Vegan Kitchen Tools
Putting the SQUEEZE On Health With A Serious Juicer:
Tribest Green Star 2000
Whenever we’re in the city, we like to get a shot of wheat grass at a juice bar, you know the name, and it costs $2.50 for a 2 ounce shot. That’s $5 for two of us. If we go twice a week, $10 x 4 weeks, $40 a month. Now that I can grow my own wheat grass in my EasyGreen Sprouter, I wanted a juicing machine that would juice the tender wheat blades. But juicing wheat grass is not something that my inexpensive centrifugal juice extractor would perform. So I decided to hunt for the BEST juicer that would give me vegetable juices and wheat grass shots like the professional juice bars.
The Tribest Green Star 2000 Twin Gear Juice Extractor
My investigation narrowed down to a twin gear juicer: The Tribest Green Star 2000 Twin Gear Juice Extractor. Right out of the box, the Green Star 2000 felt sturdy and will balanced as I set it on my kitchen counter. Since it was already assembled, I was able to disassemble it and reassemble so that I was sure about how each part fit together for correct usage. The power cord coils into a convenient storage area at the back base of the machine with a snap door. This means the cord is never lost or crimped while storing the machine between uses.
Why I Chose the Green Star Twin Gear Juice Extractor
Minimal Loss of Nutrition
Blenders and juicers with fast rotating blades can destroy a substantial amount of nutrients in fruits and vegetables due to the heat generated during the operation of the machines. The Green Star 2000 extracts juice using its unique triturating twin gear feature which is an impeller press method. Its powerful 110 RPM rotation speed of the twin gears presses and crushes fruits and vegetables instead of shredding and cutting them into pieces. Virtually no heat is generated during the juicing, thus reducing oxidation of the juices.
Numerous experimental studies have proved that when vegetables are slowly ground and compressed, toxic metals with high specific gravities (e.g. mercury, lead) naturally bind with cellulose (pulp) and stay out of the juice. Thus, slow powerful juicing delivers the healthiest juice... the best reason to purchase a Green Star 2000 Juice Extractor.
A Snap to Clean
The Green Star disassembles quickly and a simple rinse cleans all the pieces. A special brush is included to use on the filter screens for those hard to reach areas along the edges. I can clean and put the machine back together in less than 5 minutes.
Tribest Green Star 2000 Twin Gears
Exclusive Bioceramic & Magnetic Twin Gear Technology
The Green Star twin gears contain a bioceramic and magnetic technology that allows the gears to extract juice at a higher nutritional content. The bioceramic material inside the Twin Gears utilizes the kinetic energy of the turning gears to emit far-infrared. This is a wavelength at which water and all organic material naturally oscillates. This has a stabilizing effect on the juice by delaying oxidation. This translates into a juice that can be stored longer without oxidation... better taste after refrigeration.
“Far Infrared is the natural resonant frequency range of water and allergenic substances including man. We call it the life force frequency. Infrared wave length ranges from .7 to 1000 microns, just beyond visible light. Far Infrared is a part of this wave length family we use in Infrared photography, mapping the earth's surface, and guiding missiles to their target. Our skin radiates 9.36 microns Far Infrared wave which is very close to the resonant frequency of a water molecule - and rightly so since our bodies are about 70 % water. Far Infrared waves are the safest and most beneficial energy source available.
Green Star places a specially formulated bioceramic material around the in-line magnets at the core of each twin-gear. The BIoceramic compound uses the mechanical energy from the turning of the twin-gears to generate Far Infrared waves that penetrate the water within the juice. Since water naturally resonates at this frequency, the water molecules not only receive the Far Infrared energy, but also radiate it, thus further stabilizing the fragile structure of the juice.
At the core of each rotating gear is a series of in-line magnets that produce a focused magnetic field of 2600 gauss through which the juice flows during the juicing process. As it flows through the focused field, large clusters of water molecules in the juice are broken up into smaller clusters of water molecules. The smaller clusters are able to latch onto more minerals such as calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium than the larger clusters -- meaning you get more nutrition from each drop of juice in a suspended colloidal form that the body can use for a longer length of time.” (courtesy of GreenStar.com)
Built-in Safety Feature
Although the Green Star’s Twin Gears are mostly stainless steel, there is an important nylon element built into each one for safety. The nylon serves as a crucial element to buffer the ears to ensure that the two metal gears do no come into contact with each other. This 4/1000 of an inch separation created by the nylon prevents any stainless steel shavings from inadvertently entering the juice or pulp.
