Omega boasts of their juicer line that will surely benefit those people who loves to make their own mix of fresh
fruit and vegetable juices. The Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer is one of
the offerings of the company to its customers. It boasts of great features like minimal heat build up to give the
extracted juice a longer life compared to others. The Omega J8006 Nutritional Center Commercial Masticating Juicer
is also packed with great features. One of which is the juicer’s ability to extract more amount of juice than
normal juicers in the market today. Although both juicers are from Omega, there are also differences in the
products specifications and features.
When it comes to design and physical appearance, The Omega VRT350HD juicer is taller while the Omega J8006
Juicer is wider. Both come in the colors of black and chrome which will fit perfectly in any kitchen countertops.
The incorporation of a chrome overlay in the bodies of these models allow easy clean up and it does not attract
stain from the extracted juices too. Both of these units’ feeding tubes are fairly small averaging to approximately
1.3 to 1.5 inches in diameter. This means that most fruits and vegetables will need to be sliced into smaller
portions for them to fit into the feeder.
The Omega VRT350 Juicer and the Omega J8006 are both masticating juicers (which is different than
triturating juice extractors). Both units make use of GE’s Ultem
material which is known to be 8 times stronger than other materials used in augers. The Omega J8006 has a slight
edge when it comes to the number of revolutions per minute. Omega J8006 runs at 80 RPM while Omega VRT350HD runs
at 70 RPM. Both speeds are still considered low speeds in juicing standards but lower speeds actually help
preserve enzymes and vitamins into the juice. Both models also use just a single gear mechanism which is
effective in making juice that is less frothy and less foamy.
The Omega VRT350HD Vertical Juicer and the Omega J8006 Masticating Juicer already use a new technology called 2-
stage juicing mechanism. This new method allows more efficient juicing which results in more juice and dryer pulp.
Both models also have an automatic pulp ejection system which allows users to juice continuously without stopping.
There are also built-in reverse mechanisms that will prevent blockage. When it comes to the motor, both operate
very quietly. The Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Juicer is equipped with a 2 HP motor while the Omega J8006 Masticating
Juicer uses 1/3 HP motor.
The Omega VRT350HD juicer also has a juicing screen that is 8x stronger. The Omega J8006 juicer has 6 different
caps to thrust pasta shapes. Since both juicers run at relatively low speeds, there is no heat buildup during motor
operation. Lesser heat would indicate longer shelf lives for the extracted juices. No heat accumulation would also
preserve all the vitamins, minerals and enzymes in the juices since there is not enough heat to kill them in the
When it comes to the prices, the Omega VRT350HD Juicer is a little bit more expensive than the omega J8006
Masticating Juicer. The horizontal design of the Omega J8006 might not be a plus especially to those people who
have limited spaces in their kitchens. The vertical design of the Omega VRT350HD juicer makes it easier to store
and it will fit small spaces too. But the Omega VRT350HD juicer will only be able to juice vegetables, fruits,
greens and wheatgrass while the Omega J8006 model will be able to extrude pasta, soy milk, it can make frozen
desserts and it can grind, mince and chop baby foods.