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May 30, 2013 12:16 AM

Question re: Breville juicers

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?

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  1. 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.

    1. Thanks, Dixie. Do you juice? If so, can you recommend a juicer?

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      1. 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.

        1. re: dixiegal

          Ok the you tube channel is rawfoods and the guys name is John Kohler. He has lots of videos that are very informative. It took me a long time to decide on a juicer. However, I find that I make more green smoothies than I do juices. I want to do both.

      2. Hi, Nikki:

        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:


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        1. re: kaleokahu

          We own a Green Star. It extracts the juice from fruits, veggies and greens more slowly, but retains as many nutrients as possible. It is pricey, more so than the standard Breville units, but is an excellent machine.

        2. 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.

          1. 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.