You can see that this masticating juicer from Omega is different from their horizontal style units such as the Omega J8006. In many ways, it looks quite like a centrifugal juicer. But in actual fact it is a vertical incarnation of the style of machine upon which Omega have built their reputation.
Omega VRT350HD Review
You can tell by the two spouts on this juicer that it is not a typical centrifugal unit. In actual fact, the larger spout is where the juice comes out and the pulp is ejected from the smaller one. Due to having a larger auger than the horizontal style units, it juices at a faster speed. However a longer cleaning time results in the overall speed of actually making a juice being about the same.
This is what the manufacturer has to say about this machine:
The Omega Vert VRT350 Juicer is a revolutionary product that features the high efficiency of a masticating style juicer in a vertical design. The Vert is designed to be compact, contemporary and productive. Most juicers process at a speed of 1,650 to 16,000 RPM, destroying many healthy enzymes and causing juice to degrade shortly after being extracted. The Vert VRT350 Low Speed Juicing System processes at 80 RPM, preventing oxidation and allowing juice to be stored for up to 72 hours without degradation. With the Vert form and function combine to give you the highest degree of extraction and the healthiest possible juice. The Vert VRT350 also features an innovative auto cleaning system that keeps the screen clear during juicing and increases its efficiency. The contemporary design is complemented by a virtually indestructible ULTEM juicing screen that will withstand heavy duty juicing. Ideal for fast pace commercial environments, this juicer combines a contemporary styling with the technology to cater to health conscious clientele.
Taken from the Omega website VRT350HD product specification page: (http://www.omegajuicers.com/juicers/vert350-juicer.html)
Omega VRT350HD Features
- Innovative design squeezes out juice rather than grinding
- Preserves nutrients and natural taste and color of juice
- Exclusive blade cleaning system keeps the screen clean during use
- Efficient design ensures maximum juice extraction producing a very dry pulp
- Straight forward assembly and disassembly
- Auger is extremely hard and durable (made from GE Ultem)
- 80 RPM for maximum efficiency
- Fine and coarse juicing screens to make juices the way you like
- Capable of extracting a high juice yield from wheatgrass
- 80 RPM Operation for Optimal Efficiency
- 10 year warranty
Check out the actual Omega VRT350HD brochure (http://www.omegajuicers.com/skin/frontend/default/omega/images/spec_sheets/juicer_vrt350.pdf)
There are some more juicer reviews on this website. All of the machines featured here are top quality products. Which one makes the best juicer for you will depend upon the sorts of fruits and vegetables that you want to juice. While the Omega VRT350HD can juice wheat grass, the J8006 is more effective. If you want to really get into drinking green juices then the J8006 might be the best option. On the other hand, the VRT350HD, while rotating at the same speed, is much faster at actually making drinks simply due to the larger auger. In other words, this unit can simply process more produce in a given time frame.
My advice when it comes to purchasing one of these products is to think about how you want to use it. The types of juice recipes that we want to make is really the most important factor (along with whether we can actually afford a specific device).
As you may have read on the front page of my site, this is my favorite juicer. What I love about this particular model is that it makes a really high quality juice, similar to other masticating juicers, but it does so very quickly. I like a pulpy juice and if you pick this machine, you’ll find that it does actually let a reasonable amount of pulp through into the juice. It’s also really cool how it’s a self feeding juicer. Very rarely do I actually have to use the plunger that came with it.