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anndillman Jun 25, 2010 05:58 PM

Any recommendations on a juicer for under $200?

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    MacGuffin May 11, 2011 10:36 AM

    If you're not already juicing, look for something used. It's a safe bet that most people who decide to start juicing don't stick with it, which accounts for the number of used ones that are virtually always available on eBay, Craig's List, et al.
    I juiced with a commercial Champion from 1988 - 2009; the juicer still runs fine.

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    1. re: MacGuffin
      Val May 11, 2011 11:00 AM

      Great advice...I bought my Juiceman at a local thrift store for $8!!!!...am still with it after 5 months but they ARE a pain to clean.

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        MacGuffin May 11, 2011 01:47 PM

        Juicing is pretty much always a pain. I bought a Norwalk in 2009 (after waiting just short of 21 years) and while it's the easiest all-around juicer to clean (I think), the pressing media require a bit of maintenance.
        If you're sticking with it, things are looking good for the long run! Good for you! And while I agree that my advice is good, it didn't originate with me--someone with whom I'm acquainted through juicing who has been juicing even longer and more seriously than I suggested it; I'm merely passing it on because it's so sensible. :) And BTW, he started with a cheap Braun, started feeling better, then moved up to Norwalks. He likes to point out that the best juicer is the one that's actually being used.

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      kariface Jun 26, 2010 04:13 PM

      Breville Juice Fountain Compact. $100.

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        adamshoe Jun 26, 2010 05:13 PM

        +1 on the breville... can even find it for less on amazon/e-bay/walmart.com. adam

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          soytoy May 11, 2011 10:48 AM

          I would also recommend a Breville. I'm a fan of the brand and I have a Breville juicer myself, albeit a more expensive model, but I have heard good things about the Juice Fountain, as well.

        2. Indirect Heat Jun 25, 2010 07:34 PM

          This is the one I have. Works great: http://www.ecrater.com/p/2100998/all-...

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            Chemicalkinetics Jun 25, 2010 09:56 PM

            Hmm, how does it work? I also don't see where I can enter my secret password to activate the machine.

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