If you plan on juicing on a daily basis then investing in a heavy-duty juicer such as the Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer is a good decision. This is a single auger juicer so it’s perfect for juicing wheatgrass and other leafy greens without producing high levels of oxidation which result in less healthy juice.
There are 3 models in Omega’s VERT juicer line-up. The previous two models are the Omega VRT330 and the Omega VRT330 HD. The Omega VRT350 HD under review here is their most advanced model to date.
The design of the Omega VRT350 is rather unique. Instead of being horizontal like a typical single auger juicer, it is vertical to ensure the machine is compact and gives you the extra efficiency of self feeding.
OMEGA VRT350 HEAVY DUTY DUAL-STAGE VERTICAL SINGLE AUGER LOW SPEED JUICER FEATURES
- 80 RPM low speed operation
- Compact base
- Able to juice wheatgrass at a high yield
- Fine and coarse juicing screen to control pulp amount
- Automatic cleaning system
Low Speed Operation
The Omega VRT350 juices produce at a low speed of just 80 revolutions per minute which results in less oxidation and build-up of heat so the juice it produces retains its nutrition and has a longer shelf life than the juice produced by high-speed juicers.
The other benefit the low speed provides is that the juicer is very quiet in operation, making just a low whirring sound from the motor and a crunching sound as the produce gets crushed in the auger whilst juicing.
The Omega VRT350 differs from most singer auger juicers, by featuring a vertical design. Not only does this result in a smaller footprint, but it means you can drop hard produce such as carrots straight into the feeding chute without pushing, due to the vertical positioning of the cylinder.
Fine and Coarse Juicing Screen
The juicing screens allow you to control the amount of pulp which goes into your juice. We like this feature as it lets you have your juice to your own personal preference so you can have either a pulpy juice drink or juice free of pulp.
Due to the dual-stage process used which extracts the juice via two stages; the pulp which comes out of the machine is very dry especially when juicing leafy vegetables.
Ultem Screen for Heavy Duty Performance
An improvement over the Omega VRT330 model is the addition of an ultem screen. The screen is 8x stronger than the plastic screen used in the earlier VERT model, allowing you to juice frequently on a daily basis without worrying about the screen cracking.
PROS AND CONS OF THE OMEGA VRT350 HEAVY DUTY DUAL-STAGE VERTICAL SINGLE AUGER LOW SPEED JUICER
The Omega VRT350 juices at a low speed to give you maximum nutritional benefits from the juice you drink, ensuring vital nutrients are not destroyed.
The silver and black finish is elegant and stylish, ensuring it will look good in any modern kitchen.
If you have a kitchen that is choc-o-bloc with appliances or you have a small worktop, you’ll really appreciate the small footprint of the Omega VRT350 due to its innovative vertical design.
It’s easy to clean. A good quality cleaning brush is included which is very useful for cleaning the screen.
Omega has backed the VRT350 with a 10-year warranty. This is far longer than what most competitors offer.
It tends to leave some foam on top of the juice. You can either quickly remove this foam with a spoon or put a sieve underneath the spout whilst juicing to vastly reduce the amount of foam.
It does not juice celery well. However, most juicers have problems juicing this vegetable because of its string-like structure. For juicing celery, we recommend you get the Omega 8004 or 8006.
Some consumers have complained that the pulp ejector spout tends to get clogged up too easily. This problem can be avoided by alternating the type of produce which you juice. Start with soft produce first, and then put in hard produce after. This allows the hard produce to push the soft produce through the feeding tube thereby preventing problems of clogging.
JUICER REVIEWS FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE OMEGA VRT350 HEAVY DUTY DUAL-STAGE VERTICAL SINGLE AUGER LOW SPEED JUICER
The Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer is a highly efficient masticating juicer which is suitable for juicing a wide range of fruits and vegetables, making it one of the most versatile low speed juicers in the market.
It’s ultra quiet, compact, easy to setup and produces incredibly dry pulp and high quality juice. The fact it’s heavy-duty and also backed by a 10-year guarantee, makes it a juicer you can be confident is going to serve you for the long haul.
We recommend this juicer to anyone who wants juicing to be a serious part of their lifestyle.