Omega Vert VRT 400 HDS Juicer
(Video kindly provided by Discount Juicers. Please note Discount Juicers only serves customers within the USA and only ships within the 50 United States. Discount Juicers does not ship outside the USA. John recommends UK Juicers for your juicing needs if you are located in the UK)
If you are enthusiastic about juicing for health, you probably already know that the greatest health benefit comes from juicing a wide range of ingredients, with green vegetables and leaves being particularly important. Up until a few years ago selecting a juicer that does a good job with green vegetables used to mean making a commitment to spending more time juicing, because many greens capable juicers took a bit longer to use and clean. With the advent of vertical slow juicers like the Omega Vert, even greens juicing became quick and efficient and that factor alone has led to this type of juicer becoming one of the most popular masticating juicers available. Its called a slow juicer because of the nutrient friendly low RPM cold-pressing action, but the size of the juicing auger and the large juice filter mean that for every turn of the motor, much more juice is squeezed than by traditional horizontal slow juicers that can juice greens - so juicing is fast and painless. It's no coincidence that the staff at UK Juicers quickly changed to using this type of juicer when they became available!
Omega slow juicers come with all the benefits you would expect from a well established American brand and this new version has a few minor improvements that our friend John Kohler explains in his video above, after the 5 minute mark. The looks of the Omega Vert VRT400HDS juicer have been changed slightly when compared to its predecessor the VRT350HD model with a slightly updated body shape. Performance is the same in terms of overall juice yield, because the auger is identical and so is the juicing screen except for a colour change from translucent yellow to smoke colour. Assembly is easier because instead of twisting and locking onto the motor body, the juicing parts on the Omega 400 now simply push vertically down into place. From time to time with the previous models, if someone accidentally over-fed the juicer with large pieces of hard vegetables or large fibrous stems, it was possible to get the juicing parts locked onto the motor making it difficult to disassemble - although this was very rare, the new vertical assembly eliminates that problem.
There is a new juice valve that allows mixing of the juice before dispensing, cuts down on foam and eliminates drips and spills onto your kitchen counter when you finish juicing. Perhaps the biggest advantage of the juice valve is that at clean up time it allows the juicer to hold cleaning water inside it while being operated and this allows the silicone wiper blades to do most of the clean up before you disassemble the juicer. The pulp outlet has also been changed to avoid the problem of fibrous pulp occasionally restricting the outlet on the older models. Again, this was not a major issue if the older Vert Juicers were being used correctly, but this improvement means that it's more difficult to clog the pulp outlet, even by accident. There is also the addition of a sieve that sits in the top of the juice collecting jug for people who prefer less pulp in their juice. Pulpy juice was not an issue for most people using the older Vert Juicers, but we do get a comment on it from time to time and its nice to have a sieve that fits perfectly in the juicing parts.
With this new premium version of the Omega Vert Juicer there are a few incremental improvements that make it even easier to live with. This is in line with the continuous improvement philosophy at the Hurom Slow Juicer factory where the Vert is manufactured on behalf of American brand Omega.
Redesigned juice bowl with improved pulp flow and juice valve
New easier assembly method
Reliable low speed induction motor with 15 year warranty
GE Ultem™ auger and screen is up to 8 times stronger
Built in reverse function eliminates clogging for continuous juicing
- Low speed motor + large dual-stage Ultem™ auger = FASTER juicing
at a nutrient-friendly 70 revolutions per minute!
Juice valve means juices that are perfectly mixed, with less foam, and a drip free juice spout
Please note, the UK voltage model is also known as the Omega VRT402 with the '2' denoting the different voltage motor - it is exactly the same juicer in all other respects.
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