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Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer

Price: $249.99

900-watt stainless-steel juice extractor with 5 speeds
Speeds range from 6500 rpm to 12500 rpm for maximum extraction
3-inch circular feed tube; backlit control panel; dishwasher-safe parts
Juice jug and froth separator, detachable spout, and cleaning brush included
Measures 16-4/5 by 15-1/2 by 10-1/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty

The Breville BJE510XLm Ikon 900-Watt, Variable-Speed Juice Extractor, is the third juicer I've purchased, and is certainly my favorite. My inexpensive and easy-to-use Juiceman's motor blown out after a year, at which point it would have been more costly to repair than replace. My Champion still does the job after 15 years and is not difficult to clean, but is messy to use, leaving behind drips across the counter top or whatever I line it with. I've also tried the Green Star and Green Power Juicers, which make perfect juice with dry pulp, yet take a long time to clean and assemble. The Breville BJE510XL Ikon 900 is the second-down from the top of the line of the four Breville juicers (only the Elite is better), but after a month of use of about every-other-day use, I find no need to upgrade.

Here's the key reasons why I like this juicer so much for my typical juice of carrot, kale, celery and apple and/or pear:.

Easy to set up: It takes only seconds to set up this juicer. The juicer itself has only 3 pieces to snap into place, plus there's the acrylic pitcher, pulp basket, and pusher. The pieces fit perfectly like a jigsaw puzzle, which brings me to the second reason I like it:.

Definitely not messy: The juice ends up in the pitcher, the pulp goes to the pulp basket, plus some residual each ends up in the juicer to be cleaned. My Champion Juicer OTOH required me to search for containers around the house that would fit, and still some would leak out. I would have to position a baking sheet or towel beneath it to contain the mess.

Fast vegetable and fruit prep: I can fit several carrots at once into the 3" diameter shoot, plus whole pears and/or apples. I don't have to do as much cutting ahead of time as I did with other juicers with a narrower shoot. You must be careful though to use the pusher and not your hand.

Simple clean up: Those 6 pieces mentioned earlier are all I have to clean. I can clean my juicer in just a few minutes, once I figured out a great way to clean the filtration basket-- by far the most challenging part to clean. This basket was frustrating to clean at first, especially since my juicer did not come with the brush it was supposed to (and customer support did not respond to my request to acquire a brush). I tried various brushes, but what works best is an all purpose nylon scouring pad from Trader Joe's which comes in packages of 4 for $2.59. The secret to quick clean up is to begin cleaning as soon as you've finished juicing, although you do have a few minutes to drink your juice first. Rinse the filtration basket and vigorously scrub half of each of the three sections at a time with the nylon scrubber, rinsing each half section before proceeding to the next. This should remove 90 to 90 % of the pulp debris. Repeat or spot clean to remove the rest. I can clean the whole basket in under a minute. The other parts are quick and straightforward to clean, although you have to be careful to clean under the rim of the acrylic part that the basket sits in.

Helpful design features: The juicer features a smaller footprint than the Champion and Greenstar Juicers; a sleek, modern-day look that will look great  in the kitchen areas; pieces that fit together nicely (as discussed), and even the plug is in the shape of a ring so one can simply pull it out of the socket without yanking on the cord.

Doesn't stain. Although it has some acrylic parts, so far, with immediate cleaning after use, there have been no stains.

A few compromises. No other juicer is perfect. This juicer is average in several areas. You can have a juicer that is above average in these areas (Green Star and Green Power), but you will be spending a lot more time in assembly, disassembly and cleaning. Having used the Green Star and Green Power, I prefer to have the quick and uncomplicated juicer and sacrifice a minor amount of yield.

Yield - The pulp in this Breville is neither very wet nor very dry-- it's average. For sawdust-dry pulp and more yield, the Green Star, Green Power and the $2,000 difficult-to-clean Norwalk exceed the Breville.

