There’s a lot to consider when you’re looking for a new juicer. Appliances vary in cost, key features, and quality. Luckily, I’ve done the research so you don’t have to!
In this Omega VRT350 review, you’ll learn how to use this slow-speed vertical juicer. I’ll talk about what makes it unique to comparable models. I’ll cite comments and information from other reviews. There’s also a link to a helpful YouTube tutorial.
The Omega VRT350’s vertical design lends itself to the efficient use of counter space. Its base is 7” by 8” and it stands at 15” tall. Though its design is lean, the VRT350 weighs about 22 pounds. That helps keep it stable during the juicing process.
Produce feeds through a chute measuring 2.25” by 1.5”. But it’s still a good idea to chop up produce into manageable pieces before inserting into the juicer.
The VRT350 is available in silver and white models. The health conscious will appreciate that it’s composed of BPA-free plastic.
Unlike horizontal models, the Omega VRT350 uses gravity to feed produce into the juicer. This is particularly helpful when juicing lightweight leafy greens. It’s a good idea to alternate between heavy and lightweight produce to help the juicer with this.
Perhaps the most characteristic feature of the VRT350 is its slow, methodical pace. Its 150-watt motor juices at a rate of 80 rpm–far below the average juicer. This allows it to maximize juice extraction and vitamin content with less noise. For this reason, VRT350 juicer reviews from across the web praise its efficiency.
A cold press juicer, the VRT350 pulverizes produce and presses the pulp against a strainer. The VRT350 can handle all types of produce, whether hard, soft, grassy, or leafy.
To avoid jamming, users should cut all produce into small pieces (about 1/8”). Set up a container at each spout to collect the juice and pulp.
Here you can see a detailed tutorial on how to use this product:
The VRT350's auto-cleaning feature eliminates the difficulty of switching between different types of produce. While the machine is still running, pour a cup or two of water into the chute to cleanse the device.
For a deeper clean, soak the detachable parts in warm, soapy water after use. Carefully scrub the pulp from the strainer using cleaning brush (included with your purchase). You don't have to clean right away, but you should soak the pulpy parts of the juicer. If they sit and harden, it will be more difficult later.
One thing to remember: don’t put the juicer in the dishwasher! The high temperatures of the water could damage it.
Q: Can the juicer handle harder produce like beets or cabbage?
A: Yes, the Omega VRT350 can make juice from a diverse array of produce. Cut up harder produce into smaller parts and alternate between them and juicier foods. This provides some relief to the juicer and help it clear itself of pulp.
Q: Is it easy to clean?
A: Yes! The auto-clean feature makes it easy to switch between different types of produce. Deeper cleaning is also simple. Soak the juicer in soapy, warm water and scrub with the included brush. Don’t run the juicer through the dishwasher, as that may damage some of its parts.
Q: How does the juicer handle softer fruits like grapes, pears, or oranges?
A: You’ll have no problem with softer fruits. Depending on the texture, the juice might come out somewhat pulpy, though. If you’re not sure, it’s never a bad idea to cut the fruit into smaller pieces before juicing.
Q: Can you put frozen fruits in the juicer without damaging it?
A: It shouldn’t damage the juicer, which is durable. But you might not get much juice out of frozen produce. You’d have better luck making smoothies, rather than juice, with frozen fruit.
Q: How well does this juicer handle bananas?
A: Not well. Bananas are sticky and don’t juice well no matter what model you use. Like frozen fruit, they’re better in smoothies than juice.
If you’re in the market for a quiet, compact way to make your own juice, the omega vert 350 is a solid choice. It’s efficient, easy to clean, and can handle any produce you can throw at it. Its slow process helps you get the most nutritional value from produce. The slow speed also reduces foaming.
It’s a bit pricier than some other omega models, but you get what you pay for. The ten-year warranty is a huge bonus, given how costly replacement parts can be. Some of the newer juicers score higher reviews than this, but they tend to be much more expensive.
If you’re not a fan of pulp, you’ll want to invest in a strainer, as one does not come included. The VRT350 tends to make pulpier juice than most devices.