Fitting the Green Star GS-1000 Juicer Together
The Green Star GS-1000 looks relatively similar to most horizontal style masticating juicers (e.g. the Omega J8006). But the way it operates is a fair bit different. While “masticating juicers” have ONE auger. As you might imagine, a twin gear juicer has TWO gears. The diagram below gives a pretty good representation of what happens. Fruits and veggies would get crushed between the two gears which is how their juice is extracted.
The twin gears revolve at 110 RPM. This is a bit faster than most masticating juicers (around 80 RPM) but way slower than centrifugal machines (often 10,000 RPM). For some things, leafy green veggies and grasses, the GS-1000 is completely self feeding, once the greens get caught by the gears, they’re pulled through into the juicer. But for more solid things, carrots and so on, they need much more pressure to push them in. It’s not a race! This isn’t a juicer that you should try to hurry. Just go at the speed of the machine.
This is great model for juicing enthusiasts. If you’re happy spending a while make your juice then cleaning the machine, the Green Star GS-1000 won’t let you down. Besides juicing, there’s all the other functions too including making – baby foods (homogenizing) – nut butters – frozen desserts – bread sticks – pasta (need additional attachment) as well as grinding coffee, herbs and so on.
One of the highlights of this machine is that it has magnets at the center of both the gears. The fruits and veggies getting squeezed between the gears and the juice being released passes through this magnetic field which is supposed to make it mega nutritious.
Pulp Discharge Outlet
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Green Star GS-1000 Components
Click the table to see the parts in more detail. As you can see, this twin gear juicer is more complex than most centrifugal and masticating juicers. The sheer number of parts makes the clean up that much trickier. Notice that this juicer comes with a plastic plunger AND a wooden plunger! Sticking with the wooden one might be the healthiest choice. Even if the plunger does come into contact with the gears, any wood that is scraped off will just pass thought with the pulp. In case you were wondering, it’s completely non-toxic.
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