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SHOW MY JUICING SETUP

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Posted by Soose on 1 year ago

Took photos yesterday. I was doing more than one batch. Juiced carrots and beets, greens, etc. You can see this is real life, not some fancy setup. lol

I currently own:

Two old Centrifugal Juicers (the upright type); the better-working one is what I am currently using for carrots/beets, because it's SO quick and easy to clean, and the mesh basket does not seem to get loaded up with pulp at all; and it collects pulp in a separate container.

A very old Champion juicer. (We rebuilt it but it seems to heat the juice, and is so heavy to put out on the counter. I don't use it. )

A Slowstar expensive "all in one" juicer that I am going to sell. I do like that it has a very small foot print on the countertop.

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A Blendtek high-speed blender. (A little filtered water added for some juices doesn't bother me.)

A wrought-iron hydraulic juice press.

The last two pieces are what I use daily. Blend (add a bit of filtered water) and press. Very quick, easy to clean up. Fits in with my lifestyle. If I'm doing carrots, I'll throw them thru the better of the two centrifugals first, then press the remaining (imperfectly juiced) pulp.

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Replies To SHOW MY JUICING SETUP

  • Leslie

    1 year ago

    wow nice set up Soose! Maybe you should go in to business!

  • madsdurham

    1 year ago

    Hey! it said you commented on my day 4 help post. but i can't see anything. i guess my settings were private.. I dont know if you deleted it, or what. but if you had something to say, i changed my settings :)

    Also, nice setup! i'm working on buying a new juicer this week!

  • Soose

    1 year ago

    Quote: "Hey! it said you commented on my day 4 help post. but i can't see anything. i guess my settings were private.. I dont know if you deleted it, or what. but if you had something to say, i changed my settings :) Also, nice setup! i'm working on buying a new juicer this week!"

    @Madsdurham, Hi. I noticed this morning that my replies were not showing on that board but they did show on the "recent activity" view which I had also brought up so I wasn't worrying. ( I'm not sure if that was your settings or the website malfunctioning this morning. )

    [ To see "recent activity" -- alert, I mean all of it, including our morning dose of spam you have to ignore if you can manage to tolerate it, lol, duck's back attitude about it necessary -- look on the right of the screen down below where it shows a few recent posts on all boards and there is a "View all" link to click. ]

    Meanwhile, I'll try to post my replies again on your "wall" if it'll let me. It may need me to befriend you and vice versa first. Not sure. Will see what I can do.

  • Norwegian Blue

    1 year ago

    Hi Soose! I have an Omega J8004 dual stage slow speed masticating juicer that I bought new for US$220 on Amazon. It's the only one I've ever owned and I'm new to juicing so my "review" is that of a newbie. So far I find it very easy to use, it extracts a lot of juice (very dry pulp), and is VERY easy to break down, clean and re-assemble. The opening is smaller than some people may like, and the strainer is not ideal, but on the whole, it's pretty awesome. I love it. (Since you took the time to share your photos I thought I'd return the favor.) /NB

  • Soose

    1 year ago

    @Norwegian Blue regards "Show My Juicer..." Thanks for posting! What fun! I love seeing the juicer photos and hearing how they work! And maybe it'll help someone else select theirs when they are ready.

    So glad this one is easy to use for you. I'm not familiar with all the juicers by any means. And it changes. For a long time, I'd be trying to decide on a more modern juicer but it was so confusing; a friend would recommend something but by the time I got ready to buy, the market had changed again!

    Yours is a great price! It kind of reminds me in style of an OLD Champion I got off of Craigslist decades ago. (Terribly heavy, with yellowed plastic, and when we rebuilt it -- parts are still available -- I'm afraid it still heated the juice up, so that made me uncomfortable. My spouse said it was the motor most likely. I keep it for nut butters and "just in case," so I probably ought to consider passing it on. )

    Say, when/if you get to producing a lot of volume, like several days worth, please come back and tell us how long that took. Or Hmm, let's run a sort of on-going question. Here goes:

    How long does it take you to produce about a quart or 32oz of juice and clean up, start to finish (starting with washed but uncut produce, then ending with equipment washed but not reassembled, like you did above), on a morning when you'd have to get out of the house? I call that "a juicing session" and if you're making more, it would be a "double juicing session" ad infinitum.

    I mean, it's not a RACE at all, but it's nice to see how quickly people can juice, because it seems rather time-consuming when we start and that alone has put some people off. I'll have to time my next Mean Green. I know I can do that in 20 mins but I'm thinking that's producing less juice. I know I had two girlfriends here and they challenged me to do it in 20, and I did it under that but we each drank probably only 8 oz of juice that time, and I don't remember details, whether there was any left over. Plus, my setup is an oddity - I do realize that!

  • Gwenyth Love

    1 year ago

    Here is my current setup. The machine is more than a decade old but still works like a charm. Hopefully, it continues to hold up for my 30-day juice fast. Currently juicing Roots and Fruit.

  • Soose

    1 year ago

    Thanks for sharing a photo of your Samson juicer, Gwyneth. Looks easy to clean, and not a large footprint on the counter. Sure doesn't look ten years old! Looks brand new.

    That looks like oranges in there -- and ? I'm going to have to go juice some citrus now, Makes me hungry. :)

    I just like looking at juicers people are really using! :)

    How's it do with greens? Arbor-juicer, should be good?


  • Gwenyth Love

    1 year ago

    It's great with everything. The juice before this one was a green on with lots of kale. The one in the picture was called Roots and Fruit and had carrots, parsnip, orange, and pineapple. A little too sweet. Next time only one orange I think.

  • Kathy

    1 year ago

    Sorry, late post. Here is my set up which is not yet fully complete. Still need to prep my fruits and veggies.

  • Soose

    1 year ago

    Kathy, thanks for the photo of your juicer!

    I like the large feed spout and the compact footprint on the counter. And that looks like a large container for the juice produced! Very cool! ( Am I the only one who ever got carried away and kept on juicing, not realizing the juice was overflowing the container? lol )

  • Gwenyth Love

    1 year ago

    @Soose No you are definitely not the only one. If you see my setup above you see how small my juice collector is and it's under the machine and I forget to check the level all the time!

  • Soose

    1 year ago

    Hmm. We need a juice catchment pan with a level sensor or weight sensor built in to warn about nearing overflow.

    Gwenyth, have you tried other containers that both fit under the juice area and come out sideways to give you more volume?

    For some reason the memories of carrot juice all over the counters and going down the fronts of white cabinets tickles my funny bone this morning. :). That stuff sure goes a LONG way.

    But not as funny as when I tried out a Vita Mix and ended up with tomato sauce on the ceiling (10 ft high). LOL

  • Soose

    1 year ago

    This today from SunnyRain... an expert at producing large amts of juice to last several days! And look at that fridge! No temptation and so organized! WTG SunnyRain! :)

    SunnyRain


    This is my juicing process in pictures:






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