Hamilton Beach Juice Extractor, Big Mouth, Metallic (67608A) Review

Hamilton Beach Juice Extractor, Big Mouth, Metallic (67608A)

  • Convenient 20-oz. BPA-free juice container doubles as a serving pitcher
  • Fits whole foods for fast, easy juicing (less prep time)
  • Powerful 800-watt motor extracts juice from the toughest of produce
  • Extra-large pulp bin lets you juice longer and add nutrient-rich pulp to any recipe
  • Removable, dishwasher safe parts make for easy assembly and cleanup
Recently rated "Most Efficient" in a leading gourmet magazine, the Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor packs all the same punch that you would expect from a Hamilton Beach juice extractor, featuring reliable efficiency, high speed and no-fuss cleanup. With a powerful 1.1 horsepower (Hp) motor and extra-wide feed chute that fits almost anything you put in, it flawlessly performs the task of extracting the juice from a whole apple in 3 seconds flat.

List Price: $ 69.99 Price: $ 56.30


Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer - Black and Chrome

  • Easy-to-use masticating juicer with powerful motor
  • Low speed of 80 RPMs; no foaming, clogging, or heat build-up with 110 volt
  • High juice yield; auto pulp-ejection function for continuous juicing
  • Dual-stage juicing system; quiet operation; UL- and cUL-approved
  • Measures 14-1/2 by 6-1/2 by 15-1/2 inches; 15-year warranty. The juicer screen is already installed in the juicer.
  • VOLTAGE: 110V
Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Low Speed Masticating Juicer, Black and Chrome The Omega J8006 Nutrition Center is a masticating style juicer. Sometimes referred to as a low speed juicer, the Nutrition Center processes at 80rpm, whereas most other juicers process at a speed of 1,650 to 15,000rpm. The low speed protects and maintains healthy enzymes, prevents oxidation and allows juice to be stored up to 72 hours without degradation. The GE Ultem Auger is 8x stronger than most other plastics and

List Price: $ 287.12 Price: $ 287.00

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6 Comments on “Hamilton Beach Juice Extractor, Big Mouth, Metallic (67608A) Review
  1. 111 of 112 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Juicing isn’t just hype! Single most important product for overall health!, March 14, 2015
    By 
    Evan

    This review is from: Hamilton Beach Juice Extractor, Big Mouth, Metallic (67608A) (Kitchen)
    For the price, this product can’t be beat! Like many others, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead turned my eye to green juicing. I have used this juicer every morning for the past 3 months and couldn’t be happier with it. I’ve used a masticating juicer once before I thought it took too long. Centrifugal juicers are the way to go! If you are new to the juicing world, this product is a great choice with a guilt-free price tag.

    My spiel on juicing:
    I am 27, 6’3′ and 185 lbs. I eat healthy and workout regularly. Over the past several months I started to develop eczema on my arms. Not knowing what the hell was happening to my body, I took it upon myself to self educate. I changed everything in my lifestyle that was practicable. I added green juice, fish oils, vitamin E, a probiotic and I cut back on the Bourbon (a guilty pleasure!) It could have been one of the things I changed or none but the eczema completely went away! I no longer feel embarrassed about how my arms look.

    I have not tried a juice fast but highly recommend adding a-juice-a-day to anyone’s diet. It is important to eat healthy throughout the day; juicing isn’t an excuse to eat like s***.

    I rarely band-wagon lifestyle choices but juicing is incredible. I am down to one cup of coffee a day and have lasting energy. I foresee this being a permanent dietary habit.

    My everyday morning juice:
    6 Kale (Large)
    4 Celery Stalk
    1 Carrot (Large)
    1 Granny Smith Apple
    1/2 Cucumber (Large)
    1/2 Bunch of Parsley
    1/2 Peeled Lemon
    1 Thumb Ginger Root (adding more ginger root gives the juice more ZING in flavor)

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  2. 79 of 81 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Hamilton Beach vs Breville Fountain Compact, November 7, 2014
    By 
    K. Sloan (Gainesville, GA) –
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    This review is from: Hamilton Beach Juice Extractor, Big Mouth, Metallic (67608A) (Kitchen)
    I tried the Breville Fountain Compact (the cheaper model) and this Hamilton Beach one so will compare the two since they are closer in price points.

    -Louder than the Breville, just a little more than a vacuum. If you are sensitive to loud sounds you will not like the Hamilton.
    -The Hamilton is easier to clean due to the pulp container (use a grocery bag!) Less parts to clean over the Breville.
    -Pulp is a little wetter in the Hamilton; re-juicing the pulp doesn’t give back enough to worry over how much is lost.
    -Closing the latches is just as easy with the Breville but feels flimsier since it’s plastic.
    -The juice jug of the Breville is much better since it holds back the foam.
    -This moves around on the counter with the tougher fruits (apples, carrots, etc.) Not enough that you have to hold it down but the Breville didn’t move around like the Hamilton.

