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I purchased this juicer after reading the book "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" in which they recommend very nice juicers ranging from $300-$400+. After checking Consumer Reports in which this Hamilton Beach juicer is one of their recommended buys, it seemed to be a no-brainer. This thing rocks! Leftover pulp is dry dry dry, I can't imagine any other juicer doing a better job of extracting all the juice. And it doesn't matter what it is - apples, oranges, cucumbers, carrots, leafy greens like spinach and kale, it makes juice of them all with ease. And clean up is a snap (and I HATE appliances that are not easy to clean, and usually end up not using them just so I don't have to clean them). This juicer comes with a handy little brush that gets in all the little spaces and cleans the filter with little to no effort. Very few pieces - just rinse the 4 pieces with hot water and brush clean the filter and that's it! Easy peasy.
The one reason I didn't give it a perfect 5 stars...
No container included to catch your juice, you must use your own receptacle which is a pain if you're making any more than one large coffee cups worth. You have to do multiple cups of multiple veggies and fruits and mix them all together in the end.
Couple cleaning tips: Spray the pulp container lightly with pam or non-stick spray lightly before using and the stuff will slide right out. And, after all juicing is done, put a small amount of hot water through the juicer - this makes the filter much easier to clean.
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Initial post: Aug 13, 2013 6:40:42 AM PDT
Rachel Ulbig says:
Another idea for the pulp container is to line it with the plastic bag from the grocery store (the small ones that you put your fruits and vegetables into).
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2013 7:17:07 AM PDT
Gary W. says:
A most excellent idea! I used the plastic bag this morning and just tossed the pulp, no need to clean the container. Thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2013 7:13:45 AM PDT
Larry McKennan says:
Start a compost pile with the pulp or mix it in with pancakes or muffins for extra fiber.
Posted on Apr 17, 2014 5:49:11 PM PDT
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