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Most centrifugal juicers that are sold right like the widely popular Breville now only have a one year warranty.
That means if anything breaks after that period, you’ll need to spend on repairs or worst buy another juicer.
If you’re looking for more peace of mind, the BMJ330 stainless steel juice extractor would be a great alternative thanks to Omega’s 10-year warranty.
So you know that they mean business when it comes to manufacturing quality juicers.
To start, it comes with a 1/2 horsepower motor (rated at 375 watts) that spins the cutting disk at 11,000rpm that shreds the produce in seconds.
Find out how the features stack up and what consumers think about this.
- Equipped with a 375-watt motor (1/2 HP) housed in a plastic housing
- Cutting disk spins at 11,000rpm (only has a one-speed setting)
- 3” feed chute
- Stainless steel juice bowl and cutting disk
- UL-approve pulp collection cup
- Comes with a juice jug
- 10-year warranty (1 yr. cutting disk)
- Not BPA free
- 15″ tall
- The long 10-year warranty gives you peace of mind in terms of long term ownership
- Wide feed chute lessens the need to chop and cuts prep time considerably
- The large pulp collector allows you to make large batches of juice without disassembling the machine
- In a side-by-side test done by John Kohler, it was able to yield more juice compared to a Breville 800JEXL
- The weak motor will bog down
- Does not do well on leafy greens compared to a masticating juicer
- It is noisy but not as loud as the Breville Juice Fountain
- Produces a lot of foam
- Does not have a spout cover that prevents drips
- No juice jug included in the package so you’ll have to buy one separately
- Omega did not include a cleaning brush
Despite what Amazon says, this is not a commercial juicer.
According to John Kohler, the BMJ330 is for household use only; the commercial version is the BMJ390 that is almost $80 more expensive and is approved for commercial use.
The latter has a stainless steel base and a stain resistant pulp container while the BMJ330’s base is plastic.
Here’s the difference between the two.
Both have a 3” feed chute so as you’ve seen in the video above; you don’t have to do too much pre-cutting with a big pineapple.
By the way, fresh pineapple is way better than canned ones.
While John says in the video that the motor spins at 10,000rpm, Omega’s website states that it spins 1,000rpm faster at 11,000.
…Watery fruits like pineapple or strawberry or firm vegetables like celery.
As you’ve seen in the demo done by John Kohler, using just three-fourths of the pineapple yielded roughly 4 cups of juice.
It is a great machine to have to make fresh pineapple juice that is way better than bottled ones.
It also does an excellent job in terms of yield on tomatoes, romaine lettuce, apples, and cucumber.
The main benefit you’ll get from this is the speed it goes through produce.
Since the blade spins several thousand RPMs, lots of air goes in the juice. And more air means more oxidation.
So you won’t be able to store juice very long, maybe a maximum of only 24 hours but nutrition experts say that you’ll have to drink it soon after extraction for the maximum benefit.
There isn’t much preparation needed. You can pretty much put in a whole apple, celery, a few pieces of carrot, romaine lettuce whole without lifting a knife.
The wide feed chute is a real time saver which is great for people who does not have too much time for prep.
In a comparison done by John Kohler where he made his version of the V6 juice which is basically 1 large carrot, 1 romaine lettuce heart, 4 to 5 stalks of celery, 4 to 5 pieces of tomato, 1 apple and 1 large cucumber, the BMJ330 was able to match the output of the Omega VRT350HD which is 50 ounces.
Here’s the video of that demo…
This juicer might now do as well with other leafy greens such as chard or kale and to get the most out of leafy greens, you’ll have to bunch them up together rather than feeding them one by one.
Omega vs. Breville Juice Fountain
John compares the features, warranty, and yield of the Omega with the more popular Breville Juice Fountain Elite.
Based on the comparison, the BMJ330 has a bigger blade, while the Juice Fountain Elite bigger protruding blades in the middle of the cutting blade. In terms of yield the Omega BMJ330 yielded around 2 cups more from 5 pounds of organic baby carrots compared to the Breville 800JEXL which is quite impressive.
