Bumping this up to ask -- Has anyone had good experiences with carrots with this? I'm considering getting a different juicer at some point in the near future but don't juice all the time.
It's the nut butters in a short time that has me thinking about this at all... but I want ONE gadget to do it all! (And do it well if it's this expensive!)
Don't just stick your tongue out at me 'cause you know the tricks and I don't!!!! Do share!!! ;)
Yes, Revvell, what are the tricks?
I'd like to know as I'm in the market for a new juicer as well (been using a Champion for over ten years).
All right, all right...
First, after juicing, put the juicer over the sink, turn it on and run warm-hot water through it.
After taking it apart, put the grinders in a bowl of warm water.
Take a turkey baster and squirt water over the inside parts.
Be sure to separate the lil juice controller and put it where it wont go down the drain (did that with my teacher's juicer. He was not a happy camper)
Juicing ~ Carrots: Cut them at an angle so when you put them in, the pointier part goes in first.
Put softer fruits/veggies in with harder stuff so they all go through together.
Don't over fill the chute.
Hope that helps some!
OH MY! That sounds a little complicated... but I guess I have a routine with my current juicer. It's almost like cheating to have the tricks in advance.
I will say, that I think I got ahead of myself thinking about this stuff. I need to get my budget in check but that's a whole other story!
In any case, assuming I can keep my wallet IN my purse re: raw goodies for a month or so, this is still a very good option for the budget! Raweater's description of making nut butters in 30 seconds in this thing is a darn good sell!
Once you do it, you'll see how uncomplicated it is. Run the water through, saves a lot of scrubbing; the stuff is OUT! Put the grinders in the water and lift them out and whatever left on is wet and easy to remove.
Originally Posted by Eva
Rinse with the tb and you don't have to try and remove the stuff with a sponge. It's GONE!
Put the lil control thingy somewhere safe and you don't have to get a new garbage disposal or control thingy.
Organization keeps things simple.
Oh my -- I missed the "thank you"! But -- thank you! :)
Originally Posted by Revvell
We have an 8 year old GreenStar. It was called Green Life back then but is the same machine. It still works like the day we bought it but is a little orange from juicing so many carrots!
We have no problem juicing carrots and I was surprised to read that some people did. The only time it is a problem is if the carrot is really wide and won't fit well. Otherwise, it seems to go in easily.
Last edited by DawnW; 04-09-2008 at 05:01 PM.
That's what I had; then I was given a Green Power; and I also had two Champions. Now I've got a Samson.
Yes, it does get orange.
Originally Posted by DawnW
Although I'm not actually tring to dissuade you from buying a GreenStar, please at least investigate an Oscar 900. I upgraded to one recently and have been very impressed with it.
I appreciate that it's not easy to choose a juicer, because there are so many pros and cons to each model, and I don't wish to be someone who muddies the water for you. I'm suggesting you see what an Oscar 900 can do because it is a very capable juicer, requiring very little effort to feed produce into, is extremely easy and fast to clean (much faster than the older Samson and Matstone juicers, because the screen design has changed and no longer 'grips' the pulp as it used to), and is good value.
If you go ahead with the Greenstar despite this then I'm sure you'll be happy with that, too :)
That said, there are some very interesting customer reviews on the following webpage, which you would be wise to read before buying:
All the best and I know you'll be happy, whichever way you go.
There's also an older, but informative, thread here:
Last edited by Arky; 04-09-2008 at 08:12 PM.
Have Green Power from way back and super satisfied without any problems. I think the GP became the Green Star.
Off to gym.
Yup! It did.
Originally Posted by carolg
If you are sticking the whole darn juicer under water, didn't the GP label plop eventually off or maybe you don't care?
A reason to buy a turkey baster now.
Thanks for sharing always. Love your posts.
Where did I say to stick the juicer in the water?
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