Green-Star Juicer - Twin Gear MultiPurpose (Models GS1000, GS2000 and GS3000)
- Product Review (submitted on November 9, 2011):
I've been juicing since the early 1990s and more recently, as a certified raw foods associate chef, I have been preparing a wider range of juicer recipes including patés and ice cream from frozen bananas. I have experience with Green Star, Champion, Juiceman, and several other juicers. If you are going to be juicing a lot of greens such as kale and parsley, the Green Star will give you a better and more nutritious yield than any juicer on the market. It exceeds masticating juicers such as the Champion in this regard, as well as centrifugal juicers such as the Juiceman. A huge benefit of Green Star is that it juices wheat grass, so you will not need a dedicated wheat grass juicer. It's also amazingly quiet, far quieter (and a bit slower) than my Champion. With a slower speed, the juice does not heat up as much as with a Champion and oxidizes slower. There are far more parts to assemble, disassemble, and clean than with a Champion.
In deciding whether to purchase a Green Star juicer, consider whether you are going to be juicing a lot of greens and/or wheatgrass, and whether you're really going to take the time to disassemble, clean, and assemble about a dozen parts each time you use it. If you're not put off by that, then I highly recommend the Green Star. If you are mostly considering a juicer for carrot juice, fruit juices, banana ice cream, etc, then I would steer you towards the Champion. If you want to use a juicer for all of the above and can afford and have the space for both, then I enthusiastically recommend both.
Note that there are 3 models of Green Star juicers, of which the GS1000 is their most basic model. The GreenStar.com website explains the various accessories that come with or can be purchased with each.
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