I finally get to buy a good juicer and it looks like greenstar is the one to get?? Anyways what is the main difference between the 1000 and 3000 models?
Shortcut to: http://www.greenstar.com/differences.asp
This is a comparrison chart. There does not seem to be much differance.
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
I just bought a Green Star after LOTS of juicer research. I decided on the green star because:
-I had a centrifugal juicer, it sucked
-I almost bought the Omega 8005 until I learnt that nearly every model grinds its own plastic into the juice or pulp!
-I then realized the Green Star is the only one worth buying, especially for my needs (wanted on that does leafy greens and wheatgrass)
-It extracts so much more juice (33% more than the omega) that the added cost will be repaid for in savings
-Makes juice with 50-200% more vitamins than any other juicer
The differences are listed on the website posted above. I decided to go with the 3000 mainly because:
-It's just $40 more ($380 instead of $340 on www.2-life.com )
-Upgrading from the 1000 to the 3000 later on can cost well over $100 plus shipping, so why not do it now for $40 unless you're sure you don't want the parts
The optional parts that come with the 2000 and 3000 are and my comments about them, this may be a less dizzying read that the overcomplicated table on their site:
-Drip tray (2000, sort of useful but disables machine's 2 front anti skid feet, making the machine slide everywhere on the counter, so I don't use it)
-Coarse screen (2000, I find this lets much to much pulp in my juice, so I just use the fine screen for all juices, but I've just had it for over a week, maybe I'll find a use for it)
-Stainless steel strainer (2000, useful, but not really different than other strainers sold in kitchen stores)
-Pasta maker set (3000, I actually had to try it and did make a batch of fresh cooked pasta but only once, I will try to see if I can make flax flour and make some sort of raw extruded pasta)
-Rice cake/bread stick/mochi maker set (3000, apparently allows you to make smoother nut butters, allows you to shape dough into long sticks, you can then braid them and dehydrate to make a raw sprouted buckwheat bread for example)
-Soft fruit knob (optional on all 3 models, $5 more to get it on any model on 2-life.com, absolutely recommended for soft things like oranges, grapefruit, tomatoes, etc.)
So you can see the 1000 + fruit knob is all you need for juicing, you can consider the 2000 if:
-You want the option of more pulp
-You want the drip tray (makes the machine slide, I'd rather clean the drips on the counter)
-Stainless steel strainer, as can be bought in any kitchen store
Consider the 3000 if:
-You want to make nut butters with it (haven't tried this yet, I use my food processor for nut butters, but this may do a better job, I don't know yet)
-You want to extrude dough into stick shapes or make pasta (I'll try to figure out if it's possible to make a raw grain free pasta dough, but I think the chances of it working are very slim)
I don't regret getting the 3000 as the upgrade kit if you change your mind later costs a lot more than paying $40 more for the 3000 to start with, but if you're sure you'll never use the other accesories or don't mind paying significantly more for them later, then the 1000 should be ok for you (if you want 100% pulp free, make sure you have a strainer or get the 2000, as with some things it will let little blobs of pulp, but these usually float and can be spooned out).
Hope this helps
Last edited by raweater; 02-08-2008 at 01:09 PM.
Wanted to add: In case you didn't notice yet, the only differences between the models are the included accessories, the machine itself is the same.
Hey Sport and raweater,
Thanks for your responses- I can not wait to get mind-I have been using a cheap $20 hamilton beach one for a awhile. Lori
Hey, if you go in the recipe forum and look at the "cheesy bread sticks with marinara sauce" post I posted you'll see cheesy braided bread sticks I made with my Green Star! They were awesome!
Thanks I will have to check it out. I am so excited I ordered my greenstar 3000 and it should be here by the end of the week. I can not wait!!
I'm looking for a juicer for my mom, who is 82. I have read that the greenstar gives the best juice quality in this price range but I'm a little concerned that it may take a lot of arm strength to use. Does anyone have any advise or thoughts on this? I'm afraid that If it's really difficult she probably won't use it.
Last edited by Green Amour; 02-25-2008 at 07:09 PM.
can someone also comment on cleaning this machine? i have an omega juicer and it would be great to upgrade but i like how easy the centrifugal juicer is to clean... what is cleanup like with a greenstar? are there lots of pieces/small pieces/etc, how long does it take you, things like that?
Yeah, I find I'd rather put smaller amounts in more often than bigger amounts and having to use my arm strength to get them going through. It's a little more time consuming but I'm so psyched I upgraded from my Champion.
Originally Posted by Green Amour
Lori, I am unhappy with my greenstar. I have'ta be honest. It doesn't do carrots or softer type foods well. It is hard to use as the plunger is very difficult to push down when the food is in the shoot. It takes brutal strength to just juice a little bit of food, and my arms aren't weak.
The Champion does carrots well. So maybe I'll haveta get one of those, too.
The Greenstar does wheatgrass and greens well and it homogenizes like a Champion.
The Greenstar is too slow in my opionion, but they say that is better so it doesn't heat up the food more then necessary and makes the food last longer.
I got my greenstar and so far I like it. It only takes me about twenty minutes to go through the whole process of juicing and clean up. I was worried that it would be hard to clean, but I really do not think it is. I am happy with it so far.
Isn't it difficult for anyone to push down the food into the food chute? It seems to take foR_Ever!
You know, maybe I'll keep my Champion just for carrot juicing, now that you mention it.
Hey there. For me it does not seem that long, but I have only used one other juicer which was before my greenstar which was a cheap $20 Hamilton Beach from Odd Lots.
Raw Food Talk is a friendly forum brought to you by Alissa Cohen. You can find various living & raw food diet
merchandise such as her new book or CD on her website at www.alissacohen.com
. The Raw Food Talk forum is a great place to meet friends, share raw recipes, find advice and more. The forum is broken into different categories. The "Raw & Living Foods Discussion"
is for general chat about the raw diet. The Recipes and Food Preparation
is where you can discuss and exchange vegan recipes, vegetarian recipes, & other raw recipes. "Exercise and Fitness While Raw"
is for advice, tips, training and more while you are on a raw diet. "Juicing, Sprouting, and Organic Gardening"
is for discussion related to juicing & juicers, sprouting, organic gardening & wild edible foods. "Raw Events and Classifieds"
is for posting events, products, and advertisements. These are just some of the different topics you will find being discussed in the Raw Food Talk forum. Come on in and meet some new friends.