Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Masticating Juicer Review

By Barbara | August 11, 2018

Omega VRT350HD (full name of this product is Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer) is considered as one of the best juicers in the market.

This juicer has been created for people who are conscious about their health and are looking for a way want to get the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients out of the fruits and veggies they put in their juicer.

If you search online, you will find lots of positive reviews about this juicer praising its features and construction that allows to process and extract juice from different types of produce.

Omega Juicers VRT350 Vertical Slow Masticating Juicer Makes Continuous Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juice at 80 Revolutions per Minute Features Compact Design Automatic Pulp Ejection, 150-Watt, SilverCheck Price

How Does It Work?

The juicer comes with components like a pusher, hopper, wide feed chute, safe locking system, auto cleaning system and high performance motor. It also has sturdy non-slip feet, ultem juice screen, juice spout, on and off and a heavy-duty auger. The juice container and pulp container is a given.

The patented screw design of the auger provides efficient juicing of the fruits. The hopper goes in in such a way that inserting fruits and veggies are easy. The VRT has a pusher that helps stuff the ingredients inside the juicer.

The assembly of the juicer is the simplest. The Hopper sits on top of the bowl and then to the base. The spouts and two containers are kept for juice and pulp ejection. You can also add water to add moisture or self clean the juicer.

The operation of the juicer is simple. The ON-OFF buttons are visible for you to start the operation. Whatever leafy greens and fruits you wish to add, you can push them down through the hopper chute.

After full completion, switching off the button will stop all the processes. The pulp stopper at the end of the juice bowl gives you a seamless juice consistency.

Washing is also kept simple, as you only have to open the extraction seal. This opens up the area so that you can wash the trapped food.

Features

Dual Stage Juicing

The Omega VRT 350 comes with a dual stage juicing technique. At the start, the juicer breaks down the vegetables and fruits to extract the juices.

The pulp stopper is fit at the bottom of the juicer, and this helps separate the pulp from the extracted juice. Here, the pulp is pressured and all the juices flow from it. This gives seamless juice with no wastage.

Low Speed Masticating Juicing

The Omega VRT350 comes with a plain vertical design. This helps the consumers to use the product with the highest efficiency and comfort.

Regular juicers will have 1500+ RPM. With a speed of 80 RPM, this juicer is seen as a slow juicer compared to its competitors. This slow speed keeps the nutrients in place.

With a higher speed, the nutrients tend to get burnt out, leaving you with less than the enough amount needed. Hence, Omega VRT 350 concentrates on the harnessing of the good elements so that you get the best out of the juices.

This slow speed also helps to prevent oxidation. Any type of oxidation takes away the storage time of the juice so less oxidation means more storage time

Small Footprint

The built of the Omega VRT 350 is simple and compact. In the kitchen setting, this juicer settles without cramming much space.

The small and vertical design helps with the comfort of use and less waste of space. You can place this compact juicer anywhere in the kitchen.

Simple Controls

As mentioned above, the settings of the Omega VRT 350 are simple. The ON-OFF button helps with easy operation of the product. The reverse button helps out any stuck residue in the juicer.

Patented GE’s ULTEM Material

Omega VRT350 macticating juicerOne of the most prominent reasons why this model is so good at juicing various types of fruits and vegetables (and even wheatgrass!) is its patented stone mill-like screw. This part of VRT350 juicer is 8 times stronger than standard auger you can find in juice machines from other brands.

It is possible because of the material used for this part. This screw is made of innovative ULTEM material manufactured by General Electric. ULTEM material is well known for its heat resistance and solvent resistance.

The distinctive feature of this appliance is low RPM speed. It produces only 80 RPMs (other juicers work at several thousands of RPMs). The low speed works best in preserving high levels of nutrients and vitamins in your juice because it foams less and thus does not oxidize and lose the nutrient value. It will also taste better, and cleanup will be much easier.

High Juice Yield

Omega VRT350 RedOmega VRT juicers (not only 350 but also 330 and 400 models) are featuring Automatic Wiping System (AWS).

AWS system uses silicone wiping blades to make sure that the juicing screen is clear of pulp. In this case, maintaining the clean screen is not the purpose – AWS lets you get a higher yield of juice.

It is proven by multiple tests and reviews that the VRT350 slow juicer (along with VRT330 and VRT400) produces significantly more juice than other juicers in the market.

This is an excellent choice if you want to benefit from more antioxidants and enjoy excellent flavor and freshness ensured by the juicing process provided by Omega VRT350HD that allows avoiding frothing and foaming.

Easy to Clean

As mentioned above, it is easy to keep your Omega heavy duty juicer VRT 350 clean. You do not even have to take it apart for cleaning (we still advise to clean it thoroughly now and then).

You just have to pour water into the machine and let it go through the appliance to flush away the pulp that has been stuck to its parts after processing the previous batch of fruits and veggies.

Specifications

  • Motor: 150 watt
  • Type: Masticating
  • Speed: 80 RPM
  • Number of speed modes: one
  • The capacity of Pulp Container and Juice Jug: 64 ounces each
  • Included Accessories: pusher
  • Safe operating time: no more than 30 minutes continuously
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Voltage: 120V for US market, 220V for Europe (model #VRT352)

Dimensions

  • Weight: 22lb / 10kg
  • 7in W x 8½in D x 15½in H (178mm W x 216mm D x 394mm H)

Consumer Reviews

This juicing machine keeps getting a high rating from consumers. Many users are saying that thanks to this juicer they can enjoy delicious fresh juice every day without spending a half hour to cleaning it.

