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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??

  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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