This is a Manual juicer- all the juice is extracted by you and not a motor. It is wonderful for modest juicing- for individuals that juice occasionally or not a lot, as this is not a workhorse. You have to cut your fruits and veggies into small pieces and then crank by hand. This Healthy Juicer clamps onto a counter or table.
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Most people know about the extensive health benefits of juicing, but nobody enjoys the process of setting up the juicer and worst of all, cleaning up afterwards. The Healthy Juicer is rugged, efficient, and best of all, easy to use and clean! Michael Bergonzi, Greenhouse Manager at Hippocrates Health Institute, recommends this juicer (and its electric sibling) over ALL others.
Masticating verses centrifugal juicers
There are two types of juicers on the market today. Centrifugal and masticating (meaning to crush and squeeze). The main benefit of a masticating juicer is that it crushes the fruits and vegetables as opposed to shredding them as your average centrifugal juicer does. This process of crushing and squeezing extracts more juice and also has less heat build up than from the high speed at which centrifugal juicers work, which destroys the enzymes and other vital nutrients. The Healthy Juicer produces a healthier juice!
Designed to handle leafy greens Have you ever tried to juice leafy vegetables such as parsley, spinach or even cabbage in a centrifugal juicer? A good portion of it is wasted and just passes through as these juicers do not have any crushing ability. Vegetables are expensive today, especially organic ones. Why throw your money away by not extracting as much juice and nutrients as possible from them? The specially designed auger easily excepts pieces of fruits and vegetables and has tremendous crushing power. Durable stainless steel inserts on the end cap and tip of the auger where the most force on the crushing is exerted, will last many years without wearing out. The Healthy Juicer is more efficient at juicing wheatgrass. Below is an actual picture of two samples of wheatgrass after being run through the juicers. The top one is a typical metal hand juicer and the bottom one is from the Healthy Juicer. Notice how the bottom sample from the Healthy Juicer is like a piece of rope. Completely dry with every bit of juice extracted.
Easy to Clean and Set-up
The Healthy Juicer takes minutes to disassemble and clean. Simply rinse off with warm soapy water. No metal cutting screens that have hundreds of tiny holes to clog up and must be scrubbed with a brush over and over again. All of the excess waste pulp is neatly expelled out the front of the end cap into a separate bowl for easy disposal. (Bowl not included)
Includes several handy accessories
The unique plunger tool for pushing vegetables into the widemouthed opening of the juicer also doubles as a handy lever to assist in attaching and removing the suction base. Another wrench is included to help tighten or loosen the end cap cover. A custom 16oz juice cup and stainer is also included to collect the juice extracted from wheatgrass, fruits or vegetables. The strainer is removable so you have the option of not removing the pulp. New improved combination clamp and Suction Base attaches to almost any surface The patented suction base is rated at over 100lbs of force. It securely attaches to any smooth kitchen counter or table. We have now added a sturdy chrome plated corrosion free metal clamp that can be used by itself or along with the suction base. The Healthy Juicer measures only 7.5" high by 8.5" long. The handle is 8" long and the base is only 4.25" across. Small enough to take with you when you travel! The Best Value Quality Made and Easy to Use The Healthy Juicer is low cost, easy to use and is compact and light enough to take with you when you travel. Do not be misled by the low price of the Healthy Juicer. All parts of the juicer are made of tough Polycarbonate (Lexan) which is practically indestructible. The parts of the juicer that receives the most force (the tip of auger and the inside of the end cap) are made of stainless steel. All materials used in the Healthy Juicer are FDA approved. With the healthy juicer you will want to juice more because it is easier to use and clean. What good is a juicer if you end up never using it?