Omega has been in the business of making kitchen appliances for some time now, and the company is slowly setting the benchmark as far as making innovative products is concerned. Running hot on the heels of the Omega 8003, their latest juicer, the Omega VRT 350 HD is an inventive product that is set to change juice extraction as we know it.
Omega VRT350 is designed and engineered for the health-conscious customers who are in the quest for a wider variety in their day to day juicing. The machine can juice everything, from wheat grass to leafy greens to fruits and vegetables. With such incredible ability, the VRT 350 is without doubt one of the most efficient single juicer in the market today.
The horizontal single auger design of this juicer is meant to take the efficiency of masticating juicing style a step further. The Ultem Screen mounted on the unit is whats sets it apart from other vertical singer auger juicers in its class. In fact, it’s the screen that makes the appliance a “Heavy Duty” juicer. The screen is eight times stronger than the typical plastic screens found in most units making it ideal for daily use.
The VRT boasts of the revolutionary Low Speed Technology System (LSTS) which is not only patented but also the world’s first. This is a total departure from the traditional masticating method found in most juicers. The LSTS technology allows the machine to extract as many nutrients and vitamins as possible from your ingredients. The slow juicing process in turn ensures that the juice maintains its original taste and is less watery whether you’re using fruits, leafy greens soya beans or vegetables. The technology also ensures that you get the maximum amount of juice from the minimum amount of fruits and vegetables you use.
In order to make sure that you get the smoothest juice, the Omega VRT 350 is fitted with the Dual Stage Juicing feature. The feature extracts the juice through the first crushing stage before ejecting the pulp. The second stage is the squeezing stage where the more pulp is extracted resulting into a smoother juice.
In addition to the LSTS, this unit takes pride in being the first juicer in the world to use the Automatic Wiping System (AWS). The AWS uses a silicone wiping blade that is more or less like the wiping blade your car utilizes. The blade is used to clean the screen to make sure that it stays clear of excess pulp and that in essence means that you will have an easier time cleaning the screen.
This unit is the best masticating juicer with a difference. In addition to extracting a less watery juice, it promises high quality as well. As a matter of fact, you will not only enjoy more antioxidants and superior flavor but better freshness too. There’s no frothing or foaming, and you don’t have to conduct the separation process as is the case with most juicers.
If you have a small kitchen space, the makers of this juicer had you in mind. The unit’s design is compact and will take very little space on your kitchen’s counter top thanks to its small footprint. The juicer self-cleans itself too, a very important feature particularly when you’re changing from one fruit, vegetable or leafy green to the other while juicing. All you have to do is pour water through the juicer when changing to another fruit. In other words, you can extract the maximum amount of juice in less time thereby saving you time. It is also easy to assemble and disassemble the machine for a quick clean.
The VRT is amazingly silent. The juice machine works by slowly squeezing ingredients unlike most juicers that work by grinding the ingredients at high speeds. Similarity, it is built to last. That explains the reason its maker’s are willing to put a ten-year warranty on the juicer; because they can trust in the quality of their product and are willing to stand by it.
This unit may be fitted with a low 80 RPM motor, but that is purposely so to ensure that no nutrients are lost through heating elements. As a matter of fact, it is the same slow speed that ensures your juice is not foamy.
Additional Specifications of the Omega VRT 350
· Dimensions of 7 x8.5 x 15.2 inches (H x W x D)
· A total weight of 22 pounds
· Two horsepower equivalent with gear reduction
· 150 Watts
· Feeding chute measuring 2.25 x 1.25 inches
Accessories Included in the Package
· GE Ultem Auger
· Two 32 ounce juicing cups
· A tamper and a brush
· A bowl and an extraction plug
· User guide manual.
My Personal Opinion on Omega VRT350
The Omega VRT350 is easily the best juicer and one of my personal favorites. I have a pretty serious (some consider insane) collection of juicers. Nearly 90% of the time I reach for my VRT350 and it will juice virtually anything, may it be wheatgrass, leafy greens, fruits or vegetables. The only occasion I reach for something else would be my Omega J8006, reason being its just slightly better at juicing leafy greens. If you’re just a beginner juicer searching for a great overall juicer, you can do no wrong by selecting the Omega VRT350.
The 475 customers who gave this unit a 5 star rating on Amazon couldn’t be wrong. The unit’s customer reviews largely gives you a sneak preview of what to expect when you buy this machine. Most customers were impressed by the fact that the machine is easy to use and the myriad of features and specifications the VRT comes with was also praised. With an overall rating of 4.2 stars, this appliance certainly promises a good return on your money.
A handful of customers say that the pulp injector sprout has a tendency of getting clogged rather quickly. However, this can be easily avoided by alternating the ingredients as you juice. Start with soft ingredients like tomato before moving to harder ingredients such as apples or carrots. The hard ingredients push the softer ingredients down the feeding chute thereby preventing clogging problems.
The Omega VRT350 is the ideal juicer to buy if you want to experience masticating juicing at its best. The unit’s design is not only compact and contemporary but productive as well. As if that’s not enough, you’re assured to use the juicer will last for long given the fact that it comes with an amazing 10-year warranty. In short, this juicer could one item you have to consider buying if you take your juicing seriously.