Omega VRT400HDSx Low Speed Juicer w/Tap – Five Stars

We got it on time and i’ve have the model before this one and really love the updates on this model.

I am very glad that i bought a refurbished juicer rather than paying a premium for a new one. I was surprised by the amount of pulp that is left in the juice. Also, clean up is not as simple as i understood it to be from reading other reviews. I did my homework before purchasing this item, and maybe my expectations were too high. I suppose it works well enough. Vegetables go in and juice comes out. You just need to be ready to deal with the fact that there will be sludge at the bottom of the glass that resembles a well-chewed salad.

Super easy to use and clean.

I absolutely love this juicer. It was given to me as a birthday gift to start my juicing business which i did a few months ago. I was extremely suprised by the ease of use. Once you get down packed how to put it together you will be able to navigate it much easier. After several months of use the only bad thing i have to say about it is that it starts to look worn from use. I’m looking for a cleaning product to remove the grit it has built up. Pulp: you will have to strain you juice because it will produce a bit of pulp. It is one extra step but it’s the best juicer for it’s price point.

I’m making delicious juices every day.

  • Great juicer! But didn’t work well with green, leafy veggies.
  • Great Juicer
  • Very good while it lasted

Awesome juicer – tiny countertop footprint – what more could you want?.

It juices and works fairly well, but does get jammed up quite a bit with fibrous veggies and the plastic components that rub together are wearing away a bit.

Pros: bigger mouth allows for less prep time when cutting fruit/veggies(can do a whole watermelon in minutes), vertical feed allows for faster juicing and i love the cap for the spout. Cons: has difficulty with high fiber veggies(kale stems) this causes discharge narrowing(i just use the reverse end of the brush to clear as i go. . Kinda a pain), cleaning is a bit more difficult(fiber as mentioned before), the refuse is a bit wet so sometimes i put them through twice. Final con: it broke after 3 months of use. I am going to write omega for a refund and i will be getting another. If this didn’t break down the pro’s far exceed the cons. If it had not broke i would have given it 4 1/2 stars.

The only thing is the output of the pulp is very narrow and sometimes gets stuck. This should be improved on future models.

Everything works as advertised.

Features of Omega VRT400HDSx Low Speed Juicer w/Tap (Certified Refurbished)

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  • Low speed juicing prevents oxidation on degradation of juice, no foaming or clogging
  • Ships within 24 hours (1 business day)
  • High juice yield, auto cleaning, compact base
  • Includes a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Omega reconditions & certifies every unit, ships in the same box as a new unit w/the same accessories

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I’ve used this juicer regularly and can truly say i love it. If you’re a fan of juicing, this baby delivers the most bang for your buck, and i know because i’ve owned centrifugal juicers with less of a warranty that did not fully extract juice from fruits and veggies. I bought this refurbished, thereby saving money, but the unit functions incredibly well.

This juicer was a gift for my sister.

For years i used the jack lallaine juicer and loved making fresh juice. Before purchasing this juicer i watched just about every youtube video out there on all the different models that i could find. I came to the conclusion that this would be the best juicer for me. It is relatively quiet and very fast. I juice a weeks worth of juice at a time. This usually takes a couple hours and makes me a few gallons of juice. Half of that time is in preparation of the fruits and veggies. I have to say it works excellent on everything i juiced so far with the exception of tomatoes and pears. These were too muchy for the juicer and my lalaine juicer did a better job at this type. I use this juicer about 3hrs a week and consider it my most used kitchen appliance.

Worth the cost and super nice.

I purchased this juicer after hours of research. I was very excited about using a masticating juicer. I had only used a centrifugal one in the past, and i wasn’t impressed. I heard great things about this particular one. After receiving it, i actually didn’t get around to unpacking it for a few weeks, due to going on vacation. When i did finally get back, i was excited to get started. I actually purchased a refurbished one. It came packaged very nicely, and looked brand-new. I was very, very impressed on how it juiced all of the fruit, and most of the vegetables. But for some reason, it didn’t seem to want to juice the green, leafy veggies.

