View Full Version : I'm getting a juicer!
10-09-2008, 10:00 PM
I'm getting a like-new (but used) Jack Lalanne juicer for $35 on Craig's list! I'm going to pick it up on Sunday. This will be my first ever real juicer. Until now, I've been making juices using my vitamix and two paint strainer bags.
Today I bought beets, kale, celery and ginger to try in the juicer. I would prefer a juicer that can do wheatgrass, but I can just keep juicing wheatgrass in the blender. Wish me luck!
10-10-2008, 05:10 AM
I'm really happy for you!:) I have a JLL and I love it! Have fun with it! Happy juicing!!:D
10-10-2008, 06:46 AM
Buffalogal, can I ask you a question? How long has your JLL lasted and how often do you use it? What kinds of foods do you juice?
I've read so many reviews where people get the JLL and then it breaks after only a month or less of heavy use :( .
10-10-2008, 08:18 AM
Great choice, I think you will like it. I like the big mouth. Make sure you use a plastic bag in the pulp catcher, it will save you from cleaning it all the time. IN JOY...
10-10-2008, 08:31 AM
10-10-2008, 06:48 PM
I have a JLL juicer that I use every day - got it as Costco last month for under $100.00...great deal. I have used it to juice romaine lettuce, kale, spinach, as well as fruits and it does a fabulous job.
I had a different model in the past that lasted for years - finally donated it to Goodwill.
I like to make green lemonaide for my breakfast:
5 to 6 stalks of Kale
1 or 2 apples (gala or fuji are nummy...remove stems)
1 head of romaine lettuce or you can use celery
1 organic lemon - peel and all
ginger (enough to be about 2 table spoons)
juice that softer stuff first always juicing the hardest thing last (for above drink I do lemon last)
I hope you love your juicer as much as I enjoy mine.
10-10-2008, 07:26 PM
Melissa, thank you SO much for posting the green lemonaide recipe. That sounds like it'd be right up my alley! I love lemons and greens so much . . . I must really need the alkalinity to help me detox from my meat eating childhood . . . having lemons and greens in juice form with an apple to sweeten would be delicious. Ginger sounds like it would give it a nice kick. Lol now I really can't wait to get my juicer! I already have all the ingredients for the green lemonaide.
But I'm starting to have some regrets today because I saw that there is now a green star juicer on Craig's list for $275. The green star is the juicer of my dreams, and $275 is such a good deal it's practically a steal. If anyone out there is in Connecticut looking for a juicer, jump on the $275 green star before it's too late!
OK, I have to stop staring at Craig's list and just be excited that I'm actually getting a juicer, at a price I can afford.
10-11-2008, 10:37 AM
Hi!! I've actually had my JLL for at least two years. I use it almost every day and have had no problems with it. I also have the JLL Healthmaster 100. (I couldn't afford a Vitamix, so it was either the JLL or nothing.:() I also use that quite often. I have never had a problem with either of them, and have been very satisfied with them. One thing though - I never put either of them in the dishwasher. I wash them by hand, and dry them thoroughly each time I use them. I also store the blender part of the Healthmaster on its side, just so no water would ever accumulate around the blades and start rusting (which is a problem some others have had, I've heard). Anyway, I really feel that I've gotten my money's worth out of them. As for juicing, I pretty much juice most fruits and vegetables. I have not tried juicing greens though, because I like them better in smoothies. Have fun experimenting!:D
10-12-2008, 06:45 PM
Got my juicer!!! I'm drinking: two apples, 1 big head celery, 1 big head of collard greens. Yum.
10-27-2008, 09:10 AM
Happy juicing....isn't it fun to get a new toy!!!
10-27-2008, 09:16 AM
I remember when I first got my juicer, it was so fun:O)
10-27-2008, 09:56 AM
I have one and I love it. I have to chop beets in half or quarters. They are rough on Jack.:)
11-03-2008, 04:14 PM
I really like the JL juicer. When you do greens in it Rap them in in a big leaf like Collard greens then roll it up and then juice it. It will work better that way. Most of the time I use mine for harder things like Carrots and Celery Beets and things like that. I have had one for 3 years now. You got a great deal for only 35.00 bucks for sure
Enjoy Doug in Calif........:)
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