The Green Star Power Juicer is a popular juicer among health enthusiasts and for a good reason – it produces the most juice and gives you some of the highest quality juice of all juicers.
Some Facts About Green Star Juicers
Green Star Juicer belongs to twin gear juicers category that have two closely aligned, interlocking gears. As the produce is fed into the gears, it is crushed and pressed to release all the delicious, nutritious juices from the cells. This action is slightly different from the shredding and cutting of the single gear machines.
Compared to centrifugal juicers such as the Breville Elite Juicer or Jack Lalanne’s Power Juicer Pro or Hamilton Beach 67650 Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor, twin gear juicers operate at a much lower speed, which ensures maximum retention of nutrients.
The oxidation is also kept to a minimum, which allows you to store the juice longer without losing its nutritional benefits. Just think of an apple turning brown after peeling – this will give you a good idea of the damage caused by oxidation.
Green Star Juicer can extract higher yields of juice from fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, wheat grass, and herbs than most of centrifugal juicers. It can extract about the same amount of juice from wheat grass as the wheatgrass-only type of juicers.
The Green Star Juicer can handle a wide variety of produce, including carrots, wheat grass, leafy greens, fibrous vegetables, fruits, and nuts. But Green Star juice extractor is more than just a juicer. It does a great job homogenizing baby foods, making nut butters, pie crusts, pates from nuts and vegetables, ice creams, frozen fruit sorbets and many have optional or included attachments for making pasta, bread sticks, and rice cakes.
This machine crushes the food then presses it into a dry pulp squeezing nearly every drop of juice out of almost anything. No sharp blades, no hidden nooks and crannies. It dis-assembles and re-assembles quickly and easily. It also has an advantage of being quiet – a big benefit if you (or someone in your household) are sensitive to noise.
Since not everyone has access to organic produce, Green Star comes to the rescue delivering the healthiest possible juice. With common, high-speed juicers, chemical residues tend to be end up in the juice. Experiments by Dr. Norman Walker proved that when vegetables are slowly ground and compressed, toxic metals (such as, mercury, lead) naturally bind with cellulose(pulp) and stay out of the juice.
Cleaning Green Star’s parts requires little more than a quick rinse under the tap and takes less than 5 minutes. Since Green Star juice retains its nutritional value, you can do your juicing once every two days, which means you clean up much less often. Plus Green Star juice can be frozen while preserving almost all nutritional value intact.
When you consider all these features – it’s no wonder many consider it the powerhouse of juicers. The Green Star will extract much more juice and nutrients out of fruits and vegetables than any centrifugal, or masticating juicer. In many cases it produces even more juice and nutrients than a $2000.00 + Norwalk Press!
The downside of a twin gear machine is that it takes more time to juice with a twin gear juicer than a centrifugal juicer. You’ll need more strength too, as you have to push the produce down the chute with some force. Another disadvantage is the fact that the Green Star Juicer is one of the most difficult juicers to clean. So, if you don’t mind some extra time to spend juicing and caring for your juicer, then the Green Power Juicer may be a great choice for you.
Green Star Provides 4 Machines in One
1. Fruit & Vegetable Juice Extractor
Juices a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, including hard produce such as carrots, apples, beets, and celery; as well as soft produce: oranges, grapefruits, etc.
2. Wheatgrass and Herb Juicer
Juices leafy greens, wheat grass, herbs, sprouts and other. Whether you want to juice spinach, cereal grasses, parsley, kale, or alfalfa – it can handle the job efficiently.
3. Food Mill
Unlike centrifugal juices that can only be used for juicing, this baby homogenizes, makes baby food, nut butters, frozen fruit sorbet and more!
4. Pasta Maker
It can even make pasta – depending on the model the pasta setting comes as standard or optional feature (GP-E1503 comes standard with 3 pasta settings; GS models have 2 pasta settings – comes standard with GS-3000, optional for GS-1000 and GS-2000).
