Good for juicing leafy greens? I'll want to be using all sorts of greens: kale, chard, lettuces, parsley, etc in this juicer. Can someone tell me about your experience with juicing greens in here? thanks!
In my experience this juicer isn't good for juicing greens. I was hoping to juice greens as well when I purchased the machine, but it doesn't get much juice out of them. It felt like a waste of money buying leafy greens that I could be eating and getting a tiny amount of green juice instead. Even if I just throw in kale and collard stems, sometimes it just knocks the stems off to the side, still whole, with no juice extraction at all. That said, it is good for juicing bok choy stems, celery, cucumbers, and other larger and sturdier green vegetables.
I've never had a problem juicing greens. I usually juice kale, romaine lettuce, spinach and parsley. The pulp comes out almost dry. I've tried running the pulp through the juicer a second time just to see what would happen, and I hardly got anything else to come out, so I'm assuming all the juice was extracted.
Greens won't make a lot of juice by themselves, especially if you only use a few leaves. Pack the feed chute and you'll get good results. Follow up the greens with juicier celery, cucumbers, carrots and apples to wash all the healthy green into the juice pitcher.
I tried juicing greens once and that was enough. I felt the greens went to waste. They either didn't juice, or about 3 drops came out from a cup of spinach. This juicer is amazing for practically every other fruit or veggie. With use, you will learn which ones have the best return.