No scratches or any look of wear and tear. I was hesitant to make the purchase but i’m so glad i did.

Low speed juicing prevents oxidation on degradation of juice, no foaming or clogging

My wife uses it all the time.

These are factory refurbished machines and come with all the parts a non new refurbished machine would come with, saves you around 100 dollars and this one also comes with a warranty as well. It juices very well compared to centrifugal juicers. Sure this juicer may take a bit more time to juice than them but the quality of the juice is better. It is also very easy to take apart and clean, the longest part that takes to clean is the stainless steel screen since it will require brushing and you want to always make sure it is clean after you’re done juicing. Takes around 1-3 minutes while being meticulous. A good quality juicer on the cheap (still expensive but refurbished so a bit cheaper). Factory refurbished with a 10+year warranty. Also easier to clean than the 350 since they changed the design a bit and i think they only added a stopper to keep the juice in, so might be able to get 350 slightly cheaper. I really enjoy this product and it is very well made. If anyone has any other questions i will try to answer :).

I received the juicer in less than three days. It was ready to go out of the box. The instruction manual was missing, but that was taken care of by customer service at amazon within 8 minutes and a replacement strainer shipped within 30 minutes after contacting juiceblenddry. That’s what i call customer service. I would have no problem ordering from them again. The price was right and the delivery was right on time.

Made a quick glass of juice after arrival and cleaning. Carrot, kale, lettuce, and pear. Clean-up was quick and easy. The juicer arrived with a broken pulp container. I contacted amazon and they are taking care of the problem. The main box was shipped inside a larger box with almost no packing material to keep the item from bouncing around. This was the first product bought through amazon with a shipping problem. I look forward to many glasses of fresh juice.

I love this juicer – we are using it every day with vegetable juices and seeing the benefits of it. The cleanup is relatively simple, and this is a great price for the reconditioned version.

Ships within 24 hours (1 business day)

High juice yield, auto cleaning, compact base

Includes a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty

KitchenAid KFC3100OB Chef Series 3- Cup Food Chopper – Cute little bugger

Only used once but so easy to clean. Made some chicken spread, liked the texture odthe meat, finely ground but not mushy. Unlike a different chopper with ridges in the chopping cup, this one is smooth so scraping out food is a snap and goes right in the dishwasher.

I’ve used this product for several years now and it still works very well. For smaller quantities it’s a great convenience not to have to use a full size food processor. Bowl, lid and blade all wash well in upper rack of my dishwasher.

I chop up peppers and onion and store them for quick egg white omlets for breakfast. Takes up very little room on my counter. I’m sure i’ll find lots of uses for it. Here are the specifications for the KitchenAid KFC3100OB Chef Series 3- Cup Food Chopper:

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  • 3-cup work bowl ideal for small jobs and making sauces, dips, frostings
  • Reverse-spiral-action blade pulls food down for uniform chopping
  • Electronic pulse pad provides precise control; 240 watts
  • Wet and dry compartments on domed lid for adding flavorings
  • One-year “total replacement” warranty

I needed a new chopper for a long time and couldn’t turn this down when i saw it in the gold box deal. Makes cooking so much faster when i have a lot of chopping to do. I saw on some of the reviews that it quit working because the locks wouldn’t lock in, so it wouldn’t start. For that reason, i’ve been hand washing just to be extra careful. I find it easy to keep clean, tho, and have had no trouble with it at all.

I absolutely love this product it is so handy for mixing half a cup or a cup of pecans or whatever you’re chopping no big appliance to sit on your counter. I have had one for eight or nine years and decided to buy a second one just to have it on hand i would definitely recommend this to anybody that is chopping and grinding things for small amounts of food. It is so durable are use it at least two or three times a week i would highly recommend it to anyone.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Favorite durable #1
  • WELL WORTH THE PRICE!!!
  • Wife’s new toy and I enjoy all she makes

Works awesome and thank you so much.