Green Power Juicer Models
There are several models of Green Star Power Juicer, Green Star 1000, 2000 and 3000, which are basically the same juicers – only the accessories and prices are different (you will have to pay about 400-530$ depending on the model). For example, the Green Star GS-1000 Basic Juicer and Food Processor has all the basic juicing and food processing equipment. Some accessories which are not frequently used have been excluded so it costs less (about $400 on Amazon).
The newest model is the Green Star Elite Model GSE-5000, which is said to feature new jumbo twin gears, higher yields, new safety systems, a sleek design, a lighter weight, easier cleanup and increased versatility. The new Green Star Elite incorporates a new three-stage juicing process that surpasses other juicers in juice yield and versatility, allowing juice quality to be preserved for 72 hours in storage.
Should you buy a Green Juicer?
Green Power Juicer is certainly an excellent choice if you have the extra time juicing and extra money to spend.
However, if you don’t have time or patience, consider getting a different juicer. If you are someone that needs to juice quickly and get out the door, you may want to think about a centrifugal juicer like the Breville Juice Fountain Elite or more compact Breville Juice Fountain. Both do well on greens and are some of the most efficient and solid centrifugal juicers on the market today. Read an extensive comparison of Green Star juicer versus Breville in customer comments section on Amazon.
Green Juicer Demos
This is a good video showing all the components of this machine, so you will know what you are getting into ;-).
Here is a video demonstration for you of juicing with Green Power juicer. The guy doing the demo adds some “super food” to the juice at the end – I don’t know why you would want to do that – but other than that it’s a good video to see if you are still on the fence whether to get a Green juicer or not.
Features at a Glane
Heavy duty construction using highest quality materials.
The only juice extractor to employ powerful magnets to help create maximum nutritional quality juice.
One-step continuous juicing with automatic pulp ejection
Juices almost all vegetables and fruits.
Also homogenizes and makes frozen, non-dairy delicious treats!
Some vegetable juice can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 48 hours without losing nutritional value.
Automatic pulp ejection
Juices leafy greens, wheatgrass and sprouts
Easy to disassemble/assembles and clean
Quiet due to low RPM
5 year warranty on unit. 2 year warranty on motor and gears.
Don’t Be Misled! A Clarification from Tribest
When searching for Green Star Juicer you may be confused to find a smaller twin-gear juicer marketed under a variation of the Green Power name, such as “Green Power Kempo”, “Hippocrates by Green Power”, “Green Power Ten”, etc. According to the Tribest Corporation, the company that developed Green Star, they are trying to promote their machines as being newly designed in the new millennium, with new technological features, and that they are the new models in the Green Power line. These juicers, however should not be confused with the Green Juicer from Tribest. According to Tribest:
“These so-called “new” machines are not in fact wholly designed in the new millennium, but were designed in the early to mid-90s, and have been available in the United States beginning in 1998, from our company, since their initial date of production. We released, and are still selling, the machines in a limited test segment, however, we were not satisfied with the performance of these products, because of the smaller motor construction, and the lack of an internal motor cooling mechanism, which resulted in a tendency to overheat. We refrained from releasing them in the mainstream health products and natural foods market under the Green Power name, because the potential risk to our well-established reputation was unacceptable.
This smaller twin gear system being promoted should not be mistaken for the Heavy-Duty (HD) Twin Gear system found in the Green Star and Green Power Gold machines. The smaller gears, higher rotational speed, and the substantially reduced size of juicing chamber, straining screens, and motor construction of their machines are not refinements or improvements to the original Heavy-Duty (HD) Twin Gear system, but are a separate, untested system. Please click here to review the detailed overall comparison chart. “
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Also, read more about buying a juicer in “Choosing a Juice Extractor: Which Juicer Machine Should You Buy?” and explanation of juicer types “Buying a Juice Extractor: Centrifugal, Masticating, Triturating, and Wheatgrass Juicers Review.” You may also want to read my review of Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite and learn How to Make Juice With a Blender?.