    If this one ever breaks I intend to splurge and get the better model Breville with the 5 speed option. The Breville’s seemed sturdier and the juice jug was awesome and very missed (not a fan of the foam.)

    If you are really serious about juicing, get the Breville! If you are not sure about juicing, on a budget or not an avid juicer, this is a perfectly fine model to go with.

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  3. 41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I own a VItaMix–while this is a fantastic kitchen appliance, December 3, 2014
    By 
    melissa

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    This review is from: Hamilton Beach Juice Extractor, Big Mouth, Metallic (67608A) (Kitchen)
    I owned a “juice man” juicer years ago and retired it…….for no real reason. Anyway, after revisiting the benefits of juicing I wanted to return to my “green” drinks. I own a VItaMix–while this is a fantastic kitchen appliance, it’s not so good for juicing. You can “puree” greens and fruits to create green smoothies but they are thick and chalky………not as palatable as juicing. I didn’t want to spend a fortune on a juicer nor did I want a monstrous piece of machinery on my counter. The HB Big Mouth had mixed reviews but most were positive. I would like to refer to a negative one in particular……a user reported that the machine “bounced” around when items were put in. This actually happened on my first use……carrots. The trick is to grab a handful of greens with your apples, carrots, pears…whatever and use your hand to guide them in the chute. If you simply toss chunks in without guiding them and following immediately with the pusher, they will cause the machine to jump and bounce on your counter. So, that “issue” was easily resolved. Overall I am very pleased with the juicer: easy to assemble, reasonable cleanup (as with any model), and easy to use. It makes great juice and I have not experienced difficulty with any particular vegetable or fruit.

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  4. 3,947 of 4,001 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Omega 8006, February 9, 2012
    By 
    M. Neubauer (Seattle WA) –
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    This review is from: Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer – Black and Chrome (Kitchen)

    Note: I give the 4 star rating because I believe that there is not a perfect juicer out there. The centrifugal and masticating both have their pluses and minuses. so picking one or another is always compromise. Here is my view.

    I did a lot of research on this, after, as many of you, saw the film Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I’d always been interested in juicing, and had a 30 year old Vita-mix that I could never get the results I wanted out of (not the machine’s fault), so a dedicated juicer really made sense.

    I did NOT want to make fruit juices! I wanted to stay away from large amounts of sugars. I also realized how little vegetables our family really ate, especially the leafy green ones, so that pointed me towards the masticating type of juicer. While I have no doubt with centrifugal types of juicers leafy greens can be done satisfactorily with a little strategy, my research was clear that the masticating type was preferable for leafy greens. A centrifugal juicer works better on softer fruits (so they say).

    My next requirement was due to my DNA… I do not have the cleaning gene sequence, apparently, so I wanted something that was easy to clean, and my research told me a centrifugal model would NOT meet my needs. If it was too tough to clean it will never get used (I love my Cuisinart, but it is lonely, spending time in the cupboard, for that reason).

    So I got the Omega 8006, because it matched my kitchen better and did not have sales tax vs the 8004 (basically same model, chrome vs white). I was chicken to spend the extra $100 on the upright VTR350, as I wasn’t sure how we might use it.

    So, after 1 month+, using twice a day (minimum), here are my thoughts.

    We love it! We enjoy juice multiple times a day (and my 16 year old son, who complains about everything, drinks it, albeit begrudgingly). We’ve taken it on the road to a soccer tournament, and drank juice away from home as well. It has a permanent home on the kitchen counter now (With a wife that has to “put everything away”, that is a great indicator to how important it is to us now). We often juice as a family, with my wife washing the veggies, my son cutting them up into smaller than needed pieces (<rolling eyes> I guess he likes the knives) and me feeding the juicer.

    Some of the pluses
    -If it fits in the chute, it can usually handle it. Harder produce may need cutting.
    -The pulp is dry enough that I’ve never looked and thought “I could get more juice out of that”
    -The motor has NEVER given the slightest inclination of straining.
    -4 main parts, very easy to put together and disassemble.
    -No heat build up in the juice.
    -It cleans up relatively quickly (or just drop the disassembled parts in a bowl of water for cleanup later, don’t let it dry)
    -Fairly quiet. You can have a conversation standing over it (and we often do).
    -We now have massive amounts of compost for the garden.
    Basically, it just does the job!

    Cons (not really cons to me, but some things to realize)
    -The chute is a bit small.
    -Hard produce will go easier and quicker if sliced
    -This is not like the commercials where they toss a bunch of veggies into the chute and WHIRRRRRRRR: Juice! It is slower and is more methodical.
    -You DO have to clean it.
    -Fresh produce takes time to purchase, and is not cheap. Do some research, and you might find organic produce worth the cost.
    -The plastic on the output cups is opaque and can stain from greens, carrots or beets if you don’t wash it good.
    -If you are making juice for 2 or 3, the cup is not quite big enough to hold it all.

