View Full Version : My juicer died
08-01-2010, 06:08 PM
My juicer died last week while I was making a carrot, beet and fruit juice. I just stood there in shock. It wasn't the best of juicers, as I don't have a steady income. But I didn't want to wait before I started my raw journey. I found one at a thrift store. What a joke made my el cheapo look like a Champion, but alas I did buy it. I just keep laughing at it haven't used it yet. We will see I need something. I have to save for a new juicer so it will have to do, I think. This will not deter me I have been raw for about 4 years. I won't be joining anyone on a juice feast or fast=( The funeral is tomorrow trash day
08-01-2010, 07:17 PM
Do you have a blender??? I make juice every day in my blender...vitamix...I blend and strain thru a nut mylk bag....easy as that!
08-01-2010, 07:36 PM
look for Church rummage sales or bazaars. They had a few for less than $10.00 at my Church Saturday in excellent condition. It can be time comsuming to juice so, many buy them then get tired of the cleaning. hope you get one soon.
08-01-2010, 07:38 PM
Tis why I make juice in my blender...its is so fast and cleanup is so easy and quick!
08-01-2010, 08:44 PM
hmmmm...whats your method for juicing in the vitamix?
08-01-2010, 08:49 PM
you have to add water to your produce... blend it up and then put the entire concoction in a nut mylk bag (or paint strainer bag) and you squeeze all the juice out.
08-01-2010, 09:02 PM
how much water? maybe some recipes?
I tend to burn through juicers. but the vitamix is my best friend. :D
08-01-2010, 09:52 PM
same recipes you would use with your juicer and add as much water as you need to get it all blended completely...
08-02-2010, 02:38 AM
my blender is not the greatest either don't want to kill it also that would be a sad thing two death in the same month how sad, I will survive. I may juice a little. Maybe I can talk my children into buying me a new juicer. They have been enjoying the results of my raw experience. One has even started on the smoothy trek and has lost eleven pounds.
08-02-2010, 11:14 AM
breville is a nice juicer. i find the lower costing ones work better than the higher costing ones. (i've tried many)
08-02-2010, 12:12 PM
I've found the taste of the juice isn't very good with a Vitamix compared to a juicer. I like the idea of using one appliance though. Found cleaning the nut bag a pain too. Guess there's positive & negatives to both options.
08-02-2010, 05:31 PM
Maybe put the word out that you want one. Meaning I was at my church small group and a question came up. What have you bought that was purely impulsive, well I chime up my Vitamix (used it for 4 yrs making my sugar glider food) lol. Now I use it everyday. Back to the story... well another person said a juicer. I said oh I am looking for a juicer and she says well its in my basement collecting dust so you can have it, just pay me what you think its worth. ITS A CHAMPION!!!! WHOOO HOOO! I offered $50.00 she said naw how about $25.00. Maybe someone has one in the basement collecting dust?
08-02-2010, 06:12 PM
Try craigslist. I just got one (never used, still in the box) last night that I had found listed there. What's more, it was free.
08-03-2010, 07:27 AM
I like that thought kjduf I will be passing the word thanks. A champion for 25 sweet deal. thank you everyone for your thoughts and ideas.
08-03-2010, 07:34 AM
lafsalot didn't see your post about craigslist my son just bought 2 houses on craigslist for about 60,000 nice looking too. Is giving one to me how sweet is that. Will put me closer to him. So I will be checking out craigs also. Good ideas everyone I may have one sooner than I think.
08-06-2010, 01:06 AM
So after my juicer died last week. The morning period was short. lafsalot suggested craiglist. I searched the list what a job. Found a champion juicer. It was lightly used. Still pretty and shiny new with the book. It cost me 75. Which I could not afford but it was a deal. I now own a Champion juicer. The one everyone talks about. Go figure. Now I am on the prowl for a vitamix. my ostizer is doing fine for now. She is good to me blends just fine, she is sounding a bit used, but I have a backup motor. I saved my old ostizer for that reason. Can't wait to play with my new toy. Wow I can juice fast now.
08-06-2010, 01:11 AM
congrats on your new juicer! that's a great deal.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.