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juicing machines: what are your recommendations??

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MarkG Oct 20, 2007 10:04 PM

i guess they range from the juiceman and jack lalane brands to much more expensive and complex. which do the best job?? what are the down sides??

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  1. meatn3 Oct 20, 2007 10:57 PM

    I used to have a Champion (ex got custody) it did a great job. Down side: big, heavy, hard to clean. I now have a Breville. Not quite as great as the Champion, but still does a fine job. Plus: easy to clean, the multiple sections are easy for me to lift & store, and the opening is large enough that I can use smallish whole apples, beets, etc. which eliminated a bit of chopping. I was looking to keep to a price of approx $100, so that eliminated many options, but this has worked well for me.

    1. yayadave Oct 22, 2007 08:02 AM

      Since you're asking for recommendations, I would recommend you read this thread.
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/437703
      It is interesting and may be helpful.

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        Deborah B Oct 23, 2007 05:05 AM

        I bought the Breville Juice Fountain Elite for my husband and he loves it. It's the more expensive model from Breville (approx $350 Cdn). It's a great sturdy machine and most of the parts can be put in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.

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          rfneid Oct 23, 2007 01:35 PM

          I have a Champion Juicer that I use for virtually everything (including making nut butters with a special plate) except citrus - I just don't like the way it juices oranges. I use a $35 (plus or minus) Cuisinart for juicing oranges, which I do virtually daily. I like the Cuisinart even though I go through 2 or 3 a year. I buy them at Bed Bath & Beyond with a 20% off coupon. My favorite feature is the spin which forces all of the juice out of the pulp. I've been through a number of hand (lever type) juicers, but they always break with a lot of use. I'd love to find a citrus juicer like the Cuisinart (spin feature) with a heavier duty motor

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