Summary: I love the VRT juicer. I watched a few videos on youtube and they helped me decide on this model. It does everything I've put into it, with no issues at all. I do cut the pieces into smaller pieces, and rotate veggies/fruits as I juice (as the videos on you tube suggest) and have had great success. I also do greens like spinach and kale. It's small enough to stay on my countertop which I think reminds me to use it more.
Summary: Omega VRT400HD is a compact, low-speed juicing system that prevents oxidation and lets you control the pulp. Whether you're juicing fresh fruit or wheatgrass at high yield, you'll love the delicious quality--and you can even store your juice up to 72 hours without degradation! Mixing Juice Tap Function NON-Auto-Cleaning System Capable of Juicing Wheatgrass at High Yield. BUT it Does NOT Auto Clean well it leaks water everywhere and makes a big mess!
Summary: I have had a VRT400 for about a week and have juiced 2-3 times per day. The issue of wear, plastic on plastic, is very noticeable and I called Omega about this issue. The answer is new parts. My unit was manufactured August 2013 and I am not sure if Omega has made any changes to the material used. Overall, the VRT400 works great for my use, but plastic on plastic wear is of great concern. I will likely return this unit and look for some substitute.
Summary: We have tried many juicers and when Omega Vert added their improvements to the 400 HDS, we were sooo excited. When we received it we were not disappointed. A close-able spout to pre-clean the unit when finished and to hold juice in for a longer time on the spout while juicing - excellent! The location of the inside gear on the bowl, another smart move, and the larger port for the exit pf pulp and juice made a difference than on the 350HD.
Summary: This juicer is so nice. It's heavy duty and nothing about it seems cheap. It does have some quirks. First, celery needs to be cut into short pieces. Also anything that is a large diameter needs to be cut up. It' may sound like a lot of work but it's really not, I used a centrifugal to start out and I like my vrt 400 much better.
Summary: After owning a centrifugal juicer for close to 4 years it was time to buy a new juicer. After about a year of research I decided I wanted a masticating juicer (for all of the reasons why it is better then a centrifugal). So I decided on purchasing this Omega. My husband hated it right away because you have to chop the fruits and veggies so much smaller and because it is not as quick at juicing as our previous juicer. I had to remind him that was the point. Duh.
Summary: I've only been juicing for a few months and this is my 2nd juicer. My first was a centrifugal, the kind that spins real fast and the little holes cut the produce. This juicer is much better than that cheap centrifugal, but I don't know that it's "great". What I do like: --the vertical design doesn't take up much counter space --it comes with 2 nice pitchers, one for the juice, one for the garbage --it does come with a screen for the juice, but I find it fills up too fast...