Chef’s Star Manual Single Auger Juicer Review

Looking to start juicing on a budget? Chef’s Star is awesome!

Chef's Star Manual Juicer

Chef’s Star Manual Auger Juicer

I come across many people who are looking to begin a juicing journey, whether for general health to reap the benefits of juicing whole vegetables, fruits and leafy greens, or to lose weight through juicing (as I have done).

Sadly, the price of many juicers stops people from beginning, and they never learn the amazing benefits that can be achieved by this way of eating.

Enter the Chef’s Star Manual Single Auger Juicer.  This little powerhouse can juice every vegetable and fruit, hard or soft, and will also juice wheatgrass (an awesome superfood that contains more nutrients per ounce than any other vegetable) and leafy greens like nobody’s business.

It is a manual juicer, so you can bring it with you on a trip, no need to find a place to plug it in, and it will give you all the juice that you need and clean up easily.

Manual juicing means work, doesn’t it?

Of course it does!  You get a nice arm workout at the same time, but it is really not a lot of effort.  The suction base will stick to a clean counter and NOT MOVE!  For people who travel and like to make sure that they can make fresh juice, this is a must have, and the best part, it is under $25.00!

I have told many people about this juicer, and even have one friend who bought 10 so that her friends and family would have NO excuse to not try juicing as part of their healthy lifestyle.

If you have ever considered juicing, but the price of a new juicer has stopped you, I would strongly recommend the Chef’s Star Manual Juicer.   The links on this page are my affiliate links, and purchasing through them will cost the same, but allow me to keep my website running!  Thanks for supporting La Vie Inspirée.

When you get it, I’d LOVE to hear how you like it in the comments below!  I know that for me, it has been a lifesaver on weekend trips, even on our across country trip last summer it really came in handy when I needed juice.

Happy Juicing!

 

 

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102 thoughts on “Chef’s Star Manual Single Auger Juicer Review

  • June 25, 2015 at 7:20 pm
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    Hi Sarah,

    I was just researching on juicing stuff this week and came across your article. Indeed, a lot of juicing gadgets are pretty pricey (and bulky too). Just wondering, how big/heavy is Chefs Star Auger Juicer? Do you have a product video to show how it works?

    I have never used a manual juicer before so it would be great to know this information before hand. Thank you!

    :)

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    • July 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm
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      Cathy,
      There is a great video on the Amazon link! It’s super light, less than 2 pounds. Sarah

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  • June 25, 2015 at 7:23 pm
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    Hi Sarah,

    I was just researching on juicing stuff this week and came across your article. Indeed, a lot of juicing gadgets are pretty pricey (and bulky too). Just wondering, how big/heavy is Chefs Star Auger Juicer? Do you have a product video to show how it works?

    I have never used a manual juicer before so it would be great to know this information before hand. Thank you!

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    • June 25, 2015 at 7:29 pm
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      Hey Cathy, There is an awesome video on the Amazon page actually, I will be making one of my own shortly but I will tell you, this juicer does an awesome job on greens! Side note: I have just lost 18 pounds doing juice only for the past 29 days! I feel amazing and Juicing is definitely my way of life. Although, it will be nice to get back into a plant based diet in a couple of weeks!. Thanks for the feedback. Sarah

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  • June 25, 2015 at 7:27 pm
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    This looks like a really nice juicer. When I used to juice years ago, I bought one that was difficult to use and made a total mess. I see times have changed and they are making some nice juicers now. I really like that it is powerful enough for the harder veggies and fruits. I will consider this one when I am looking for my next juicer.

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    • June 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm
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      Thanks Jean, appreciate your comment. I do have a power juicer for my everyday, but this one for trips is awesome!

      Have a great day.

      Sarah

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  • June 25, 2015 at 7:45 pm
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    OK my question is, (well heaps of questions haha)
    Hows the cleaning? for this product, most my friends gave up on juicing because it took too long to clean.

    I did the same, until I started using a vitamix, because I want all the pulp and all the nutrition. and plus easy to clean!

    How much juice are you getting out of it? let’s say carrots? is it 70% yield or is it a 20% yield of juice?

    As a chef I used to work at 4 seasons hotel, which brings me to this…

    We had a juicer that costed 1k+ the paint would chip off and this was over a course of 2 weeks mine you that the hotel does run 24/7, another issue I would like to address the thing used to overheat.