The nylon portion of the Twin Gears also protects the motor. While juicing, a great deal of pressure is created in the juicing chamber. This pressure is released as the pulp is ejected from the unit. If the gears were all stainless steel, excess strain could be placed on the motor during juicing. The nylon provides an override and will crack rather than damaging the motor. Although this would mean you’d have to replace the Twin Gears, the motor would be saved. Thus the life span of the Green Star would be longer since “burn-out” could not occur.
Pocket Recess & Cutting Points
The Twin Gears feature teeth designed with special pocket recesses to aid in processing hard vegetables like carrots. These sharp edges reduce the initial grinding phase of the juicing process and reduces the amount of strain exerted on the Green Star’s motor.
Special cutting points on each of the Twin Gears allows the Green Star to handle a wider variety of produce without jamming or clogging the machine.
Pressure Adjustment Mechanism for Pulp
Each Green Star has a pressure adjustment mechanism that adjusts the amount of pressure that is required for pulp extraction. This translates into an effective handling of a wider variety of produce without worry of jamming or clogging the machine during the juicing process. Hard vegetables like carrots require more pressure in order to squeeze the highest amount of juice from the pulp. But wheat grass and other softer vegetables require less pressure. The Green Star allows the user to adjust the amount of pressure without having to stop juicing. Simply dial in the tension for the desired pressure and keep juicing.
Open the Pulp Adjustment Knob for a very wet pulp and tighten it to get drier pulp... it will take very little experimentation to acquire the perfect setting for your type of juice.
Juices Wheat Grass
The Green Star 2000 juiced wheat grass blades with ease. Remember to chill or freeze your gears to cut down on foam. And lower the wheat grass blades into the chute with the blades all going in at the same time... not sideways and without a pusher being used. Don’ be in a hurry and cram a wad into the chute because it won’t work! Done right, the gears will grab the wheat grass blades and only the adjustment knob will need to be adjusted. End result: superior wheat grass juice right at home!
Low Operation Noise
The noise level was as quiet as our espresso maker. We could actually carry on a conversation while juicing.
The Green Star is compact and easy to store. It features a built-in handle and hidden cord storage on the bottom back portion of the machine. Completely assembled the Green Star measures: 6.5 inches wide, 12 inches high, and 18.5 inches deep. The juicer stores easily in most kitchen cabinets and is ready to use when you are.
The Tribest Green Star 2000 Juice Extractor comes with a 5 year warranty.
The Green Star 2000 ships with a DVD Featuring Raw Food Chef Juliano demonstrating the Green Star 3000 Juicer. It demonstrates how to assemble the Green Star Juicer, how to juice, create frozen desserts, nut butters and other tasty treats.
Tribest Green Star 2000 Features & Parts
6.5 [w] x 12 [h] x 18.5 [d] in
Built-in Carrying Handle
Built-in Cord Storage
Switch Button Operation: Toggle Switch: Forward/Reverse/Off
Pulp Adjusting Knob Control
110 RPM Turning Speed
190 Watt Motor/1/4 hp
Squeezing HP: 4 hp
Clearance between the 2 gears: 4/1000th of an inch
5 Year Warranty
Shipping Weight 30.5 lbs
Includes the following parts:
• Fine Screen
• Coarse Screen
• Homogenizing Blank
• Glass Pitcher
• Wooden Plunger
• Plastic Plunger
• Cleaning Brush
• Drip tray
• DVD Featuring Raw Food Chef Juliano
If you want the BEST wheat grass and vegetable juice, the Tribest Green Star 2000 Juice Extractor is the my choice. Power, low noise, and ease of use make this juice extractor a great investment for vegan gourmets.
If you purchase the Green Star 2000, be sure to watch the DVD, read the manual and don't be in a hurry. This is not a FAST FOOD processor. Take your time and the results will be worth every moment spent in juicing.
BUY A Tribest Green Start GS2000 Juicer.
UPDATE 2012: I now use and recommend the Hurom Slow Juicer.