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Gorilla
Aug 10th, 2004, 12:40 PM
Gorilla bought a manual juicer, see here:

www.soyafresh.co.uk/juicers/juicer_easyhealth.htm

it's not too difficult to use, it's easy to clean and you don't have to be superstrong to crush all the fruit and veg. i didn't want to buy a huge electric one as they're too expensive for me, but this was a neat little purchase at just £25.

Juice ahoy!

Vivisanctor
Aug 12th, 2004, 01:00 PM
I recently bought a juicer on ebay. Should be here today.

I'd like to know what you get out of the fruit/veggies in the juice. I'm thinking you lose mainly the fiber. I wonder if the majority of the protein is still there?

anybody know?

gertvegan
Aug 12th, 2004, 01:52 PM
Juicing is an efficient way of obtaining large quantities of high quality nutrients in the form that the body is most able to use. By breaking down the cells of the produce we release the liquid contents and discard the fibres as you thought. Also discarding the majority of any residual chemicals that are believed to accumulate in the fibres of non-organic produce by getting rid of the pulp. The juice obtained is rich in nutrients in a form the body can easily assimilate. Drinking a juice a day is an easy way of obtaining an abundance of nourishment from produce that would otherwise require a great deal of time to chew.

Centrifugal juicers, those with rapidly spinning blades do incorporate more oxygen and therefore reduce shelf life and do not break down leafy green vegetables quite as well as masticating units.
Masticating juicers work at slower speeds and effectively "chews" the vegetable up, releasing more nutrients from the fibres and have been shown to produce juice with a higher nutritional content, and do incorporate less oxygen, giving a longer shelf life.
Masticating juicers with two gears with very close separation turn slowly in towards each other, produce is crushed and pressed between the gears like a mangle with juice being wrung out and passed through the screen. This type of juicer extracts the best quality of juice.

Consciouscuisine will know more.

ConsciousCuisine
Aug 12th, 2004, 02:19 PM
:) Thanks, Gert :)

One of the "health" benefits to juicing to obtain nutrients is that it gives your digestive system a break! A large amount of our daily energy is devoted to digestion! If we did not need to digest foods, the actual amount of time needed to sleep (for cellular regeneration and function) would be cut at least in half!

There is debate as to how much nutrient loss occurs when juicing, but basically if you consume the juice fresh (immediately) you can absorb all of the same nutrients (minus some pectins and the fiber) you would if you ate all of the raw produce directly.

cedarblue
Aug 12th, 2004, 02:25 PM
Juicing is an efficient way of obtaining large quantities of high quality nutrients in the form that the body is most able to use. By breaking down the cells of the produce we release the liquid contents and discard the fibres as you thought. Also discarding the majority of any residual chemicals that are believed to accumulate in the fibres of non-organic produce by getting rid of the pulp. The juice obtained is rich in nutrients in a form the body can easily assimilate. Drinking a juice a day is an easy way of obtaining an abundance of nourishment from produce that would otherwise require a great deal of time to chew.

Centrifugal juicers, those with rapidly spinning blades do incorporate more oxygen and therefore reduce shelf life and do not break down leafy green vegetables quite as well as masticating units.
Masticating juicers work at slower speeds and effectively "chews" the vegetable up, releasing more nutrients from the fibres and have been shown to produce juice with a higher nutritional content, and do incorporate less oxygen, giving a longer shelf life.
Masticating juicers with two gears with very close separation turn slowly in towards each other, produce is crushed and pressed between the gears like a mangle with juice being wrung out and passed through the screen. This type of juicer extracts the best quality of juice.







trying to blind me with science are you?
well which are you? centrifugal or masticating?

;)

gertvegan
Aug 12th, 2004, 03:24 PM
I'm a Green Star masticating twin gear juicer cedarblue.

ConsciousCuisine
Aug 12th, 2004, 04:42 PM
ooo! That's a GOOD one! Congratulations!

cedarblue
Aug 12th, 2004, 04:56 PM
I'm a Green Star masticating twin gear juicer cedarblue.





boasting again! :D

Vivisanctor
Aug 12th, 2004, 07:32 PM
thanks for the help everyone!

tim
Dec 3rd, 2004, 01:54 AM
can I ask what the difference is between the Green Star and the normal run of the mill juicer?

K4J
Dec 3rd, 2004, 03:07 AM
can I ask what the difference is between the Green Star and the normal run of the mill juicer?



Tim,

:) Green Star is the best on the market. It has twin blades & various gadgets to it that make it the best that their is. It gives you healthier Juice & the juice lasts a lot longer with the Green Star.

:) You can make homemade Icecream out of banana's & Strawberry's (without the use of Dairy Products), besides making the regular veggie juice.

:( Ya do not want to mix veggies & fruit together, for your body digestive system has a harder time digesting the two together. The only thing that is acceptional is tomatoes & a few other fruits, with Veggies.

:o I'll have to look into it some more & write something in more detail here in regards to it, unless someone beats me to it in regards to how the digestive system works with certain foods.

:) I acquired Skin Cancer some time ago & well, I've decided to use the best juicer out there. You can avoid a lot of this world's dieseases, by what & how you eat.

I'll dig up some more info on this later.

K4J

Sunnie
Aug 14th, 2005, 03:33 PM
I am getting ready to buy a juicer. I have never even used one before so this will be totally new to me. What sort of features should I be looking for? Can anyone recommend a good brand? I'm thinking Hamilton Beach? :)

OrganicMechanic
Aug 17th, 2005, 10:54 AM
Hey Sunnie!

