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    Anyone have a juicer that they really like and recommend?

    I want/need a new one, and I'm not sure which. There's a lot more to juicers than I ever imagined.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpWheBnxXTk&feature=plcp
    (WARNING - this guy will suck you in!)

    I do know that I do not want a centrifugal type juicer - they are fast, but they loud and are not efficient at some things like leafy greens, and because of their high speed they aerate the juice and it separates. Single auger - either vertical or horizontal - process produce at a slower speed (80 rpms), but the juice they produce is uniform, but tends to have more pulp.

    Just curious to see what other members here have expereinced. Cheers! mpp
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    Ya that guy is good, he is about to review a vertical auger juicer so if you think you want the juices as you have already outlined then you should check out the augers or the breville cent type. I'd prob go with an auger if I were to buy one right now so I could do kale and such things if I wanted.

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    Having used a number of juicers over the years, found that the Omega 2004+6(same model, different color-silver is more expensive) are the most cost effective out there for quality juice that you can make at home. It will juice all day as long as you let it rest, it has a 15 year warranty from Omega, and it is very quiet. The juice will come out the temperature of the vegetables/fruits you put into it; compared to say the Champion which dramatically heats up the juice. The juice does have more pulp but they include a filter screen with the juicer; personally have found that buying your own fine-meshed screen works best-preferably one that fits into the cup you pour it in.

    The one issue with the juicer is that it's more "delicate" than other juicers but the 15 year warranty backs that up--juice heavily periodically and the juicing filter/screen broke but they did refund it albeit with some wait time.

    Have heard good things about the VRT but personally will wait the small amount of extra time it takes to juice certain objects in the 2004/2006 to avoid the extra foam--watch the Wheatgrass video...

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    I've been comsumed with looking at juicers, and here's where I'm at... a centrifugal type is not what I want.

    The Mac Daddy is the Tribest Green Star Elite GSE-5000 Juicer. It produces the best juice and has the highest yield. It's best for veggies, especially leafy greens, and has an attachment to do fruit. It can also be a homogenizer and do things like nut butters. It cost $530 so it's out of my budget ATM.

    The Omega 8004/8006 is the next best option for a lot less. It can do all of the same things as the GSE, but is not quite as slick and may not do quite as well at juicing. This is the one I'm going with.

    The Omega VRT350HD was also a strong consideration. It will juice slightly faster than the 8004/8006 and it'll do fruits maybe slightly better. But it's strictly a juicer, has more moving parts, is more complicated, takes more time to clean, and it costs more.

    The site I listed sells them at the same price as everyone else, so he's really not a discount dealer. BB&B carries the 8006 in-stock, and I can get a 20% coupon.

    On another note, I'd love to have this Breville citrus juicer. I use a lot of citrus juice (mainly lemons and limes) not only for cooking but for cocktails. I'd put this machine to good use!
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    interesting timing.. America's Test Kitchen just released results of their test on juicers, in case anyone in interested. They prefered a Breville centrifugal model.

    Frankly, I think these guys are morons most of the time, especially when it comes to testing kitchen equipment (just look at their favorite chef's knife). But I have learned a lot from them over the years, mainly in food science, and have used some of their recipes with great results.
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    I have the provious model breville and it has worked very well... Heavy construction..takes whole oranges (peeled of course) and it even does beets..

    I believe they have improved their design a bit since then...


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    I use the following juicer... http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Breville...ille&cp=1&lp=2 and I absolutely LOVE it!
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    I have owned a few brevilles, from low to high end. They are fast and somewhat efficient, but do aerate the juice, something I dislike in a pro environment. My only other experience is with champion which I loved other than how damn slow it is. Never have had the opportunity to use any of the attachments but always loved the idea of being able to mill my own grains.

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    I don't use any at home, because they always seem to take a ton of time to clean and I don't grow beets or carrots. But among the people who work at the co-op everyone recommends Champion juicers. They argue that its the cheapest you can go while getting a durable machine. The comercial one we used when I worked there had a metal auger, and I've heard stories about the plastic ones breaking chipping and flaking into juice...supposedly the champion ones use pressed nylon....which is more resistant.

    Anyway...not really a review, but maybe one more name to consider.

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    I have had a omega similar to this model for years. I am sure it will still work well long after I am gone.

    http://www.amazon.com/Omega-Stainles...pd_sim_sbs_k_1

    I make carrot with a little celery juice in it fairly regularly.

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