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 ….
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!
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:
See what I mean?!
So there are a mere 3 items to deal with, basically — the two gears and the extractor screen.
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:
Then you slide the strainer/screen/chute attachment right over them:
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 😀
I’ll be reviewing more products too!