I've had a juicer for a few years and it was great when I first got it and it still work well, however, I was left 'wanting' and have grown a little bored with it. After much reflecting on the juicer topic I really FEEL like it's time for an UPGRADE and maybe that will make me what to get back into it more. The one I have now was about $90 a Walmart when I did purchase it a while back. It's a Jack LaLanne Juicer. The main complaint I had with it was there was still a lot of pulp in the 'already juiced juice'. I was looking at the Juicers available over at The Raw Food World and there are probably 3 to 5 of them I want for different reasons but don't want to buy more than 1 at this time. So far I think this Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL might be the way to go for my wants and needs at the moment. These two parts are what opened my eyes on THIS specific juicer...
Cutter and Filter
The Italian-made, stainless steel cutter’s diagonal knife blades first grind the fruit into pulp. Then, 115 surrounding, conical knives grate the pulp into minute particles and propel them against the micro-mesh filter’s 40,000 strainer pores. Smaller particles, combined with superior filtration, maximizes yield.
There are two settings: a whisper-quiet 6,500 RPM for juicing leafy vegetables and softer fruits such as watermelon and oranges
Does anyone reading have this juicer or a comparable one that you would like to share feedback on?
Another appliance I have been pondering a purchase on is this EasyGreen Sprouter EQMV but I'm afraid it might be more involved that I am used to when it comes to sprouting. I really like the 'soak, set, and go' idea of this product but after doing some research it sure looks like it has a lot of different parts. This - like the juicer - takes up space - space I don't have a lot of left in my kitchen. I'm the type of person where I have to have things out - and looking at me - to use them often. That's why I always have my Vitamix and Excalibur out where I can see them. Another option would be for me to purchase this and set it up at work. Since we started doing Container Gardening at work - why couldn't we do this, too, right? PLUS...that would encourage me to eat more sprouts and salads at work during lunch! I'm still considering this. I just haven't taken that step, YET!
Another thing I can't seem to make up my mind on is a Blendtec. Yes...I have a Vitamix and I LOVE it but sometimes getting some of the dips and spreads our from under the blades drives me batty! (See more on this on my Spatty Daddy post). That and I kind of have this THING for Blenders, I guess. I can't seem to get enough of using blenders! But the thing that has been eating away at me about the Blendtec is which one to get. Just when I think I have it pinned down to the 4Side or the WildSide I read about the Twister Jar! Oye! I'm so confused! And THIS is one thing I don't want to mis-purchase because of the expense...like over $450 expense! I heard from a few people that the 4Side was harder to reach everything so I am leaning toward the WildSide instead. BUT...the Twister Jar's side scrapers really intrigue me, too! Does anyone reading have these blenders? If so...what are your thoughts!?
And regardless of which and what all of these items are higher ticket prices items and I really don't want to make the wrong choice. PLUS...it's NOT like I will be buying all of them at once - it will be over time - when I am able to.