Review: Juicing With the Omega Vert VRT350 Juicer

Last summer, I wanted to buy a new juicer. I wanted one that didn’t take up a lot of counter space, one that yielded a lot of juice from the produce I would be juicing, and one that didn’t sound like an airplane landing in my kitchen when I was juicing.

I kept hearing about the Omega VRT350 and its exceptional performance and quality. Omega has been around for years and they are known for making premium blenders, food processors and juicers.

Often times, when people first get into juicing, they buy a cheap juicer. It’s understandable considering you’re not sure how much you’ll be using it. As you get more serious about juicing, you’re going to want a better juicer. (That’s what happened to me.)

When it comes to cost, the Omega VRT350 is a middle-of-the road juicer. It’s more expensive than the cheaper Breville models, but it is cheaper than the all-mighty Green Star juicer.

I recommend making the investment in the VRT350. Remember, this is an investment in your health. This juicer can get you started on the road to a healthier lifestyle by strengthening your immune system and detoxify your body from free radicals.

Product Features
• Dual stage juicing system with fine and coarse filter screens
• Auto pulp ejection and reverse mode in case of clogging
• Compact base
• Suitable for juicing wheatgrass
• Low-speed juicing prevents oxidation and degradation
• Contemporary and stylish design
• Easy to store
• Comes with accessories including coarse and fine screens, self-cleaning screen holder, tamper, cleaning brush
• Two juicing cups (50-oz)
• 10-year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

Performance

Before buying any juicer, you have to ask yourself what you want out of that juicer. Sadly, there isn’t one juicer that will fit all your needs. Remember, Omega VRT350 is optimized for low-speed performance but stable functions. Low-speed juicing prevents oxidation of juice which means you’ll get more nutrients from this juicer than you would using a high-speed juicer.

Also, this juicer does an amazing job at extracting juice and leaving very little pulp. What pulp is left is very dry. Bottom line: For the money you’re spending on produce, very little of the food you are juicing will go to waste.
However, quality does come with a price. You’ll need to take time to cut your fruits, veggies, and greens before you use this juicer. You’ll also need to give the juicer time to thoroughly juice your produce.

Overall Design

At first glance, you’ll notice that Omega VRT350 has a really cool and distinctive look. It screams modern and contemporary features unlike other conventional juicers available. The compact and stable base is also a big plus.

Many people are happy that they purchased this juicer since it doesn’t use up much space on the kitchen counter. That was a selling point for me.

When it comes to noise, compared to a juicer like the Breville Juicer Elite, the VRT350 is much quieter.

One thing to note, this juicer heats up the longer you use it. The manual recommends you not use it for longer than 30 minutes.

Another feature I appreciate is the “Reverse” switch. If, by chance, something gets caught in the juicer (like fibers from kale stems), you can switch to “Reverse” mode and the juicer will turn counter clockwise until it is unstuck.

Best Uses

One of the main reasons why I bought this juicer was because it also juices wheatgrass. It’s a bonus to have one less appliance in the kitchen and to have not needed to buy a dedicated wheatgrass juicer.

In the near future, I’ll be making a video showing how to juice wheatgrass. For now, I can say that 225g/8oz of wheatgrass yields about 8oz of wheatgrass juice and leaves behind extremely dry pulp.

Some people say this juicer isn’t the best when it comes to juicing greens and that there are better juicers out there for juicing greens (such as the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer), but I juice greens in the VRT350 all the time and feel as though it does a good job.

Want to see the Omega VRT350 in action? Watch this video I made of me making a huge batch of green juice:

Recommendation

Pros
• Easy to clean
• Works quietly and efficiently
• Efficient design
• Juices comes out smooth and clean

Cons
• Not the cheapest model out there
• Juicing takes time

If you’re willing to invest some money and some time, this juicer will not disappoint. It’s small and compact, but it’s a powerful workhorse. Omega is a trusted company that makes good quality products. How often do you come across a company that offers a ten year warranty on a kitchen appliance? I have been using this juicer almost every day for the past eight months and I have no complaints.

Check out this juicer on Amazon. (That’s where I got mine.)

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2 Responses to Review: Juicing With the Omega Vert VRT350 Juicer

  1. Sil October 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    I am trying to decided between this juicer and the vitamix to purchase for my juicing needs. I currently use a Ninja to make my juices but I still get a lot of chunks in my juice and have to add water to be able to drink them. I have borrowed my friend’s vitamix to try it out before making the investment and I do like the way the juices come out in it. I saw this Omega juicer at the store next to the Vitamix and decided to research on it before deciding which item to invest in. I noticed you have a vitamix and I am wondering why you don’t use it for your juices, is it personal preference? or is this juicer better than the vitamix?

    Thank you in advance for your reply.

    • Wendy October 29, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

      For me, it’s not a matter of choosing one over the other for juicing. It’s more about which appliance does the most efficient job. In the past, I have made juice in the Vitamix. It turned out fine, but I hated the process of having to strain the mixture through a nut milk bag to extract the juice. I’d rather use a juicer and have it do the extracting. :) It’s just a personal preference–using a juicer for juices and a blender for smoothies. If you absolutely have to go with just one appliance, I’d suggest getting with the Vitamix. It’s a really good blender that will give you the option to do both (as long as you don’t mind extracting the juice yourself). Also, in all honesty, I’d recommend drinking smoothies over juices as well.

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