I'm on the back end of my 40's and my husband and I have talked about juicing for a while now. Well, a couple Christmas gift cards later and a really, really great deal (timing is everything) on Amazon, we have our first real juicer! We did a lot of research on which juicer is the "best" juicer and found that the "best" juicer really means the best juicer for YOU! Some juicers are better for leafy veggies and some are better if you are only ever going to juice fruit. The one thing that we did find is that the lower speed juicers are better because they don't heat up the juice, breaking down the nutrients/enzymes. There's a wealth of information on line and if you decide to take the plunge, be sure and read up before making your purchase. If $$ is a factor, it was for us and I suspect many, there are a few ways to save (some of these machines go for over $1,000!). If you aren't afraid of used - there's craigslist and ebay. If you want new - stalk Amazon. The prices go up and down there faster than a kid on a pogo stick! We had been pricing the Omega 8006 and were looking at the upper $280's and higher. Just about as we were ready to pull the trigger at a local retailer (more on that in a second), we did a double check on Amazon and there it was for $209 with free shipping! A couple of days later it was up to $286. Don't be afraid to ask your local retailer either for a discount. And don't forget that BB&B has great coupons that never expire - well they expire, but the store always honors them!
Okay! On to our second juicing effort. You'll see a lot of veggies and fruit, but mind you it was for my husband, daughter and me. This little beauty does a good job of getting A LOT of the juice out. The pulp that is ejected is surprisingly dry. For this concoction, we used: carrots, cucumber, celery, red kale, parsley, beets, 2 apples and 2 oranges. Oh and a knuckle of ginger (no pic of the ginger, sorry). Delicious!
Remember when the Pom Juice came in glass?? They are such a great size! We were sad when they went to plastic. I've also discovered that we have a lot of water spots from the dishwasher! Yikes