I only have a Juiceman JR. It's small, and not my "dream machine", but it works and gives me juice everday that I want it. I go through stages that I want juice everyday....so it's well worth the cheap $ ...I actually got mine from a friend that bought it at a yardsale...$10!! Good luck with all the choices...sometimes it's just easier being broke and not even having a choice! ;) '
I had a juiceman jr. for the longest and then it died on me. My hubby bought me a more expensive Waring Pro and I am NOT happy with it. It leaves WAY too much wet pulp and I threw a solid strawberry down the shoot, WHY was the strawberry still solid when I opened up the top hatch?
I am about to head over to Target and purchase me a less expensive juiceman jr. It may not have the cool stainless steel and black look but it WORKS! My litmus test is to see how dry the pulp is. That way I know I got most of the juice in my cup.
I paid $150.00 for my 800 hp (the biggest motor they make) Breville.
It is attractive on the counter (stainless steel) and works very, very well.
I've been completely pleased with it. Would like to have a wheatgrass juicer, too.
I'm new to this and thanks to this forum, I bought the Brevile Juice Fountain JE95XL at Bed, Bath & Beyond for 149.99! I absolutely love it, it's so easy to use and has made my new experience really great!
I couldn't agree more with the recommendation that one go with the blender first, then buy the juicer, so as to use the whole fruit. With a top quality blender, like a VitaMix or a KTec, you will be amazed how smooth you can get the juices just in the blender with the entire fruit or vegetable. The difference in top quality blenders is a lot more noticeable than the difference between a $60 and $300 juicer.
I actually have one of each type of juicer (centrifugal and masticating), and I use them for different purposes. I love the centrifugal for orange juice, which is the primary juice I make. I have an Acme with special OJ parts, and instead of having to peel the oranges, which is very time consuming, you just slice in half and you're ready to juice. It's very quick to clean and does a great job. It does NOT, however, do a good job with apple and other juices, because it doesn't have a continuous pulp ejector. I bought a very cheap masticating with CPE and do carrot and apple juices with a masticating juicer, and it's much better for those types of juice. I'll have to find out the brand, but it was only about $60 and is easy to clean and does a great job. It's perfect for getting carrot pulp for crackers and such.
I realize getting two juicers is not an ideal way to go, but for me, it made a lot more sense than trying to rely on one type of juicer to do everything. My friends' Championi juicers, for ex, were a real pain with oranges (had to peel them and separate).
I bought a Green Star Juicer about 3 years ago. I use it almost every day. I use it for all my juices (fruits, vegetables/wheat grass.)
I have a Omega Juicer ($300.00 plus)(I pretty much only use it for wheatgrass), a vitamixer(Free my mom bought it for me), and a Juiceman Jr. ($45.00 and works great)
I love all 3 machines. I use them all everyday.
I also use a cuisinart food processor ($250.00+) and dehydrator (Free it was my grandma's and she gave it to my mom who never used it and so she gave it to me) everyday.
Oh, gosh I have so many,
my first citrus juicer, hand held was 59cents, then my electric citrus juicer, $5.00 then another one was given to me, which I gave to my son,
then I bought a Samson was listed at $40, on sale for $13.00
then I got my Vita Mix, $400
then I got my Champion juicer $225
that is it (so far)
what can I say? I like gadgets