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Anyone use a juicer much? I had forgotten that I had one. It hasn’t been used for years. I went to the grocery store today and got an apple, spinach, and some carrots and put them through the juicer…not bad!

Anyone have any favorite “recipes”?

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I have one, and have not used it for some time. Thanks for reminding me I have it, I have some carrots, celery and apples and oranges to use up, just the thing Smile

Carrot and apple is one of my favourites.

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I don't have one but I've been thinking about getting one for quite some time now.  I saw something new on tv this morning but can't remember the name.  It wasn't a juicer though.  It was like a smaller blender but with super turbo speed for around a hundred bucks.  It liquifies everything you put in it.  It reminded me of the older magic bullet mixer thingy from late night tv.

What kind of juicer do you guys have?

 

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Yeah, I found that just apple is too sweet and a little sickening Smile to me but throwing vegetables in their with it worked out well.

I have an apple tree in my yard and I rarely make use of the apples. I don’t really like to eat them and am not the apple pie baking type Smile

This year however I think it will juice some other thing along with some vegetables. Apples in the store are around $2 each. They are substantially cheaper on my tree Smile

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I prefer a blender over a juicer. You basically throw away all the good stuff.

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fishinfool wrote:

I don’t have one but I’ve been thinking about getting one for quite some time now.  I saw something new on tv this morning but can’t remember the name.  It wasn’t a juicer though.  It was like a smaller blender but with super turbo speed for around a hundred bucks.  It liquifies everything you put in it.  It reminded me of the older magic bullet mixer thingy from late night tv.

What kind of juicer do you guys have?

 

Mine is Hamlton Beach but it’s kind of rickety. The receiving cups try to vibrate out while it’s on and when the fruit or vegetables run out while it’s on it makes a terrible racket. It’s all plastic.

I think if someone knew that they would really use a juicer this is one item where it would be best to go for a more industrial stainless steel model.

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The secret is Ginger.
We’ve had one for about a year and use it every day.

Recipe:
Beetroot, spinach, carrot, an apple, lemon, sometimes kale, celery, an orange or a mandarine.
A chunk of ginger gives it a nice kick ! (not too much !)

We bought the heavier duty Breville stainless steel look one .
Not bad, the separate outlet for pulp waste makes it much easier to clean than others.

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I have the same one as Suncoaster, great machine. It takes whole apples

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Orange banana. All time favourite.

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Orange banana does sound good!

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it Taste even better than it sounds pal. trust me.

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NightCrawl wrote:

I prefer a blender over a juicer. You basically throw away all the good stuff.


That is wrong, you dont throw out all the good stuff.
In fact, when you blend non-organic produce, your intake of pesticide/fertilisers ridden pulp/fiber increases to quite unhealthy levels.

Both are good, Im not against any of them, juicers are good, blenders are good.

I bought Omega 8224 juicer-food processor couple of years ago, love it, its slow and quiet juicer that you can juice everything with, especially leafy greens. Its single auger masticating juicer and such juicers cost around 200-300$ depending on model you choose.
Heres an example of two models available on the market today, they tend to come with different brand names in different markets and with different price tags, if you choose to buy some of them, take your time and do your investigation, because older models have had problems with auger material quality or juicing screen reliability, again, it all depends on the model:
http://www.omegajuicers.com/juicers/masticating-juicers.html

Also, check out this guys channel on youtube, hes amazing Big Smile
http://www.youtube.com/user/rawfoods

I also have cheapo electric citrus fruit juicer, cant beat that.
You should have different juicers for different types of produce, however I personally would avoid centrifugal juicers, their juice is pulpy, might get much more oxidation during juicing process and THEORETICALLY high speed contact of produce and juicing screen MIGHT destroy some part of enzymes and vitamins/minerals.
They might have little bit higher juice yield depending on produce juiced, especially when working hard produce like carrots or beetroots, but you have to make a choice whether you want negligible output increase or peace of mind knowing youre getting the most nutrition out of your juicer.
Id go for nutrition and quality versus speed and quantity.

Use centrifugal juicers only if you juice occassionally and can get one for really cheap.
If you juice every day, then get single or twin gear masticating juicers, they will cost more, but they come with up to 15 year warranty and are universal food processors, not just simple juicing machines.

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I have a couple cheap ones .

   T-fal  sounds better than it is.

 I like the hand mixers and the blenders as well .

 

Will it blend ?

 

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Boaz wrote:

I have a couple cheap ones .


   T-fal  sounds better than it is.


 I like the hand mixers and the blenders as well .


 


Will it blend ?



 


You beat me to it. I’d like to see him blend a batch of li-ions.