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Omega VRT 350

January 20, 2012 By: BigCheese Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

It was a pretty expensive lesson to learn, but I finally ended up getting the juicer that I should have bought in the first place.  I started out with the Elite centrifugal juicer that sounded like a jet engine in my kitchen and made the dog run for cover.  It wasn’t long before I upgraded to a used Champion that worked much better and was a good bit quieter.  After watching countless videos and reading articles and reviews, I finally decided to reach very deeply into my pockets and order the Omega VRT350 juicer.  I can now easily make juice while the dog sleeps nearby.  So quiet!

Omega VRT 350 HDWow!  What a difference a new high quality appliance can make.  My only hesitation before ordering (beside the price) is that this juicer is known to produce a more full-bodied juice with more pulp than other juicers.  I’m not a big fan of pulp in the juice, but I was already straining the juice from my Champion, so I figured I’d go for it and continue to strain.

Turns out, it produces less foam and about the same amount or possibly slightly less pulp than my Champion.  I still strain my juice and I couldn’t be happier with the results I get with the Omega VRT.  The juice is so clean and fresh tasting.  It’s amazing how different it is from the first glass of juice I made in my old Elite juicer.

Neither the Elite nor the Champion did leafy greens very well.  The Champion was better than the Elite, but there was still a lot of waste.  The Omega VRT 350 does a nice job on greens and everything else I’ve tried so far.  There are some secrets to getting great results that aren’t in the manual.  If you decide to buy one, I’d watch the videos from Discount Juicers and get the best from the juicer from the first day you own it.

It’s super easy to clean and if you want to run different juices one after another, you can just run a bit of water through it and keep on juicing.  No need to take it apart and clean it between runs.

I kind of got tired of the cleanup with the Champion.  If you’re doing a lot of juicing with the champion you sometimes have to stop and clean the screen.  It’s still a bit of a chore to clean the VRT, but so much easier than either of the others and it has a silicon blade that constantly wipes the screen keeping it clear.  I’ve been using the juicer an average of 3 times a day making mostly vegetable juices with an occasional fruit juice.  My current favorite is 4 stalks of celery, about 2 cups of broccoli and 1-2 small Granny Smith Apples – YUM!!  I think it might be helping my arthritis a little, too.  There’s been a lot less swelling in my ankles since I started the celery juice.  I’ve grown to love straight up carrot juice.  I’m even starting to acquire a taste for greens like kale and spinach.  Hard to imagine, but true.

I made some dynamite almond milk with it, too.  Now if I can just figure out how to store it without it separating.