    Does this juicer overheat? What’s the watts on this product?

    Does the paint chip off easy?

    Lastly
    How long have you had this juicer? Which will help me understand what the durability like?

    Base on this will help me determine if this is a lifetime product or a throw away after a couple years?

    Thank you for reading, look forward to your answers!

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    • June 25, 2015 at 7:59 pm
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      Nicolas,

      Wow! Thank you for all the questions. I’ll do my best to answer each one.

      – Cleaning is fast. There are only a few parts to this juicer, and it is a manual style so great for bringing on the road. You can clean it in a bathroom sink! (I have done this a few times)

      – For a strictly juicing regimen (in order to “outsource” the chewing AND Digestion) the nutrition that you get from juice goes straight to where it is needed. For the long term, juicing is helpful added to a healthy diet, and for sure, using a high quality blender is great to blend and get the fibre as well. I find the yield is excellent, and I know this because the pulp is extremely dry when it comes out. Better than a centrifugal juicer that leaves wet pulp. If I had to guess about efficiency, I would say between 80-90%!

      – No overheating. This is a MANUAL juicer! Take it with you on the road!

      – I have been using this juicer for just over a year now, for when I need something portable, and also for juicing wheat grass – which it does an amazing job on. It is showing no signs of slowing down!

      Thank you for the thought provoking questions! I hope you consider a Chef’s Star juicer – they are awesome.

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  • June 25, 2015 at 7:49 pm
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    Wow, I am starting to have health issues and just today was thinking of maybe drinking juice instead of sodas.
    I know it would be a lot healthier for me.
    How long when you start doing such a big lifestyle change do you think it would take to see the benefits of it?
    Thanks,
    Lisa

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    • June 25, 2015 at 7:52 pm
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      Hi Lisa,

      Funny you ask! I am currently on day 29 of an incredible Juice only regimen and have never felt better. You definitely go through a challenging phase at the beginning, but once your body has finished detoxing, you will find that you have an abundance of energy like never before. Keeping your juices 80/20 vegetables to fruit, and having a strong support network makes all the difference. I belong to some great Facebook Juicing groups. Search for “Reboot with Joe – Juicing and Changing your Life” and you will find me there! Juice on and feel free to message me anytime to chat about juicing. It can alleviate so many health issues and is a great way to get yourself started on a path to health!

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  • June 25, 2015 at 8:58 pm
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    I need a new juicer. The one I’m using is as old as the hills. I did get a new one but found it didn’t work as good as the old one… so I’m still using it.

    Haven’t ever considered a manual one though. Do you know which are the best brands as far as the electrical ones are concerned?

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    • June 26, 2015 at 9:30 am
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      Marilyn,

      I am partial to my Kuvings B6000S, which I have used for a year and a half now. It is a masticating single auger juicer, and gives you way more juice than a centrifugal style juicer. I will be doing a review on it later this summer. Let me know how your juicing journey is going. I’ve just finished 30 days solid and feel wonderful! Sarah

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  • June 25, 2015 at 9:11 pm
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    This is quite the neat little machine, I have never seen this Chef’s Star Manual Single Auger before. At present I use one of the Vita mix machines I bought over 12 years ago and it’s fantastic. The thing is it’s only great while your around your home.

    Yours would be a perfect travel juicer for anytime I’m away from home on trips.

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    • June 26, 2015 at 9:27 am
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      Travis,

      That’s exactly what I use it for. And for juicing (as opposed to blending) it really holds up against the larger power juicers like the Kuvings B6000S (which I have for my day to day juicing). For blending, the Vitamix is certainly an awesome machine. Juice on!

      Sarah

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  • June 25, 2015 at 9:26 pm
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    Sarah and Keith – I thought your post about juicing was well elaborated and helpful. And I agree with you that-
    ” Sadly, the price of many juicers stops people from beginning, and they never learn the amazing benefits that can be achieved by this way of eating.”
    Your down to earth writing style eases the reader d provides comfort, and that is a good thing.
    Question: when did YOU TWO start juicing?

