The Omega VRT350HD juicer makes me envious. Why? Because I remember about a year back, when me and my buddy both purchased juicers; me purchasing a Breville (what I call the Alpha), and him purchasing the OmegaVRT350. Well, to be quite honest, I am in no way disappointed with my Breville BJE200Xl, but there are certain things about the Omega version that just leaves me in awe.
However, I figure the main reason you have arrived at my site is because you are looking for honest, down to earth reviews about the best juicers, so, I’ll put my slight bias aside, and give you the lowdown on this master class of a machine and help you get the best juicer to buy.
Let’s face it; if this is the first juicer you’re going to be buying, you are more likely than not to go with a cheap version. Why? Because you have no idea how often you’ll be using it and the fact is nobody likes to put money on the shelf. So, why should you choose this moderate costing model? Probably because you’re going to be getting more work from it than you ever imagined! How would you feel knowing that you purchased a lower end model, got addicted to the delicious juices made, only to have it fail on you in couple months? You’ll be frustrated, I’ll tell you that. Omega juicers have been in the game for years, probably much longer than I even knew about making delicious and healthy juicing recipes! With certain brands, you get affixed quality assurance, so rest easy knowing that it’ll be around for years to come.
In case you haven’t realized it as yet, the HD in the juicer name doesn’t mean high definition; it means HEAVY DUTY, and this is exactly what the Omega VRT350 delivers. If you’re looking for the most juice output, this juicer is an excellent choice? Why? Because it thoroughly extracts as much juice as possible from the pulp of the desired fruits or vegetables. So in the end, what you’re left with is dry pulp that is useless, and rich, thicker juices. To achieve this, however, takes a bit more diligence on your part. For one, you need to cut up your food into smaller sizes, since the slower number of revolutions can lead to easier stalling of the motor. Secondly, it takes longer, but the end result is so much better, since you get basically the best bang for the buck. Other machines may inadvertently result in some amount of wastage since they do not thoroughly extract all the juice.
The Omega VRT350HD, despite being a super effective juicer, is also relatively small, being able to fit comfortably in a small corner of your kitchen countertop since it measures only 7 x 8.5 x 15.5 inches. The juicer also has a very sleek, upright design which is important to some buyers.
This Omega VRT350HD review would be sorely lacking if I left out two major selling points!
1- The juicer is very silent, so much that you could carry on a phone conversation with the person on the other side of the line not knowing what you’re doing! Pretty sweet if you want a midnight drink huh?
2- It has a cool “reverse” button. No, the reverse button doesn’t turn your juice into solid fruit! Rather, it can reverse the direction of the juicing unit, in an attempt to dislodge stuck pieces of fruit and vegetable. Gone are the days when you would need to shove in a skewer and dig!
Main Points to Consider
- Silent operation makes stealth missions a success!
- Very space economical
- Cleans easily
- One of the best juicing ratios around; hardly any wastage
- Cool reverse button!
- Slower juicing speed means that less important enzymes in the juices are destroyed via heating up of the unit (although the machine will overheat if used long)
- Comes with a whopping 10 year warranty! – This alone should be reason to buy, knowing that you’re covered for the next 10 years!
- The vertical design allows for self feeding of the fruits and veggies; just cut up, and it’ll do the rest.
- You’ll need to spend a bit more time cutting up the food into smaller pieces
- Masticating juicers (like the Omega VRT350HD) take somewhat longer to process the juices when compared to centrifugal models (such as The Breville BJE200XL)
- It is a bit more pricey than the many Breville juicers