My advice is don't buy the Hamilton Beach. I got one of them at walmart last year, and it is really low quality: doesn't juice well, hard to clean up, noisy, etc. I ended up buying a Samson multipurpose (single gear, low rpm) and it works great! It did costs about $240, but its an investment thats worth it considering how much more juice you can get out of your produce.

maya
Aug 17th, 2005, 02:09 PM
I have a Juiceman juicer. It seems pretty good. I have never had any problems with it. My favorite mix is strawberries, pineappple, and grapes.

Maya

Gliondrach
Aug 17th, 2005, 06:02 PM
I bought one about 15 years ago. It cost about £30, which is probably equal to about $50. No idea how much it would be today.

After a couple of years it started giving off a burning smell. Something was rubbing against something that it shouldn't have been rubbing against.

Before all this, I found it quite a chore to clean. The plastic became stained and no amount of cleaning could remove the stain. If I was to buy another I would go for a more expensive and better constructed one. I might even consider buying or making something like a cider press, with a screw action to compress the veggies and fruities.

BrianWarner
Oct 12th, 2005, 04:20 PM
I have seen the light and am eating healthily. If Iím not a vegan yet, Iím heading that way.

Iíd like to make juices like carrot juice, apple juice etc etc. But I donít know which blender to get. Which do you use? I searched for a similar thread but couldnít find one.

Would anyone recommend the Magic Bullet blender? It looks good, but spare parts could be a problem to get hold of..its not a big company.


cheers :cool:

Gliondrach
Oct 12th, 2005, 04:41 PM
Hello, Brian and welcome to the forum.

I've never heard of the Magic Bullet. You must live in some other part of the world - possibly the Americas.

Blenders don't make juice. They make a pulp out of any fruit you put in. You would need a juice extractor. I have one somewhere, but haven't used it for years. It began to vibrate in an alarming fashion and smoke would come out of it. I have a Moulinex blender and I can recommend them. Mostly, though, I just use a spoon to mix things.

Regards,

Martin.

BrianWarner
Oct 12th, 2005, 05:49 PM
hi there - Magic Bullet is an american product but as ever i found it to be available on ebay [im in hertfordshire].

a 'juice extracter' eh..why i was looking for a blender im not really sure :D

is anyone familiar with the Anthoney Worrall Thompson juice extracter? retails for about £90 or so. internet users seem to really fancy it, i could poss pick one up for £60 or so.

however..i cant really afford that. does anyone know of a model which is the best compromise in terms of price/quality? cheers

Gliondrach
Oct 12th, 2005, 06:02 PM
is anyone familiar with the Anthoney Worrall Thompson juice extracter?

I really wouldn't want to taste Worral Thompson juice. There'd be bits of his hair and clothes in it.

I would like to have a miniature version of a wine press or cider press for making veggie and fruit juices. It would cost nothing to run and would be easier to clean.

Mr Flibble
Oct 12th, 2005, 07:03 PM
From my own adventures in juice extractors, i can highly recomend getting one which is easy to clean. This may mean it's more expensive, but after the novelty of mine wore off and i realised it takes about 15 mins to clean it properly after making a glass of juice it went on the shelf for several years before getting binned. Nice idea, completely impractical. There's also different types (which i forget now, helpful arn't i?), the cheaper ones tending to not extract nearly as much juice as other types.

eve
Oct 13th, 2005, 09:15 AM
My juicer is inexpensive, easy to rinse off afterwards, and purchased at a supermarket. I use it every day, but no point referring to make and brand, as I doubt if you live in Australia. :)

assilembob
Oct 13th, 2005, 06:42 PM
hi there - Magic Bullet is an american product but as ever i found it to be available on ebay [im in hertfordshire].

a 'juice extracter' eh..why i was looking for a blender im not really sure :D

is anyone familiar with the Anthoney Worrall Thompson juice extracter? retails for about £90 or so. internet users seem to really fancy it, i could poss pick one up for £60 or so.

however..i cant really afford that. does anyone know of a model which is the best compromise in terms of price/quality? cheers

Some info on reviews for this product can be found on google but here's the big link
http://www.ciao.co.uk/Reviews/Magic_Bullet_Blender__5830461
I have gotten mixed reviews by friends, including it being way too small, not good for making smooth products (hummos, puddings ect.), being too loud, not working properly.
The juicer portion does not work well according to anyone I spoke with.

I do not own one and since I have a chopper and blender already I didn't feel I needed one. But if you are using it for small things, just for yourself it should be good. My friend says to order extra cups though cause you will need them.

~Mel

sk8erboi
Feb 6th, 2006, 04:32 PM
I've been thinking about getting a juicer for a while, & just came across a nice buy.

It has very good reviews at Amazon.com & the KitchenAid store is closing out the $249 model for just $49 with free S/H.

I ordered one 5 minutes ago. I'll post a review after it arrives & I get to try it out. I don't really like Kale or other good for you greens, so this may be just the thing to get me going with the greens (or maybe not -- I'll find out after it arrives).

http://www.shopkitchenaid.com/index.asp (http://www.shopkitchenaid.com/index.asp) [limited quantities]

Roxy
Feb 6th, 2006, 06:07 PM
WOW! Save $200? Bargain!! :)

Yaku
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:30 AM
Hi everyone.
I was looking at Vita-Mixes at Amazon.com, and before I spend a lot of money on something with mixed reviews, I would like to know what kind of blender I should buy, what works perfectly for you.
It is a rather large investment, and I'm sure I'd use it quite often. (at least once a day)
Thank you very much for any time you give to respond!:)