Well, after all the studying on juicing machines, I went to Costco and got the Jack LaLanne juicer.
Just made my first drink on it: 1/4 fennel bulb, 9 asparagus spears, 2 med size "pickling" cukes (no wax), 4 carrots, 2 huge leaves of kale and 1 med yellow squash. To this I added a tsp of spirulena at the end.
Well, let me tell you, not only was this TOO easy, as the only thing I had to cut was the 1/4 off the fennel bulb, but what a thrill to see all that cuke juice come down the chute into the big blue cup!
(I'm a cheap date, and easily amused...)
And quiet! And doesn't hop around the counter! and super fast! And there is most assuredly more juice coming out than with my Hamilton Beach Walmart special!!!
In fact, I'm pretty full, like Thanksgiving full, because that blue cup filled up pretty fast and, not being one to waste the enzymes or whatever live stuff is in there, I HAD to drink it all up, right?
Hahaha! I'm loving this machine!
Thanks for all your help, and cheers *glasses of juice clinking* !