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    Juicers?

    No, sorry it's not a pedal thread, lol.

    Anybody here know anything about juicers? I've been looking at used ones in the classifieds and there are a couple of Champions that have a really sturdy commercial look to them. I looked them up online and they appear to be in a higher price bracket than a lot of consumer units. Any insights, or advice on what else I should be looking at?

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    No experience with these--but I find juice causes me to consume more sugar--even if no sugar is added--when you juice fruit you tend to get more of it and consumer more sugar--so while natural sugar is better overall than refined sugar--from a nutritional standpoint sugar is sugar--no matter what source.
    I tend to have too much sugar already so I am looking at ways to cut down--including natural sugars.
    I rarely drink juice for that reason.
    (When I do it tends to be in smaller quantities)

    Is there a juicing forum?

    Are there cork sniffers or brand snobs in the juicing world?
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    I never thought about looking for a forum that specializes in that stuff, but it's a thought. I've developed an interest in certain juice products from a health standpoint, so I've been doing overkill research, and at least from a standpoint of preparation and recipes, there's a huge amount of information. Just to address the sugar issue....One of my main focuses is watermelon, which is actually super-low in calories because it's 91% water, and a cup of diced watermelon is only 46 calories. The list of health benefits is too long to get into, but I'll leave it at saying most guys will like it.

    What I really want to avoid is under-buying when I acquire a juicer. I started reading some reviews on the first few machines I was interested in, and that's what's made me a bit wary. Some of the machines seem to have built in deficiencies from being under-powered.

    The Champions that I'm gravitating toward, aside from the fact that they appear to be built like a brick bulldozer, appear to be a vintage design that they've built for decades and have enormous parts and service resources available. The only discernible difference in the consumer and commercial models is that the pro line's designed to deal with the heat of running 24 hours a day non-stop.
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    Watermelon would be a great thing to use with it
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    I never had a juicer other than the and lemon squeezers that we have (and use often!).

    But boy, that GE juicer in the link looks like it was really built to last

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    My parents bought a Juiceman juicer back in the early 90's. It's nowhere near as industrial as the one you posted, but it survived 20 years of daily use. That's about the extent of my juice knowledge

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    NUJD! (New used juicer day). I've been window-shopping for quite a while and came to the conclusion that the Champion 835 was the premium unit. Lots of them around because they've been made, and survive, decades. I didn't buy the cheapest one in the classifieds, which looked as if it might have beaten into the ground, but found a lightly-used one with a nice sharp blade and all the pieces for 140.00. I bought watermelons on the way home. Today is juice day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    ... which looked as if it might have beaten into the ground...
    Or one could say "beaten to a....
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    pulp!!!!"



    I crack myself up!

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    This is so good. I watched some YouTube videos to get started and they suggested all kinds of additives like lemon and mint. It's actually pretty good on it's own. I may get around to trying a few other things over time, but I'm pretty happy with the watermelon juice. This is tasty enough to drink in the morning instead of coffee.

    I even found a recipe online that's designed to use the juice as mixer with vodka. This bears further investigation.....
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    Zontar was right......There is a juicing forum. Interesting reading, so I joined, but unfortunately there isn't a Hot Modders section devoted to hotrodding your juicer.
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