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Disappointed after reading all the great reviews,
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This review is from: Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer Silver (Kitchen)
*** Note: You can find an in-depth blog with 6 videos and many pics on my personal blog, where I compare the Jack Lalanne high speed juicer with this Omega Vert Hd Vrt350 juicer and the Omega J8006 low speed masticating juicer by Googling "DanielOdio Lets Juice" or going to [...] ***
We really thought this juicer was going to be it. The Amazon reviews on it are stellar and a lot of people seemed very happy with it. We had done a lot of research on masticating juicers, and this model really seemed to be a step up from the older style Omega J8006 masticating juicer, which is a different design. But we were quickly disappointed, for two reasons:
1) Fibrous vegetables (think: leafy greens) that are stringy get completely clogged up in the juicer because of its design, so you end up having to chop these items up into chunks that aren't more than 2 or 3 inches long to keep it from clogging.
2) An even bigger problem is that this juicer choked on carrots. How can a juicer choke on carrots?! Especially when there's a carrot in the stock photo?! It wouldn't happen every time, but it happened often enough that it proved very annoying. A carrot would cause the juicer to grind to a halt, then we'd have to reverse the juicer, pull the carrot out, chop it up more finely, and repeat the process. Clean-up was also not as easy as I'd hoped -- while maybe not worse than the Jack Lalanne, definitely not any better. So, back to Amazon it went.