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* !
YES, mine is a commercial model, I keep forgetting that.
Maybe that's why it works better than the ones you tried.
OH, so glad you got your juicer, and you love it. I remember my first day juicing, I ran out of things to juice, I kept making juice and juice and juice, it was so much fun, then I made crackers out of all the pulp yummy.
Oh! Be careful with that advice RP. When I was in the market for a juicer I looked at several on ebay, Champions in particular. I called Champion with the seriel number of one I was about to bid on and they informed me they did NOT have replacement parts for juicers over a certain seriel number [don't remember off the top of my head]. So please ask them not to bid on a Champion auction without a seriel number and have them call the company to check for parts availability before they bid. 1-866-935-8423.
Originally Posted by rawpriestess
...I ended up purchasing a new L'Equip, the purple dome one. I've used it for juicing fruits and veggies and wheat grass, and for making bread dough out of sprouted grains. I'm quite satisfied. I've had mine for about 4 months now. Easy to rinse clean and quiet, not much juice in the pulp. I think I paid $140 + ship.
I want the JL juicer verrry badly. Saw the informercial last week. It's a little pricey though, but from what I've heard, worth every penny. Plus the motor is guaranteed to last a "lifetime" ;)
Well, it's been weeks since I bought my JLL juicer. I use it 2, sometimes 3 times per day, and clean it once daily, after my last juice of the day.
It is wonderful!
There is a tiny drawback: I don't have the super Express model, and when juicing, some veggies (ex: cukes, carrots, apples) make juice faster than the spout can handle. So now I use an apron, and someone else mentioned that they don't push too hard on the veggie, slowing down the speed of the juice thru the chute. And, someone else said they have the Express (upgrade version) which does not have this problem at all.
Other than that, I seem to consistently make 32 oz of juice at each session, I drink it all up, feel great and clean up is now not even an issue, since I have the process down cold. Yay!
Oh, I bought the $99 version at Costco. Worth every penny to me!
A friend of mine told me to make sure I get a masticating juicer, as a centrifugal one heats the food as it goes through. The Jack LaLanne looks like a good juicer (and often available reasonably priced) but isn't it a centrifugal juicer? Does it matter?
Thanks for the review Jackie! My mom was asking me about
Originally Posted by Jackie1995
this juicer yesterday and was going to buy it today. I'll tell her it got good
reviews since I haven't used it yet. I have a L'Equip model (centrifugal) that I got years ago; it is ok, but the pulp comes out wetter than I like.
Originally Posted by Queenie
From what I understand about the different juicers, that is correct to a certain extent. The masticating juicers are better with greens in general
and produce a higher quality juice BUT the centrifugals are quicker and easier
to clean and juice certain fruits and veggies better ....so it really depends
on what you plan to juice and use it for, etc...For my busy
lifestyle with kids I appreciate my centrifugal one very much.
I hate cleaning up in the kitchen so convenience outweighs the other benefits
of the more expensive masticating juicers. Many people see great
results with centrifugal juicers too. my best friend has cleared up her
acne and regulated her periods by juicing once a day or so...she's not even
all raw and she uses a centrifugal L'Equip mini model.
Hope that helps and correct me anyone
if I am wrong in my understanding of juicers.
Hi Punky, thanks a lot. I really admire Jack LaLanne and the juicer is available relatively cheaply, and I doubt the juice gets heated over 100 degrees anyway! And it's fabulous to hear stories about people clearing up their acne and so forth with juicing. Amazing. I was reading a thread about cucumber juice shrinking people's pores. That's awesome. Take care! Queenie
cleaning the juicer
clean up's easy. do what I do when you make juice make alot put it empty water bottles clean up the juicer until next week
Jack's juicer is great. I always clean it and keep it ready to go. I only use it for juicing. I have a Green juicer for everything else. I don't mind the work, it is just a rythme I get into...........
I have a Jack Lalane Juicer and I love it.I only use it for juicing, I keep it clean and ready to go. That is the trick always clean up after each use. I have a Green juicer for everything else.
I have an omega juicer (mainly use for wheatgrass and icecream) and a juiceman Jr. which I LOVE!
Hi Lay Lay,
Originally Posted by iloverawfoods
Does the omega juicer make good ice cream and nut butter? Thanks....
Hi everyone....this is my first post but I am glad to hear some positives about the JLL juicer after hearing so much negative. I am new to juicing and bought my JLL over a month ago and was beginning to wonder if I bought the right juicer. I have nothing but good to say about my JLL. Easy to clean and never had a problem with it yet. I juice grapefruit, apples carrots celery cucumber oranges and all kinds of greens. It does well on everything.