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03-23-2011, 01:07 PM
I think I prefer blending and straining juice to get more out of it and waste less....also clean up is easier for me.
Just double checking that this is OK and considered juicing as long as I remove the pulp.
Also, those paint bags that you strain with, how long do they last and am I looking for a special kind. WIll it say plastic vs. some kind of paper-y lined thing that will fall apart. Thanks...heading to store today to buy packing tape, so thought I would check.
03-24-2011, 10:42 PM
The best juice is the kind you will actually make and drink ... so if blending and straining works for you ... awesome.
When you blend, you can strain for juice, or you can drink as a smoothie -- either works!
I use paint strainer bags from Lowes -- two to a package (one gallon size) - they are kind of mesh looking. They have an elastic top. The package does not say what they are made out of ... they are a fabric type mesh tho.
How long do they last? It depends on how much force you use when squeezing the liquid from the pulp -- if you use a light to medium touch, they last quite a while. If you use a lot of force, well, you can spring a leak quicker. But they are so inexpensive, it isn't a huge issue to replace them occasionally. They are two in a package for a couple of dollars.
03-25-2011, 01:33 AM
I have used those paint straining bags from lowes as well, I believe the ones I have used were made from either nylon or polyester I'd guess. Definately not a cottom material. I have just started to make my own juices and have not had any major issues with them yet.
03-25-2011, 10:40 PM
:heart thanks. I figured that much. I do like the juices, but I feel like I get more juice out of them when I squeeze it by hand, too. I feel less guilty about waste. I prefer to do it this way with the wheatgrass, too.
I know I can save the pulp, but every time I have I don't use it before it goes bad or if I freeze it, it just never works out.
GOnna get the bags from Lowes when I have more than 40 bucks to my name. This week, gas to get to work comes first.
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