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    • June 26, 2015 at 9:25 am
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      Thanks for your comments! I (Sarah) started juicing seriously for health back in August of 2013. I got a centrifugal juicer and that served me well through a full 30 day juicing regimen. Last year, someone told me about the Chef’s Star Manual Juicer and it seemed like a great idea for travelling, so I got one! My husband juices with me from time to time, and loves them as well. He is also blessed with a metabolism that allows him to eat anything and not gain an ounce! He eats very healthy as well. Sarah

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  • June 26, 2015 at 10:36 am
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    Hi Sarah, that looks like a very cool juicer! I already have one, but it only works on electricity, which is a problem when I go out camping. This one solves that problem, awesome! A question though. Is this blender also available in different colors? I’m not really digging the green, haha 😉 Greetings, Jurgen

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    • June 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm
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      Jurgen,

      I’m afraid green it is. I guess they are going for the whole “healthy is green, green is healthy” idea, but you’re right, it would rock in a hot pink or a nice navy, don’t you think? Thanks for the feedback.

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  • June 26, 2015 at 1:12 pm
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    Hi Sarah,

    Firstly this is a really we’ll written review, and its given a really clear description of the Chefs Star Juicer and how it works.
    Secondly- the juicer looks really good! The juice attachment to the all in one juicer and smoothie maker is really disappointing as it makes a lot of noise but barely produces more than 1/8 of a glass of juice. So manually working a juicer actually sound like a better option even if it does include a mini arm workout!

    Clare x

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    • June 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm
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      Clare,

      That is the beauty of this beast! It really makes loads of juice, and if you can get past the arm workout (which can be serious when you are working with carrots!), it’s a great little travel juicer. Enjoy!

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  • June 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm
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    I have a juicer and it’s great and all but it’s big and klunky and a real pain to clean. So I don’t use it much. I’ve found that the nice expensive kitchen products don’t get much use because they are too fancy, which means complicated. This little manual one looks like just the thing I might actually use. I’ll put it on my wish list.

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    • June 28, 2015 at 6:58 pm
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      Enjoy! Thanks for your comment.

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  • June 27, 2015 at 6:59 am
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    I am just considering a juicing regiment, so naturally I am doing a little online research before spending any money on one. The price ranges seem to go anywhere from $20 to over $100…. a big difference.
    I am also looking for some recipes…what veggies and fruits will combine together making an enjoyable drink? Any suggestions you may have would be appreciated.

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    • June 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm
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      Thanks for your comments, Brenda.

      Depending on why you are looking to juice, for overall health, for weightloss, or to help alleviate a certain condition, there are some great recipes available online. My personal favourite is a V8 drink I make with tomato, cilantro, cucumber, garlic, jalapeno and greenpepper! I love rebootwithjoe.com for some great ones. Juice on!

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  • June 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm
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    Hi. it’s great to hear about a more reasonably priced juicer. Too often they’re just so expensive, this one is much better value and from what you say it really works too. I would be grateful to know more about cleaning it on your review as this is very important and perhaps you could add a video about how it all works?

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    • June 28, 2015 at 7:08 pm
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      Hey,

      Thanks for your comment. There is an awesome video on the Amazon link, I really couldn’t improve on it! It’s easy to clean as shown in the video, comes apart easily, and is dishwasher safe. I just rinse out in the sink in about a minute!

      Sarah

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  • June 28, 2015 at 5:38 am
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    Hello Sarah,
    Right on! I did not know they made things like this any more, a manual juicer. I am going to have to get one of these.
    I have a table we take camping it has smooth metal top do you think it would stick to it and let us have fresh juice out in the wild?
    Look forward to you answer,
    San

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    • June 28, 2015 at 7:03 pm
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      I took this on a road trip last summer and always managed to find a smooth top that it would stick to. If the metal top is smooth you shouldn’t have a problem. Enjoy! Sarah

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  • June 28, 2015 at 8:42 am
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    I love the idea of this Chef’s star manual auger juice. Yeah I know it take some umph cranking, but if you are a dedicated juicer I imagine this would be a must to take with you. I am curious, do you know how long it actually takes to crank out two servings of juice?

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    • June 28, 2015 at 7:04 pm
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      Debra,

      I won’t lie, it takes more time than a power juicer, but depending on the veggies used, between 10-15 minutes for two glasses. If you are using harder veggies like carrots and beets, a little longer, but cucumbers and greens will juice much faster.

      Enjoy!

      Sarah

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  • June 29, 2015 at 7:21 am
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    I love fresh juices and have often thought about getting a juicer. A friend of mine let me have her old Vitamix some time ago, but it was a little bit of a bother and took up too much room on the counter – hassle to clean too.

