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How long does it take you to juice?

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Posted by WJS on 5 years ago How long does it take you to juice? I think because I am using a macerating juicer instead of a centrifuge type juicer it takes me ages, not to mention all the mess and clean up involved. So would be very interested in how long it takes other juicers here. Edit: I should have said per day. So how long does it normally take you per day to prepare your juices?

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  • heather315

    5 years ago
    It normally takes me 20-25 minutes start to finish, including veg prep and clean-up. (I don't let myself drink any of the juice until I have cleaned the juicer.)
  • WJS

    5 years ago
    It takes me about 1/1/2 hours! I think I made a mistake in buying a macerating juicer. I do also have to strain my juice a few times because there is quite a bit of pulp left. I bought the juicer which was ?140 so wasn't cheap because I read they are better. :( If I could do mine in 25 minutes like you it would certainly make a world of difference and also encourage me to juice in the future. Can I ask what type of juicer do you have?
  • heather315

    5 years ago
    Hello again, WJS, I have a Moulinex centrifugal juicer. I live in Kuwait, and it cost me about 45KD ($200-ish). It was the highest quality juicer I could find, and so far I have no complaints. The biggest hassle is cleaning out the sieve, but even that only takes a few minutes, maximum. When I first started juicing, the pulp seemed a little wet to me, so I tried re-juicing the pulp once. It really wasn't at all worth it. I am not even sure I got a full ounce out of it. If I have a fruit press, though, then I bet I could get a significant amount of additional juice out of my pulp. Good luck, whatever you try.
  • Mr Drum

    5 years ago
    5 drinks takes me 45mins including clean up. thats 3 green and 2 orange/red
  • JuicyKrys

    5 years ago
    I find the juicing itself takes little time... prep and clean-up take much longer! When I did 60 days, I was in a routine and found that by prepping all of my produce for the next days' juice I saved some time. Many juices have the same ingredients so it was more efficient to prep all the cucumbers, then all the celery, etc.. All told, from starting with a clean countertop to finishing with a clean countertop, it was probably 75 minutes or so each day... granted, I was also prepping/juicing for my mother so there was twice as much to prep. Currently I am juicing only for me and only 2 kinds (cantaloupe/carrot for breakfast, then 4x Mean Green for the rest of the day) and today it was all wrapped up in less than 45 minutes.
  • WhingingPom

    5 years ago
    It takes me about 1 hour; that includes washing and preparing and then cleaning up afterwards. That makes about 1 litre of juice, which is enough for 2 drinks for me and a very small glass for my junk-addicted partner, who reluctantly drinks it to humour me. I also have a slow juicer (a matstone single gear type). I was trying to decide between the matstone and a faster centrifugal juicer and couldn't make up my mind. Then I found a video on YouTube where a lady had both of the models I was looking at and she was comparing them together. The matstone was super-slow compared to the centrifugal (a philips), but she and her husband both agreed that the juice tasted better and that decided it for me. The yield was pretty much the same for both, in case anyone is interested. I don't regret getting it. I can't stand the noise of the centrifugal's either, I find the crunching noise of the matstone quite calming in comparison.
  • WJS

    5 years ago
    Thank you for the responses. Even though it does take me longer than most it looks like it's not so abnormal after all. I think one reason I am a little slower is because my juicer leaves a lot of pulp so end up spending quite a bit of time straining it several times. Juicing is just so messy and time consuming that it will make it difficult to carry on with it after the fast. Now in the meantime to figure out the best way to store and make faster time of washing all the produce. :) Thanks again.
  • Danmcn61

    5 years ago
    Did you notice that in the movie we never see Joe Cross doing much prep work before he juices, and we NEVER saw him do any clean-up? Hmmmm.........
  • heather315

    5 years ago
    I just thought that was what interns and film crews were for! :P I also noticed that they skipped from day 2 to day 14. Must have been a rough time, but I wish they had shown that. I think it's important.
  • WJS

    5 years ago
    Yes I agree. I couldn't imagine juicing while on the road or in the back of the car as shown in the documentary. Perhaps we're doing something wrong.
  • Mr Drum

    5 years ago
    I think he juiced in his hotel room.

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