    Some of our experiences that might help you out:
    -You will quickly see the size of the “bite” the auger takes out of hard produce. I then cut the produce accordingly. While I saw a youtube video saying this juicer is not good for carrots, I find carrots are no problem, I usually halve them lengthwise (quarter for really large ones), drop them in the chute and they feed themselves.
    -I can make a simple juice (carrots, apple, cucumber & kale for 1) from a clean counter with produce in the fridge to cleanup in just under 10 minutes. You might get faster on the juice part with a centrifugal, but the cleanup evens out.
    -I read of people complaining about making “applesauce”. Understand, this works better with fresh and crisp vegetables. Mushy or older produce may not work as well. As far as apples, Granny Smith FTW!
    -When you do encounter something that mushes (Some romaine, cucumbers, or older apples) follow the soft up with a hard (carrot, beet, celery) as that usually pushes the soft stuff thru easily.
    -The juice has plenty of fiber in it. Trust us on that one!
    -If you can handle ginger, never be without it! It’s a brilliant sweetener, and a little goes a long ways. Along with lemons, can really help some people get over the…

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  5. 1,547 of 1,570 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My Research Paid Off. A Very, VERY, Almost Insanely Lengthy Review With Recipe Ideas & Updates. Last Update was 12-12-14, October 4, 2012
    By 
    Phil Rosenbach (Chicago, IL) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer – Black and Chrome (Kitchen)

    I spent over a year researching a wide variety of juicers, and watched more demonstration videos that I could ever count. Once or twice, I almost wish I never took this dogged challenge because all the facts, comparisons between the various juicers, and advice from others who reviewed their own product spun my head in ways I never thought possible. And it is because of my extensive research, that I’m posting a somewhat lengthy review, which I will update from time to time as I continue to work this wonderful machine.

    I originally bought this machine because I planned on juicing hard fibrous vegetables, and my research from various sources showed this to be the best juicer for greens, which best suited my personal needs. But realistically, it can do so much more.

    Ironically, even though I bought it for the greens, when writing this review, it is autumn, and grapes are in season, and so I got a bushel of concord grapes from a farm for a great price. So my first juice wasn’t the kale, or Swiss chard, or celery that I spent all season growing, but the concord grapes. And I’ll be damned if that wasn’t the best thing I ever drank. Mind you, because I was juicing everything, seeds and even some stems, the final result was THICK, much like a smoothie, but still, the best I ever had. Never again will I buy “grape juice” from a store after having this. Since this was my first go at this, I made more than I could drink all at once, so I kept it in the fridge, and even on the second day, there was NO SEPERATION. This machine is so efficient, the pulp was dry beyond belief, but still I chucked the pulp into my worm bin. Hopefully they’ll get something out of it. I have to reiterate, this was my first attempt, and it was with in season concord grapes. So if you try something else, your results may vary.

    Next came my first vegetable concoction, a V-6, as opposed to a high sodium, store bought V-8. I used two large store bought carrots, an organically grown tomato from my generous neighbor, as well as several stalks of my own organically grown celery, several leaves of Swiss chard, kale, and four small Cajun Belle peppers, which also came from my garden. In a word… “WOW!” I’m really getting a better appreciation of my new best friend.

    Thirdly, I made apple, grape lemonade. First I was just going to juice three granny smith apples with one half lemon, which was not pealed, and one lemon that was peeled, but then I thought, hey, add some of those seeded concord grapes. If I quoted my reaction to this, I probably would have the review pulled. But it was a GREAT reaction. Just probably not one you might want your children to read, which is basically, “Holy (Bleepity bleepity bleep bleep).” Of the three juices that I have made thus far, this one I have continued to make numerous times. Part of this is due to the fresh produce selection, and part of it is due to how damn good it tastes.

    Putting my various tests aside, I want to address a common complaint for this juicer, which is the size of the feed chute. Here’s how I see it. This, in my humble opinion, is one of the most efficient juicers one can buy for its price range. Taking a little more time in prep work far outweighs the waste that you’ll get from a high speed centrifugal juicer. And the versatility of this outweighs what you can get from a vertical auger juicer, as many people have come to realize that the vertical auger juicers are far less efficient with leafy greens, plus they cannot do the myriad functions of the Omega 8006. I’ve done my research on this. Hopefully, you can benefit from it.

    If I ever get to the other functions of the 8006, such as nut butters and fruit sorbets, I will update this review. I understand that it can also grind coffee beans, process flower, and mince garlic, but I neither need these functions, nor do I want to use this for such purposes because I don’t want the residual smell to bleed in my other concoctions.

