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This is the newer version of the juicer
we have in our home.
We LOVE it!!!
In January, 2002 the Green Life was replaced by the GreenStar. They are identical excepting their color.
The text below (mostly from the manufacturer's hype page) sometimes refers to Green Life (the one we own) and sometimes to GreenStar (the newer juicer). As stated above - they are identical in all of the important ways, so don't sweat the text.
We started with a Manual Wheat Grass Juicer, moved to an electric (MJ-550) Grass Juicer a few years later and in 1999 we bought The Green Life. It has totally changed our lives. Now the manufacturers have changed the name and added even more reasons to own one.
When we are juicing we go through 3-5 big trays of Wheat Grass, 20 - 30 pounds of Carrots and 10 pounds of Apples weekly. We juice a lot of watermelons in summer (our kids favorite), make exotic beverage meals like Pineapple + Cilantro + Lime (a recipe we got from the GreenLife recipe book which can be purchased separately) and basically experiment freely with anything and everything - because this juicer will juice just about anything and as you find out when you have such a powerful juice machine - Juice is Great! The increased energy and general feeling of health that we have is awesome.
This is our, now widely used, picture of wheatgrass juice
The Green Star is actually an extractor
This makes the resulting juice different in several ways. Juicers and blenders with fast rotating blades can destroy a substantial amount of nutrients in fruits and vegetables due to the heat during the operation of the machine. The Green Star has a unique triturating twin gear feature which is an impeller press system, its powerful low r.p.m turning speed generates virtually no heat to your juice and thoroughly crushes and presses fruits and vegetables, instead of cutting and shredding them into small pieces. The resulting juice is packed with nutrients - you'll feel your juice =:->
And - The new Twin Gear system incorporates magnetic and bio-ceramic technologies which enables juices made in The Green Star to be stored longer, without losing nutrients.
Pulp is ejected at the end of the machine as you juice like any Grass Juicer, so you can juice continuously. We hope to remodel our kitchen someday and we plan to make a rather big part of it "The Juice Area". Part of the reason is that if we can build our compost container into our counter (if you don't compost but do have a garbage disposal that would be the perfect place to juice) we can eject more pulp and juice virtually non-stop when we're juicing.
This is a very quiet and durable juicer.
As we said before The Green Star will juice just about anything. We regularly juice Wheat Grass, Carrots, Apples, Beets, Watermelon, Ginger, Pears, Pineapples, Cilantro - pretty much anything. The only thing we haven't been able to juice is Bananas. The patented Pocket Recess of the Twin Gear easily guides tough, fibrous vegetables and herbs into the juicing area between the two gears. There are three cutting points on the TWIN GEAR, set to cut stringy fibers into small pieces, preventing a machine jam, which can occur with ordinary dual gear juicers. We are pretty heavy users and we have not had anything more than a temporary clog which was (caused by Gil's trying to fit too much in at once) easily fixed by flipping the motor into reverse momentarily. Though The Green Star is not listed as a commercial juicer it has impressed me more than many of the commercials I have seen as regards durability.
Easy to clean
You can easily disassemble this machine for cleaning quite easily. A great multi-faceted brush is included in each box. It is a rule in our house that s/he who juices shall wash the juicer promptly. If you pull off the front end and clean it within an hour or so of juicing it takes no time at all to complete the task. If you let it sit all day that is something else all together.
Check out these Gears:
Whatever you feed in through the top comes down in between these gears.
The fruit, grass or vegetable is crushed and squeezed to perfection. The picture shows you the interior as well.
Special Features of the Green Star Juice Extractor
1. Super twin gear triturating and squeezing power, equivalent to 4HP.
2. One-step continuous juicing with automatic pulp ejection.
3. Juices all vegetables and fruits.
4. Juice can be stored in a refrigerator long periods of time without losing nutritional value.
5. Heavy duty construction using highest quality materials.
6. Ejected pulp is dry indicating maximum juice extraction.
7. Make wheat grass juice, herb juices, baby foods, nut butters, pastas*, mochi* (Japanese rice cake), and an interesting variety of other delicious food.
