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What are the popular juicers out there that you have experience with?

Asked by pleiades (5819 points ) April 8th, 2014

I see a lot of Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Pro’s on Craigslist stating, “Used 2–5 times.” If it’s so good why are they selling them?

I’m interested in this model it looks sturdy and has a fairly above average ratings but they got for about 120$ used, and about 40–60$ used on Craigslist.

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ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I have a brevel, works well. I’d probably go for a champion if I had to choose again.

Cruiser's avatar

I am only offering my own opinion in that juicers are really great but waste a huge portion of the fruits and vegetables by leaving behind the goodliness of the fiber and pulp. I use a Ninja blender that liquefies everything and anything you put in it….leaving nothing to waste.

kevbo's avatar

I have the Omega 8004, which I bought because (at the time) it seemed to be the best value juicer that can handle leafy greens, and because it has only 5 parts to clean. I used it for a while for “mean green” juices. Then I stopped for a while, then I used it to make amazing limeade. Now, I use it mainly to juice old apples. I’ve transitioned to just eating fruits and veggies, and that along with sparkling water keeps me sated.

You can drive yourself crazy with the minutiae of research. There’s an argument to be made for blending, but some also argue that the heat from the RPMs degrades some nutritive value. In the end, the best appliance is the one you’ll use.

If you want an awesome review site, check out discountjuicers.com and their YouTube channel.

The Cadillac of juicers is the Norwalk. It’s only two grand.

Centrifugal juicers like the model you mention are generally less efficient extractors. They probably get sold so soon because they’re a pain in the ass to prep and clean.

If you want a cheaper version of the Omega, the Champion is tried and tested. It’s more difficult to clean.

Smitha's avatar

I have the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor and I love it! I juice about four to five times weekly and it has been a champion for my use. I also have a Vitamix, which I use to make smoothies.You can’t juice with a VitaMix.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

I use the Juicemaster (the smaller model).

Pretty solid though the cutter/strainer is a little on the delicate side.

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