Omega VRT350 Dual-Stage Juicer
The Omega VRT350 is a very popular juicer that uses the high efficiency masticating technology in a vertical design. The powerful motor rotates at 80 rpm and prevents the oxidation and the degradation of freshly-squeezed juices. The over-sized spout helps you serve up drinks with style and efficiency.
The top feeder on the Omega VERT HD VRT350 juicer is wider than the one on the Omega J8006 and allows for much bigger pieces which means a lot less cutting and preparation time. Once the food items go down the chute the machine feeds itself, you do not have to push them down.
The design of the Omega VRT350 juicer is really wonderful. It is a vertical, single-auger, highly efficient juicer. Unlike centrifugal juicers with high rpm’s (13,000), this 80-rpm masticating juicer is really good to chew up leafy vegetables like celery, kale, spinach, cilantro or wheat-grass and it squeezes every drop of juice out of them.
The Omega VRT350 can easily handle all kinds of fruits like oranges, grapefruit, lemons, pineapple, you can even make almond milk from soaked almonds. The quality of the juice is like no other. This unit separates the pulp from the juice by chewing or squeezing the juice out.
The juice is more homogeneous, less watery and more rich tasting and you get all that at much lower speeds. With the low rpm it will preserve the most nuOmega J8006 masticating juicer, black and chrometrients and enzymes possible. This is really easy to notice when you taste the juice.
There are two ways to juice food items. The first one is to press the veggies or fruits into a shredding blade which purees them and then spins them to squeeze the juice out of the puree. The second one is to grind them down with a mortar and let the juice naturally separate.
The former is called a centrifugal juicer and its main advantages are that it is cheap to build and it juices faster. However, due to the fact that they rotate at very high speeds, it produces a lot of friction and heat that damage the enzymes in the juice.
The masticating juicers, like the Omega VERT HD VRT350 juicer, on the other hand, can juice certain food items like the leafy vegetables that the centrifugal juicers usually have problems with. The quality of the juice is much better as there is no oxidation to damage the quality of the nutrients.