My Mighty, Mighty Juicer!

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I’ve been meaning to do product reviews — I’ve so, so many products about to post! So far, only the Aquasana has bore the brunt of my wrath ;D; and the Soap Nuts, a thumbs up. But I’ll start again with this: I bought a new juicer — I don’t know, in March or April? I think. Sometime like that.

I had researched and researched and decided on a GREEN STAR, which is a FABulous juicer (I know because I’ve used one); however, at the last minute, I came across THE SUPER ANGEL JUICER. (They have another site here.)

Looked great, but I was taken aback at the price! Still…I decided to do what I normally wouldn’t, and just go for it. Reason I was hesitant was because I was told I’d lose 50% of what I paid if I returned it. Not really sure on the legality of that (like I said, I did what I normally wouldn’t — meaning, I didn’t look it up to be sure!), but decided to give it a go. What sold me was the all-stainless construction! Wow, that’s impressive.

Here is a top shot of the front with the gears covered with the “Angel” piece (I don’t even use it; the juicer does not splash or anything, so it’s just a show piece anyway 🙂 ).Shown are the cleaning items that come with it — a brush, a scraper — a wooden (nice) tamper, and two containers, one for catching the pulp; one for the juice ….

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It cannot take a big handful of greens in at one time without a bit of struggle. However, it goes very fast, as it really just pulls those leafies in — it’s a greens eating machine! It can handle the harder-textured greens in larger amounts, interestingly, and it prefers the stems go first. So, if you put in baby spinach, which is very soft, or mache, it will do better in smaller amounts. This, I think, because the gears are so close and it’s so tight and fine a strainer, it really needs the smaller amounts to get every last bit.  So, again, all this is good stuff: You put in smaller amounts and get MAXIMUM juice. Seriously, I’ve never seen or FELT such dry pulp!

Greens-pulp

Touch that pulp and it’s DRY, dry as a bone. When I was using my older (now discontinued) Omega Juicer(that’s the newer version of the one I have; same juicer/function as mine), I was going through tons of greens, having to filter the juice 3 times to remove pulp, and still had very — VERY — wet pulp, and lots of it. I’m already saving LOADS — loads, I tell you! — on greens. I don’t have to buy so much now in order to get the same amount of juice I get from the Angel. With organic kales, for example, at $2.59 a bunch (and they’re not big like they used to be) I’m saving a lot. It’s really amazing how much juice this thing squeezes out!

To test it, I strained it through a fine, jersey-knit tea strainer! Not a speck of pulp was left.

It was really difficult to get a clear shot of just HOW tight the screen is! But this is why not even little speckles of pulp get through:

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See what I mean?!shock_oh_no_animated

So there are a mere 3 items to deal with, basically — the two gears and the extractor screen.

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The Screen is FABULOUSLY all in ONE with the chute! It is one piece which attaches over the gears, then you simply pull down the latch to lock it securely in place — boom. Done. You are ready to juice! How convenient is that? Love it. The gears are heavy-duty pieces of equipment — literally. They are heavy, solid steel. Beautiful.
You put together and clean only these three items. No other juicer can boast so easy and FAST a clean up; seriously, it takes like a minute! If in a super hurry, you could easily just rinse and wash later; but, of course, only on occasion. Even stainless steel can garner buildup! But you don’t have to: with the brush provided, it’s really all  you need.

So here is a shot of the front. The gears go here:

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Then you slide the strainer/screen/chute attachment right over them:

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Done!

