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Does anyone here own a juicer?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mizzougrad96, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    We're in the market to get one for the purposes of getting more vegetables and fruit into our daily diet and for the kids, who have to be tricked into eating anything other than a carrot or maybe a green pepper.

    We've already taken to sneaking sweet potato into their foods, but we thought a juicer might be the better way to go.

    I was wondering if anyone had one or used one regularly and had a recommendation. We bought a cheap one a few weeks ago, but it couldn't do anything and had to be cleaned way too often...

  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Don't own one. But eat more veggies than anyone I know.

    Whenever I hear the word juicer, I think of Jack LaLanne.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    That's the one we're looking at.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Roger Clemens could never get me out.
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    The police seem to own Manny right now.
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    That's the best one.
  7. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    This is the Best Buy recommendation from Consumer Reports.


    Works great; huge money saver over comparable technology; offers a really low buy-in to figure out if you like juicing.

    Juicing can be pretty expensive and labor intensive. Start here and work your way up.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    That one looks pretty good... I need to go look at the Jack Lalanne. I really like the idea of being able to drop a full apple in, core and all and just have it juiced in seconds...
  9. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Well-Known Member

    I was given an older model for helping a guy move out of his apartment. It was cool at first and there are literally endless juice combinations you can make, but the machine was bulky, noisy as hell and was a pain to clean. I ended up donating it after a few months. I am sure the newer models are maybe a bit more compact and quieter.

    It seems like a good idea, but just make sure you are going to use it before spending a lot of $$$.
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Different than the juicer, but I cannot tell you how much I love my pineapple slicer from Pampered Chef.

    For $3 to $4 and two minutes I have a bowl of fresh sliced pineapple.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Do they make something like that for watermelon or canteloupe?
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Section anything with hard seeds - like apples and pears. But that's true of almost all juicers. Except maybe the $1000 twin-gear macerating juicers you see in juice shops.

    There's nothing this Hamilton Beach won't juice.

    In the Consumer Reports test it finished second overall with 69 points. The Juiceman JM503 scored 70 points, winning the category, but retailed for $180.

    The Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Pro E-1189 finished dead last of 14 machines with 46 points, and retails for $150.
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