Omega Mega Mouth Juicer (BMJ330) review:
When a Pulp Ejector Isn't Everything
- Price:$89.95 - $219.99
Juices quickly and relatively quietly, and yields nice juice.
Too many parts to deal with; the plastic exterior feels cheap; juice receptacle and cleaning brush are not included.
The Omega Mega Mouth makes good juice, but there are other juicers out there in the same general price range that come with a pitcher, a cleaning brush, and fewer parts.
The Mega Mouth Juicer BMJ330 is part of Omega’s commercial line. The main features here are the pulp ejector and catch basket, which allow for continuous juicing, rather than having to stop and empty a pulp container after every cup.
The Omega Mega Mouth Juicer BMJ330 has a wide 3-inch feed tube and a 375-watt, 1/2-horsepower, 11,000-rpm motor. This is a pretty heavy-duty juicer: It weighs 16 pounds and has a 1/2-pound stainless steel juicing blade. The juicer's plastic body is metallic gray, with a surgical-steel bowl. It comes with a 10-year warranty against factory defects.
To test the Omega Mega Mouth, we made juice from several combinations of fruits and veggies, including ginger, kale, carrots, beets, pears, apples, celery, honeydew melon, and cucumber.
There are six parts to this juicer; it’s a little bit of a struggle to put it together the first few times. Right off we noticed there was no receptacle for the juice when it comes out of the chute—perhaps understandable for a commercial machine, but annoying for the home user.
Results: For juicing, Omega says to peel the cucumbers first, which we found odd. Is a cucumber peel that much tougher than an apple or piece of ginger? The Mega Mouth does have a big mouth, so we could easily shove in medium-size whole pears with no problem. There’s only an On/Off switch, with no special settings. The pulp receptacle is quite large, so we were able to juice eight cups before we had to empty it, and still had a little space left. But the chute did get coated with pulp that didn't make it all the way into the receptacle.
The plunger was easy to use—we didn't struggle pushing fruits and veggies into the chute. Also, there's an arrow on top of the plunger to direct you into the slot, so you don't have to fumble around rotating the plunger to figure out how it fits into the chute.
This model does have a cheapy gray plastic exterior that isn't as pretty as, say, stainless steel, but that helps keep the cost down. And there’s no storage for the 5-foot cord.
The Mega Mouth is fairly easy to clean, though there are a lot of parts to deal with. There's a groove running all around the inside of the coupler, and lots of fruit pulp gets stuck in there. And Omega doesn't provide a cleaning brush, which makes getting all of the pulp out of the machine parts more challenging.
Photos by Chris Rochelle