What's the best juicer?

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newfoundsun
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   Posted 2/27/2010 11:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I loved drinking fresh juice while at the in-laws recently.  I'd like to look for a used one to buy on craigslist, but I don't know which one!  I tried the "Bullet Express" and a Black and Decker one.  Both had too much pulp.  I'd like to know...what is your experience or which one do you recommend/not recommend and why?
 
Thanks!
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spookyh
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   Posted 2/28/2010 1:37 AM (GMT -6)   
We have an Omega, which is really good. It can handle all vegetables and fruits (including citrus), and is supposed to be able to do wheat grass (haven't tried it for that). It can also grind nut butter and meat, but haven't tried that yet either.

They're expensive, but I found a good deal somewhere on the net (been awhile, so I can't remember exactly).
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Coconut Oil, Garlic Oil, CoQ10, Enzymes
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Becky77
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   Posted 2/28/2010 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I bought a Juiceman juicer, and don't like it all that much. It's quick to actually juice, but it leaves a lot of pulp, wastes a lot of fruit and veggies, and has lots of pieces to clean after. I use it on days when my dishwasher is almost full so I can put all the pieces in there...otherwise I'm hand washing a bunch of parts.

I did some research, and should have spent the extra $30 on a Breville. They make one that's about $95, and is supposed to be well worth the price. They have great reviews on their amount of juice extracted, lack of pulp, and are supposed to be a lot easier to clean!

I hope you find one you like! If you get one I'd be interested to see what you go with and what you think are it's pros and cons.
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, Coumadin


EMom
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   Posted 2/28/2010 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you want pulp or no pulp? Some Crohnies like/need the fiber, while others seem to do far better without it.

We have an Omega, too. It removes all the pulp, but you could always add some back in if you wish. It has been worth every penny spent because it is heavy duty, super easy to clean, and I understand that all parts can be replaced if necessary--haven't needed to yet. It does all that spooky said--yes even wheat grass, which is difficult for most juicers.

Let me know if you're interested. I think I still know the site where I purchased it for about $50 less than most places! yeah
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newfoundsun
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   Posted 2/28/2010 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I think I'd go for no pulp, mostly for the consistency issue.  I don't mind some pulp, but the ones I've tried so far just had way too much!  Yes Emom, I'd love to know the website you purchased yours from!  I'll also start looking for an Omega on Craigslist.  I've seen some pretty cheap there.  :)
 
Anyone try the Jack Lalane?
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EMom
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   Posted 2/28/2010 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
newfoundsun said...
Anyone try the Jack Lalane?


Ugh! Yes! I bought that one, tried it once and promptly boxed it up and returned it. It was cheaply made out of thin plastic parts and I could see that it would not survive the test of time. I was also not impressed with its juicing ability, but I can't remember now exactly what I didn't like. I am quite certain it would have trouble juicing any greens (wheat grass, spinach, etc.), and greens are one of the more important things to be juicing. Jack's is a "centrifugal" type juicer. I don't think they handle greens very well.

Also, if you read articles by serious juicers, they say that any "centrifugal" juicer is inferior because there is a certain amount of heat generated during the high-rate spinning which can damage or kill the delicate, yet vital plant enzymes which you are trying to preserve. The Omega and Champion (another brand that's almost identical) are both "masticating" juicers. Rather than high-rate spinning, masticating juicers slowly smash the veggies into submission. smilewinkgrin

I will send you that link, newfoundsun!

AzJohnny
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   Posted 2/28/2010 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Either EMom or newfoundsun, please post that link here so we can all take advantage. I've decided to get one too.
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newfoundsun
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   Posted 2/28/2010 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, post the link!  Also, what model of Omega do you have?  I'm sure there are a few.... tongue
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kyle Nelson
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   Posted 2/28/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
The green star juicer is, imo, the best money can buy. Unfortunately it will take a bit of money to get it, as they are pricey. They also do wheat grass, etc.

sickandlucky
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   Posted 2/28/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I am going to buy a juicer as well. Just haven't gotten around to doing the research yet so this is a great thread! I think I am going to go with a breville juice fountain (I read a lot of food blogs and a lot of them seem to use this one). My birthday is next week so it's a good time for me to get one!

p.s. any cool juice combinations in mind yet? I am thinking there will be a lot of apple/carrot/ginger/cucumber juices going on!
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone(tapering) & 100 mg imuran, probiotics, calcium w/d3, biotin, folic acid, zinc, omega 3s, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin


spookyh
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   Posted 2/28/2010 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Put lots of green leafy veggies in your juices! I know it's hard to believe, but I found orange juice and spinach juice to be a decent combo. Strawberry juice with beet greens is good too.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Coconut Oil, Garlic Oil, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


EMom
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   Posted 2/28/2010 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Phew!!!... it took me quite a while to find the link, but I'm 95% sure this is the one. If you scroll down to about the middle of the page you will see the juicers pictures with the words "call or email us to ask for our 'unadvertised Omega special.'" I called and got the discount. It may have been only $30 off, though...I just can't remember for sure. The free shipping is nice, too.

http://www.everythingkitchens.com/omega8005juicer.html

newfoundsun, I have the Omega 8005 in chrome and black.

