View Full Version : Greenstar or Breville?
01-18-2013, 01:34 AM
After reading through the archives about this topic, I've observed that the Greenstar seems to be a popular juicer. I've also read that the Breville also works well.
Here's my dilemma:
I've used a Champion to juice carrots and find there is too much pulp and I do not like the juice becoming a little heated.
Perhaps, something is wrong with my Champion. I have a Samson to juice wheatgrass and cannot be happier. Tonight, I
tried to juice carrots in my Samson and there was an inch of pulp in my cup which was not appetizing at all.
Can you advise me?
01-18-2013, 06:55 AM
I have a green star gold and an omega VRT and even though I have read that the green star gives better juice I have to admit that I never seem to use it anymore because it is just too much work. I find that I am far more inclined to make juice since I bought the easier VRT. I never had a breville.
01-18-2013, 08:12 AM
I was interested in the vert recently but went with the champ so I can do nut butters. I have no experience of a Breville either.
01-18-2013, 10:32 AM
In comparision for juice quality and quantity.
Breville is 3
Champion is 7
Greenstar is 10
01-18-2013, 10:32 AM
and carrots are hard work for a juicer... hence the heating up. try gifting your champion a little break when you are doing lots of carrots.
I find that I am far more inclined to make juice since I bought the easier VRT.
Seconded. Finding the VRT easy to use, very efficient on everything from greens to carrots, and quick to take apart and clean. Allows me to get up, peel & chop, make juice, and clean up every morning without the hesitation that it will take to long to complete before leaving for work.
I also have a Champion and the Samson. I find these take care of ALL my juicing needs. From wheatgrass to leafy greens to soft fruit. Plus that Champion is GREAT for frozen banana "ice cream" using the blank homogenizing plate.
I'm currently juicing pomegranate seeds with the Samson. Just for ease - I'll go ahead and juice soft fruit that I'm mixing with the poms, using the Samson too (where I would normally juice soft fruit with the Champion).
I run the soft juice's pulp back through the Samsom 3-4 times (just takes a few seconds to do) and I'm good to go.
Now - I will use a fine mesh strainer and strain all the juice into my glass because I don't care for any pom pulp.
I wouldn't want to give up either of these juicers. In fact - I found a second Samson at our local thrift store like brand spankin' new for just $6.00. I'm set for life. If either of these juicers needed to be replaced - I would replace them with the same juicer.
To answer your question though (I get long winded!) I would definitely go for the Green Star over the Breville!
01-26-2013, 09:03 AM
I've had the Greenstar for almost 15years, juice about once a week when I need the pulp seperate from the juice inorder to use the pulp for other purposes. Otherwise I juice everyday in my blender. No issues with the Greenstar other then cleaning it needs to be right away or it will stain the white, mine is now orange :) I've soaked the parts in vinegar to help get the stains out. Its a very dependable product, really pleased with it!
01-26-2013, 09:48 AM
No issues with the Greenstar other then cleaning it needs to be right away or it will stain the white, mine is now orange :) I've soaked the parts in vinegar to help get the stains out.
Thanks for the tip...I need something to get the stains out of my juicer. I don't think it matters if you clean it right away...some things stain anyway.
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