speed.

Speed

The Breville Juice Fountain Plus is significantly faster than the Omega Masticating Juicer.  You can juice one liter of fresh juice with the Breville Juice Fountain Plus in under five minutes.  Making the same amount of juice with the Omega Masticating Juicer would take 15-20 minutes.  If saving 10 minutes of time while juicing is going to make a difference in the flow of your day, you may consider purchasing the Breville Juice Fountain Plus.

Noise

The Omega Masticating Juicer works much quieter than the Breville Juice Fountain Plus.  If you live with other people, like to make juice early in the morning, or are a late night juicer, the Omega Masticating Juicer may be a better fit for your needs.

Verdict

The Omega has many advantages including juice yield and quality, but it does require a bit more time and effort than the user-friendly Juice Fountain Plus.  Though not as fast, The Omega J8006 is indeed more versatile and capable of juicing just about anything including wheatgrass or soft berries.  You can even make salsa peanut butter with it.

The J8006 is ideal for a serious juicer.  The Juice Fountain Plus is ideal for someone with an active lifestyle who needs to be out there door fast.

I would say that Breville is a much savvier company when it comes to marketing their products, though they do manufacture a quality juicer.  Omega is less savvy at product marketing but builds a better juicer in many respects.  In a sense, the Juice Fountain Plus is an extremely convenient juicer for the masses and the Omega is a juicer for the more patient serious juicer. 

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