    This Chefs Star juicer looks pretty good.
    Definitely in my price range; those big machines are expensive!
    We’ll have to see how I like the “workout” though – not sure.

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    • June 30, 2015 at 6:28 pm
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      Let me know how you like it, Joanne! Juice ON.

      Sarah

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  • June 29, 2015 at 8:38 am
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    First off, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! JUST $19.99?! No way! I’m actually in the market for a new juicer right now, but I haven’t really wanted to fork out that much cash after my ex-husband broke my old juicer. It was a whole fruit juicer that had the trap for the pulp in the back, and a spout for juice in the front. It was a great item aside from when it decided to overheat at random, and the blades would stop spinning. It literally would not function until it cooled down, and it wasn’t even from tough stuff. I was juicing grapes! Lol. I suppose my biggest question would be, does it separate the fruit from the juice into a separate container? Also, how large of a chute does it have? Could I just throw a whole apple in there, or would I need to chop it up into itty bitty pieces? Thanks for any replies!

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    • June 30, 2015 at 6:27 pm
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      Thanks for your comments!

      It works equally well on carrots and wheatgrass and apples! As for size, you need to cut things into 2 inch size pieces, but cutting an apple into quarters is sufficient. I wouldn’t call them “itty bitty”. It absolutely takes the pulp and separates it from the juice, and the pulp is nice and dry, so you know it has extracted all of the juice possible. It’s an amazing juicer, and great for travelling or home!

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  • July 1, 2015 at 4:24 am
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    Hi Sarah, interesting read about this juicer. Why is it that you need to juice the vegetables and fruit so that you can lose weight or it does not matter? I would also suggest you making a comparison with one or two similar juicers so that customers can see the difference. Cheers, Jerry

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    • July 1, 2015 at 3:36 pm
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      Jerry,

      Thank you so much for your comments. Juicing is a great way to ensure that your body receives the nutrients that it needs, in a tasty form that makes it easy to get them all! Whether for health, for brighter and clearer skin, for renewed energy, or for weight loss, adding juice to your regime is a great way to get in better health!

      I am working on various comparison videos, thanks for the suggestion!

      Sarah

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  • July 2, 2015 at 1:38 pm
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    Hi Sarah, I am a juice addict. Lol. I have a juicer before and it is an old machine. I don’t use it for dieting. I use it to juice cancer preventing fruits and vegetables because we have a family history for cancer. And we hope not one family member will suffer again. Eating and drinking healthy foods is very important. I think I need this and the price is good enough. I am thinking of getting one. Where can I buy and see more details about the product?

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    • July 2, 2015 at 9:57 pm
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      Chris, Thanks for your notes. There is no question that juicing for health is the way to go! All the info is on the Amazon link in my post! Let me know how you like it.

      Sarah

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  • July 4, 2015 at 3:31 am
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    Does this juicer produce waste in the form of pulp? I’m still trying to wrap my head around how it actually works. Does it have blades?

    I’ve never actually seen or heard of a manual juicer before but this seems great for traveling, and I’m really impressed at the price!

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    • July 5, 2015 at 3:11 pm
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      Jolie,

      It produces wonderful dry pulp. It has a single auger and it is designed in such a way that there are almost little “teeth” that grab on to the food and as you turn, it is pushed down the tube and the juice goes into the cup, and the pulp goes into another small bin. It’s really quite a marvel, for something so inexpensive!

      I used it today and made a lovely celery, apple, cucumber, rhubarb and carrot juice for lunch. It’s so worth trying, and cleanup is super simple.

      Enjoy! Sarah

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  • July 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm
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    Sounds like a handy piece of equipment :) I wanted to buy a juicer a while back because my parents have a farm and every year they bring me bags and bags of oranges. Would love to make my own orange juice. I was wondering, do you have any idea if I can freeze fresh orange juice?
    My other question was I am hearing all about making smoothies. Would I be able to make smoothies with this gadget?

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    • July 6, 2015 at 10:09 am
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      Lynne,

      It IS a handy piece of equipment, especially if you are looking to try juicing and don’t want to invest in an expensive new appliance! This particular model is best suited to juicing various fruits and vegetables, however for citrus only, there are other juicers better suited to that job that are for only citrus.

      As for smoothies, they are blended, and you would want to look at a blender for something like that.

