Omega VRT350 Review: Top Masticating Style Juicing System
The Omega VRT350HD Juicer is an upgrade from the Omega VRT330. The Omega VRT350HD is a heavy duty single auger juicer. It does not heat the juice and there is very little oxidation or foam because of the low motor speed of 80 RPM. This preserves the enzymes and keeps the juice fresh for longer periods of time. This is the beauty of a Masticating Juicer.
The Omega VRT350HD is great for commercial use in restaurants, cafe’s, and juice bars. The Omega VRT350HD has “Exclusive Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) Household and Commercial Approval,” which means it is approved for commercial use in restaurants and juice bars.
The ultem screen what makes the Omega VRT350HD Heavy Duty.
The Omega is one of the quietest juicer in its market as a result of it makes use of an electrical induction motor. With none of the transferring components rubbing together they won’t wear out. And that’s the reason the Omega VRT350HD is one of the most reliable juicers at the moment on the market. The Omega will not be only good to have a look at it is usually household friendly.
The Omega VRT350HD is compact, smaller than a standard blender and much smaller than a food processor. It takes up very little counter space. Putting it together was relatively easy right out of the box . The juicer is also very simple to operate — only one switch for on, off, and reverse. It comes equipped with a plunger, but I’ve never had to use that, because the grinder grabs anything dropped down the chute. Juicing is quick, too, as well as quiet. Two baskets are included, one for fine pulp and one for coarse pulp; using either does not affect the speed or efficiency of the operation. The pulp that comes out is almost completely dry, letting me know that all the juice has been extracted. For extra measure, however, the pulp itself can be re-fed into the machine to extract any remaining juice.
The Omega VRT350HD performs well for fruit and/or vegetables, even leafy greens. The extracted juice is very concentrated, but can be diluted by running a bit of water through the juicer. Running a little water through the juicer will also provide some advance flushing out of pulp particles before cleaning.
Omega VRT350 Review in Details
Here are some great features of the Omega VRT350HD:
- 14 x 12 x 12 inches ; 17 pounds
- 10 year warranty
- Low speed juicing prevents oxidation on degradation of juice
- The Omega VRT350HD has a unique design that allows items as firm as carrots, as soft as strawberries, and as fine as wheat-grass to be juiced efficiently in the same machine.
- Fine and coarse juicing screens for pulp control
- Auto Cleaning System
- Brush-less Motor
- 80 RPM for peak efficiency
- Compact base
- Crushing Ribs
- Equivalent to a 2 HP Horsepower Motor
I got to test the Omega VRT350HD about two weeks ago. I’ve juiced anything from apples, carrots to kale, sunflower greens and Swiss Chard. The first thing you’ll notice is how quietly this thing runs, it sounds like a kitten purring while my old Jack Lalane sounded like a jet was taking off in my kitchen. Putting it together and taking it apart is very easy and doesn’t take more than 20 seconds. It’s a complete breeze to use and produces a high yield of the most delicious and slightly pulpy juice I’ve ever tasted. What’s great about it is that it pretty much feeds itself so you don’t have to keep pushing down and dealing with any jams. It’s motor can move forward and backward which clears up any jams that do happen on occasion. Just cut up some vegetables, toss them into the chute and let this juicer get to work. With other juicers, you have to jam fruit down the chute but this one just feeds itself, it’s actually pretty cool to watch it chew up anything you throw down there.
If you can’t see in the picture, the Omega VRT350HD comes with two exit tubes, one for the juice and one for the pulp. The juice comes out with a tiny bit of pulp which is great for me but if you’re not a fan of pulp, it does come with two different strainers which allows you to control the level of pulp in your juice. The remaining pulp that comes out via the other exit is very dry so you know that you’re getting the most out of your vegetables. With how expensive organic fruits and vegetables are, you might be better off spending a little extra money here because you’ll save in the long run since the yield is much better than other juicers I’ve tried. The juice does come out rather foamy which is common with most masticating juicers which is perfectly fine to drink but you can also scoop it out if it’s not something you want to taste.
Lastly and sometimes most importantly, cleanup is extremely easy. The Omega VRT350HD is somewhat self cleaning. After you juice, you can pour a glass or two of water through the chute while it’s running to start the process, it does help to get some of the gunk loose outside but you still have to take it apart to finish the cleaning process. Thankfully, it comes apart super quickly and is very easy to clean, taking one to two minutes at most to take it apart and rinse under the sink. It’s by far the easiest juicer I’ve ever dealt with when it comes to cleaning which was a welcome realization and something that will keep me juicing daily.
Overall, the Omega VRT350HD is well worth the price. It produces extremely high quality and nourishing juice that is common to masticating juicers but is much easier to work with and clean than most standard masticating juicers due to it’s vertical self-feeding nature. From start to finish, it takes about 10 minutes to get your juicing done for the day which is much faster than I’ve historically done it and it produces some of the best juice I’ve ever had so you know that those 10 minutes are well worth it. This is a highly Recommended product!