Interesting thread. I guess I was blessed to have found my Omega 1000 at a garage sale for $12. The lady said she used it once and decided juicing wasn't for her. It came with a citrus attachment, filters, all the books. It looked brand-spanking new!
When I got home and looked up the prices on line and about fell over. They were going in the $250 range. I couldn't believe I got such a good deal! It sat on the kitchen shelf for about a year and I have been using it several times a day now for the past six weeks. So far, the only complaint I have is that when the basket gets full, the little sucker spins and dances across the counter! This morning, I had my blender going and the juicer at the same time when all heck broke loose. My juicer broke out into a jitter bug ... and the blender started spinning and whoa!! I thought they were both possessed. I had smoothie leaking out of the bottom of the blender and my apple juice almost tipped over. Phew! But it's all good now!
I noticed RawJoJo said it does wheatgrass and just about everything. WOOHOO!! I didn't know that. I guess I should go read the manual!
Victoria (Formerly "Nutrimom")
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ROUND 1 Weight When I Started: 128 lbs. (10/2004) Lowest Weight While Raw: 103 lbs. (2/2005) ROUND 2 Weight on 2/1/2009: 148 lbs. (Started 10 day Master Cleanse) Weight on 2/10/2009: 138 lbs. (Starting Raw) Goal: 112 – 115 lbs.
the little sucker spins and dances across the counter! This morning, I had my blender going and the juicer at the same time when all heck broke loose. My juicer broke out into a jitter bug ... and the blender started spinning and whoa!! I thought they were both possessed. I had smoothie leaking out of the bottom of the blender and my apple juice almost tipped over. Phew! But it's all good now!
Lol! you cracked me up!
I hope your juicer and blender are working fine again, it's hard to live without those two once you've gotten used to them!
i have had the l'equip centrifugal juicers, both the large and the smaller versions (for travel, the small). They are handy, esp for juicing lots of fruits...much faster, but the juice has to be consumed more immediately. it got me thru for quite some time before i just recently got my green life. my blade basket on my l'equip broke after a few months (tho i think i was not being very careful with it) but they replaced it no questions at all...didn't even verify warranty info. they really do have great customer service. the larger centrifugal juicer has a 12 yr warranty....better than just about any other juicer on the market, for about half the price....even less if you get it on ebay, where i do almost all of my shopping. i have gotten several brand new l'equips on ebay for much less than retail. i have gotten several family members started on juicing and have purchased a few of the smaller juicers....good for a starter juicer. of course i love the green life, it does so much more, etc....but it is handy to have a backup, and again, great warranty, great customer service....and esp good for lots of fruit juices in the summer. even tho i have the fruit attachment for greenlife, i don't think it does a very good job of the fruits.
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