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Vertical Single Auger or Twin Gear?
Date: August 01, 2011 11:56PM

Plus, what to do with the pulp/fiber??

I saw mention somewhere about using something called a dehydrator to make veggie crackers...feasible?

TIA

Looking at Omega 350HD v. Green Star GSE-5000, but really don't want to simply toss away pulp/fiber....

Re: Vertical Single Auger or Twin Gear?
Posted by: eaglefly ()
Date: August 02, 2011 01:20PM

Interesting idea to use the pulp to make crackers.
I guess it could work.Not sure of the resulting taste though.
I have only dried whole veggie slices such as squash.

I would say that the auger type juicer would do a good job .

Vinny

Re: Vertical Single Auger or Twin Gear?
Posted by: Krefcenz ()
Date: August 02, 2011 10:23PM

Twin gears are generally more expensive, more difficult to clean but can produce a higher quality juice. Single auger juicers are less expensive, generally easier to clean and produce a good quality juice, albeit not quite as good as the twin gear. As usual, John Kohler has a great video comparing a single auger juicer (the Omega 8004) and a twin gear (Greenstar Elite). If you watch the video, warning it's longer than most at 36 minutes, John will provide some solid insights in making your decision, as he always does. [www.youtube.com] Little doubt in my mind that the 8004 is the better value in this case. But you will have to decide which is better.

Kref

Re: Vertical Single Auger or Twin Gear?
Date: August 05, 2011 05:05PM

eaglefly Wrote:
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> Interesting idea to use the pulp to make
> crackers.
> I guess it could work.Not sure of the resulting
> taste though.

I'm more concerned about nutritional value, aside from simply being fiber.

> I have only dried whole veggie slices such as
> squash.
>
> I would say that the auger type juicer would do a
> good job .
>
> Vinny

But they're both augers, aren't they, only one is a vertical auger and one is a double horizontal auger....

Re: Vertical Single Auger or Twin Gear?
Date: August 05, 2011 05:13PM

Krefcenz Wrote:
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> Twin gears are generally more expensive, more
> difficult to clean but can produce a higher
> quality juice.

What makes for "quality" in a juice?

> Single auger juicers are less
> expensive, generally easier to clean and produce a
> good quality juice, albeit not quite as good as
> the twin gear. As usual, John Kohler has a great
> video comparing a single auger juicer (the Omega
> 8004) and a twin gear (Greenstar Elite). If you
> watch the video, warning it's longer than most at
> 36 minutes, John will provide some solid insights
> in making your decision, as he always does.
> [www.youtube.com]
> EWTdo Little doubt in my mind that the 8004 is
> the better value in this case. But you will have
> to decide which is better.
>
> Kref

I'm confused...I thought John recommends twin-gear technology...what had me wondering in the first place was the report on another thread that the Omega VRT 350HD is his favorite juicer now....

Maybe I'll just save up for a Norwalk!

Re: Vertical Single Auger or Twin Gear?
Posted by: WheatgrassYogi ()
Date: August 05, 2011 05:32PM

JuicingBodybuilder Wrote:
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> Maybe I'll just save up for a Norwalk!
I would advise against it, but History must repeat itself. If you're new to juicing, start off with something more basic. The Omega line of juicers offer the best selections.

Re: Vertical Single Auger or Twin Gear?
Date: August 10, 2011 07:08PM

WheatgrassYogi Wrote:
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> JuicingBodybuilder Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Maybe I'll just save up for a Norwalk!
> I would advise against it, but History must repeat
> itself.

Sorry, what do you mean?? What's so bad about the Norwalk?? I don't like the two-step process myself, but pressing somehow appeals to me more than grinding/shearing!

> If you're new to juicing, start off with
> something more basic. The Omega line of juicers
> offer the best selections.

Well, I'd like to get the "best" I can...why fool around, is my thinking...if I can afford it, just get it! Better one good wife than three hot whores, if you know what I mean!

Re: Vertical Single Auger or Twin Gear?
Posted by: WheatgrassYogi ()
Date: August 11, 2011 05:26AM

JuicingBodybuilder Wrote:
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> Sorry, what do you mean?? What's so bad about the
> Norwalk??
Trust me....you don't want a Norwalk. I've been through want you're going through now. I finally bought one after months of agonizing about it. It ranks as one of my worst decisions. The juice oxidizes and tastes bad after being squeezed through the food-grade nylon bags......WY

Re: Vertical Single Auger or Twin Gear?
Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: August 11, 2011 06:33AM

well the Norwalk does grind and shear that is the first step really .. the 2nd step is squashing all the juice out from the pulp

personally i feel the pressing part really is just a glorified bottle jack system with 2 plates ...smiling smiley

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/11/2011 06:33AM by Jgunn.

Re: Vertical Single Auger or Twin Gear?
Date: August 11, 2011 02:39PM

WheatgrassYogi Wrote:
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>
> Trust me....you don't want a Norwalk. I've been
> through want you're going through now. I finally
> bought one after months of agonizing about it. It
> ranks as one of my worst decisions. The juice
> oxidizes and tastes bad after being squeezed
> through the food-grade nylon bags......WY


WOW!! Really, the bags make it taste bad???

Can't imagine, though, how the Norwalk (or any juicer) could be held responsible for oxidation.

Really bad buy, huh? Wow...I'm still incredulous....

Re: Vertical Single Auger or Twin Gear?
Date: August 11, 2011 02:41PM

Jgunn Wrote:
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> well the Norwalk does grind and shear that is the
> first step really .. the 2nd step is squashing all
> the juice out from the pulp
>
> personally i feel the pressing part really is
> just a glorified bottle jack system with 2 plates
> ...smiling smiley


LOL -- you're right! I guess I'm all so focused on the pressing part I forgot all about what the first step is!

Wonder why the Norwalk doesn't just go ahead and press the produce directly....

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