In your opinon what is the best juicer? My mom purchased a cheaper one last year when I got the idea of raw and to see if we'd actually USE it. Well, part of it broke an I have to tape the top part on so it'll run. Now we want a really GOOD versatile one, any suggestions?
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I spent a lot of time checking up on this but in the end was forced to chose from what was available on the on line site that I was using. I bought the Green Star Gold but think that a cheeper one would be just as good but it has to be a twin gear model. Do not get a certrefugal one. The quality or quantith of the juice is not as good from them. Any good twin gear should be OK. After that it is down to budget and attachments.
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I currently have 3 juicers, and 2 are centrifugal and other is Green Life (Green Star). I love the Green Life for vegetables and wheatgrass, but I am not happy with it when it comes to fruits even with the fruit accessory. So, I found myself using my Juice Lady or Breville juicer alot. I just bought a Vita-Mixer, and I find myself using it almost exclusively for fruits to make smoothies etc. Although, I do prefer the Breville for organic cantalope juice, I use the skin and all. Yum!!! Taste like a milkshake, it's my favorite, that and organic watermelon juice (skin and all). :)
Bottom line is, you have to decide what you want out of the machine. I bought both types of juicers, because there isn't one that does it all (unless you buy the pricey hard to use Norwalk). In my case, wheatgrass is great in the Green life, but poor in the Breville and Juice Lady, but I get alot of foam out of the Green Life if I use it for fruit, so the Juice Lady and Breville does a great job with fruit! Regarding the Breville and Juice Lady, they both do a fine job with parley, kale, spinach etc. when feed through with other vegetables.
I have read the studies regarding the quality of juice using different juicers, and I realize with a centrifugal type juicer are not as good as the twin gear models etc., but I was willing to sacrifice the quality for a juicer that was easier to do fruits. If I could only have one juicer it would be centrifugal, because it does more IMO, and is easier to use and clean up than my Green Life. I hope that helps. Best of luck with what ever juicer you are going to buy. :)
I totally agree with Maverick here!
Originally Posted by Maverick
I think you have to decide which one will fit better into *your* lifestyle.
What do you plan to juice? do you have time to clean a machine that is a
twin gear model? Yes the Centrifugals juice I've heard is less quality than
a twin gear model, but it is still wonderful and clean up is very easy.
I LOVE my centrifugal juicer ( i have had my L'Equip model for almost 5 years
and it still works great. My mom just bought a Breville which is nice too).
I don't plan to juice wheatgrass, and I can do some greens in my Centrifugal,
and I have two young active boys to keep up with so not alot of time
for extra upkeep, so it fits into *my* lifestlye perfectly...I juice mainly fruits,
citrus, bell peppers, celery, carrots, beets, and lots of cucumbers and even ginger root to add a great flavor....sometimes I ball up leafy greens (parsley, dandelion, kale) and work that into my juicer too.
If you really want to focas on wheatgrass or lots of leafy greens than you might want to invest in a twin-gear because they will juice those much better.
Hope that Helps.
I am curious, none of you mentioned the Champion Juicer. What do you all make of that one? I am also in the process of choosing a juicer
I want to buy one, too.
I want to juice fruits and greens. The greens are spinach, cucumbers, celery. I have my energetic twins so clean up has to be easy. I'm thinking of buying a used one. Any thoughts on that?
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