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getting a juicer for m'birfday - - what do i want?


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#1 nancykind

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:21 PM

:huh: i've been thinking about getting one for a while now but i know nothing about juicers, what sort of features am i looking for? brands that are good? it's a gift so i don't want the person to spend a small fortune on it.

i thought we had a thread about juicers but it must have been purged. thanks in advance! :)

#2 Luna

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:25 PM

I have the magic bullet... not solely a juicer but its pretty awesome

#3 Baidarka

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:42 PM

We've got the Breville JE95XL.

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Lots of power. Not to hard to clean. MB made a big batch of carrot-apple-celery on Sunday and put it in small jars to bring to work throughout the week.

#4 B. Diddy

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:57 PM

I think Mark McGuire is available...

#5 unbroken_chain

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:59 PM

I love juicers.

just sayin.

#6 Lostsailr

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:24 PM

This ones available cheap...
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#7 Jersey Thug

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:40 PM

seconding Breville :) we love ours.

#8 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:42 PM

We've got the Breville JE95XL.

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Lots of power. Not to hard to clean. MB made a big batch of carrot-apple-celery on Sunday and put it in small jars to bring to work throughout the week.


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Ive got the Breville Juice Fountain compact and I love it.
Saw it on amazon for around a hunderd buck.... :teeth2:

#9 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 03:32 PM

seconding Breville :) we love ours.


Thirding here. Gotta pull mine out & use it more often.

#10 nancykind

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 04:03 PM

i can't go over what she originally sent me which was $119. wouldn't feel right about it. i saw that compact one on amazon and it had mostly 5 star ratings but the bad ratings complained of leakage and wasteful too-big chunks left in the pulper, some said the pulp was so wet that clearly the machine was inefficient. also, at least two machines blew up on first use and the other comment i saw a few times was about difficult cleaning and many little parts. thoughts?

#11 CHACH

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 04:48 PM

We have an Omega, kicks butt

#12 nancykind

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 05:41 PM

ohhh yeah, one more i just remembered - that the machine has so much power that it actually heats the food as it's juicing, affecting nutritional value.

thanks Chach!! :)

#13 nancykind

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 01:28 PM

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Ive got the Breville Juice Fountain compact and I love it.
Saw it on amazon for around a hunderd buck.... :teeth2:


does that one work well for things like spinach too?

#14 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 01:32 PM

does that one work well for things like spinach too?


It does, but it's a bit tricky as leafy goods want to blow up and out of the insert. The key is to force a big wad of spinach into the spout, and slowly press down.

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#15 nancykind

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 02:07 PM

insert = chute? the pusher doesn't help much with leafy things?

#16 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 02:18 PM

Right, the chute/insert/whathaveyou.

It does, it is just getting them in at the start. I've had a few go-rounds where I leave the machine running while I load it with my goodies and there is a wind current through the chute, so leafy greens blow back out. Hence I wad them up and immediately jam the press down on top.

#17 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 02:19 PM

If that makes any sense. :lol:

#18 nancykind

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 02:22 PM

gotcha. :)

#19 nancykind

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:40 AM

she got me the breville juice fountain compact one. exciting! :D can't wait to go to the farmer's market this weekend! :)

#20 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 12:15 PM

I really dig on the Omega 8004/8006 juicer... It's a masticating juicer so it's not as quick to make juice as the centrifugal juicers, but it extracts more goodness (juices are richer, darker and pulp is drier) and can be used on heavy duty stuff like wheatgrass which centrifugal juicers can't handle. You can make peanut butter, pasta, and the like with the Omega as well!

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Good 2 page comparison here:

http://www.discountj...om/compare.html

http://www.discountj...m/compare2.html

#21 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 12:17 PM

The masticating juicers are more expensive, but they are the best at extracting juice, so that's the one I got after selling my centrifugal juicer.

#22 nancykind

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 12:27 PM

yeahhh, i already got one. guess i should have updated the title instead of just adding an update post! :)

#23 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 12:30 PM

Oh well, more information can't hurt. Enjoy your juicing! :mrgreen:

#24 JBetty

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 02:06 PM

:lol:

I read this thread title as "getting jucier for m'birfday - - what do I want?" and wondered why it's not in L&S.
So I can see both the pros and cons in updating the title. :funny1:

#25 nancykind

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 02:30 PM

:lol: con! :tongue1:

#26 Gypsy Bob

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:51 PM

I really dig on the Omega 8004/8006 juicer... It's a masticating juicer so it's not as quick to make juice as the centrifugal juicers, but it extracts more goodness (juices are richer, darker and pulp is drier) and can be used on heavy duty stuff like wheatgrass which centrifugal juicers can't handle. You can make peanut butter, pasta, and the like with the Omega as well!

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Good 2 page comparison here:

http://www.discountj...om/compare.html

http://www.discountj...m/compare2.html

Thank you...the Comparison Charts were VERY helpful. :smile:

#27 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:54 PM

This thread makes me realize that my juicer is older than some boardies. I got my Acme Juicer in '79 or '80 and it still cranks it out!

#28 TheDHJ

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:00 PM

A hunky man? :lol:

#29 unbroken_chain

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:00 PM

I love juicers.

just sayin.


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#30 Jambear

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:11 PM

I could use a good juicing............so sick of sitting around masticating.

#31 tyedyedee

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:12 PM

I could use a good juicing............so sick of sitting around masticating.


that may be sig-worthy :lol:

#32 Jambear

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:14 PM

:lol: Glad i can make someone laugh while i am getting paid to save lives.:lol:

I so need to get out of here today.:rolleyes:

#33 TheDHJ

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:15 PM

:lol: Glad i can make someone laugh while i am getting paid to save lives.:lol:

I so need to get out of here today.:rolleyes:


No jumping! :lol:

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#34 Jambear

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:16 PM

Nope no jumping i just need a smoothie or a fresh juice.

#35 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:56 PM

Eh, just go find yourself a quiet corner and masticate a little. :funny1:

#36 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:25 PM

Thank you...the Comparison Charts were VERY helpful. :smile:


I found so, too - hopefully it can help you narrow down your choice as it did for me.

All my stuff arrives with the mover tomorrow - gonna be good to be able to juice again! I'm trying to *not* pull all our stuff out of the boxes it has all been packed into since we are only here 3 months before finding more permanent digs. Somehow I think that's gonna be tough...