      Sarah

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  • July 5, 2015 at 3:30 pm
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    Nice juicer. I guess I will recommend this to my friends who will like to loose weight and those who have been looking for a juicer to buy but at a much more lower price
    Thanks for sharing this info.
    But do they ship to Africa?
    Just making sure .because you didn’t mention that

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    • July 6, 2015 at 10:02 am
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      Fidel,

      Thank you for your comment. You would have to check with Amazon as to whether they ship to Africa.

      Sarah

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  • July 5, 2015 at 3:31 pm
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    Hi Sarah,
    I am a triathlete, always looking to stay lean and keep a competitive edge….juicing has been on my ‘to check out’ list for some time. As you mentioned, convenience is an issue, but your device seems to keep everything simple. I will research more; do you have any recipes/info in terms of athletic training, performance, and juicing?
    Enjoying reading your site, simple and easy to follow!

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    • July 6, 2015 at 10:05 am
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      Bruce,

      Thanks for your comments. Juicing can be a great way to keep your nutrient intake high, while maintaining a lean body mass. It is highly recommended to include a vegetable protein powder (such as Pea Protein) mixed into juices if you are doing high level workouts at the same time.

      Sarah

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  • July 14, 2015 at 3:47 pm
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    So I’ve never done juicing, but what advantage does the manual juicer have over an automatic one? What are the things you and your friends like about this juicer the best or worst? Is it difficult to clean, put together or take apart? I can’t stand a blender or mixer that has a ton of parts that are hard to wash.

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    • July 24, 2015 at 10:39 am
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      Sarah,

      Hi again. This juicer has about 6 parts, but they come apart easily, and clean in less than a minute! Granted, it is more physical work, but cleanup beats most power juicers!

      Enjoy.

      Sarah

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  • July 16, 2015 at 6:29 pm
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    we started on the juice craze about a year ago and bought a manual juicer, as well as a larger, more powerful juicer. The reason we had both was because the more powerful juicer didn’t handle small leafy greens very well. how does this compare with some of the other manual juicers on the market?

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    • July 24, 2015 at 10:35 am
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      Frank,

      Without a doubt this juicer excels at dealing with leafy greens, including wheat grass, which is notoriously challenging, even with a good power masticating juicer!

      Enjoy and let me know if you choose to grab one.

      Sarah

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  • July 20, 2015 at 9:58 am
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    Hi there
    i like your site , very illustrative and well organized , very nice product
    also the passion part is very impressing full of positive energy which is badly needed these days
    maybe from your experience , can you advice some good books or courses which discuss how to turn passion into a way of life and way of earning profit from your passion ?

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    • July 24, 2015 at 10:36 am
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      Karim,

      Wow, thanks for your kind words. As for books or courses that I recommend, I am more a fan of experiences and spending time with people who are like-minded and share my passions, or have their own that they share that allow me to expand my horizons. You can always spend ages in the bookstore looking through the motivational and inspiration sections!

      What inspires your passion? As for profiting from your passion, I believe that if you are enthusiastic about what you do, and allow yourself to live a life of abundance (not necessarily through material things – but in your heart) that people will want what you’re having, and will flock to you. This way, you can inspire, and share with others what you are doing to be successful. For me, it’s really about the definition of success. My husband and I work very hard in our business (we own it) and are able to take a month off this summer to see the mountains of Western Canada. We are living our abundant life of passion!

      Sarah

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  • July 20, 2015 at 12:10 pm
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    When you say you get an arm workout because it’s manual, does that depend on the types of foods you put in it? I image some things would be more difficult than others, causing us little women to make our husbands put in the muscle for it. Have you found anything that’s really too much for this juicer?

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    • July 24, 2015 at 10:29 am
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      Sarah,

      So far I’ve juiced hard veggies and lots of leafy veggies too, surprisingly, the toughest to crank was lots of greens! If you wiggle your hand back and forth a bit it makes it easier. It’s such a great machine, it’s not really an issue.

      Juice on!

      (the other) Sarah

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  • July 21, 2015 at 4:03 am
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    Wow, this one is just 30% of the price of the one I bought years ago. I am into losing weight. Buying fruit juices from the supermarket is not my style as those contain a lot of sugar.

    With no electricity cost, I can save more money with this. I can also bring this one anywhere. Where can I find more specs of this product?

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    • July 24, 2015 at 10:30 am
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      Chris,

      Thanks for your comments. Specs available on the Amazon link!

