Every since starting a new healthier lifestyle, I’ve been looking for the perfect juicer. I tried the cheap centrifugal ones, but they’re so wasteful and don’t do a thing for leafy greens. I thought about trying the fancy Gerson juicers, but they’re such a pain to use, and anyway, who has that kind of money? Then I stumbled onto the Green Star GSE-5000 Elite Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor. Okay, yeah, the name is a mouthful. But this juicer is just as good as its name.
The Green Star Elite’s main selling point is its Twin-Gear juicing system, which they claim produces a higher juice yield and maximizes the nutritional value of the juice. The Twin-Gear impeller press system also runs much more quietly than other systems that I’ve tried, and it produces a lot less heat.
It’s also produced to high technical standards. The Green Star Elite GSE-5000 is certified both domestically and internationally by three different organizations. Plus, the 12-year warranty proves that they’ve got a lot of confidence in the quality of their product.
The Green Star juicer doesn’t stint on the accessories, either. The one I got came with a glass juice pitcher, a cleaning brush, plastic and wooden plungers, a drip tray, a strainer, both a fine and a coarse screen, and (get this) a bread stick maker. I’ve been trying not to use that last one too much, since I got this thing for the health benefits, but it’s a nice touch, isn’t it?
Obviously, the best things about the Greenstar juicer are the increased quantity of juice and the improved extraction of nutrients. I haven’t had it analyzed, so I can’t verify the claims for increased nutrients, but I can definitely vouch for the higher yield. My old centrifugal models were okay for things like apples and carrots, but they barely got a drop out of kale and spinach and other leafy greens. The Green Star Elite, on the other hand, is an absolute master at getting every last drop out of the greens, and I get about 25% more juice out of the carrots, too.
The Green Star Elite’s ease of use is another big plus for me. It’s very quiet for a juicer, and it makes a lot less mess than some of the others I’ve tried. It has a rubber o-ring seal to keep it from leaking, and it works really well. Plus, it’s really easy to clean, which is important for me. Most of the parts can just be rinsed off and then stacked to dry in the feeding chute cover, which doubles as a basket for the other parts. Even the section by the gear housing is easy to clean off with just a spray bottle of water, as long as you get to it before anything dries.
Finally, this Green Star juicer is really versatile. Yeah, you can use it to make your orange juice for breakfast, and it’s great at juicing greens for health drinks, but you don’t need to stop there. I like to use it for healthy home-made sorbet. Just make sure you put the gears in the freezer for a couple minutes beforehand; that really speeds up the process. I’ve heard of people using it for making nut butters, too, or even coconut butter for skin care.
The only thing I don’t really like about this Greenstar juicer is that the corners on the feed chute are a little sharp. The first couple of times I used it I had to figure out how to insert the plunger correctly, so that takes a little practice to keep right.
In case you couldn’t tell by the rest of this Green Star juicer review, I’m really impressed by this machine. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, versatile, and really maximizes the amount of juice. I highly recommend it for anyone in the market for a quality twin gear juicer.
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