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.
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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).
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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.
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i had a green star and didn't like it very much. hard to clean, hard to push veg into, greens foamed up and blocked the opening.
now i have an omega that i got on sale and it's alright, still not a fave kitchen tool though.
if i ever see a champion second hand i'm going to grab it up. seems to be the most durable and easy to use/clean up of the bunch. not twin gear but i'll probably use it more and that makes it "better" in my book.
I have Green Power for years now called green star I believe used only for juicing. Love it. Pricey, but investment to me as all my appliances are.
I have a champion and it doesn't work good with the greens and it heats up. It juice very well vegetables. For clean up, this is about the same as the green star.
I first got an omega, it is very fine, but the pulpe are still very wet. So i got the champion and i couldn't use it for my greens and finally got the green star. It is good for juicing wheat grass and fine for other stuff but you need to cut in a certain way and be patien for you cannot add too much at the time. Now i am use to that machine, i like it the best. I like my ommega to do cheese, it works great. It is small and not heavy.
Any juicer, you need to clean the little net or screen. This is a pain no matter what, but the ommega come with a brush and so is the green star. So beside, the little net to clean, all the machine are fine to clean up. Green star is heavy and it is true that you need a good harm to push the stuff except for greens for it goes there so easy and it works the best for greens.
Hope this help
p.s You want a juicer that doesn't go fast, because you want to preserve the enzyme.
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I have a Jack LaLanne, and I'm trying to sell it on Ebay now because I used it ONCE and it's just SO MESSY... I want a juicer that doesn't have SO many parts.
I also can't afford a big heavy duty one right now, but I do want one in the Spring when I've had time to recover from my recent financial ouchies.
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Jack Lalanne works for me. I don't know how it compares to other juicers. Kale and tough veggies can slow it down and sometimes makes it spin out of balance. Once or twice the motor has even stopped. I take the top off, clean out the basket and keep going. It helps to feed the kale in one leaf at a time. It's easy to clean with a scrub brush. I don't know how long it will last before I burn up the motor. If that happens, I'll probably buy another one. I must have plenty of green juice! Love it!
When I 1st went raw I used Hamilton Beach's brand sold at walmart. I juices fruits, veggies, and other juicy looking produce. It does not juice greens or any grasslike produce. But what I did was juice my fruit, then pour my fruit juice in a blender and blend in my greens. At 1st I strained the pulp, now I just drink the smoothie pulp and all. Good luck.
By the way the juicer was $28. I would much rather use more elbow greese starting out than, buying a product w/o being able to afford the food to put in it, LOL!
:cool: The person who says it cannot be done, shouldn't interrupt the person doing it! :cool:
In my opinion you should get something that you can afford but not something really cheap. You don't get as many nutrients from those cheaper juicers and they're a pain to clean...trust me, I have one.
From my research, the juicer that comes very close to a Green Star is a Samson juicer. They supposedly work in a very similar way but are much more affordable in price.
And I'd recommend a Blendtec over a Vitamix :) They're about the same price but larger, simpler, and more powerful.
"Nature itself is the best physician."
I recently saw the Lexen electric juicer on www.877myjuicer.com for $150.00. It seems to do what the green star does for alot less, including wheatgrass and a blank plate for creams. Anyone know anything about this one? I would like to do wheatgrass and stuff all on one.
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