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3/18/12 7:00 P

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I got a good price on a Breville Ikon from Harvest Essentials www.harvestessentials.com/breville-i
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Shipping is free, and service is excellent. Here's a link to a promo code for $10 off your order of $169 or higher www.harvestessentials.com/specials.h
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It's a step up up from my current juicer, a L'Equip Pulp Ejection Juicer which is actually pretty good for the price www.juicers2health.com/lequip-mini-p
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It was certainly worth $100.

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3/17/12 1:12 P

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When I went through all of my juicing adventures (which juicer to get), I recommend checking out discountjuicers.com and he has a lot of youtube videos that demonstrate the difference between the different kinds of juicers. I think $100 is about how much it would cost for an efficient green juicer as well as a fruit juicer. Does that make sense?

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3/14/12 2:47 P

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Can anyone recommend a good juicer that won't break the bank? My husband and would like to get a Breville, but they are just way too expensive for us right now. I don't mind spending a maximum of $100 on a juicer as long as I know it will work, but I do honestly prefer to spend less.

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3/12/12 2:00 A

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I feed a celery with the kale. They will both fit in at the same time. That does help. Thanks for reminding me.

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I have a Jack Lalaine big mouth juicer. I had no issue with it at all. A trick that I found out to get the most out of my greens is this:

... with collards, mustards, and turnip greens, I peeled away the leaves from the stalks and then tightly rolled the leaves around the stalks before juicing them. That gave me the most juice from those greens.

... with the kale, I simply started at the top of the leaf and rolled them along the stem as tightly as I could. Also with the kale, I usually fed a "harder" fruit or vegetable (apple, carrot, cucumber) before and after the kale.

These worked great for me and I got plenty of juice.

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3/11/12 3:44 P

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i changed my mind about the juicer i was going to get. the breville i really want is over $300. so ill wait on that for a little while and i got a ninja for now. tomorrow i take back the black and decker!

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3/11/12 12:52 P

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Hmmm....glad you gave me the heads up about the Breville. I have a vitamix. I might just switch to that to get the greens down.

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I have the Breville Dual Disc Juicer. It's a really good juicer, but limited. It doesn't do greens well so many of the Reboot recipes aren't possible with this one. I end up blending recipes that call for greens. Clean up is easy with it and most of the parts are dish washer safe.

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I had a juiceman jr. and it worked fine for small amounts, but clean up is a drag. DD bought a Jack Lalanne Juicer and it works better, but still does not rip through the veggies quite like the breville did in the movie. I think for hard core juicing, I will buy a Breville next.

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Check out www.tiny.cc/Yolanda

LOVE this Juicer! You can make monthly payments if you don't have enough to shell out for the whole thing. It makes nut milks and can handle wheatgrass.

Truly awesome.

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yes im taking back the juicer as soon as i get my breville juicer!

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I have used several. For larger amounts I make a green smoothie mixture in my BlendTec and strain it through a nut milk bag. Juicers normally are not best to use for quart size juices.

So, you are taking back a used juicer that is functional and has benefited you? I'd keep it for a back up or gift it to a friend.

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What type of juicer do you have?
On a scale of 1-10 what would you rate it? (10 being great and one being horrible)


Right now i have a black and decker juicer. It was $29.99 at walmart. I didnt want to go all out and buy a pricey juicer cause i wasnt sure i would even like juicing. Now that ive been having about 80% juice a day, i love juicing!
I asked my boyfriend to by me a breville juice fountain for my b-bay. i think its about $149.99 or $169.99. So if i get that im taking this black and decker juicer back. its nice for a starter to see if i like juicing but if im making alot of juice at one time the pulp holder get filled to quick, and when juicing after i juice an apple fpr example i have to tilt the machine a litttle to get all the juice to flow out other wise i only get 1/2 of it to come out.



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