Question re: Breville juicers
- Nikki NYC May 30, 2013 12:16 AM
I am in the market for a juicer. We will be juicing fruit and lots of greens. Does anyone have the Breville compact juicer? What is the noise level? How does it work on greens?
That appears to be a centrifugal type juicer. These do not juice leafy greens very well. For leafy greens, you need an auger type juicer that crushes and squeezes the juice out of the leaves.
re: Nikki NYC
Macguffin has more experiance than I do. I began juicing with a jack lalane, but was frustrated that I could not juice the leafy greens (Even though they said you could) I went to you tube and watched videos on juicers. One guy on there does great comparisons and lots of info. I finanly decided on the Omega VRT because it seemed like it would work well for both leafy greens and other types of veggies. So far, I like it a lot. I will look up the guy on you tube and see what his channel name is. I think it is rawfood. I learned a lot from him about blenders too.
Champion and Omega seem to get all the love from serious juicers. I love my Champion, but I do not juice greens.
You might want to read this thread and hope fellow CH Macguffin (a juicer sans parallel) is able to answer your specific questions: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/840615
I dont know how into juicing you are yet but I would recommend the Green Star brand. Extremely heavy duty/industrial juicer. Costs a bit more on the machine but gives you more juice from the things you put in there then a centrifugal type. And the produce to juice is where the real cost of juicing comes from. Have done quite a bit of carrot juicing in it never had any issues with the machine after years it is a beast, aside from staining from the juice. Though it does require a bit more work involved then the centrifugal type. The other option depending on what your wanting to do is go the high end blender route for smoothies and such like a Vitamix which again is a amazing machine.
Search Youtube for videos of all the models of whatever you choose your interested in though to see noise levels and such.
I have the Breville compact. Noise level is not too bad. Can't address the greens issue though as I've never tried juicing them. I've mostly done things like beets, carrots, apples & ginger. It works great on them. The only downside is you have to manually clean the strainer, but they provide a special brush for that and it just takes a minute or so.
I should add that I don't use it very often, I'm no juicing expert.