Updated 18 Jan 2018

Omega

Vert 402HDS

Snapshot: The Omega Vert 402HDS is a cold-press juicer with 1 speed plus reverse and an external pulp container. How well does it juice and is it easy to clean?

Vert 402HDS
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$649

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Test results

Overall score
67
Juicing
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good results for orange juice.
  • Very good results for apple juice.
  • Good results for green leafy juice.
  • Very good results for smoothie.
  • Has cleaning brush.
  • Has cap on juice spout to stop dripping after processing.
  • Small detachable parts fit easily in the sink for cleaning.
  • Has sieve to separate pulp.

But

  • Just OK results for carrot juice.
  • No parts dishwasher safe.
  • Narrow chute size so produce needs to be cut into small pieces.
  • Fiddly to assemble and take apart.
  • Strength required to remove auger.
  • Pulp can become jammed around filter and auger stopping processing.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Juicing (30%)
Ease of use (70%)

We processed a kilogram each of carrots, apples and oranges — and a “green leafy” combination of spinach, kiwifruit, pear, cucumber, mint and celery. We measured the quantity of juice produced and checked its texture and consistency. If a juicer claimed to be able to make smoothies, we made a banana, pineapple, mango and strawberry smoothie. The smoothie score doesn’t contribute to the juicing score.

We assessed how easy and safe it was to “feed” the juicer, assemble and take apart, collect the juice, remove the pulp, and clean the juicer. We also checked whether juice dripped out of the spout after processing, and whether there was any splashing or leaking while juicing. We also measured how noisy the juicers are but this doesn’t contribute to the overall score.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$649
Type
Cold-press

Specifications

Average juicing time (min:sec)
3:15
Noise level (dBA)
60
Weight (kg)
6.1
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
42 x 15 x 22
Jug capacity (ml)
900
Pulp container (inside/outside)
External

Features

Dishwasher safe
No
Number of speeds
1 plus reverse

More Info

Notes
From omegajuicers.co.nz only. 20-year motor warranty, 10-year parts warranty.