      Sarah

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  • July 23, 2015 at 11:35 pm
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    I’ve considered investing in something such as this product for juicing the variety of plants and vegetables we have in the garden. The only pesky part about it seems to be the price tag for a lot of these machines. This one, however, seems friendly to the wallet, amount of room in the kitchen, and well spoken in this review. I’d love to hopefully help keep your site running, so I’ll stay tuned!

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    • July 24, 2015 at 10:26 am
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      Thanks, Dro! Enjoy and Juice on!

      Sarah

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  • July 25, 2015 at 5:15 am
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    Great product.
    I have been into juicing for the past one year and I really love it. I have been using one of my old juicers which are not very functional.
    But the one you offer is amazing and it could juice wheatgrass – that is awesome.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    • August 30, 2015 at 9:05 pm
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      Thanks, Ilina. It does an awesome job on wheatgrass and any greens! Sarah

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  • July 29, 2015 at 8:04 am
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    Hi Sarah, I really love juice, but I really hate to clean juicier. I notice that this one is pretty lite weight and looks more approachable than the others I saw or use. Maybe it is time for a new one. Thank you for information and I am looking forward to your following posts.

    Best regards

    Igor

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    • August 30, 2015 at 9:05 pm
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      Igor, thanks for the comments. I clean this one in about 1.5 minutes, tops. It’s super easy to clean.

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  • July 30, 2015 at 5:42 pm
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    Hi Sarah, I just clicked on your link after reading about the juicer and I balked at the price!! It is no longer $19.99. But It seems to take out only the juice in the fruits and veggies. What of the pulp? I feel that the pulp is an essential part of nutrition too especially when you want to loose weight. Can this juicer really provide all the nutrients when you’re not eating or taking anything else?

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    • August 30, 2015 at 9:01 pm
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      Bisco, I have noticed that the price fluctuates as well. Some days its less then $19! As for the fibre, I cook with it in soups, muffins, and breads. When you are juicing, you are sending the nutrients right into your bloodstream, without making your digestive system do the work. It’s an incredibly healthy way to get more nutrients. Fibre is important as well, but if you read up here http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/the-facts-on-fiber-juice/ this might help you to understand.

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  • July 30, 2015 at 6:14 pm
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    Hello Sarah!
    This was a great review. I daily make a smoothie or two but I was recently thinking about start juicing. I started researching different juicers but they all have two things in common: they are very expensive and very big!
    This product is very appealing to me and I would love to know more about it. I will try to find videos on how to use it. I never used a manual juicer before. That should be interesting.
    Thank you for this post! I love your website by the way!

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    • August 30, 2015 at 9:05 pm
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      Thanks Katerina! There is a great video on the Amazon page that I linked to as well! Enjoy your juice. Sarah

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  • August 1, 2015 at 2:45 pm
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    Hi Sarah,
    This was pretty interesting. I don’t juice because not only is the price of a juicer a concern, but fruits and vegetables are too! It’s expensive to eat healthy. But then again, if you don’t eat healthy, bad health and low energy is also expensive in the long run. So while I’m not interested in losing weight (except maybe in my stomach), I am interested in being more healthy and having more energy. So I’m wondering, how much juice do you drink and how much does a glass typically cost? Does a glass of juice from juicing fill you up like a meal does or do you still need to eat something with it?

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    • August 30, 2015 at 8:59 pm
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      Donna,

      I typically juice about 1 – 2 meals a day (depending on where I am at with regards to health and weight – I juice for both) and I don’t spend any more on groceries than if I was buying food and making it. Juice fills you up with the nutrients, and you learn to allow your body to feel full with the juice as opposed to full of empty carbs (that end up leaving you wanting more food anyway!). Depending on where you live, and the cost of produce, I would say the average veggie juice (cucumber, carrot, apple, spinach, lemon) costs between $2-3 per 10 oz serving, but that would vary. Sarah

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  • August 4, 2015 at 4:43 am
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    My wife is a big juicing fan who will juice anything this would be right up her alley. This product is ideal and I believe it is not well known, which is an eye opener for many people who come to your site. I for one will be informing my wife to visit your site as this is very insightful to say the least!

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    • August 30, 2015 at 8:58 pm
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      Thats great to hear. Hope she considers it, its a great machine! Sarah

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  • August 15, 2015 at 7:19 pm
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    Wow how perfect! You are 100% right I have wanted to get into juicing but was scared off by prices and reviews. I’m not going to spend $300 For something I’m not sure i’m going to be using often (Like I think I will lol) and second for something I’m not even sure if it will work efficiently. This product is a great way to test the waters so to say. I’m ordering one right away! Thanks for the link!