8. Easy to disassemble/assemble and clean.
9. 110 rpm rotational speed for low heat and noise.
10. Reverse turning safety feature.
11. Built-in convenience cord storage.
12. Carrying handle for easy relocation of the machine.
The Strainer and Course Screen are not included with your Green Star. All others are.
12" high x 6.5" wide x 18.5" long
built in carry handle
built in cord storage
110 rpm turning speed
190 watts 60 hertz 120 volts
5 year warranty on unit. 2 year warranty on motor and gears.
Some of the things you run through the Green Star will foam up. In our kitchen we experience foam mostly with apples. We juice a lot of apples. Our solution is to keep carrots ready - we juice even more carrots - they will pass through the juicer perfectly and will clean out the softer apples. We use carrots in this way during many of our juicings.
Grass juice is extremely well extracted by GreenStar - the amount of juice you get is the most you'll get from any juicer! Some folks are concerned about all the foam that passes through the juicer along with their juice. We have found that foam regardless of the juicer we use and consider it a reality of grass. Our advice: Just live with it - the juice you get is what you should get (10-20 ounces per 11x22 inch tray) - the foam is not lost juice - it is a by product: foam.
We do not stock these juicers. When you order them we call our supplier and have one - or more - drop shipped directly to you. If you need additional parts or items, or a different voltage - like 220v - just ask!
Note: Overseas customers: If you need a 220 volt, we can get it for you. We will need you to pay $30 more however, which you can do on this page. Leave a note as you check-out, telling us you need 220v.
Grow Your Own Grass! Drink More Juice!
Learn how to grow Wheat Grass
Living With Green Star
By Elysa Markowitz
When we bought our Green Star we bought this book too. It is full of great and usable recipes. Here is the publishers text:
When you think of a juice extractor, do you think of soups, crackers, paté, or even pies? Probably not, unless you are familiar with the Green Star line of juice extractors. Green Star machines open the door to longevity and energy by making enzymes and nutrients readily available in a variety of foods. Short of eating a salad every meal, what can you prepare that tastes great but still contains the enzymes and nutrients vital for health? In this exciting user manual and recipe book, Elysa Markowitz answers this question and many more, as you discover the ease and health benefits of eating a raw foods diet. With over 150 recipes ranging from Berry Red Juice to Picky Pecan Pie, you can adopt the raw foods diet with confidence. Imagine the delight of serving your family and friends a meal of Creamy Basil Soup, Nutty Nut Patties and Warmed Barley Bread knowing the food is delicious and nutritious. This beautiful book provides you with tools to build optimal health: clear instructions, recipe tips, a photo gallery of raw food delights. Green Star and a host of unique recipes tempt your taste buds to explore the world of living foods.
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We only use the phone for emergencies.
Back in 2001 we were still using the phone. One day I was talking to a long-time customer while pushing my (then 4 year old) daughter on the swing in our backyard (this is what a mom n' pop business is like on the internet). It dawned on me that my priorities were severely messed up, so I stopped using the phone. I love to talk and I love to help, but my family would never see me if I picked up the phone again, and that's just wrong don't you think?!
The very best way to contact us is through E-mail =:-)
We are quite fast and VERY thorough. We love to help.
We have been an internet only business since 2001. We are not a big corporation. We are but 2 people, Mom n' Pop Sprout. We decided after years of juggling our family's (kids, dogs, cats and even our own) needs, and the needs of Sproutpeople, that we had to make more time for our kids, so we stopped talking on the phone. All calls go to voice mail and have since 2001.
We are very fast to fill orders and answer e-mail, and though we wish we could make the time to talk, we just can't seem to get more minutes into a each hour. We are many years older than when we started and our days are too short and made up of too few hours to do everything. This limitation in our business has not kept us from pleasing our customers, nor from growing (as we have every year since 1993). We do what we do as well as we can, and we think we do it very well indeed.
We appreciate your patronage more than we can say. We ask that you use the phone for emergencies only and that you search our site for answers before e-mailing us. This site is bigger than any 4 sprout books put together, it is always available and it is free, and we know that almost all questions are answered here.
Thanks again for your support and your many kind words.