Bought this for my mom before thanksgiving and she was unconvinced that she would need a machine to do something that she could do by hand. But the small size, ease of use and speed at which the chopper got things done convinced her otherwise. I like that the bowl has a handle – makes it easier to use compared to the old cuisinart i have at home which does not.

So far, i am very happy with this purchase. It holds a bigger quantity than my previous mini chopper and does a better job. I ordered the red model because it was a few cents cheaper and love the way it looks on my counter.

I had one for a few years now and used it all the time. Broke the blade through no fault of the chopper (accident) and that is the only reason i needed a new one. I didn’t hesitate to replace it right away.It’s just the right size for most recipes since i only cook for two. I would recommend this whole heartedly to anyone.

Went through two choppers, one tv brand broke after fourth use, black and decker broke after second use. I have had a kitchenaid mixer, my mother’s which is over 50 years old and it still works as if it is brand new. So i ordered the kitchenaid chopper, it should have been my first choice. Have a 3/4 acre garden, freeze green peppers, banana peppers, onions, etc and believe me i have really put my chopper to use. What a pleasure, what a great product, what was wrong with me not buying it first. I love it and it just keeps going and going and going. It is a kitchenaid what can i say except excellent.

I received my kitchenaid 3 cup processor yesterday. What a difference from the cuisinart. This kitchenaid processor right out of the box, is notably better quality, and after using it a few times, the kitchenaid works so much better than the cuisinart. Yes there is a difference in price, but it’s worth every penny of that difference in quality. I read a review that said well you can’t expect the little cuisinart mini to do what a big processor can do. I certainly do expect the mini processor to do what the big ones do. The kitchenaid 3 cup will do as well as the big processors.

I don’t use a food chopper much so i don’t need a huge one. Generally the others that i’ve owned have been large and heavy and obnoxious sitting on the countertop. This one is the perfect size. It’s perfect for chopping nuts for cookies, onion for a meal, etc. I love it, now to keep my daughter away from it.

Shipped quickly and arrived as expected. Bought this as a replacement to one we currently own. Major mishap with the plastic assembly on our old one made it unusable. This is invaluable to us in the kitchen. Good quality and great functionality.

This unit is a hummus machine from fresh dried garbanzo beans that we purchased on amazon as well. With some seasoning, we can rival the product offered an many restaurants as an appetizer in the dfw area. We are very please with the ease of operation, the speed of chopping and most importantly the ease of clean up. Many devices are not used because it takes longer to clean it than the time is saved in using it. This one is a gem and we use it multiple times a week without worry due to the warranty on the product. Thanks kitchenaid and amazon.

This is my second kitchenaid chopper. I gave the first to my daughter thinking it would be easy to replace. I finally found this one which was the same as the first, except this new one is red.

Takes up less space on counter. Hardly ever us my standard sized food processor any more.

After having a kitchenaid mini chopper for years, using it mainly for making pesto, chopping onions, and grinding nuts, the little locking tabs broke. I bought a different brand, because it was much cheaper. The first time i used it, i knew i had made a mistake. The blades just spun around, leaving the basil leaves unchopped, the pouring hole was too small, and oil spilled all over the counter. I returned the piece of junk (which had been ‘sponsored by food network)and went back to this tried and true, reliable piece of equipment. It is called a ‘chopper’ and kitchenaid has a full size processor if that’s what you need – but this is perfect for the smaller jobs, and makes an incredible homemade pesto in particular.

I have a full-sized food processor that works poorly, and this little number has saved me several times. It’s compact, easy to clean, and tears through most anything. I’ve used it to turn home-made oatmeal cookies into pie-crust and used it to bring together a pesto sauce. I also respect the company for going the extra mile and including a little spatula.

This is a very handy appliance for my kitchen and i love the red color. It is so easy to use and does a good job of cutting up vegetables, meat, nuts and any kind of food that is safe to use. I have used it for several years and really appreciate the help it gives me in preparing foods.

