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Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: August 13, 2010 05:10PM

Has anyone had success using one of them?

Thanks.

Vinny

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: August 19, 2010 02:05PM

hmmm
37 views and no feedback.
I have ordered one and will let everyone know how it works.smiling smiley

Vinny

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: Wheatgrass Yogi ()
Date: August 19, 2010 05:09PM

eaglefly Wrote:
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> hmmm
> 37 views and no feedback.
I'm just now seeing your initial post.
A manual wheatgrass juicer is the best way to go if you
have the time, because you control the speed....therefore
the friction. Any electric juicer will create excessive
heat....even the 80 RPM models......WY

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: liponeer ()
Date: August 20, 2010 02:28AM

Either I don't know how to use my manual wheatgrass juicer, or it is not worth the money. It cost about $30 USD, is made of pot metal and has a hand crank.

Putting one of those small pots of wheatgrass that you might see at evil megacorporation resulted in one droplet of juice (like from an eye dropper).

Using a proper amount of wheatgrass (~3/4 of a 22"/11" tray to produce 4oz), would be rather labor intensive and very wasteful compared to using a juicer with interlocking gears that crushes the material.

Using my juicer (green life, now called green star, I think. ~$300 USD) produces much more and it is not heated to any degree that I can notice.

Mincing the wheatgrass and putting it in a blender with water resulted in juice that is close to cooked. But, if you have a better technique than I do it might be a good option to add some minced wheatgrass to other stuff that you are putting in a blender and then straining through a paint strainer bag or nut milk bag.

I recommend going to a juice place and watching them make wheatgrass. Note how many handfuls of wheatgrass they use to make a tiny amount of juice. Also, pick some grass, squeeze it in your hand and see how much juice you get out of it.

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: August 20, 2010 04:35AM

Thanks.

The one I ordered has the auger bit that spins with the crank.
I saw Dan the liferegenerator use one to make wheat grass juice,and it worked good,oozing out the rope of pulp,which looked pretty dry.

Will let you know............

Vinny

ps. I plan to use it mostly for leafy greens



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/20/2010 04:37AM by eaglefly.

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: Curator ()
Date: August 20, 2010 04:43AM

mmmmm...do you think it would do anything a bit more substantial? like celery or cucumbers? if so you could make one of my new favorites, I call it salad juicegrinning smiley

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: la_veronique ()
Date: August 21, 2010 08:14AM

hi vinny


i got one of those a while back
but to be honest
it didn't win me over
i felt like i was there all night trying to get just a glass of juice
i was so super excited when i first got it
then the excitement waned when i realized that i'd be spending the rest of my life in the kitchen with this thing
it was very labor intensive for me
i gave it away to some dude ( so i could FINALLY have a social life.. jus kiddinggrinning smiley
surprisingly though,
the dude said that
operating it was a piece of cake LOLsmiling smiley
and he had great success juicing wheatgrass
then again, he had a lot of upper body strength, strong hands etc.
and he was in love with wheatgrass
so... it was worth it for him

i like the greenstar better
and it does an excellent job with wheatgrass

but the manual works too
and the good thing is that you could take it to the park and juice too
it makes zero sounds
it wastes zero electricity cuz you provide the electrical laborsmiling smiley

you could climb the top of mt everest
and as long as you had something with a uniform length that fit snugly and securely between the two metal parts ( like a sturdy mini table that was secured..) you could juice there too to salute your climbing victory

but please use champagne glasses to celebrate with wheatgrass
if u climb the top of mt everest

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: August 25, 2010 02:17PM

STILL HASNT ARRIVED YET!!!
ARGH!!

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: August 25, 2010 02:17PM

but then again what did it take for stuff to arrive years ago??

a month??

vin

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: August 25, 2010 02:18PM

I always remember commercials with the announcement years ago "4-6 weeks delivery"

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: August 25, 2010 02:20PM

Sometimes 8.
The 8 weeks were usually a much LOVED model kit,or a telescope,or some other really wanted item

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: juicerkatz ()
Date: August 26, 2010 11:05AM

I am anxious to hear your review...BTW, I believe Sonnewalds has these things in stock, although I am sure you got a better deal online.

Also, you wanna delete a few of your pm's? I tried to send you a message but you're at your pm limit!

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: August 26, 2010 07:40PM

juicerkatz,

Sonnewald does not have them in stock.
I looked twice and they dont have any.

Vinny

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: August 27, 2010 08:03PM

Got it today and it works great!
I got about 6 oz of juice from two big handfulls of lettuce.
This will be a much used item.

