My newest kitchen gadget is a gorgeous Green Star Elite 5000 Juicer from Tribest. I won this juicer in a contest; one of the many, many wonderful, health related giveaways on the Appetite for Health website,
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I made a short video of this Green Star Elite 5000 juicer to show you how easy it works and what it comes with. I did not point out the instructional DVD sitting in front of the juicer and the hand held strainer was missing from the video, but have included it in the photos. The strainer is for those of you who prefer a "no pulp" juice. Just put the strainer over another bowl and pour the fresh juice through the strainer and into the bowl.
It is easy to clean, just take it apart immediately after you are done juicing. Keeping the cold water running, place each piece under the running water and brush clean. John Kohler does a great job demonstrating the cleaning of this machine. Drag the start to minute 7:50 and that is where John starts the cleaning process. I posted his demo at the bottom of this blog.
In my video I taste the juice straight from the pitcher, I usually pour it over a glass filled with ice for a nice ice cold beverage. If you like your juice a little sweeter, you could add a drop or two of plain or flavored stevia.
The juicer fits nicely on my counter against the side of my fridge for easy access and everyday use. I have a granddaughter in Arizona that will be visiting and am expecting another grandbaby in January. I'm going to make them some delicious juices and healthy frozen desserts that I'm sure will be "mother approved"!
If you are expecting, it might not be a bad idea to put a Green Star Elite 5000 juicer on your baby registry list! What is the best thing you can do for your baby? Get them off to a healthy start and create a child who isn't sugar and additive dependent.
Check out Tribest's product website and their fun Facebook Page for contests, product information, recipes and more!
Greenstar website: http://www.greenstar.com/
This juicer comes with an astounding 12 year warranty!
This information is also posted at the bottom of this blog.
|Below is the unboxing of the Green Star Elite Twin Gear Juice Extractor.|
|You will see in this photo, the OXO cutting board.|
They are so easy to clean and grip any surface you put them on.
I have other boards, but this is my favorite
Tribest GSE-5000 Green Star Elite Juicer
Green Star owners expect only the best from Tribest products, making Green Star machines reputably one of the world’s best juice extractors and most efficient food processors. By adding a third stage to the juicing process, Green Star Elite is the world’s only juice extractor utilizing the same bioceramic and magnetic technology found in regular twin gears but in a revolutionary advanced jumbo twin gear set which offers you not only the freshest tasting juice from your produce but also maximizes your juice yields from various fruits and vegetables compared to the original two stage system.
New Sleek Design – The new modern lightweight streamlined look matches to any kitchen counter complimenting your kitchen style and design.
New Locking Mechanism – By changing the locking system from removable turning knobs to a stationary latching system, the new one snap step offers optimum convenience and an easier way to assemble and disassemble the machine.
Added Safety – Green Star Elite prevents injury by eliminating your chances of interacting with moving parts by including a safety switch system attached to the safety hood, which disables operation when the hood is removed.
Easy Clean Up – By combining parts through the new sleek design, there are fewer parts, which means there is less to clean. Additionally, the included safety hood can be used as a basket to cradle the juicing parts after cleaning providing you with storage space for drying without taking up any additional space on the counter.
New Easy Grip Outlet Adjusting Knob – The knob has been re-designed to include easy grip ridges so you can easily grasp, turn and manually control the pressure inside the machine quickly so you can juice a wider variety of fruits and vegetables of different consistencies.
Higher Yields – Designed to maximize the yield and nutritional value of your juice, Advanced Heavy Duty Jumbo Twin Gears, with the same magnetic and bioceramic technology as the original twin gears, extend the juicing process from two to three stages – crushing, mixing, and pressing.
Increased Versatility - By adding the mixing stage in between the crushing and pressing stages, juicing soft fruits has now become much easier and more effective.
Increased Value – By including only the most popular items into one convenient package, there is only one model to Green Star Elite and only one optional accessory – soft fruit outlet adjusting knob.