Great little processor with lots of power but the pulse button sticks so i will have to return it. Aside from this issue, it seems like a good little machine. I will chalk it up to a ‘defect’ and won’t be too harsh. I barely touched it and it slashed my finger.

So happy to have found the kitchenaid chopper. I love the one purchased several years ago and decided to find a future replacement. I received it right away and it is just as i hoped for.

Kenmore Elite 2 – Five Stars

Our kitchen staff is happy with this purchase.

Bought it since it is very hard to find microwaves with handles. Most microwaves i previously owned had push buttons which eventually malfunctioned.

The microwave exceeds my expectations. I would highly recommend it. It is larger than most and that was a main selling point for me.

I was surprised that this microwave needs 12inches open above it. If this were on a standard countertop it would not have 12 inches clearence. I’m putting it inside a pantry closet and because of the clearence issue i’m losing one shelf to the microwave and the shelf over it. Not real happy about that as i didn’t see that mentioned in the ad.

The inside appears to be larger than the outside. Not sure they make this anymore, and ours looks to have been a return or at least open box, but the unit was flawless and works very well. Only issue is the buttons take a bit of pressure to work, just have to learn to press directly in the center.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Size larger that listed. As it has legs that are not taken into consideration when the dimensions were printed.
  • It works great It has plenty of room for anything you want
  • Everything about this microwave is absolutely better than advertised

We have only had the microwave for one month. It is a very good microwave. Strong, easy to program, a very good door, quite, cooks evenly. Only drawback: difficult to see dials in low light as they are black.

Had to replace a 3 year old ge that had paint bubbling up and flaking off. Will not buy another ge but i really liked its features. This one is the closest to those features i can find. We bought the trim kit as well and my husband installed it. I’m very happy with the microwave so far, the only issue i have is that you can’t run the timer and the oven simultaneously. But i could not find another that had the 1 to 6 minute preset controls which is now a requirement for me. I think i like the grey interior. It looks like it will be easier to clean than the ge which had too many crevices. If not for the timer/cook issue i would have given this 5 stars.

Coming ‘off’ a 1980’s model that did everything – spoiled. This unit works well and is very good. All functions easy to operate – just not as many and won’t do as much – good purchase- delivered quickly- well packaged. (my own comment:– the old micro was also a kenmore – i love kenmore) even tho it is made by one of the other mfg. I looked very hard for a larger micro – getting harder to locate these days.

Okay, so i tried to post a review on the site that makes this product (rhymes with rears) but i guess they deemed it objectionable since it was never posted, which i don’t understand since i gave it 4 stars and it was mostly positive. My chief complaint is this product is described several times as ‘stainless steel’ and it is not. Magnets will not stick to real stainless steel. Magnets will stick to the metal trim pieces on the front of this oven. They will not stick to the door handle. Just because the door handle is stainless steel, i don’t think the maker should have the right to call the oven stainless steel. Now most people looking at this oven would probably have no idea it isn’t stainless. The metal trim pieces are indeed metal and look nice. My guess is they are brushed anodized aluminum which is cheaper than stainless, but it is not stainless steel. Obviously this has nothing to do with the operation if the oven or its features.

Good size, just wish the buttons were more simple; programmed by a programmer, not a woman in a kitchen.

It is both functional and i love the design.

The more i use it, the more i like it.

It is easy to operate and the inside space is quite large.

Our family is happy with the function of this microwave. It is very spacious inside and easy to clean. And has some features for thawing and sensors for heating we were not used to from our formermicrowave.

It works great it has plenty of room for anything you want to cook. The controls are simple and easy to understand it’s clean and fits in perfectly with the rest of my kenmore appliances. It cooks quickly and evenly and has plenty of preset cook times.

I wanted a new large microwave to replace one that was getting old. This one is faster, more efficient and easy to operate.

Everything about this microwave is absolutely better than advertised. Pre – setting are extremely well thought out. Most everything i do is two button cooking.