Versatility - The Breville is strictly just a juicer. If you're a raw foodist, who is interested in making frozen banana "ice cream" and "not tuna" pate', you may prefer the Champion, Green Star or Green Power. However, I have found you can make these items in the food processor, so I would suggest to have the dedicated easy juicer. Banana "ice cream" takes about 5 minutes in the food processor, as opposed to about 30 seconds in the Champion juicer.

The bottom line is the right juicer for you is the one that can get used for the purpose you intended. With quick and easy food prep, assembly, dis assembly, cleaning, at my house, and this is the juicer that I utilize the most. GREAT BUY AND WORTH IT!!!!!

 

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Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor

Price: $399.99

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Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor

Price: $199.99

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Hamilton Beach 67650 Big Mouth Juice Extractor, Grey

Price: $74.99

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Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor

Price: $130.00

 

 

 

 

Easily one of my favorite Juicers! This thing does a fantastic job with just about anything you throw into it.

Heavy-duty compact juice fountain with centered knife blade assembly

700-watt motor operates at 14,000 RPM for maximum extraction

Extra-large 3-inch centered feed tube; stainless-steel micro-mesh filter

Dishwasher-safe parts; custom cleaning brush included

Measures 9-1/2 by 8-3/4 by 16 inches; 1-year limited warranty

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The Health Benefits Of Wheatgrass

Before you purchase or grow wheatgrass or wheatgrass supplements, learn about the tremendous health benefits of wheatgrass.

This a excellent video talking about what wheat grass can nutritionally support, the different forms you can ingest, and things to consider when processing or growing your own wheatgrass.  For more detailed information www. holistikhealth.com

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Benefits Of Wheatgrass

223415606_4cbaa4748e_mWheatgrass is used for increasing the production of Hemoglobin, the chemical substance in our red blood cells that transports oxygen; improving blood glucose disorders, for instance, diabetes; preventing tooth decay; improving wound healing; and preventing bacterial infections.

It is furthermore, used for removing deposits of drugs, heavy metals, and cancer-causing agents from the body; and in addition to removing unwanted toxins from the liver and blood.

Some people use Wheatgrass for preventing gray hair, reducing hypertension, improving there digestive system, and reducing cholesterol levels by blocking its absorption.

Wheatgrass can be used to treat various disorders regarding the urinary tract, including infection of the bladder, urethra, as well as the prostate gland; benign pro-static hypertrophy (BPH); kidney stones; and in "Irrigation Therapy," the use of a mild diuretics in conjunction with large amounts of liquid to increase urine output.

Other uses of Wheatgrass include treatment of the respiratory system complaints, including the common cold, cough, bronchitis, fever, and sore throat; tendency towards infection; gout; liver disorders; ulcerative colitis; joint pain; inflammation and chronic skin problems.

Wheatgrass can be used for cancer and arthritis in alternative treatment programs. Wheatgrass contains a lot of chlorophyll, the chemical in plants that makes them green and allows them to produce energy from sunlight through photosynthesis. Some people think that generous amounts chlorophyll may fight the spread of cancer and help reduce arthritic problems.

Wheatgrass juice is a popular health beverage. It is generally thought to benefit health only when fresh and taken on an empty stomach immediately after extraction. But there is no research to date that supports this.

In foods and beverages, Wheatgrass extracts are generally used as a flavoring component.

So, how does it work?

Wheatgrass contains chemicals that believed to possess antioxidants and fight anti-inflammatory (swelling) activity, which is why so many people these days are benefiting from  juicing Wheatgrass, taking it in a powder form, and incorporating this wonderful grass in their daily diet.

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Wheatgrass FAQ

1. What is Wheatgrass?

Wheatrass is a complete food cultivated out of sprouted wheatberries, the seed or kernel of the typical wheat plant. It's a member of the cereal grass family, which also consists of barely grass, oat grass and rye grass. Wheatgrass is harvested when the grass reaches its mature nutritional apex and has a remarkably large concentration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants, living enzymes, chlorophyll and phytonutrients that simply cannot be obtained in the matured wheat plant. At this dark dark-green leafy phase of development, wheatgrass appears just like the common grass.

