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|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|11-06-2011 06:19 AM|
Juicer purchase considerations
Been using my breville je900 for over 6 years. Bought off ebay for under$100. We love it and would buy again.
I'm sure its an old model by now, but wanted to share some things to consider other than price:
* Bigger hopper means less chopping
* exterior pulp collector means less to clean cuz I line it with a walmart bag.
* avoid high pitch noise machines so your family and pets wont run for cover(read reviews to find out)
* speed is not a big factor, because the actual juicing is the fun part!
|08-22-2011 02:48 PM|
I my Omega for big jobs- I'd say if you are investing a lot of $ into a juicer, get an Omega (1) , Champion (2) or Breville (3)
if I"m just looking for a quick glass of juice, I'll use my little Jack Lalane Juicer- it juices fast and is easy to cleanup. Don't forget to save your pulp for pate's or as an add in for other recipes
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|08-19-2011 05:04 PM|
I ended up getting the Breville because of a bunch of GCs that we had somewhere. Personally I love the size of the point where you put in food. It can take an entire apple not cut up. Second I really like the way in which it bags the left over and how easy it is to remove, dump, and then continue on.
I used to have an average juicer and would have to put carrots in one at a time. My Breville has no problem with 3 or 4 at a time. I probably overpaid (although I did get it on sale and with some 15% off coupon) but at the same time it is a nice looking piece of equipment that stays on the counter all the time.
Regardless of what ya chose hope ya enjoy the juicing!
|08-19-2011 12:14 PM|
|bradthalamuel||I recommend the Sledge-o-matic|
|08-18-2011 10:08 PM|
Well from my experience I ended up going with the Hamilton Beach 67650 and a manual stainless steel wheatgrass juicer for my greens.
The Hamilton Beach was ok but I had 2 problems with it:
(1) It shot a lot of pulp out the vent hole on the top. Be prepared to find a way to cover that up or you'll be cleaning off a lot of pulp from your cabinets and walls.
(2) I noticed that if you're doing A LOT of juicing, the juicer will start shooting out pulp with the juice. I think the strainer is ok for light juicing but when it clogs up, it starts spitting out a lot of pulp in the juice.
I ended up returning the Hamilton Beach and going with a more high end Omega 8004 juicer. While it's a bit slower, it really extracts greens a lot better and does fairly well with fruits.
Plus it does nutbutter, pasta, sorbet, etc. Plus you can't go wrong with a 15yr warranty. It is a little slower than the centrifugal juicers, but cleanup is quicker so overall time is about the same.
|08-17-2011 03:27 AM|
I didn't want to break the bank but I still wanted something capable. So far this is the total package. Anyways, hope this helped a little. Hope you find a winner!
|07-26-2011 03:13 AM|
Just saw the same film and I am searching for a juicer now... thanks for posting this.. definitely going to look into the juicers mentioned
|07-14-2011 11:33 AM|
|RossJH||I've wanted a juicer forever! Thanks OP for reminding me! and thanks for the recommendations everyone else!|
|07-14-2011 09:48 AM|
I don't know the model number but it's the only Omega with the black auger. And the single augers are supposed to be better than the double auger juicers.
Go to DiscountJuicers.com He has a page where he compares a few different ones-it's an easy to read chart. I don't know anything about Brevilles but I bet John Kohler does.
You might want to go to Amazon.com & read reviews on different juicers too.
|07-14-2011 07:46 AM|
That's pretty cool that you can make almond butter. Never figured you could do that. I'm definitely going through the videos. Thanks and REPPED
|07-13-2011 05:26 PM|
I have the Omega juicer-the one with the black auger. I love it.
I watched so many YouTubes and emailed John Kohler from Discount Juicers, told him what I wanted to juice & why, asked for a recomendation & he told me what I needed to know.
It's a 'slow' juicer so it apparantly keeps the juice more nutritious. It will juice wheatgrass and will make nut butters too.
Very easy to atke apart & clean. John even shows that on his vids.
I juice kale, cilantro, celery, carrots, beets, lemons (no need to peel-just cut in 4 or 6 pieces), apples sometimes to sweeten the rest.
I make tahini (sesame seed butter) and have made almond & cashew butter too.
It has the juicing 'screen' and also a blank screen (I don't know if other juicers do. The blank one works for nut butters and also to make apple/pear/carrot sauce - kinda like a blender but a whole lot quicker & not noisy.
|07-11-2011 04:53 PM|
I'll definitely check out the Hamilton Beach and that website as well. Thanks for your advice.
|07-11-2011 04:29 PM|
If it is citrus, then a spoon or citrus juicer might be the trick.
For apples and such, the Jack Lalanne is decent. The con is the juice is too oxidized and doesn't last long in the fridge.
The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro 67650 for around 75 is highly rated.
This site has some good, quick info.
|07-11-2011 07:27 AM|
I just watched the movie "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead" and am looking into getting a good high quality juicer.
I know they used a Breville in the movie but those run around $200-$300. Is it necessary to spend
that much for a juicer or can you get a decent Jack Lalanne or other high quality juicer for much less?
Definitely want a good quality juicer but can't see myself spending over $200 for one.
Anyone with any advice will be greatly appreciated and REPPED.