Omega 8006 vs. BMJ330
Here’s another comparison between another Omega, this time the 8006 horizontal masticating juicer juicing half of the red cabbage and one apple.
The 8006 was able to extract around 40% more juice compared to the Juiceman. You’ll notice that the juice from the Juiceman had a thick layer of foam and this indicates there’s lots of air inside the juice.
That’s the biggest downside of a centrifugal juicer like this – you won’t be able to store juice for more than a day.
If you want to store juice longer, then opt for a masticating juicer.
You’ll only need to clean up six pieces of metal and plastic so clean up should be quick and easy.
The hardest part would be the cutting disk and strainer assembly because it is large but if you clean if right after using it with warm water and a sponge it shouldn’t be a problem.
According to customer support, this does not come with a cleaning brush so you may have to invest in one to cut down cleaning time as it is difficult a sponge to clean the sharp cutting blades.
See it in action
Comparing the 8006, VRT350 and this juicer…
This juicer is called a centrifugal ejector juicer. The cutting disk rotates at 11,000rpm and has a separate catch container for the excess pulp.
Great news, this model like their slow juicer counterparts have a 10-year warranty on the whole juicer! That’s at least seven years longer than other brands.
Take note that the cutting disk only comes with a one year warranty. If you notice that it does not yield as much as it did, it might be time to replace the blade.
Omega did not specify whether or not the plastic parts of this juicer is BPA free. The bowl and cutting disk are stainless steel, so you don’t have to worry about BPA with those parts.
While it isn’t as noisy as the 1,000-watt Juice Fountain, it will still be loud and may wake up your sleeping toddler next door.
- 8” x 15” x 12-1/2” (width x height x depth)
- Weighs around 16 pounds
- Food pusher
- Cover (semi-translucent plastic)
- Stainless steel juicer bowl and juice spout
- Plastic motor base (housing the 375-watt motor)
- Pulp catcher
Despite the high praises from John Kohler, this juicer did not get a high a rating I had hoped in Amazon despite having the long warranty.
Yield is average
According to consumers, yield wasn’t what they expected and hoped that it extracted more.
Quality issues with the locking arm
One of the biggest complaints was the locking arms that easily break.
Remember that Omega instructs users to lock these two latches simultaneously, not one at a time which might be the reason why it breaks.
Another complaint was the rubbing with the plastic ring and stainless steel basket, as it turned out some consumers were putting the machine wrong, putting in the ring first before the putting on the strainer/cutting disk.
Decent with leafy greens
As for performance, it performed quite well based on reviews; it does a very decent job on leafy greens as long as you bunch them up and not throw in one leaf at a time.
If you watched the video above, it outperformed the more expensive and widely popular Breville Elite that’s close to 3 times more expensive with one caveat – it only has a one year warranty!
Overall consumers were happy with the performance, but there were a lot who was not satisfied with the quality, but the 10-year warranty should be able to take care of any issues down the road.
You can buy this juicer from Amazon for less than $180, and it’ll be eligible for their free 2-day shipping if you join Prime.
Extended warranties of up to 4 years are also available if you want that extra peace of mind.
This juicer is an excellent option for folks who want an easy to use a juicer that’s cheap and has an extended warranty. It won’t be the most powerful juicer, but it will just have enough power to juice fruits and fibrous vegetables like celery and carrot.
Omega also backs this up with a 10-year warranty, and it’s an industry best.
This product has its fair share of complaints most about the stainless steel basket/blade assembly coming in contact with the plastic part in-between the cover and juice bowl.
Could they have made the juice bowl without the need for a plastic ring?
Yes, but in my opinion, this is just a minor nuisance for the pros of that this juicer brings to the table and the extended warranty. And you’ll have to carefully assembly this and snap in the two locks at the same time.
Also, it cost just under $90, combine that with the 10-year warranty, you have a winner.