Kyle, I remember looking at the green star when I was in the market. You are right...very pricey!!! I bet they're great, though!

sickandlucky, that combo sounds GREAT! I always forget about fresh ginger, yet I usually always have some on hand. We do a lot of apple/carrot/celery/parsley/spinach juice. I love the flavor of parsley in it, and it qualifies as a "green". Also, Celtic Sea Salt--just a pinch or two!!! It makes all the flavors POP and adds trace minerals that you cannot get anywhere else on earth!

Folks, remember to juice if you think you're coming down with a cold, sore throat, whatever! Skip the fruit juice and go for the veggie. I am always AMAZED at how juicing--specifically VEGGIE juice w/GREENS--will stop 9 out of 10 colds in their tracks! I've even juiced in the middle of the night if I awoke with a sore throat, only to wake in the morning with NO SYMPTOMS! shocked yeah yeah yeah If you get hit hard with a cold, keep juicing for its duration--3 times a day, if you can. It will do wonders!

debilitated
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   Posted 2/28/2010 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I have done my research for days and found the perfect one. I got it yesterday and it only took 2 oranges and i got 250ml of thich creaming DELICIOUS orange juice.. I even threw a few strawberries in it and it was outstanding.

Breville JE (something) 700 Watt 14000rpms
was only 104.00

Its nice looking also

Terry73
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   Posted 2/28/2010 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Question????? I get sick eating most veg esp greens (salads come out the same way they went in) does juicing make it so you can digest them?????? If so could be something to try cause i loose alot of vitamins cause i hardly eat any fruits or veg.
Offically diagnosed with Crohn's Oct 2009, been living with bowel problems since 1990
Current meds: Remicade Feb 2010, Immuran, rel-pax, Topomax, Corticosteriod Suppositories, lantus, humalog, 2000u vit d, calcium, multivit, omega 3, Vit B


EMom
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   Posted 2/28/2010 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Terry73 said...
Question????? I get sick eating most veg esp greens (salads come out the same way they went in) does juicing make it so you can digest them?????? If so could be something to try cause i loose alot of vitamins cause i hardly eat any fruits or veg.


It's very possible that you could tolerate juice from a juicer that removes all the pulp, but you won't know for sure until you try. Perhaps find a juice bar close by and try it several days in a row to see how you handle it.

Another thought: I asked all of my friends if they owned a juicer until I found one. I borrowed it to try before I purchased one. You might try asking everyone you know to see who has one that they wouldn't mind loaning to you for a few days.

If you begin drinking juice from a juicer, remember to start slow... Small amounts--like maybe just 3 or 4 ounces, and gradually increase if it agrees with you!

spookyh
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   Posted 3/1/2010 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
What I want now is a Vitamix because I want to start drinking green smoothies. They can pulverize greens until they're smooth!
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Coconut Oil, Garlic Oil, CoQ10, Enzymes
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LeeL
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   Posted 3/3/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I believe dibilitated is reffering to Breville's BJE200 compact juice fountain. Breville is one of the best juicing brands available and they consistently rank high in user satisfaction. Unfortunately their juicers are typically very expensive, but the BJE200 can be purchased for around $99 on Amazon.

The Breville BJE200 was rated above average, 4.3 of 5 stars, by 315 users at http://www.best-juicer-ratings.com

Jack LaLanne's Power Juicer Express is another lower-cost option that is rated 4.6 stars, but it may not remove the pulp as well as the BJE200.

newfoundsun
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   Posted 3/3/2010 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   

No, I don't have a Cuisinart, or anything else that can just have an attachement.  And thank you!  So I guess I just have to settle for buying a juicer.

Post Edited By Moderator (MMMNAVY) : 3/3/2010 9:10:08 PM (GMT-7)


Becky77
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   Posted 3/3/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Juicing is completely different than just putting food in a food processor. Juicing breaks the food down into a JUICE so that your body doesn't have to break it down. It also breaks down the fiber, which is important for chronies who have problems with fiber.

I'm on blood thinners right now, so I can't do green veggies (I'm only on it for another month so I don't want to start all over with dosing) yet, but juicing with fruits is yummy and filling, and my belly can handle it!
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, Coumadin


karasmommy
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   Posted 3/3/2010 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a Champion 2000+ Juicer and I LOVE it for juicing fruits and veggies - no pulp at all. It was quite pricey - but so worth it.

I use it quite often to make veggie/fruit combos....
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EMom
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   Posted 3/3/2010 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Moderators, can we get JLL's unfortunate post removed? It was uncalled for.

newfoundsun
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   Posted 3/3/2010 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone!  I will start reserching all the brands that were listed as great, and see what I can come up with!  Please keep posting other information if you have it!
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   Posted 3/3/2010 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
JLL?
I must have missed it.
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Me too, I don't see it either.
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   Posted 3/3/2010 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe JLL deleted it?  It was only on for a short time.
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