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The best juicer in it's class for under a grand
on August 8, 2013
We've run the gamut of top of the line juicers. First the Breville 1000w 800JXL which wasted 90% of the green leafy produce that we wanted to juice. Then the Omega 330VRT which clogged constantly no matter how small we cut the produce or how we alternated the different types of produce during a juicing session. It also produced a lot of foaming and the juice was a little gritty.
Finally, we purchased the Green Star GSE-5000. We've been using it weekly for over a year and are extremely happy with it. Takes about 30min for us to juice what turns into about 12 cups of green juice. That includes washing the produce and cleaning the machine afterward.
The GSE-5000 produces a great volume of juice per amount of produce, and the juice is clean and smooth like water.
Our trick to cleaning this machine is to run a whole lime and a whole lemon through it at the end of the juicing session. This gives the juice a nice lemonade-type taste, AND keeps the internals from getting all stained green or orange, or brown. We clean the machine immediately, and never allow it to sit dirty. The trick to cleaning the juicing screen is to run cold water over it, and scrub it out with the supplied brush, from the inside. This breaks off all the little pulp fibers that are stuck in the holes of the screen. Then scrub the outside. The pulp just comes right off quickly via this method in about a minute.
Would I love to own a Super Angel? You bet, but I'm not willing to spend $1,200 just to get 3% more volume.
Here's the ingredients for a typical green juice session:
2 bundles (how it comes bundle in a grocery store) of Kale, usually the dark blue green "dino" kale, and the "russian red."
1 bundle of chard, usually "Rainbow"
1 bundle of cilantro
1 bundle of parcely, but only once a week
2-3 celery stalks
1 orange/red/yellow bell pepper
1 green apple
1 whole lime
1 whole lemon