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06-03-2009, 10:09 PM
I have a Champion juicer, and have been trying to juice my greens along with my other veggies, but the Champion is not doing the job. I know now from reading on here, that the Champion is not really made for greens.
I really want to juice greens, but I have spent so much money in the last 2 months on a Excalibur dehydrator, and a blend tech, not to mention all the other little gadgets and food I bought :eek: that I don't have a lot to spend on a greens juicer.
So my question to y'all is, what kind of greens juicer works good but will not break the bank? I would like one that would also juice carrots, beets, and apple to go along with the greens.
Hi Cathy - I've got a Champion and my question is, what greens are you juicing that you're having problems with?
I juice greens, but what I do is put in a little greens and say a chunk of cucumber. I usually put a chunk of something watery in with the greens and that works for me.
I tend to juice a lot of spinach, but will juice carrot tops, beet tops, and the darker greens - collard, chard, etc. all using the same method.
We've had our Champion juicer for over 25 years. I was at their website and they recommend replacing the blade after 18-24 months - eek! Maybe it's time for me to do that since it's still the original (but my juicer was packed away for years when I brought it out when I went raw - it hasn't been used non stop over the years). *Ü*
06-04-2009, 12:34 AM
Hi, Cathy, I don't have a very good juicer -- a better one is on my list but I can't decide what to buy. Meanwhile, I put 1" and smaller trimmings of wheat grass into my green smoothies in the BlendTech and it handles that and all other greens just fine. And it's really nice and fresh in the smoothies. So maybe that would be all you'd need or at least get you by for now? :)
06-04-2009, 08:08 AM
MY juicer doesnt juice greens well either....I blend all in the blender and put through nut milk bag. There is a presser that is for ricing potatoes but I am going to buy it as it presses every bit of moisture out....so really similar to the famed norwalk juicer process.
06-04-2009, 09:25 AM
here's what i suggest. stick with your champion for the beets and carrots... and get a lexen healthy juicer for your greens. it doesn't do other things well... it's really for greens, but it's less than $50 and well worth the money.
06-04-2009, 01:06 PM
Will the Lexen juice other greens like Kale, Spinach, Collards, etc..
I really like the reviews for the Wheat Grass.
06-05-2009, 05:35 AM
I use My Green Star for Wheat Grass and Greens and Yes it is Pricey but worth the investment.
06-17-2009, 08:41 PM
I was thinking about buying the Lexen Healthy Juicer tonight, and wanted to make sure that it did a good job juicing greens like Kale, Chard, and Spinach. I know it does the wheat grass good, but really need something for the other greens I just listed.
Or should I just continue blending them in my Blend Tech with my fruit?
06-20-2009, 01:11 AM
I think you can get your money back. Try to call 911 and tell them that you pay for a blender that can't help you to make a green juice.
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