Best Juicer? *first post*
Hi guys, I'm new and I'm sure this is a question asked all the time. I searched through the forums a little, so please forgive me for asking again! I recently found out I'm "sick," and after weeks of research am taking my health into my own hands and not listening to the doctors saying it'll never go away. So I have a vitamix blender on the way, but what is the best juicer that's affordable? I almost succumbed to the late night infomercial for the Jack Lalanne juicer, but after reading many reviews it doesn't seem like a long lasting product. Thanks in advance for your help :)
Last edited by kelidawn; 10-29-2008 at 05:20 PM.
From the research I have done-you want a juicer that gives you the most nutrients-that one is the green star. I have one and like it. It is not perfect it is a little hard at times to push the vegtables through the shoot, but besides that I do not have any problems. Good luck to you.
The best quality juice with the most nutrients will be achieved using twin gear juicers and the best of those is the Green Star.
This is from a survey that was done (I think that it was by Hippocretes Institute). The main problem is that they are not cheap.
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
Just checked out the green star juicers...and I thought $375 for the Vitamix would be the most expensive thing I would need to by! Looks like that will have to wait a couple months. Anything less expensive that will get me by for a bit? I just don't want to wait.
You may be wanting a juicer for healing purposes and if that's so, I understand (you mentioned an illness). I just wanted to say that the things I use the very most are my vitamix, cuisinart food process (100.00 @ Costco) I use these two items daily almost. Then I use the dehydrator and least is the juicer (not counting my citrus juicer). I would be using the juicer alot more if I was sick. Another thing I use alot is Alissa's book and other raw food recipe books. I hope you get well soon.
Oh, btw....I have a champion juicer, not because it's the best but because that's what I got a LOOONNNNGGGG time ago before Green Star was even a twinkle in someones eye....I'm thinking it will last long enough to pass onto my children.....it is built like a tank....heavy (that's one thing I don't care for, but it does the job and I'm grateful to have it).
Last edited by jacsam; 10-29-2008 at 06:52 PM.
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I've got an Omega juicer and am extremely happy with it. I got mine for $229 (the white one...the chrome one is $30 more, but the same juicer). It works great and I use it at least once to several times a day. They say the best juicer is the one you use, and they are so right. I used to have a Norwalk Juicer, which I bought about 3 years ago for $2,295. I hardly ever used it, because it was a pain to use and clean up, plus if you don't do it just right, your kitchen walls and ceiling can quickly be decorated in vegetable pulp. I sold that juicer a couple of months ago and bought the Omega. BTW, a lot of people here say they make juice with their vitamix and strain it through a nut mylk bag or a fine strainer.
To Your Health!
Ilse (aka EmmaT)
Go with a Champion or better yet a GreenStar.
I own and use both.
I LOVE both - but use a perfer my GreenStar. More nutrients extracted, more juice, lasts longer.
It's your health AND worth it!
I have a champion it was a little pricey about 350.00 but it works for me. I saw a Jacl la lane at Sam's It looked cheaply built and hard to clean. I used to have an omega, it made great juice but kind of hard to clean.
Does anyone have a Breville? We're thinking about getting a Breville juice fountain. My step-dad wants to make sure that it will juice wheatgrass. Does anyone know? I can't seem to find very good information about the Breville and wheatgrass specifically. Thanks!
though ive heard alot of people really like the breville , its a centrifugal type juicer that is said to not do very good with wheat grass .
Originally Posted by aijia
i myself cut wheat grass up into one inch bits into a blender half full of water then blend and strain to make a wheat juice water , same things as wheat grass juice just a bit diluted .
Yes - I do - I have the juice fountain. It will NOT juice wheatgrass. I have a hand juicer for that. If you want to juice wheatgrass you must have a masticating and not a centrifugal juicer
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The Acme and Omega, non pulp ejecting, juice the same way. They look
similar and appear to share some components. Only problem I found was
with the Omega, which sometimes allows juice to leak down on the impeller
spraying it all over the place. Could be a result of feeding produce too fast,
but the Acme has never done this and have been using the same one for
21 years. Both are fine juicers and will last for years. I have enough parts
to keep the Acme running to pass it on to my grandchildren and beyond.
I believe the fact you are juicing, regardless of which juicer, is the brass
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