2. What is the distinction when comparing the wheatgrass plant and wheatgrass juice?

Just like the juices of various vegetables and fruits, wheatgrass juice is basically the liquid of the young wheatgrass plant. Due to its exceedingly high nutrient concentration, it has been reported that just one serving of wheatgrass juice is nutritionally proportionate to approximately just one and a half pounds of fresh dark green vegetables.

3. Are there additional ways of taking Wheatgrass?

Wheatgrass powders - Wheatgrass tablets - WheatgrassSeeds

For those of you out there who have experienced a shot of wheatgrass will know, it does not taste the greatest. Its absorption  rate is significantly higher, drinking it as a juice, as compared to a powder or tablet form. You can take wheatgrass as a powder, tablet or eat when it has reached its mature natural form as a sprout.

 

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Growing Wheatgrass

To begin growing your very own Wheatgrass, you will need to get some growing trays or growing kits.

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The kits I will mention will include step by step instruction on how to prepare, manage, and harvest your home grown Wheatgrass. There are the small trays, which are 10"x10" use approx 1 cup (1/2 pound) of Wheatgrass seed and will provide up to 10 ounces of juice. Then there are the large trays, which are 17"x17", and use up to 2 cups (one pound) of seed and will produce up to 20 ounces of juice per tray. The large trays should produce almost 2 pounds of Wheatgrass. One pound of Wheatgrass = approx. 12 ounces of juice when using the Breville Juicer. Do not forget that you can grow Wheatgrass in a flowerpot as well, or any other container that will hold soil in it. I recommend top soil or potting soil and I would stay away from organic compost that comes in a bag, which I have found to be acidic and your Wheatgrass seeds will not improperly. Here are some great tips to and rules to follow for a wonderful wheatgrass harvest.

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To the left is a great starter kit with everything you need to get started.

Wheatgrass is surprisingly susceptible to mold! In order to manage the mold, below are a couple of very helpful measures you can take.

1. Do not soak your seeds longer than 8 hours and plant  them immediately after you finish soaking them, this will help prevent the mold from developing.

2. Use real (Mineral) Salt, or even azomite when your wheatgrass is still young. Use 1 Tablespoon per gallon. In the case that mold remains a problem, include about 10 to 15 drops of grapefruitseed extract in your primary water soak, which I have found works extremely well.

3. Try to keep the growing temperature relatively cool about 70 degrees and dry.

4. If you still see mold, you can pressure rinse the mold off just before you juice. Just be sure to remove as much as possible!

The Ideal Climate

If it is very cold outside (50 degrees and below) where you are growing your wheatgrass, the wheatgrass will evolve pretty slowly. If you let it get below 32 degrees, your wheatgrass will obviously freeze. Anything about 75-80 degrees and your wheatgrass will not develop as well. Under the very warm conditions you will encounter much more mold, and the roots will most likely go sour and in some cases cause the grass to wilt. The ideal conditions for wheatgrass are indirect sunlight, and moderate weather right around 66 to 70 degrees.

Your Growing Space

Space oftentimes can become a concern when you begin growing great deals of wheatgrass and sprouts. Quite affordable racks can be bought from a local hardware store, or you can create a rack using PVC water pipes. This tends to be a suitable alternative for those who have their wheatgrass scattered all over their kitchen. Yet another option are garden greenhouses & grow racks at found here.

Dealing With Old Wheatgrass

If you do not utilize the wheatgrass quickly enough, your wheatgrass will become old, so here is a great solution! Whether you purchase or grow your personal flat of wheatgrass, if you do not use the grass quickly enough it begins to change yellow and wilt (because it has utilized all the minerals from the soil.) Just as it starts to turn yellow, cut the remaining grass off of the flat and put it in a plastic bag and place in your refrigerator for later use. The grass will last for around one week after it is cut. Keep in mind! Seeds have to grow in soil and only fifteen minutes of attention a day and remeber to have fun growing and juicing.

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