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6/16/15 9:50 A

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I use a Salton Vita Pro juicer (low end masticating juicer from Walmart) for my morning juices. It does a pretty good job (using for a couple of months so far). Not too much pulp, I find that if I give the juice a good stir then the pulp mixes right in and isn't noticeable.

For my smoothies I use my Nutribullet. It is a bit stronger than my magic bullet and really does a good job pulverizing seeds etc. (Nicer price point than the "Big Two" - Blendtec or Vitamix :) Maybe someday :)

I do find that it has been having a bit of trouble with some of my smoothie bowl recipes. They are too thick and the ingredients are getting kind of stuck around the top of the cup. I might try my food processor for my next one. It is a bit stronger than the Nutribullet.



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6/15/15 3:11 P

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I tried to use the a blender like the magic bullet - but didn't like spooning my juice into my mouth.
I actually own 3 juicers now. One no name slow juicer, a champion, and an Omega Vert. The Omega is the one I use when I am in the States.

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6/15/15 7:02 A

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Runningoma, I have a Magic Bullet juice bullet

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6/14/15 2:30 P

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My favorite is probably apple, carrot, lemon, but I also love grapefruit. It is when I do kale, celery, ginger or pineapple that I have to make sure that I run something more firm behind it like apple, carrot, beat. And if it is super stringy, I don't put it through twice.
What kind of juicer do you own?

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6/13/15 9:32 P

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I have grapefuit and carrot juice, and a green juice with kale, celery, apples, ginger, chard and cucumber.

I've juiced fresh pineapple and that can be a mess, talk about juice, I bet it could be run through several times before it got dry LOL Grapefruits yield a ton of juice also, I love the tartness mixed with carrots or I'll use oranges and carrots - most depends on cost.

I'm waiting for the blueberries to drop a little in price so I can start juicing more fruit.

I have the Breville Juice Fountain Compact juicer - $100 depending of sale, coupon, etc.

Edited by: ABBY_ROAD at: 6/19/2015 (08:44)

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6/13/15 3:04 P

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We put our pulp through twice as well. Although if it is stringy things, sometimes it doesn't come through as well.

Abby road - what kind of juice do you have?


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6/13/15 6:43 A

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Teadrinker don't forget to put your pulp through juicer twice especially if pulp is wet, you'll be surprised how much more juice is "hidden" in your pulp.


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6/10/15 11:41 A

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I agree. Any juicer is better than no juicer - as long as you use it.

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6/10/15 9:34 A

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I started with a small juicer to make sure I would like the juice and would continue juicing. I now have a Breville Compact which I love. It has a small footprint so doesn't take a lot of room on counter. Are there better ones out there - of course, but I am very happy with this one. It makes quick work out of just about anything I put in it.


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5/31/15 4:33 P

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I'm sure it is still better than blending and squeezing the juice out though! Happy juicing!

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5/31/15 6:16 A

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Yes, got a second hand Philips... It's ok, but not great. I've been juicing a few times a week. If I keep going I will get a good quality one... The pulp that comes out is still quite wet, so I don't think it's very effective.

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5/27/15 3:36 P

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So, did you end up getting a juicer yet?
I am still an Omega fan. Don't have to pay an arm and a leg for one and it has a 10 year guarantee. I recently got one at Kohls that the original price was $399 and it was on sale for $199 and I had a 30% off coupon. Great deal and it is quiet.

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5/11/15 11:30 A

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Good point. i guess it's after 6 month you'll know..
Amazing the Omega didn't work that well... i hear they are supposed to be great.

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4/24/15 3:46 P

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When I got mine I compared juicing videos. The ones that help the best is after a juicer has been used 6 months. Fresh out of the box they work the best. 6 months later they behave differently due to use.

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4/24/15 3:00 P

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www.eujuicers.com/en/i-want-to-buy-a
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Great information here.


Here is a comparison. These guys have many videos on youtube that do some great comparisons so maybe you can look around to see what fits your needs the best.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOPD
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Sorry, for whatever reason the link here doesn't work. If you copy and paste the below link, it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOPDIKfu
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4/24/15 2:21 P

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Honestly most juicers work kind of crappy. The less expensive ones $400 and below don't juice as well as the more expensive juicers. What you pay for is what you get. You won't realize it until you get one of the better juicers on the market, what a difference it makes. The higher end juicers extract way more juice and nutrients.

Greenstar, was one of the better lower priced juicers. It uses twin gears to press out the juice. Kind of like the angel juicer, but not quite as well designed. If I was looking for a lower priced one, I would consider it.

The Breville I had was a fast juicer. It lasted a year with moderate use.
Omega juicer lasted 4 months.
I have had and used a Sampson 6-in-1 juicer for several years without much issues. It does all greens and fruit. It's almost as good as the Greenstar juicer.
Champion juicer does carrots and apples well. It's made to last. However it does not do greens well at all. They get tangled up.
Norwalk juicer is in the $2000 range. I have one, but it sits in storage now. It works well. Is a higher speed juicer than the Angel juicer. It is a two step juicer. I had problems with bags exploding. It was messy to use. It extracts one of the highest amount of nutrients similar to the Angel juicer.
The one that I like the best of all is the Angel juicer. Norwalk is a second place. Third place would be the Breville, due to convience. The Sampson juicer and the Green Star are a tie for the wide variety of things they juice.
I would not go with a top loading single Augar juicer again. It worked the worst of all.

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4/24/15 2:01 P

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I can't think of any other tips. Let us know what you end up getting and how you like it.

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4/24/15 4:45 A

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Great feedback. Are there any other brands I should look out for or stay clear off?