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    • August 30, 2015 at 8:56 pm
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      Excellent! Enjoy.

      Sarah

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  • August 24, 2015 at 11:16 pm
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    I have just recently come into the know about the benefits of juicing, and am pretty glad I cam across your page. I like the juicer you review here, and it is nice to know that there are options out there for those of us who can’t afford those huge expensive machines.

    What kind would you suggest for someone who has very VERY limited counter space?

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    • August 30, 2015 at 8:58 pm
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      Sean, Pretty much any new kitchen utensil will take up space, but I have found that this particular one doesn’t usually have to live on the counter. I just came back from a month vacation and kept it with me, in a carry bag. You can throw all the parts of this one into a bag and hang them on the back of a door of cupboard. Try that with a big electric one! Juice on!

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  • September 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm
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    Thanks for this post. Do you have personal experience using this juicer? If so, what types of fruits and vegetables have you tried? I would guess that some are easier to juice than others. Have you had issues with any types of fruits or vegetables? You mentioned that it is an arm workout, but could you provide more detail on how difficult it is to use the juicer?

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    • January 7, 2016 at 8:29 pm
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      Anna,

      I juice fruits and veggies, lots of leafy greens. It is work to make, but great for travelling!

      Juice ON!

      Sarah

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  • September 20, 2015 at 7:39 pm
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    A juicer for under $25.00? Awesome! I have been wanting to try juicing, but it seems like everything is so expensive. I don’t mind that I will have to crank it. It’s really not a big deal. I like it that it is small and easy to store as well. I don’t have a lot of counter space so this is perfect. Thanks!

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    • January 7, 2016 at 8:28 pm
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      Liz,

      Please let me know if you try it!

      Sarah

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  • September 27, 2015 at 10:21 am
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    $25!!!! Boy, what an inspiration! I will get is for my wife. This Chef Star Juicer looks great and for that amount of money? Yess!!

    She loves juices but she is struggling with our blender – not very ideal.

    Are there other juicers you would recommend to buy or is this your ultimte advice?

    Thanks for the idea, very helpful!

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    • January 7, 2016 at 8:28 pm
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      Adam,

      This juicer is great for someone who already has a juicer, and is looking for a manual one for travelling. I personally have and use the Kuvings shown here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I3Y2KMQ?ie=UTF… and wouldn’t use anything else!

      Juice ON!

      Sarah

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  • September 28, 2015 at 11:42 am
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    Hi Sarah,
    I had no idea that they made manual juicers like this – I had pictured them to be something along the lines of a lemon squeezer. I have previously tried juicing with one of these lemon squeezers but it took so much effort, so much time and so many lemons to make anything worthwhile.
    By the way can you recommend any juicing books to get me started properly?
    Cheers,
    Dylan

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    • January 7, 2016 at 8:26 pm
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      Dylan,

      There is an awesome book called the Juicing Bible, which us juicers swear by. You can find it on Amazon!

      Juice ON!

      Sarah

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  • November 12, 2015 at 11:55 am
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    Thank you so much Sarah! This is exactly what I have been looking for! I have been wanting to start juicing for such a long time but have been procrastinating about it due to cost etc. Just one question – I’ve heard that the ingredients for the juices are quite expensive and because you have to buy in bulk they go off very quickly.. what is your take on this and do you have any recommendations on how to get around this (without having to shop everyday!)

    Thanks again for the great article – will definitely be looking into buying this handy cute little juicer :-)

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    • January 7, 2016 at 8:26 pm
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      Holly,

      I don’t buy in bulk, I shop about twice a week tops. If you keep vegetables properly stored, they should last for a week! I store kale upright in water after having chopped a bit off the bottom.

      Juice ON!

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  • November 20, 2015 at 11:42 am
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    The juicer looks great. I’ve often considered buying one since fresh squeezed orange juice, grapfruit juce, etc. is SO much better than the packaged varieties. That goes for vegetable juice, too. I think I’ll get a Chef’s Star for my kitchen. As for the site, I think a little more color on the front page would add to the good content. Great site, though. Loved the Daily Inspiration page.
    Jack

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    • January 7, 2016 at 8:25 pm
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      Jack,

      Thank you for taking the time to look through the site. I will make note of the comments and get some more colour going on!