Now all this quickness, beauty, and design ingenuity is whooey if it doesn’t juice extremely well (it better for the price!), right?
Honestly, I was almost willing it to not work, lol. I honestly didn’t think it would; I was expecting to be disappointed. But it is definitely the best home-juicer I’ve ever tried. Green Star is still Excellent, mind you, and I’d not discourage anyone from it; but for the ease, the perfect, CLEAR juice; and the stainless steel construction — if you have the money —  I gotta give it to the Super Angel. I do believe it could be less expensive :). I cannot attest to its longevity, of course. If it lasts a lifetime (which it better), then I’ll say it’s worth every penny 😉

One thing I would change would be the making the chute bigger. It’s very small; but it’s no smaller than the Green Star, and, in fact, it may even be bigger. I think most people feel chutes are too small, though, anyway, right? 🙂

I love that the juice is so clear with no pulp at all. It has nothing to adjust for various tasks, no attachments to deal with (or lose!) and it looks great, to boot. SUPER fast and efficient as all get out. It’s a single functioning machine: whatever the task, it’s the same procedure — convenient, yesss!
So, yea…very pleased, indeed 😀

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I’ll be reviewing more products too!

Pox_

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10 Comments

  1. June said,

    December 27, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    I LOVE your new juicer! I would have gotten this one too instead of the Green Star had it been available at that time. So worth the money.

    • poxacuatl said,

      December 28, 2008 at 7:55 am

      June, Nice to see you here! Yes, I love it. So far so good. For the cost, I expect at least 20 years of solid use before I say it was worth it, lol. Only issue I’m having with it right now is I can’t find a good non-toxic cleaner for stainless steel appliances! I only found one that was non-toxic, but it specifically noted on the label not to use on home appliances! Ugh. So, I know there’s something, I just can’t recall. Probably something easy I can home prepare…If you know of anything let me know! It’s shiny happy look is starting to get kind of dull 🙂

  2. June said,

    January 2, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Hmmmm! I’ll keep my ears open for something for that. I suppose you checked with the Angel people? Kuhn Rikon(pressure cooker) has a cleaner but not sure it is non toxic. I’ll check it out when I get back home.

  3. poxacuatl said,

    January 2, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Okay, thanks! Hey, I wonder how your comment got posted…I didn’t “approve” it Lol! No prob, though, ’cause it’s you 🙂

  4. Mr. Curious said,

    March 31, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    wow, thats some serious juicing machine – I was looking to get the omega, but this one is very cool although pricey 😦

    I would be interested in how much more juice you actually get with the angel vs the latest omega juicer…

    • poxacuatl said,

      March 31, 2009 at 4:06 pm

      My suggestion is to get the Green Star, Mr. C. It’s the more comparable of juicers to the above — in my opinion, of course. Omega is good, but not great.

  5. Anon said,

    May 30, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Sorry for asking such a beginners question, but I am really green!
    I am curious how you find drinking vegetable juices as opposed to eating raw or steamed vegetables. I read that it was a way of getting more veggies into one’s diet in a way that is easier to digest. From what I see in your pictures and your description of the dry fiberous remains, it looks like that would be true, but I am still curious to see what you think. Is it easier to digest than sprouts?

    • poxacuatl said,

      May 30, 2009 at 10:06 am

      The best way is drink green smoothies, which is blending the entire leaves of greens with fruit and/or liquid (you can add vegetables too, whole, raw or cooked).
      Green juice is good too; but I don’t think it should take the place of whole leaves, blended. The fiber is very valuable.
      I use them in addition to blending — so I add green juice to green smoothies. This way, I’m getting a LOT of green. I’m getting more than I would with either, alone. This is how I created “GJGS” which is “Green Juicie Green Smoothies.”
      This is the more powerful drink, in my opinion. I get whole leaves + juice — the best of both worlds.

      Not sure what is it you are asking is easier to digest than sprouts — do you mean is the leftover pulp easier to digest? Or are you asking if the juice is easier to digest?
      Juice is no substitute for the whole fruit or vegetable, and should be used supplementally, in my opinion.
      Sprouts are also super powerful and easy to digest. I also add them to my GJGS’s, occasionally; most often, whole, as it’s rather wasteful to throw out such valuable fiber. I also wouldn’t juice mache, either. It’s too expensive to juice.

  6. Anon said,

    May 30, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Thanks Strix for the super helpful and speed reply! 🙂


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