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4/23/15 12:19 P

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I bought an Omega - but not the vertical one. And another friend has one as well. They work very well. The only drawback is that the shoot is small so you have to cut the produce smaller. Plus, it makes the nut milks, and has a pasta attachment.
I agree, that juice is the easiest way to get major amounts of produce in your body in a day. And a "starter" juicer is a good idea. It would be a shame to spend hundreds of dollars and then not use it.

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4/23/15 11:06 A

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Hi. I belong to many juicer groups on Facebook. I used to own the Omega VRT 400, one of the newest slow press juicers. It worked splendidly for maybe 4 juices. Then it started spitting out lots of pulp out the juice shoot. The company replaced all moving parts when this happened. I tried juicing again. The problem went away for one or two juices. Then it got worse. So much pulp came out the juice port and the screen of the juicer the whole juicer jammed up. I kept taking it apart to clean it. I would have to stop it every 5 minutes to pull the pulp out. That means disassembling and reassembling. Juicing became very laborious. I had to press the pulp through a secondary screen the company sent with a spoon. There was so much it took a long time to make a glass of juice. I had high hopes for the juicer. I ended up returning it to bed bath and beyond. They were good to work with. I won't ever get another Omega juicer after that experience. Other juicers that are made similarly to the omega with the one single Augar are all made by the same company, just different brand names are applied from what I heard online.

Other people who have purchased those juicers have the same problem after a short period of time. Per reports on Facebook.

I use the Super Angel juicer. It costs over $1000, but it's worth every single penny. I haven't had any issues in the year I have had it. It's all stainless steel, slow speed, cold press juicer. It does everything from wheat grass to fruit, coconut milk, nut milks, ice cream, and nut butters.

Not all juicers are made the same. Quality varies big time. If I were starting I would get any simple one off of craigslist. Once I decided I was going to invest in my health for the long run, I would purchase the super angel. Over the long run, it has less problems, presses more nutrients out, and presses out more juice than the others.

Blending is good, but not as healing as juicing. If your trying to fix some kind of health problem, juicing tends to be more effective. You can't blend 5 pounds of carrots and drink all that in a day. You can juice 5 pounds of carrots and drink it in a day.


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4/23/15 6:33 A

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The Hurom is a slow juicer - but it is expensive. Look for one that has an auger. Also that has low rotations (around 80 is good).
The Witt Juicepresso also looks similar.
The Omega is a good juicer (long guarantee)
Klarstein Fruitpresso is another.
And I saw one called Montana - that also looks like the slow juicer kind.
I clicked on a few pictures but they don't have a picture with the machine all taken apart for me to actually see the inside.

Don't think you have to spend a lot. I bought a no name slow juicer for under 50 euros (I am in Germany!) and we use it daily and I have had it over a year. Very happy with it. It does greens well (kale, spinach, celery, etc.)
And if you order on amazon - you can return it if it doesn't live up to your expectations.

But like Inspiredsoul said - any juicer is good if you use it.

Regardless - eating, juicing or blending provides nutrition - but you can drink a lot more than you can eat - thus flooding your system with lots of nutrients.




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4/23/15 5:37 A

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Thanks guys. I eat plenty of fruit, and love fruit smoothies, but the idea is to get more veggies, like white or red cabbage juice, kale juice and so on. They are NOT good as smooties, in my opinion, but in juice, lovely...
Question. The "slow juicers" are these the juice presses?
I'm in sweden and have never heard of these brands.
These are the stuff we have (sorry for the swedish, but you can see from the pictures)
www.pricerunner.se/sp/jospress.html
Any of these that are good or that are a "slow press"?

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4/22/15 11:59 A

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I would get a juicer off of craigslist, if your just starting. The less expensive juicers tend to last a year or two before they break. Less expensive meaning the Breville juicer. The Omega VRT lasted 4 months brand new. A quality juicer is a good investment.

I love my Angel juicer. It runs $1,000. I juice daily for hubby and I. It works by pressing the juice out with a slow RPM. The juice comes out very flavorful, pulp free. Juicing extracts more nutrients out of the pulp. With blending and squeezing the juice blended in the blender, your not getting as much nutrition.

Any juicer is good as long as you use it. The Angel or other slow speed juicers extract way more nutrition out of the produce. You also need to ask yourself what are you going to juice. Some juicers like the champion do carrots and apples well. Fibrous produce like greens, celery, kale, etc. get tangled up on it. Breville does not juice greens well. The Angel juicer and others will do a better job on everything. It even does wheat grass juice which is very healing. What is your schedule like? If you lack time to juice, the Breville is the fastest juicer. However you loose some nutrition with the speed. The method leaves some nutrients behind in the pulp. But it works fast if your schedule is hectic. It's also not the driest pulp. If you have more time the slower rpm juicers, like the angel will extract more nutrients and juice. My pulp is extremely dry compared to the Omega VRT or the Breville.



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4/22/15 8:59 A

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That sounds like a lot of work. I have two juicers one is a champion, and the other a slow juicer. I would highly recommend a slow juicer and if you look, they are coming down in price. You tend to get a lot more juice from the slow juicer than the centrifugal ones.
But as far as health is concerned, I think the smoothies are just as good as juicing. Main idea is to get more fruits and veggies. But, I think one could tend to use more fruit in a smoothie than in juice because veggies (like carrots, beets) don't blend well unless you have a really good blender.

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4/22/15 8:31 A

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Hi guys and girls!
New to juicing. I usually make green smoothies, but am planning on taking up juicing. Now, BEFORE i invest in a really expensive juicer I am juicing using my blender and straining the juice. Yes, it's a bit more complicated, but I just want to make sure I like it before i buy another kitchen applicance.
So, any tips for doing this an easier way? Anyone juiced using a blender?

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