      Sarah

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  • December 21, 2015 at 3:05 pm
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    I broke my last juicer almost three years ago now and still haven’t replaced it for three major reasons.
    1) It was extremely hard to clean with a lot of little parts.
    2) It hardly produced any juice compared to the amount of fruits and veggies I put in.
    3) That sucker was expensive and I frankly haven’t had the money to replace it.
    This looks like it could solve all of those problems for me. Thanks for the post!

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    • January 7, 2016 at 8:24 pm
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      Amanda,

      I have to say that you are right on all three counts! (Of course, this time of year, Craigslist is a great place to get a regular plug in juicer for a steal!)

      Juice on!

      Sarah

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  • December 25, 2015 at 6:21 am
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    I like the review of the juicer, it’s plain and easy to read – the text is also very nice, sharp and semi-bold. Juicing indeed is becoming a very popular form of food consumption nowadays, especially among the young crowd. We should expect more “juice bars” to be a common type of eatery in the future, not too far from now, give it a good 5 years

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    • January 7, 2016 at 8:23 pm
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      Absolutely! Once people start realizing that putting all those awesome micronutrients into your body will help it heal itself from the inside out, this will be no longer a “fad”, but part of everyones life!

      Thanks!

      Sarah

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  • December 25, 2015 at 12:06 pm
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    Hi, I’m surprised that this manual juicer can even juice leafy greens, that’s powerful stuff! Also, what makes it stand out is the design, it will look good in a modern kitchen, looks like a cute, quirky gadget. How easy is it to clean it? That’s always the worst part for me, I hate cleaning juicers.

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    • January 7, 2016 at 8:22 pm
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      Kams,

      This thing cleans in less than a minute! Big chunky solid plastic parts. I love it!

      Sarah

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  • December 26, 2015 at 10:15 pm
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    What a great review about this juicer. I do agree with you that the price of many juicers usually doesn’t encourage people from buying them. They do bring many benefits and we all should invest in them, specially of the health benefits they provide.
    The Chef’s Star Manual Juicer seems worth to try. Thank you for reviewing it.

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    • January 7, 2016 at 8:21 pm
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      Thanks for swinging by! Juice on,

      Sarah

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  • January 3, 2016 at 2:01 pm
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    Greetings Sarah. I have two questions.

    What do you mean by, ‘suction base will stick to a clean counter and NOT MOVE!’?
    I am kinda lost.

    So, it disregards electricity? As in, no plug is needed.

    Further, I just want to add that in my opinion, it seems it takes space to the extent that large space area is needed.

    Thanks for providing the link by the way.

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    • January 7, 2016 at 8:21 pm
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      Tar,

      Thank you for your interesting comment. This is a manual juicer, there is no plug! And it is very compact, I take it on vacation with me. Hope this answers your questions!

      Juice on!

      Sarah

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  • January 10, 2016 at 7:16 pm
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    Hello, thanks for introducing this juicer. Yes, it is really cheap. I hope that it going last as long as possible.
    Of course traveling with car it would be good to have this device instead of buying juice concentrate with preservatives from store.
    Especially when is a season for peaches or oranges, it would be great to try this little miracle.
    Thanks for letting know about this device, single Auger Juicer.
    All the best, happy juicing, Nemira.

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    • January 10, 2016 at 7:19 pm
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      Hey Nemira,

      Thanks for your comment! Let me know if you try it! :) Sarah

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  • April 9, 2016 at 8:53 am
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    Using a manual juicer makes complete sense if you’re looking for a workout and to save some money. This looks like an awesome device and frankly, I didn’t even know they existed. I’ve been considering buying a juicer recently but don’t have the money for an Omega like I really want. Perhaps I’ll use this in the meantime. Thanks so much for the recommendation!!

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    • May 15, 2016 at 10:14 pm
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      Enjoy and Juice on!

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  • July 18, 2016 at 3:13 am
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    I have tried many juicers in the past, most being bulky, while requiring maintenance. Not to mention the outrageous price.

    For a serious juicer who breaks their juicer every 4-5 months, how long would this one last? I am trying to find one which won’t break down, at least last a year.

    Thanks for the info and resource.

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    • May 11, 2017 at 12:48 pm
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      Awesome! I have had mine for 2 years now, use regularly, and haven’t had a problem!

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