Omega VRT350 HD Feb 06, 2014 yumme Equipment 0 The Omega brand sits at the top of the juicer market and this particular machine has been developed to allow large quantities of juicing for both domestic and commercial purposes. Here’s our Omega VRT350 HD review to give you the lowdown on whether one of the most expensive juicers out there is worthy of your cash. Features As you would expect from Omega, this appliance comes well spec’d: Slow speed system – operating at 80 RPM Capable of juicing wheatgrass at high yield Auto cleaning system Compact base Dual stage juicing system Automatic wiping system 10-year warranty Pros The first thing to note when it comes to the positive aspects of this Omega VRT350 HD review is nothing to do with how the machine works or how easy it is to use, it is the fact that it comes with a 10-year warranty. If you are going to part with over $300 for a juicer, you want to know that your investment is protected, and a 10-year warranty will certainly see to that. Now, let’s get on to how this machine performs. First, the Omega is a really powerful juicer and rarely has any trouble grinding; it also gets to work juicing your items very quietly thanks to its low speed technology – a definite bonus to consumers. Thanks to a self-feeding vertical design, this juicer makes it simple to load up with items and is superb for carrot juicing. Away from the function of the machine, the VRT350 is very well built and a lot more compact than it first appears. We also found it to be easy to clean – providing the pulp ejection port does not get clogged. Cons On the subject of pulp, that is by far the biggest drawback we found in reviewing the Omega VRT350 HD. There is simply way too much pulp – sometimes as much as five teaspoons settled at the bottom of the jar. Naturally, this causes a problem with the pulp ejection port, which can become blocked and impede on the flow. Despite its 80-RPM operation, some soft fruits like lemons or strawberries are obliterated into paste during a cycle and are unusable. We also noticed a problem with foaming from green veg. Another downside is the feed chute. While the design is good, it is simply not wide enough and many items will need slicing up. Conclusion Good design, quiet operation, and a great warranty are brilliant plus points of this device; however, because of the drawbacks, we cannot really finish this Omega VRT350 HD review by recommending this juicer at its current price. Unfortunately, there are just too many better and cheaper alternatives on the market.