"This low-speed masticating juicer has been made by Omega to produce juice drinks that retain their nutritional benefits."
Omega is one of the leading brands when it comes to manufacturing juicers, so it’s no surprise that the VRT350 juicer is a high-quality piece of kit. This low-speed masticating juicer has been made by Omega to give an impressive yield and produce juice drinks that retain their nutritional benefits. The great thing about the VRT350 is that as it’s a masticating juicer, it crushes the ingredients against a mesh screen instead of cutting it up with a blade, meaning nutrients, color and vitamins are retained, so you get a vibrant cup of juice every time. With a price range of $240-$440, this is an affordable juicer by a high-end brand.
Compared to other Omega juicers, the VRT350 is different because it takes on a vertical design instead of the horizontal style, which means it has a smaller footprint and therefore takes up a smaller amount of space on the countertop. One of the other benefits of being a vertical masticating juicer is the VRT350 is highly efficient and extremely practical. This juicer measures 14.6 x 13.2 x 12 inches, so it’s one of the smaller juicers available on the market while giving off a large presence. Although the primary material of this juicer is plastic, it is all BPA free and extremely durable. The auger and the strainer are made from Ultem which is an extraordinarily hard-wearing and sturdy material that’s great for long-term use, especially as the auger will last 8x longer than a normal one. To round off this smart juicer, it's cased in an attractive silver finish that’s modern and sophisticated in its design.
As with all Omega appliances, you won’t be left disappointed by the features that are included in this top-quality juicer. The best masticating juicers are the ones that are easy to use, provide a high yield of juice and leave you with a drink that’s packed full of beneficial nutrients. So, it’s good to know the VRT350 offers you all three. Firstly, this juicer comes with simple controls to either turn it on, off or in reverse which is ideal for assisting with clogging of the machine should this ever arise. This juicer also comes with an automatic pulp ejection, so the pulp gets ejected into a special pulp container, leaving you with less mess to clean up and more juice in your glass.
Omega has used a patented screw technology in the designing of the auger so that it is more effective at crushing and squeezing the juice out of your chosen ingredients. The VRT350 is a dual stage juicer, so the juice is extracted from the ingredients by a crushing technique, and then the pulp is squeezed to get the remaining liquid out before being ejected into the container. This results in a higher juice yield which is more economical as you can buy fewer ingredients, and you get a tastier, more nutritious drink at the end. As well as this, the VRT350 comes with a pusher, so it’s easier for you to push the fruit and vegetables into the juicer with ease. Although this juicer can’t grind coffee beans or make baby foods, it’s still incredibly versatile and can make nut butter and sorbets as well as juice. Once the juice has been extracted, it can then be poured into your glass of choice thanks to the over-sized spout in a simple and easy way.
Ease of Use
One of the significant aspects of the Omega VRT350 is how easy it is to use. As it’s a low-speed masticating juicer, the juice rotates at a rate of just 80 RPM, compared with other juicers that have a speed upwards of 1650 RPM. This low speed gives you fresh and nutritious juice that’s been squeezed instead of ground. This means the juice retains in natural colors and taste, so you’re not left with a dull-colored and tasteless drink. Furthermore, as the low speed protects the nutrients and enzymes in the juice, the drinks created from this juicer can be stored in a fridge up to 3 days without any degradation. This is excellent news if you plan on making juices in advance for preparation or you have some left over.
Overall, customers rate the Omega VRT350 as easy to use and easy to clean, as it even comes with a cleaning brush. Although it’s stated as being a self-cleaning juicer with two wiper blades that swipe the pulp from the filter, you will still need to use some elbow grease to get rid of pulp build up. Many customers, however, praise this juicer for being easy to clean and only taking a few minutes to disassemble. As it doesn’t have dishwasher safe components, you will need to keep on top of cleanliness by running them under water and washing them by hand.
To conclude, the Omega VRT350 is a juicer that’s a handy addition to any household who are thinking of becoming healthier using freshly squeezed juice drinks. After some initial prepping on your part, this juicer does most of the hard work for you, providing fresh tasting juice packed full of vitamins and beneficial nutrients. Although this juicer can be a bit fiddly to get to grips with, it’s manufactured by one of the most reliable brands and comes with a 10-year warranty on the whole juicer which is a fantastic guarantee and shows Omega value their products and customers. If you’re looking for a fully functional and versatile juicer, look no further than the OmegaVRT350.