The 8000 series of juicers is the predecessor of the NC range from the incomparable Omega brand. The 8226 is a strong and capable machine in its own right and will not only produce amazing cold press juices, it is capable of creating foods such as nut butters, baby food, soy milk, nut milks and tasks such as extruding pastas, grinding spices, mincing herbs and garlic – amongst others. The Omega 8226 really is the complete system allowing you to be as creative as you want, with the ingredients that you choose.
Omega has been successfully operating in the discerning US market for decades and has positioned themselves as the go-to brand for cold press juicers, blenders and their complete Nutrition Centres. You just have to read the reviews on US-based websites to see that they are well regarded.
Explanation of Model Numbers: the 8226 is identical to the US version 8006. The number ‘2’ distinguishes the fact that the machine has an Aussie plug at the end of the cord and is suited to our 220/240V power. This is the only difference. Do not get sucked in to buying a 110V anything from overseas sites – they will not cope with the 240V.
Exceptionally quiet in operation, the Omega 8226 will help you attain that healthy diet you have been looking for. Manufactured in South Korea, the Omega range has been available in the US only – until now. With the Americans being a particularly fussy market, the Omega juicers have been designed with robust parts, a strong motor and with minimum-fuss in mind. You won’t be disappointed with your selection of an Omega.
The 8000 Series compared to the NC Range: The 8226 is the earliest model of the 8000 series and some changes have been implemented in subsequent models. It is still an amazing machine in its own right and even today, it continues to be the best seller of the Omega range in the USA. The size of the feed chute is slightly smaller in the 8226 as opposed to the NC range and there is no adjustable end cap such as the one on the NC’s. This cap allows you to adjust the pressure inside the drum based on the type of food you are juicing – ie. sloppy citrus fruits vs leafy greens such as wheatgrass which can become like a tough rope once twisted and juiced. This feature is not available on the 8000 machines so the pulp flows out freely and umimpeded.
Should any part or parts of the Omega 8226 Juicer become defective during the first 10 full years or the motor during the first 20 full years, the Australian Distributor (located in QLD) will repair or replace the defective part/parts or motor at the manufacturer’s option free of charge.
The Omega brand has been trusted by American customers for decades. Now available here in Australia. All Omega Juicers are 100% BPA-Free.
Juices wheatgrass, fruits, veggies and leafy greens – everything from carrots, beetroot, apples, oranges, cabbage, kale and beyond.
• Cold press juice extractor retaining a very high level of nutrients and enzymes.
• Quiet operation – ideal for those who like it quiet at home.
• Easy & quick to clean – minimal moving parts. Parts are dishwasher safe but it is best to hand wash the parts immediately after using (or when you’ve finished your glass of juice!). After awhile, some parts may develop a film or scale and this is easily removed by either soaking in some water/bi-carb soda or in baby bottle cleaning solution.
• A smart Chrome finish is available. All Omega Juicers are 100% BPA-Free
Dimension: Footprint is 165mm (6.5″) Wide x 368mm (14.5″) Deep; Operational Height 394mm (15.5″)
Voltage / Frequency / Usage: 240V / 50-60Hz / 150W power (suitable for Australian Use and comes with an Australian plug). Uses a 250V 5A Fuse and a Gear Reduction equivalent of 2HP electric motor with a rated usage of 30 minutes followed by 15-20 minutes break (30 minutes will produce a large amount of juice and personally, I’ve never juiced for more than 15-20 minutes in a sitting.)
Auger RPM: Approximately 80 RPM
Included in Box: Ultem Auger, Juicing Screen, Solid Screen, 2 Collection Jugs; Cleaning Brush, Food Pusher – everything you need to start juicing or creating solid foods (eg. sorbets) immediately!