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12-19-2010, 04:58 PM
Does anyone here have the greenstar elite juicer? I am getting a new juicer for my birthday and want the greenstar. Does the juicer work that great for almost $600. I want to do a juice feast in the spring and want the best. I have the breville and it really does waste alot of juice. does greens terribly and the pulp is always wet. I also have the vitamix and just started straining my blends to make a juice.
Any advice would be appreciated. I have been researching juicers and I keep going back to the greenstar.
12-19-2010, 05:37 PM
i love both my greenstar and my champion. i highly recommend both. but... if you are doing a lot of softer fruits like tomatoes, pineapple etc. the greenstar will be a challenge for you. it'll work... but slowly.
12-19-2010, 06:17 PM
I've read good things about the greenstar elite. I love my regular greenstar and use it for everything. It is slow with soft fruits, but doable. The juice is not very foamy and almost no pulp, so it is great.
From what I've read, the Elite is supposed to be okay with soft fruit (better than the model I have).
I'll be interested to hear if anyone has tried it and what the thoughts are.
Sorry I'm not more help!! :)
12-19-2010, 06:21 PM
The Green Star is great! I had an older one and like others have said, soft fruit was a challenge. Don't know if that's changed now or not.
12-19-2010, 07:54 PM
what do you all mean by "a challenge " with soft fruit? does it not juice it at all or just get all mushy? those who have the greenstar, do you think it is worth all the money? It is my 40th birthday and instead of a party I asked my DH for the greenstar elite.
I have a centrigal juicer, so it basically just tears through everything, is the twin gear difficult to use and clean?
12-19-2010, 09:24 PM
it juices it for a while and then it starts to back up the shoot. you have to put something like celery or greens in and that clears the shoot and you are good to go again. if you are doing a lot of soft fruit you may need to stop, give everything a quickie rinse and continue.
so it will do it. it just takes time.
the most important question you have to ask yourself is this:
how important is fast in making juices and is it more important than quality?
cause this machine is slower... and the quality is super high.
to me... it's worth the time. i don't mind taking an extra 20 minutes to make juice when i know it soooo superior to my champion. i've shown pics in another thread on the champion and greenstar... i'll go see if i can find the thread and post it here.
12-19-2010, 09:26 PM
here's the post... http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=49596
on the second page is a pic of cantaloupe juice made in the greenstar. i've never had juice with so much flavour and such a gorgeous colour before. it's truly an amazing machine.
12-20-2010, 06:45 AM
Aleesha, I didn't even think it was cantoloup juice. My breville makes my cantoloup juice look like a super frothy creamcicle. I want to get more into juicing and I know the breville is super lame. Loved it 4 years ago when I knew nothing about juicing. I definiatly want a super quality juice, so the greenstar it is. Now if I can only get my birthday here sooner. March seems like a lifetime away!!!!
Thank you everyone for your advice!! This board is awesome!!
12-20-2010, 10:36 AM
i know what you mean. when my hubby made me that juice i was shocked at the clarity and the taste was soooooooooo clean and fresh.
so if you have patience and time to juice... the greenstar is an excellent choice. but... if you want a quicker juice a champion is a better choice.
the nice thing for you is you have your breville so you can always use it as your 'quickie' juicer and use the greenstar when you have the time. ;)
12-21-2010, 11:04 AM
When juicing soft fruits in the greenstar it "backs up" like Aleesha said ... what I do is open the front tension piece and let it clear out. The pulp comes out really wet - but no worries, I run it back through and it works well. That is an option other than running something like celery through (if you are doing just fruit).
As to whether the greenstar is worth it? I would buy it again. I have owned an older centrifigal Hamilton Beach juicer, a Breville, a Champion and a Hurom. Each have their own positive/negative points.
I would not buy any of those again. I would, however, re-buy my greenstar in a nanosecond.
12-30-2010, 06:54 PM
I had the older version of the greenstar too. It makes good juice, really fine and smooth. I dont care about fruit juice since I blend them and use the juicer for green juices. I was finding it a pain to clean though and decided to buy a new juicer and give away my greenstar. I got an omega 8006 and am delighted with it. It takes me about 2 mins to clean and the juice is good - not as fine as the GS but still good (i dont use the strainer that came with the 8006 mind). The greenstar is probably more efficient but only a little and you can always rejuice the pulp if you like. Finally I find there is much less foam with the 8006, this is one thing I really didnt like when juicing greens. I watched alot of youtube videos and the greenstar really foams up when juicing alot of leaves.
12-31-2010, 09:40 AM
all these high priced in-efficient juicers that in most cases aireate the heck out of the produce have bugged me since day one of rawfoodism
to me ive always seen the solution as a manual hand cranked unit that could be built to last forever / easily cleaned / that doesnt aireate the juices at all , it'd be so easy to make too .
and while at outdoorsman store looking for handwarmers the other day i saw the section where theyve meat grinders and sausage stuffer equipment and saw this below type unit . really thinjking of buying it and chopping my produce up into chunks then throwing in the presss . after below link i'll bring back another style kind . link :
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12-31-2010, 09:43 AM
heres another feasible one :
12-31-2010, 10:16 AM
how would it remove the pulp though? would you just use a nut mylk bag?
01-01-2011, 11:49 AM
hi aleesha ! yes thats what i was thinking nutmilkbag . or just a fine mesh metal kitchen strainer
the quest is eliminating aeriation , and making clean up easier
plus saving money and it'll last a century , but as a raw foodist you may very well need it to last WAY WAY WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY longer :D
01-01-2011, 01:03 PM
exactly!!! we'll live forever!!! and of course when we pass we'll decompose quickly since we have no preservatives in our systems!
(((hugs))) to my MR!
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