Vinny

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: August 28, 2010 01:20AM

I own a Z Star which is terrific but can be tiring because it is a hand crank system. However, I suggest you wait for a semi automatic hand crank juicer to hit the stores soon. I heard from a friend that the makers of the Z Star are planning to come out with one very soon.

Above all, I would love to buy a Green Star Elite if I had the cash. Oh well, in the meantime, I am very happy with my Z Star =)

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: August 28, 2010 08:13PM

Cool.
Mine is the Healthy Juicer.
Its mostly plastic,but seems very sturdy.
I dont mind the work involved at all.

Vinny

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: Tamukha ()
Date: August 30, 2010 03:35AM

Have the stainless steel "Miracle Wheatgrass Juicer," and I love it--the pulp is bone dry and the juice is rich tasting. Plus, it's a great workout for the biceps and deltoids smiling smiley

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: August 30, 2010 04:15AM

Yea,
good workout for the 20 min or so I get to crankin.
I get about 1 oz of juice for every two big romaine lettuce leaves.
One tip.....REVERSE the direction of the auger bit to bring more pulp and potential juice into the cup.Then press the pulp thru a screen with your fingers.

v

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: September 13, 2010 05:20PM

Oh well,
The juicer is now on the basement shelf.
Just decided it wasnt worth the mess and work.
smiling smiley
Vinny

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: Wheatgrass Yogi ()
Date: September 13, 2010 07:36PM

eaglefly Wrote:
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> Oh well,
> The juicer is now on the basement shelf.
> Just decided it wasnt worth the mess and work.
At least it's there if you ever need it again.
I used a manual Wheatgrass Juicer (stainless steel
Back-to-Basics) for many years. I don't remember it being
work or messy.....WY

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: juicerkatz ()
Date: September 13, 2010 11:31PM

eaglefly Wrote:
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> Oh well,
> The juicer is now on the basement shelf.
> Just decided it wasnt worth the mess and work.
> smiling smiley
> Vinny


I guess that is the reason I never bought one. I figured I would use it a few times & then put it in storage. We're too spoiled with modern conveniences to do it the old fashioned way!

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: February 21, 2011 09:03PM

About a month ago got this thing out and have been cranking it every morning to make my juice from leafy greens!
Vinny

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: juicerkatz ()
Date: February 21, 2011 10:56PM

Cool! Again, I would do it if I had the free time.

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: February 23, 2011 10:11AM

Cool.
It takes about 20 min to make about 8 oz of juice.
My right deltoid is growing from the cranking too smiling smiley

Vinny

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: Wheatgrass Yogi ()
Date: February 23, 2011 11:29AM

eaglefly Wrote:
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> Cool.
> It takes about 20 min to make about 8 oz of
> juice.
That's too much juice for a manual on a regular
basis. Best to upgrade to an electric, and use the
manual as a backup......WY

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: March 07, 2011 02:51PM

This thing is the "Healthy Juicer" and its holding up great.
Made of plastic too!

Vinny

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: klandestine ()
Date: March 10, 2011 12:18PM

I am wanting one of these contraptions. Not necessarily for wheatgrass but mainly for leafy greens.

The health food store has the Miracle Wheatgrass Juicer in stock - $169
They also have the Z-Star in stock - $159
I can order a Healthy Juicer online somewhere for about $55 plus shipping.

I guess I will have to compare. I think the Miracle is made of metal, the Healthy Juicer is polycarbonate and the Z-Star a combination of the two? I'm not sure.

I wonder why the Healthy Juicer is so much cheaper, because its plastic?

Decisions, decisions. . .

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: Wheatgrass Yogi ()
Date: March 10, 2011 10:45PM

klandestine Wrote:
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> The health food store has the Miracle Wheatgrass
> Juicer in stock - $169
Don't buy this one. I owned one years ago, and it would wrap the Wheatgrass around the auger without passing it through. It does have a 'reverse' switch to back the grass out, then switch to 'forward' to move it through. This got tiresome very quickly.....WY

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: klandestine ()
Date: March 11, 2011 12:27PM

Thanks for the tip WY.

In my online search for reviews on the manual juicers I could not really find any info on the Manual Miracle Wheatgrass juicer. Lots of good demos and reviews online for the Z-Star. I may purchase it - instant gratification - I can go and get it without having to wait for someone to send me the other one. Just call me Veruca Salt - I want it NOW!

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Re: Hand crank wheatgrass juicers
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: March 19, 2011 05:51PM

The Healthy Juicer works good.
The only thing with it is that you have to keep reversing the rotation to bring the juice back to the exit hole.Other auger type juicers have the exit hole much further forward,but on the HJ its way in the back.
No big deal.
Just more of a workout for your armsmiling smiley

Vinny

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