The Green Star GS-1000 Juice Extractor is a twin gear, heavy duty masticating juicer which has been designed to provide you with a juicer which will juice anything and everything you could dream of. Instead of having one auger, this juicer has two so that every last drop of juice is extracted from your produce. If you have made a lifestyle decision to improve your health and wellbeing, juicing with a Green Star is a step in the right direction.
The Green Star extracts juice from roots, fibrous stalks, leafy greens and other fruits and vegetables to provide a high juice yield, while avoiding heating the juice which will reduce its nutrient levels. It’s versatile too and can produce nut butters, baby food as well as ice creams and sorbets from frozen fruits. So if you are looking for a multifunctional option and would like to do more than juicing, you will have that option with Green Star.
The GS-1000 is the basic model in the Green Star Series and extra attachments are available from the Green Star website as is a range of recipes. The user manual is also publicly available at the following http:/greenstar.com/gs_manual.pdf, and it has a lot of detail about the juicer as well as cleaning and maintenance and of course, lots of recipes.
Features of the Green Star GS-1000
- The juicer has an automatic pulp ejection for continuous juicing and easier clean-up
- It easily juices most fruits, herbs and vegetables
- It can grind nuts and grains
- The juicer can also work as a food mill for preparation of baby foods, sorbets and nut butters
- It is easy to clean and assemble
- Portable with balanced, sure grip handle for easy carrying
The motor runs at 110 RPM and its motor power is 190w. The low rotation speed is ideal for creating a high quality, nutritious juice.
The juice features Twin Gear Technology which has a powerful triturating action so that it cuts and juices all vegetables including a wide range of juicing capabilities which includes carrots, celery, leafy vegetables and wheatgrass. It also has a pocket-recessed area which allows for easy extraction from fibrous vegetables and herbs, as well as 3 sate points that cut strong fibers like celery. This ensures the juicer does not become jammed or clogged. The twin gears have a clearance of 4/1000 of an inch which is pretty close in anyone’s language.
It is these features though, which combine to gently extract more juice, leaving the ejected pulp very dry. Because the juicer operates at 110 revolutions per minute, there is minimal heat build-up, which means less oxidation of the juice which allows you to receive the full nutritional benefits of the juice.
The Green Star Juice Extractor will extract juice from pretty much anything, from carrots and apples to wheatgrass and sprouts.
If you wanted to, you can make your own nut butters, baby food as well as ice creams and sorbets from frozen fruits.
The materials used in the construction of the Green Star GS-1000 Juice Extractor includes bio-ceramic material and while the makeup of this material is a trade secret, there are naturally occurring types of bio-ceramic material such as bentonite and diatomaceous earth which are both safe and used regularly in the food industry. The material UL, CE, and TUV are all certified as safe.
The Green Star GS-1000 Juice Extractor is a twin gear, masticating juicer. Instead of having just the one auger, it has two, which provides twice the ability to extract the juice. This type of juicer typically operates at a slow speed and literally grinds the juice out of the produce, producing a high juice yield and a dry pulp.
This juicer has a square feed tube, although it is quite small like other masticating juicers. This means that there is always going to be a certain level of preparation required prior to juicing. The masticating process is facilitated by small pieces of fruit and vegetable matter, so a narrow feed tube will always be necessary.
Masticating juicers tend to be much quieter than centrifugal juicers and this one is no exception. So yes, it is very quiet when operating.
The twin gear system combined with a powerful motor, results in a very high juice yield. This in turn means that the pulp is very dry.
The Green Star has approximately seven parts to clean however it’s easy to disassemble, easy to clean and easy to reassemble. The two gears are easy to clean and the screens will need to be scrubbed with the cleaning brush. Some customers have found it helpful to have a bowl of warm soapy water waiting to receive the necessary parts directly when you are finished juicing.
You will receive the juicer, gears, a fine screen and a coarse screen, a glass juice pitcher, a cleaning brush as well as plastic and wooden plungers.
Versatility – nut butters, baby foods and fruit ice creams and sorbets can be made as well as a full range of juices
Lots of Juice – High juice yield
Quality Juice – More nutritional value is extracted from vegetables
Dark Green Juices – Green Star is designed to extract green juices and can extract juice from almost all leafy greens, herbs, fibrous plants and grasses, sprouts, and tough/ stringy vegetables.
Maximum Nutritional Quality – A higher mineral content with concentrations of essential minerals, like calcium, iron, and zinc are 50%-200% higher in juice from Green Star. Without spinning and chopping on high speeds, heat and impact shock are virtually eliminated, significantly reducing oxidation, ensuring more of the delicate nutrients survive.
Better Tasting Juice – Some high-potency green juices are less palatable than others, but the taste better with Green Star’s magnetizing effect which mellows the taste of powerful juices, making them more palatable.
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 19 x 12.5 inches
Weight: 24 pounds
Item model number: GS-1000
Warranty: 5 Year Warranty
- The Green Star is easy to clean, easy to dis-assemble and easy to reassemble
- You have a lot of control over the juicing process
- It makes very nutritious juices
- It’s really good for wheat grass
- The juicer has a high juice yield so you get your money’s worth from your produce
- Having to slow down, do the chopping and preparation then wait for the extraction, is actually good for you.
- It is very sturdily built
- If you love frozen fruit ice creams, this machine is excellent
- Some vegetables such as carrots can require a lot of downward force to push through the juicer. If you do not have a lot of physical strength, this could be a problem.
- The off white plastic juicer parts tend to stain very quickly from carrots
- The juicer can take a while to clean up all the parts, especially scrubbing the semi cylindrical filter screen inside and outside. There are approximately seven parts that disassemble easily, although you don’t need to reach into crevices in the main unit. One small screen requires serious scrubbing but the specialty brush supplied with the juicer does it well.
- It is not so good with fruits
- A lot of pre-chopping is necessary
User Ratings and Reviews
The customers that have left feedback for the Green Star GS-1000 Juice Extractor give it an average rating. This indicates its performance and functionality are good. A few reviewers left very negative reviews and the experience indicates that you should always identify what you want from a juicer before you jump in and buy one. It wasn’t the juicer that was a problem, rather, user expectations. Some users had issues with the juicer itself.
The common theme running through the positive reviews is that the juicer is functional and versatile. It can masticate a lot of different types of foods if you learn to use it properly and it is especially good with green vegetables, particularly wheat grass. Users also commented on how quietly the machine runs compared to other juicers they have used.
Users also commented that you really need to feel comfortable with assembly and disassembly, considering there are more parts to deal with. They also commented that you really need to determine what you want to juice, as well as be OK with lots of chopping and preparing which is required when using the Green Star. To read more about what users had to say about the juicer, you can read the reviews here.
Recommendation – Omega is probably a better choice
The Green Star GS-1000 Juice Extractor is available at the best price I’ve found online and if you are eligible, it also comes with Free Shipping. You really need to do some research and decide if your juicing needs are a good fit with this juicer. If so, customer feedback indicates for most of the users the juicer is a cautious buy. I recommend also looking at the Omega line of masticating juicers, or if you are set on a twin gear juicer, then the Super Angel is an excellent choice.