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Old 10-09-2019, 04:15 PM
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This one popped up from Amazon and I am considering.... giving it a go.

What would you all have to say about this unit and the whole notion of juicing?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J5NSP5D...d_i=B07J5NSP5D
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All the fiber gets separated out.
Fruit is concentrated and high sugar and calories.
Lot of second hand juicers out there, people try it out but then give up.
You can consume a lot more veggies but again you lose the fiber.
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I use a Blend Tech
The Vitamix is also a good choice
I enjoy jucing but I use whole fruit
Some frozen blueberries/berries
An apple
Some supplement powders
A few carrots
Whatever
Usually add unsweetened almond milk
Whole foods
All fiber and nitrients retained
Love it
Use mine most every day
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All the fiber gets separated out.
Fruit is concentrated and high sugar and calories.
Lot of second hand juicers out there, people try it out but then give up.
You can consume a lot more veggies but again you lose the fiber.

Yeah... hadn't thought of the sugar thing.... Right now I am ZERO sugar and very low carb in my diet. I am focusing on lean protein and fresh, steamed or grilled veggies.

Maybe a juicer isn't for me.
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I tried it briefly and decided it was much better and easier just to buy a jug of V-8 every week.
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Thrift store man.

Those are <$20 all the time.


Same topicish..... Buddy and I used a cider press to juice right at 100 gal of pear and apple juice. (Cider)

We gave away most of it, keeping ~23 gal each for ourselves.
I'm canning the last 8 gal now.

Couple years ago I tried a steam juicer.
Berries perhaps, but not for harder fruits.

I also juiced and canned.... 13 or 17 quarts of cherry juice back in juine.
Big fan of juice.

Smoothies type juice (as I think of it)
Save your money and hit 3 thrift stores.
2 should have them. One I hit often had that same model last time I was there.
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Thrift store man.

Those are <$20 all the time.


The thrift stores in my area, usually have a wide selection of juicers.
Some VERY high end.
Almost all the better ones are priced around $15 to $20

I use our big grape press to make gallons of grape, apple & pear juice.

If I want to include fiber, I usually use one of my blenders to make "slushy" type juice drinks.

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I use our big grape press to make gallons of grape, apple & pear juice.

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Mind sharing what press?

The wooden one I borrowed this year won't hold up to the volume I want on the future.

I'be been thinking about buying a harbor freight 3 ton press and having my buddy weld up a fruit press on it for me, but am open to other solutions for something that'll work the next 40 years...
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I tried it briefly and decided it was much better and easier just to buy a jug of V-8 every week.
Did you take a fiber tablet with your juice, to replace what you took out?/s
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Never read the 5 star reviews... only read the 1 and 2's... those are the real reviews. Personally, I stay away from any accessories with plastic moving parts.

I use a Breville and I love the thing. Had it for 3ish years now and it still runs and looks brand new. It's a quality juicer.

My only negative, is that leafy greens are a bit of a pain to deal with. But for the rest... it's premium.
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Clearly there is a difference between a juicer
Breville
and a whole food processor
I like whole food
Blend-tech, Vitamix etc
Get what works for you
Often most nutrients are in the skin
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Did you take a fiber tablet with your juice, to replace what you took out?/s
Could just eat some oatmeal...
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In addition to the sugar/fiber issue, it is also a lifestyle issue. If you have the extra 10 minutes or so every morning that it takes to prepare your fruit/veggies, juice them and then clean up, go for it.
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Mind sharing what press?

The wooden one I borrowed this year won't hold up to the volume I want on the future.

I'be been thinking about buying a harbor freight 3 ton press and having my buddy weld up a fruit press on it for me, but am open to other solutions for something that'll work the next 40 years...
The only picture I have is from the day I bought the old girl about 20 years ago for $100. Once home, dismantled it, sand blasted & painted the metal and replaced most of the existing wood with seasoned teak.

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Juicing has pretty amazing results...if you really do it and do it consistently. The last part is the tricky part as cleaning them is a pain in the ass (at least for the 3-4 I have had over the years)

Unless you were going to go on a prolonged juice only diet, you really don't have to concern yourself with the juicer extracting all the fiber, because they don't really extract ALL of it, and the more you use them, the duller the blades get and thus more and more of the "waste pulp" will remain. If you still eat a healthy meal you will be getting fiber, and if in doubt, there are supplements.

The "suger issue" of juice...again, it depends on what you juice. Its in your control.

What I do these days is to use a Nutribullet probably 100/1 times over my juicer.
Its far easier to clean, (and you get ALL the fiber).
I use it 4 days a week minimum...been months since I fired up the real juicer, and I miss it, its just the clean up issue.
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This one popped up from Amazon and I am considering.... giving it a go.

What would you all have to say about this unit and the whole notion of juicing?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J5NSP5D...d_i=B07J5NSP5D
I tried it. I thought it might be a good idea. Skip it.

Juicing wastes most of the fruit/veggie. It's a big messy cleanup. And you get almost no juice per item.

If you want to try it, get a cheap used one at good will and give it a try.

I did it a few times, and got rid of mine. I think I donated it back to good will where I bought it for about $5-10.

I prefer not wasting all the material, and use a blender instead. Get a Vitamix, or a less expensive alternative.
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We got a juicer about a year ago. A pretty nice one. It was another of my wife and her family's many health fads. We only used it for about two weeks before it became just something else taking up space in the kitchen.
In my opinion the thing could be beneficial if, as someone mentioned, you use it consistently and long term. I think the main benefit is increasing the amount of fruit and vegetable intake in our diet (we generally don't eat enough).
I'm not sold on the micro-nutrient angle the infomercials tell me about. Judging by what I can see in the terlet each morning it seems like my body is doing a fine job by itself breaking down the food I eat into its basest elements and squeezing all the nutrient it can out of it.
It also doesn't seem wise to waste all that beneficial fiber in the process, along with the amount of nutrients they still contain after the machine does its thing.
I've decided that I am probably better off just trying to eat more raw fruit and vegetables the way nature intended.
But, like I said, if it gets you to ingest more of that stuff and you stick with it, I can see the benefit.

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We have a beast of a Ninja Shark Blender that we have made smoothies with for the past two years. Think I will just stick with it and skip the Juicer.


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We have a beast of a Ninja Shark Blender that we have made smoothies with for the past two years. Think I will just stick with it and skip the Juicer.


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Smart Move

Takes me about 3 minutes with the Blendtec

All organic

Cut apple
Carrots
Cocoa nibs
Broccoli sprouts
Pomegranate powder
Nutritional yeast
Hemp Protein
Pumpkin seed Protein
Frozen berries, especially blueberries
Flax Seed
Unsweetened almond milk


Clean - two minutes max, the uber-blenders are almost self cleaning
16 oz H2O with couple/few drops of dish soap and run for a few seconds and rinse
Done

That single whole food nutrition drink blows the doors off anything keto or anything for that matter
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