Will the Ikon juice spinach, kale & lettuces? We are thinking of buying the Ikon juicer, but I want to make sure that we can juice leafy greens. I don't care about wheatgrass, etc. just leafy greens. Will it work?
I use leafy greens in mine all the time, but for best results I mix them with hard vegetables and alternate between the two going into the juicer. There is lots of info on the nutritional content of all sorts of vegetable juices if you google 'juicingbook'
I think it works quite well for greens, considering that it isn't an auger juicer. You can't juice wheatgrass, but if I cram in greens, so the whole chute is filled tight, greens work pretty well. For kale, use the frilly type, and put it in "head first" with the stems sticking up top to push down on.
I had the Ikon and recently purchased the Hamilton Beach 67650 Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor. The Big Mouth actually is more effective at juicing leafy greens than the Ikon. I usually felt the need to put greens back through the Ikon and juice again and I would always get a bit more juice, but not the Big Mouth. The pulp is already quite dry. I do find it helpful to experiment with each juicer because it makes a difference how you load the vegs in the chute and push them through. Overall, the Big Mouth has been more effective on leafy greens than the Ikon and it's way cheaper too.
I juiced spinach for the first time and it did a great job of juicing it. I didn't think there was going to be much but it truned out to be the right amount. The second time I added oranges for flavor and that mad eit tastier. So yes does great on spincah. Also depends on the amount of spinach I use a whole bag to get the right amount so now I know the amount I need. I noticed a comment that on person had to reuse the pulp to get more juice well theres nothing wrong with that and that could be done with any type juicer.