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07-03-2007, 12:10 PM
So, I've had this thing in a box for more than a year now. I've wanted to use it, but I've never really been motivated to. I've heard that juicers are messy things to clean, and I wouldn't even begin to know what to do with all the leftover pulp from the fruit (it seems such a waste to just throw it away).
I do own a VitaMix, which I am absolutely in love with, so I'm not hurting for green drinks (green smoothies are my favorite, even though I don't drink them nearly as much as I should).
I guess what I'm saying is, if someone is in need of a juicer, I have one that is brand new, never been taken out of the box, that I am willing to part with (unless someone can talk me out of giving it up). I just hope I don't kick myself down the road for getting rid of a juicer that I got for free (my grandfather bought it - I have no idea why).
I think my email address is updated on my profile, so if anyone is interested please do let me know. I don't know how much this juicer goes for so I don't have an "asking price".
07-03-2007, 12:33 PM
Just to add to that, I have had a JLPJ for almost a year now and I really like it. It was an anniversary gift from my hubby. Yes, you have to take it apart to clean like a lot of others, but it's not that big a deal. It is strong, quiet and quick. The only thing I have ever had trouble with is the wheat grass. If I don't use enough wheat grass or compact it enough, it will kind of just shred it and toss it into the basket without any juice coming out. Other than that, no complaints here.
07-03-2007, 02:24 PM
Juicing is great. You are giving up on something that I think that you will regret. Give it a try. I love juicing. You can do both you know; juice and smoothies!!
07-03-2007, 03:23 PM
Hmmm...maybe I should give it a try at least once. Worst case scenario, I package it back up and give it to someone that will get more use from it.
What do you recommend I try first? I've never juiced before, so I really don't know what works and what doesn't. I do like citrus stuff, and I'm not afraid to use something green in my juice. Suggestions?
Thanks so much!! I think I just needed a kick start to use it and see if I like it or not.
07-03-2007, 04:46 PM
there should be a fabulous recipe book with the juicer- to get started a common one would be carrot/apple (juicing the whole apple if it's small enough) add ginger or do a green juice of cucumber, parsley, and something to make it sweet- explore and have fun. u can save your pulp for your future green smoothies!!! dont give it away with out a good ole college try or tries!
07-03-2007, 04:55 PM
I own the Jack Lalaine Power Juicer as well and I love it. From what I understand the Vitamix is not a juicer per se and that a "juicer" processes the fruits and veggies differently if you want fruit and veggie juices. I do want a Vitamix though - but would not want to part with my juicer. :p
07-03-2007, 06:13 PM
There are literally hundreds of juice combinations. I favor carrot with just about any other veggie. I do carrot/parsley, carrot/cuke/pepper, etc... The only fruit I juice carrot with is apple. I don't do alot of fruit juices but when I do I favor apple/lemon.
Try Jay Kordich's book on juicing. It's cheap and has great ideas in it. Or google juicing recipes and I am sure a myriad of them will come up. You won't be sorry. Juicing is great for you.
07-03-2007, 07:45 PM
You own it so I would just keep it. You might want to juice fast someday. The blender is great, but you still have all the fiber where the juicer just gives the juice. They both have a useful purpose. I like the juice after a workout it hits your system much faster.
07-03-2007, 08:21 PM
I have the Jack Lalane juicer now and I'm looking for an upgrade. Juicing is a GREAT thing! It took me a while to get into it. I was afraid of juicing veggies and greens. It was a mental thing. I'm SO glad I got over that intimidation. I just completed my first juice fast You get so many nutrients and those nutrients are easily absorbed. The Jack Lalane is kind of difficult and annoying to clean, but once you get the hang of it, you'll get into a routine. Maybe start juicing every morning to start the day :)
07-16-2007, 07:10 PM
My JLLP Juicer works so well that there is essentially no flavor at all to the pulp. It is just pure fiber. I suppose you could add juice to the pulp for more flavor.
07-16-2007, 07:18 PM
I own the JLPJ and it takes about 5 minutes to clean. It's the best economy juicer out there, though it doesn't really do wheat-grass. I use it for carrot juice. For wheat-grass, I'm getting a metal crank juicer.
07-17-2007, 12:09 PM
;) I have the JLPJ it does a great job the pulp is dry so it seems to be getting all the juice out the clean up is not that much of a chore but like someone said once you get the hang of it its a snap. Since it completly breaks down I put it all in the dishwasher except the filter which immediately after use I I rinse out and use a toothbrush from the outside as I rinse then wash. All the fibers come out in a snap no soak or stressing. Wouldn't trade mine for anything. But still would like to to try a vitamixer for some variety. :)
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