I love fresh juice. The different flavors, the crisp cool feeling as it goes down. Any day I’m guzzling mix greens and fruit juice is a good one. Problem is, I hate juicers. I’ve lost count of how many times a random cucumber jammed the blade. And god it’s annoying how often juicers can only juice one fruit or veg. at a time! By the time the juicings done, I need a nap.
Finally, you’ve gotten all the vegs. and fruits down the chute and you’re ready to dig into your delicious concoction and you realize you only have a half glass full. Half full! You swear you put $40 bucks down the hatch, yet all you have is chump change. So I stopped juicing. Too much uuhhh. Not enough mmmmm.
Then one day a friend of mine recommended an omega juicer. As you can imagine, I was skeptical. How could this juicer be any less of a pain then the other ones? It was expensive too. (I don’t remember the model, just the price tag $300!) But he was a good buddy of mine and let me borrow his for a week, so I figured, what do I have to lose? And boy am I’m glad he did.
This thing was a monster. Chewing up my fruits and vegs. like they were nothing, It never jammed, not once! And the juice! Tastier than I ever remembered and a full glass after only a few greens. Sometimes more. Let’s not forget the clean up. You know, that thing that takes a good ten minutes ‘because the parts aren’t dishwasher safe and stain like a motherfucker? Yeah, 5 mins. That’s it. And that’s if I want to save some cash and not use the dishwasher. I was sold. By the end of the week, I didn’t want to give the thing back. ( I actually hid it from my friend when he came to get it.)
As good as my bro’s juicer was at chewing and spitting out bomb ass juice. This best omega juicer tops it with ease. I’ve never seen so much amazing juice come out of a juicer with so little fiber and waste. I’m talking spinach, kale and ginger all swallowed whole without any shoving, cutting or peeling on my end! It doesn’t hurt that the chute is frickin huge too. The juicer also unbelievably quiet . I was watching Westworld on low and got so into the show, I forgot I left the thing on. By the time the credits were rolling I had two cups of fresh juice ready to go. It’s dishwasher safe, easy to clean, put together and has a 15 year warranty.
All that said, Omega NC900HDC is not perfect. It’s one the slower models and if I hadn’t been watching Westworld, I might’ve skipped the whole thing and waited until morning. The juicer itself is also massive. Easily took up half of my counter space in my kitchen. I gotta big counter, so it didn’t bother me that much, but if you live in a small apartment or just have a dinky kitchen counter, you might want to check out some of the other models I’ll be talking about.
From here on out, I’m going to throw the broken record stuff for omega juicer reviews out there first as you might’ve noticed features repeat. (Which isn’t always a bad thing.)
Now that the repeat stuff is out of the way, will start with the let down. 10 year warranty. Disappointing as most other models have a minimum 15 year warranty. The single auger feature is cool. That means the juicer juices at low speeds to retain nutrients. Is it true? I don’t know, but that’s what the paper in the box said.
Omega VRT 330 is smaller. I can actually put a cutting board, fruit basket and other stuff on the counter. While that’s a nice change of pace it’s heavier than it looks and might give some of the older folk some trouble. It’s also taller than most models and would only fit on my biggest selves. More minuses than pluses in that area. Comes with cups though, to catch the juice and pulp. Which may be nice for some people, but I really didn’t care. The bowls I was using were fine.
This model is not dishwasher safe and can take about 15-20 mins to clean. Not fun. It also gets hot and whirls around sometimes. While nothing bad has happened due to the whirling and heat, it’s not exactly comforting. Oh, and chopping into small pieces is a must here, the thing plugs like a mother f**** so chop though vegs.
This is another smaller sized omega and I like this one better. First the give ins of omega juicer reviews:
The 15 year warranty is back for this cold press juicer. So you get the small size with the same amount of the protection as the bigger model, but minus the weight, something that was irritating aspect of the last model. In other words, lots more of counter space and the cold press juicer fits in a couple types of shelves. 2 pitchers come with this too that I actually liked. Hefty guys, but surprisingly easy to clean. I even put my usual juice bowl aside for a while.
This is a pulpy cold press juicer. Be ready for that. Again, like I’ve been saying, I’m a sucker for pulp, especially when it’s dry as a bone and it doesn’t bother me. But if that kinda thing drives you up the wall, consider this a warning. Like the previous model, its hole is smaller, so keep the fruits and vegs that way too. Leafy greens are really tough with this cold press juicer, so keep to the hard and fast rule of juicing: Softer stuff first, harder stuff after. Or fruits before vegs, whichever one you remember better. All and all an improvement from the omega juicer comparison of VRT 400.( Though be warned, this one wobbles like the VRT 330.) This cold press juicer is cheaper too.
And finally, bringing up the rear is the VRT 350. This cold press juicer is last for a reason. For one, the 10 year warranty is back for this model. It perplexes me to know end why the VRT 400 cold press juicer has a 15 year warranty, but this juicer and the VRT 330 have only a 10 year warranty. Weird, right? Anyway, as always here are the omega usuals for this cold press juicer.
Foam is a thing with this slow juicer. Its usually comes out light and frothy, so I’ve always left it out of the details, as it seemed insignificant. But for this juicer, there is a lot more foam. Doesn’t matter that much to me, but be wary if a big deal for you.
This is another of the smaller omegas and not a heavy one at that. So counter space and fitting in cabinets is easy. Don’t push this one. I’m guilty of this for sure, but forcing the fruits and vegs down the chute will result in jam. These small models don’t have the gumption the bigger ones do, so chop small and be wary. Especially watch for hairs of celery and pineapple.
So in the end, which one should you pick? I guess it depends on what you're looking for in a juicer. For instance if you're looking for kitchen space economy, I'd go with one of omega vertical juicers. However if you're searching for the most efficient juicer, J8006 is the way to go.
And then there's also stuff like cleaning, noise and warranty. Most of them are easy to clean and they're all quiet, but if you're really nitpicking, you should go with NC900HDC.