Another thing people like is the quiet operation. This appliance does not howl and growls like many other models.

While people agree that this is one of the best juicers for veggies, the most frequent objection is the pricing. Some potential buyers say that the price is quite high.

What can we say? Yes, it is expensive, but you will save your time in cleaning the device, and the juice quality and taste is second to none.

It is advised to cut up the veggies and fruits into smaller pieces. Cleaning has both good and bad to it. Though it is easy to disassemble and rinsing, the process takes some time to finish.

The screen can take a longer time if you want it to be clean enough. This depends on how much clean you want it to be.

The consistency of the juices without the pulp has also been commented on. The juicer produces relatively less wastage. Compared to other juicers, Omega has the best yield and we commend that.

However, the plug at the bottom should be mindfully closed. If not, then the leaking will happen and that will cause inconvenience.

The end of the cleaning brush is very useful. This can reach all the stuck food and get rid of it. Sometimes, the reverse mode can be used to get more juice out from the pulp. For cleaning, hot water has worked the best for getting rid of stuck food.

The Omega VRT 350 can juice any problematic fruits and veggies. Ingredients like ginger shoots and beetroots are a few problematic types. The juice can be produced at any consistency by simply stopping the operation.

Omega comes with an array of recipes. This helps users try out different combinations. The omega site is filled to the brim with easy recipes to try out from.

Pros and Cons

Pros

The machine itself is very quiet. It does not make any sound while in operation.

The juice produced has a three times bigger shelf than any other juicer in the market. With the given price point, this product is a bargain for a customer.

The juicer comes with a self-cleaning technique. The wiper blades help clean out the residue. You will only need to clean the rest.

The foam is less in the juices. The maximum foam is a ½ inch. You do not have to wait for a pile of foam to settle before consuming it.

Leafy greens are no problem for this juicer. Other juicers in the market highly struggle with spinaches and kales. And, because of less oxidation, the juices taste better and less dull.

Did I mention that the Omega VRT350 comes with a 10 Year warranty?

Cons

Omega VRT 350 could seem slower than average juicers but it still delivers the best juice.

Another issue is that the chute feed is small so you can’t put bigger chunks of veggies and fruits. They need to be cut in smaller pieces.

Omega VRT350 vs VRT330 vs VRT370 vs VRT400 vs VSJ843

VRT330 VRT350 VRT370 VRT400 VSJ843
Price $$ $$$ $$$ $$$$ $$$$
Type Low Speed Vertical
Finish Options Silver,
White
Silver Silver,
Red,
White
Silver Silver
Speed, RPM 80 43
Juicing Screen Standard ULTEM
Juicer Tap No Yes
Watts 150 150 200 150 150
Warranty, yrs 10 15

As you can see in the comparison table above, the VRT models are quite similar.

Omega VRT350 vs 8005 vs 8006 vs NC800 vs NC900

The main difference between VRT350 and the Omega J8005 and other mentioned models is juicer type – vertical vs horizontal.

Please let me know if you are interested to read a more detailed comparison.

What’s In The Box

When you buy the VRT 350, you will get the appliance motor base, GE ULTEM dual stage juicing screen, a GE ULTEM Auger, and coarse dual stage screen.

Another included components are self-cleaning screen holder, bowl with attached extraction plug, two 32-ounce juicing cups, tamper, brush, and an instruction manual.

Do’s and Don’ts

Don’ts

  • Do not put fruits with seeds directly into the juicer. Some of the seeds are hard to chew and these should be separated before extraction.
  • Do not put inside any sesame, coffee beans and etc. These will get stuck and cannot be juiced. This will cause problems in the cleaning process.
  • Do not try to juice food items that were preserved in alcohol, sugar syrup and etc. These will cause the juicer massive damage.
  • Do not re-squeeze pulp. However, soft fruits can be re-squeezed as the pulps of the soft fruits may still have juice. But, for any hard fruits, it is best to avoid re-squeezing.
  • Do not use the machine for more than 30 minutes. This may cause the motor to fail. This may also cause the juicer to fail and not work anymore

Do’s

  • Consume the juice immediately after extraction. This will allow all the nutrients to enter the body.
  • Grinding spices can be done in this product like garlic, red pepper and etc. In terms of frozen items, any frozen fruits or veggies will produce less juice than usual or not at all. So, it is best not to try juice any frozen component.
  • Veggies with a strong fibre like water parsley and fennel should be cut into chunks of ½ inches before being put inside the hopper.

Conclusion

Omega VRT 350 is a slow juicer that provides the ease of use. It also gives the best juice quality possible. This is why the customers have been greatly satisfied with the services and the juicing. Users have always preferred this to most other juicers in the market.

With the dual juicing tech, the juicer is very consistent with any veggies and fruits. The user manual also comes with a helpful selection of recipes. Hence, the Omega VRT 350 juicer is truly a great choice for any juice lover.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can you juice cherries with pits?
A: It is adwised to pit cherries, plums, olives and other berries with hard seeds that can potentially damage the plastic details of the unit.

Q: Where is it made?
A: The VRT350 is made in South Korea.

Q: What is the warranty?
A: The warranty is 10 years on motor and 1 year on parts.

Q: How to clean Omega VRT350 juicer?
A: Please watch this video to learn how to clean the appliance.