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I really want to get a good juicer, but I'm not sure which brands are good. I would love a Vitamix, but they're way too expensive.<br><br>
What can I get in the $100 range?
 

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Champion and Vitamix are the best IMO. But we have a Krups Optifruit that does a nice job and what I love most is that all the parts are dishwasher safe.
 

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we have a champion juicer and i love it. not sure if the parts are dishwasher safe (we have one but its only two of us so i use it as a dish drain to keep dishes off the counter)<br><br>
but once you get down a system for cleaning the parts its easy to use and maintain.<br><br>
plus it grinds up frozen fruit pretty well for sorbet and vegan icecream. mmmmmm.
 

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Without doubt Green Star juicers are the best, IMO. They juice green leafy vegetables much better than other brands including the Champion. I am able to juice enough for five days and the juice will keep in the fridge without much lose of nutrients. It is somewhat a pitb to clean, but all juicers are in my experience.<br><br>
Here is a <a href="http://www.discountjuicers.com/compare2.html" target="_blank">comparison</a> of many of the brands on the market.<br><br>
Oops I just saw you need it under $100. Here are some cheaper <a href="http://www.discountjuicers.com/compare.html" target="_blank">options</a>.
 

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that is true...GreenStar is better for juicing green veggies. Champion will do it but you might have to run leafy greens through it a second time to get all the juice/nutrients out. we used champion juicers at the vegan cafe i worked at (that's when i got mine) and we used it for green juices as well, but thats because we primarily did fruit juices with some people ordering green. for time reasons we never ran the greens through the champion again, and still came out with a glass of green juice...but if you're going primarily with green juices you should go for the GreenStar. More Green for your Green. HAH! (ok so that was corny, lol)
 

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I'll have to give a vote for Omega 8003/8005 as being even better than GreenStar. I've used both and the Omega beats the GreenStar hands down both for ease of use and cleaning. Juice wise they're about the same in terms of efficiency.<br><br>
They're NOT $100, but are well worth the extra. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'll have to give a vote for Omega 8003/8005 as being even better than GreenStar. I've used both and the Omega beats the GreenStar hands down both for ease of use and cleaning. Juice wise they're about the same in terms of efficiency.<br><br>
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But can you juice 5 days worth of juice with the Omega? For me that is very important, otherwise I would be juicing evey day or so. Also can you make raw coconut cream with the Omega?
 

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you can juice as much as you want. We've done 2 gallons at a time (ran out of veggies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) a few times now.<br><br>
It says it will do coconut and other nuts (makes peanut butter, for instance) and had NO problem with any of the veggies we fed it (including beets that often gave the GreenStar some fits).
 
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