Using the Juice Cube
No matter what ingredients I fed down its tube shoot, the Juice Cube and its motor never clogged. That's a lot more than I can say for other juicers, specifically the VonShef Premium Slow Masticating Juicer and Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer.
That said, on my tests the Juice Cube managed to pull less liquid from fruit and veggies compared with its traditional Omega J8006 juicer sibling. With oranges, the Juice Cube managed a 66 percent extraction percentage (based on amount of ingredients, remaining pulp and extracted juice). It's lower than the Omega J8006's score of 76.8 percent and more in line with centrifugal juicers such as the Hamilton Beach 67601A (71.8 percent) and Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus (66.4 percent).
Leafy greens weren't a problem for the Juice Cube, though. It notched a respectable average extraction percentage of 37 percent with kale. The score may not match the Omega J8006's excellent 44.2 percent kale result, but it's a close second. Other juicers turned in higher kale numbers including the Breville JE200XL (41.2 percent) and the Black and Decker JE2400BD, but were far less consistent from run to run.
The $350 Omega Juice Cube solves the problem of how to store yet another multi-piece appliance in the kitchen. That's a big selling point to potential customers considering casual juicing, but not needing a monster eating up counter space.
Die-hard juice makers will be better served by the $300 Omega J8006 (roughly £240, AU$400) which performs better with the plus of costing $50 less. If you're a on a tight budget but you appreciate fresh juice, check out the $80 (roughly £65, AU$110) Hamilton Beach 67601A Juice Extractor.