Omega BMJ330 Review

Omega BMJ330 Review 

Omega BMJ330 Summary

3.9 out of 5

The Omega BMJ330 is the sort of Juicer that you either love or hate. For us, it doesn’t quite hit the spot in terms of usability, and the build quality just seems worse than other models, such as the Omega J8004 or the Omega NC800. However, it does appeal to some users – and we’ll tell you why further down in the review.


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Omega BMJ330 Introduction

There is an ongoing debate about which type of juicing is the best. High speed centrifugal juicing or slow speed masticating juicing. Both type of juicers have much to recommend them. Which is best for you depends on your needs and the amount that you consume.

Masticating juicers tend to be more expensive but are generally more efficient at extracting higher quality juice, and extracting that juice from a variety of fruits and vegetables that high speed centrifugal juicers can’t. Centrifugal juicers on the other hand tend to be less expensive, although the juice tends to be not as high in nutritional content. Omega are renowned for their high quality very efficient slow speed mastication juicers with exceptionally long warranties.

The Omega BMJ330 is, for a change, a high speed centrifugal juicer. So why have Omega decided to offer this juicer? Well for a start this is not a ‘standard’ centrifugal juicer. Omega have added their own flavor to the design and attempted to bring some of the advantages of the slow speed masticating juicer and incorporate them in to a high speed centrifugal juicer. It does have the automatic pulp ejection which is particularly useful when juicing in bulk. It has a very wide feed tube which again, when juicing in bulk saves a great deal of time not having to pre-cut many fruits and vegetables before you can feed them in to the juicer. It has a heavy duty juicing blade and the usual very long Omega warranty. A 10 year warranty in the case of the Omega BMJ330.

On the negative side in their attempt to make a better centrifugal juicer, Omega have ended up complicating the design somewhat. Many users comment that it takes a bit of practice to be able to put the Omega BMJ330 together before use.

Our Omega BMJ330 Review

The Omega BMJ330 is a reasonably large high speed centrifugal juicer. It measures 12 ½ inches deep x 8 inches wide x 15 inches high and weighs in at 9 ¼ lbs. A large part of the size is due to the powerful ½ horse power electric motor.

Reading reviews from several users of the Omega BMJ330 can be a little complicated to assemble. It does take care and practice. If the assembly is not correct parts of the juicer can be damaged. It seems that Omega are replacing these parts free of charge but whether they will carry on doing this indefinitely is unknown because the fault is really with the operator not assembling the parts as directed. That being said with a bit of practice the Omega BMJ330 becomes reasonably straightforward to assemble and take apart.

Just as a matter of interest, the BMJ in the product description of the Omega BMJ330 really stands for ‘Big Mouth Juicer’ although in their literature Omega call the BMJ330 the ‘mega mouth juicer’. This is because it has a very large feed tube, big enough to fit an apple without having to pre-cut it first. Omega add the word ‘commercial’ into their product description and much of the construction of the Omega BMJ330 is well suited to operating in a demanding, high volume, commercial environment. The actual blade weighs ½ lb. and is made of stainless steel as is the basket. The drive comes from a ½ horse power electric motor which spins the disc up to 11,000 rpm.

11,000 rpm is not as fast as some centrifugal juicers, which can spin up to 16,500 rpm, but faster than many. Obviously as the juice is extracted from the fruit or vegetables by the centrifugal force of the spin, speed is one factor, although a highly important one, in the efficient extraction of the juice. So the 11,000 rpm is very helpful in maximizing the juice extraction, which cuts down on the quantity of fruit and vegetables (and the time taken) needed to produce a volume of juice. Omega claim that their high speed centrifugal juicer extracts juice as twice as fast as comparable centrifugal juicers. Which is just what is needed in a busy workplace.

When producing a large quantity of juice, it goes without saying that there will be a large amount of waste pulp produced. In keeping with it design for high production levels of juice, the Omega BMJ330 copes with avoiding constant interruptions to clean out waste pulp by having an automatic pulp ejection system. Juicing can carry on and only when the large pulp pitcher is full don you need to think about emptying it.

Unfortunately like all high speed centrifugal juicers it does cause a foam in the juice, while this is an inconvenience, the foaming also causes oxidization of the juice which means that the juice will not stay fresh as long as that obtained through a slow speed masticating juicer.

The Omega BMJ330 is probably best suited in an environment where it will be used frequently, like a commercial operation.

Omega BMJ330 Specifications & Pros/Cons

Pros

Cons

Key Features

  • Very long 10 year Omega warranty, much longer than is found on other centrifugal juicers.
  • ½ horse power electric motor which spins the juicer at 11,000 rpm.
  • Very large feed tube saving pre-chopping of many larger fruits and vegetables.
  • Heavy duty stainless steel blade.
  • Stainless steel pulp basket.
  • Automatic pulp ejection system allows for constant operation without having to stop and remove waste pulp.
  • Very quiet when in operation.
  • Can be complicated to initially assemble. If not done correctly things can break, but Omega will usually cover these damaged parts under the warranty.
  • More suited to a high volume juicing requirement than light domestic use.
  • 10 year warranty – Omega are renowned for very long warranties on their slow speed masticating juicers but that have given their centrifugal juicer a similarly long length warranty, far longer than other high speed centrifugal juicers.
  • Large feed tube – this is a really useful feature if you are doing a large volume of juicing in one go as it saves time having to pre-chop larger fruits and vegetables before starting.
  • Powerful ½ horse power electric motor – provides enough power to keep the juicer spinning at 11,000 rpm even under load and run over a long period of time.
  • Automatic waste pulp ejection system – allows for continuous operation without having to keep stopping to remove pulp waste.
  • Maximum juice extraction – the Omega BMJ330 can extract about twice as much juice as comparable centrifugal juicers from a given volume of fruit or vegetables.
  • Durable stainless steel pulp basket.
  • Heavy duty stainless steel juicing blade – weighs ½ lb.
  • Quiet operation – when the Omega BMJ330 is operating the noise it emits is very low. This is particularly important when operating the juicer for extended periods of time.
  • High volume continuous juice output without needing to keep stopping – the Omega BMJ330 is ideal for use in busy commercial juicing operations.

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Our Final Conclusion For The Omega BMJ330

The Omega BMJ330 is a very well made efficient centrifugal juicer. The problem is, for most domestic users, is that the Omega BMJ330 works best and most efficiently when it has a lot of work to do. For most household juicing requirements this is not the best juicer.

Many people who are fans of Omega’s slow speed masticating juicers will want to like this juicer as well. When it is used in commercial operations the Omega BMJ330 will perform very well, producing a high volume of juice over extended periods. In a domestic setting the work involved in setting it up and dismantling it afterward may prove a little too much effort. Omega juicers are generally highly rated by their users, unfortunately the Omega BMJ330 is an exception. That is probably due to two factors.

Firstly it does take a little time to get used to assembling the juicer and much of the negative feedback relates to that although, to be fair to Omega, damaged parts have been replaced free of charge to date. Secondly this is a juicer designed for commercial purposes being used in a domestic environment.