    Finally, most people are concerned about the clean up process afterwards. Well for me, it’s always a breeze. I never actually time it, because I’m constantly distracted. Rinse this. Take that to the worm bin. Rinse that. Feed the cats. Rinse the rest… as if you can’t tell, I’m in no hurry. The best I can give you, by means of comparison, is when I was using a centrifugal juicer with no ejection port. To be blunt, that was a labor of unrequited love, as I was tying to better my dietary lifestyle. Now that I have the Omega 8006, there’s very little labor, AND A WHOLE LOT OF LOVE. It is more efficient than anything I’ve ever used before. Now just let me win the lottery, and I’ll be the happiest person to walk the Earth.

    Pros: It does more than I expected, and better than I expected. What more can I say? Also, it has a 15 YEAR WARRANTY. The enclosed manual says 10 years, but…

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  6. 1,557 of 1,590 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Why it’s the Best Value juicer on the Market!!!, June 17, 2012
    By 
    Albert J. Valentino (New Jersey) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer – Black and Chrome (Kitchen)

    This review is coming from someone with nearly 20 years of juicing experience that has realized tangible benefits long ago and am sold on the need to juice. However, in that time I used a centrifugal Juicer, with my most recent one of 11 years being the Waring PJE401 Juice Extractor, Quite White and Stainless Steelwhich is still going strong, and juiced about 80% carrots and about 19% apples. I recently realized, after attending my mothers funeral, 92 1/2 years old, and pondered what else can I do to stay healthy unlike all my siblings, that what was truly deficient in my regiment was greens. The more I read, especially the book Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free, the more it was obvious that since I always hated eating them and since that was not going to change, I can just juice them. I then educated myself on every juicer on the market – learning the brands, watching endless youtube videos and juice-off comparisons, and of course following that up with reading numerous customer reviews. Investing in the right juicer is a big decision and it is cheaper to get right in the beginning. So this review will share what I learned and I hope this helps you make a decision.

    First, know this, 1) the best juicer is the one you use regularly – if it is difficult or too time-consuming to use or clean or too be big to fit in a prominent place in your kitchen the honeymoon will be short. 2) A cheap juicer will cost the most – because it is either inefficient with the yield, or it will break quickly, this is the lifespan of the juicer so calculate this investment in cost/year. A $69 juicer that lasts a year costs $69/yr. A $300 juicer with a 15 year warranty cost $20/year. The cadillac of home juicers is the Super Angel, $1000 and extracts 10 – 25% more juice than other juicers in the $200-$1000 range. How much will you juice helps to calculate how long a 20% higher produce bill for a $300 juicer will recoup your investment. If you juice only once in a while, the higher investment will never pay for itself. But, if you juice 2x day, or for several people, it could be within 3 years of so before the more expensive juicer actually pays for itself. That $69 juicer will likely yield 40-50% the of the Super Angel juicer, or perhaps a 25% for most other, so if you will be juicing a lot, that $69 juicer will cost the most. The above cost analysis was for all those people on the fence about price. My 11 year old $200 Waring, which is still working, cost me under $20 year, while my first $69 juicer, and my second, $99 juicer, never had their second anniversary.

    What is does well: Leafy Greens, Wheatgrass, Celery, Carrots. Also, apples. Like almost all masticating juicers, soft fruits are not their thing, they do better in centrifugal juicers or smoothies. Centrifugal juicers just do not leafy greens well at all, period. Masticating juicers like this squeeze the life, I mean juice, out to the cells. These are the best way to get nutrients from greens since we are not cows with four stomachs designed to break down the cellulose walls to extract the nutrients, humans don’t do this well so the need to chew their greens many, many times to break it down before swallowing. Few of us do that, we often ignore the parsley with comes with a meal, even though ounce for ounce it is the most nutritious thing on the plate. And the few times someone like me does put it in my mouth I chew lightly and swallow since it is not a pleasant taste. Leafy greens and wheatgrass do very well.

    Cleanup:
    Do not underestimate cleanup as a factor in your selection. Some juicers take in excess of 10 minutes to properly clean. Perhaps not a big deal if you make a large batch for two days but if you make a glass to drink fresh twice a day then cleanup time is serious consideration. Cleanup time on a juicer is mostly related to the size of the screen which needs to be cleaned right a way with a brush (including with the juicer) else the holes get clogged and the process becomes less efficient. The Omega model has a short screen and only a few parts and once you master a workflow for cleanup is literally less than 2 minutes, probably the shortest time for any juicer on the market. A Greenstar Elite juicer, for $500 is a great double auger juicer, and cleanup is between 5 -10 minutes, closer to 10 minutes due to tough to clean edges, and the Super Angel takes a little less time than the Greenstar.

    Comparisons to Omega 8004/8006:

    The Omega 8004/8006 models has the best warranty in the business, 15 years. The more expensive Omega Vert…

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