How expensive is your juicer?
and how does that relate to its functionality?
I used to have a 300 dollar juicer and there were some things about it that I didn't like... then my mother threw out the knife by mistake and we had to get a new one. This time it's much cheaper and much more convenient too...
I own a Matstone/Samson and it's ok but I often feel it could be squeezing more from my expensive produce (hence my post here: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9831)
7.5 out of 10, overall, IMHO.
What did you own and what do you now own?
I intend to checkout a twin gear juicer some time in the near future but I will first upgrade to the Oscar Vitalmax auger setup to see if it works as well as is being claimed - some sources suggest it may even be as good as a twingear juicer, with the benefit of requiring less elbow-grease to push the produce through, than a twingear juicer requires. If you look at the commercials for the GreenPower juicers you can see that although they try to gloss over it, it is obvious quite some effort is needed to push the produce through the twin gears (celery buckles). Incidentally, I was most surprised to read the following: "Tip: never put the pulp back into the juicer, it will damage the screens and makes void the warranty!". What an extraordinary statement...
Scroll down 75% of the way, to find the movies I referred to.
An interesting article on juicers, and how they compare, may be found here:
I used to have a $100 Omega til I busted it by forgetting to screw in the nut that held the plate in place. I bought a household champion at juiceandbeyond.com for $187. Not sure I like it, but I think I just have to get used to it. It's not a centrifuge it's a masticating. Also, since it was so expensive (for me at least ) that I'm almost afraid to use it 'cause I don't want to break it! I'm a total klutz!
Champions are workhorses. They are heavy and awkward yet, wonderful for carrots. Celery need to be cut into 1-2" pieces as the strings wrap around the cutter. It does REALLY well in making "ice cream" though w/ frozen fruits.
I chose the Green Life over the Champion (have Green Power and 1 Green Life) and have HAD two Champions. Sold both the Champions. Reason for keeping the GL is more functionality. It's easier on greens than the Champion. Sucks 'em right down. I don't know of anyone who makes what to me would be the perfect juicer ~ unless someone makes a professional one.
DO read that webpage I linked to - it's a really frank and interesting insider's view on the pros and cons of the various juicing strategies and associated machines.
The very first one I had a long time ago was "the juiceman". Honestly, it worked just fine. My only issue with it was that I was juicing quite a bit and I got tired of having to cut everything up so small. A few years ago, I bought the Jack Lalane "power juicer". I am going to keep it. What really sold me on it was being the nice wide chute and the fact that I could juice a bunch of carrots or whole apples and such easily. Yet, it is not as quiet as it was portrayed in the infomercials but it is a great deal less in comparison to most juicers. I personally don't see a difference in the pulp extraction. Again, according to the infomercial, it is supposed to be better at extracting more juice and providing putting out less pulp. I can't tell the difference. But all in all, it works for my immediate needs regarding fruits and veggies. I bought it off the infomercial for just under $200.00. I use it only for juicing veggies and fruits. All in all, it was a worthwhile purchase. The only thing I need now is a citrus juicer. People have recommended the Citri-Star but I am wondering if someone knows a website (or department store that it can be found at)
I had a L'equip juicer that was $300. It's a masticating juicer, which gives you more of the fiber and enzymes than centrifugal juicers do.
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I have an Omega 8000 that I got for $45 at a garage sale. Compaired to my ancient Atlas that I struggled with for years the Omega is amazing.
I drool over the higher line fancy machines though.
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Greetings. I just brought the VM 3600 and was wondering if anyone could tell me if it is good for greens and juicing?
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The VM 3600 is not a juicer. IF you wish to drink it as a juicer then you'll have to strain the pulp. Suggestion: do a search here (points up to banana) and look for all the threads on green smoothies. You'll love 'em. You get all the nutrients as well as the fiber and SOOOO many delicious recipes.
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mine is a Hamilton Beach jucer... i thunk i got it at walmart for $40.... going to get another one someday
I did a search on the Omega 8500 and all I could locate was a model 8005. Is this the same?
8005 is correct, 8500 was a typo
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