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Tribest Green Star Elite GSE-5000 Jumbo Twin Gear Cold Press Juice Extractor

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As the name implies the Tribest Green Star Elite GSE-5000 is at the top end of the scale when looking for the best masticating juicer on the market.  The build quality and twin gear innovative design ensure that you get maximum yield and quality from your investment, and a massive 12 year Warranty!


 

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Review – Tribest Green Star Elite GSE-5000


 

Masticating juicers break down the produce you add by literally chewing and tearing them apart in a similar manner to humans eating food, hence the name masticating:  1. to grind or crush (food) with or as if with the teeth; 2. to soften or reduce to pulp by crushing or kneading).  All masticating juicers do this by first crushing the ingredients with a specially designed “auger” or screw and then by squeezing the crushed fruit or vegetables in a second stage process.

Is three better that one or two?

The Tribest Green Star Elite GSE-5000 has not one but two rotating gears which perform the same action as the single auger, but the crushing and mashing up is much more effective due to the tightly meshed gearing.  Tribest have now further refined the design by adding a third stage to enhance the juice extraction efficiency.

 

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The innovative design of the Elite GSE-5000 twin gears

 

On entering the chamber and contacting the 1st stage of the gears the ingredients are chewed and crushed.  The meshing gears draw in the fruit and vegetables which are then pushed slowly along the gearing to the 2nd stage.  The now shredded ingredients are further mashed together, splitting up any fibrous material and helping to extract the minerals and enzymes from the open cells.  

In the long run this high end juicer can actually save money over a cheaper model

On passing to the third and final stage they are mixed together and pressed to extract the maximum juice yield. The fruit and vegetable produce is then forced into the screen area dividing the pulp and the juice.  The change in design has also increased the length of the gearing in comparison to older models, which means longer contact with the ingredients and more time to fully extract the juice.

Safe use of the juicer has been well thought out.  Incorporated into the top of the chute is a safety tray which must be fitted before the juicer will power up.


 

The Tribest Green Star Elite is not a juicer to buy if you are an impatient juicing fan.  The feed chute is small in comparison to some other masticating juicers so you must take time to chop produce into smaller pieces.   We feel the time is well spent though, because when you taste the end product and realise how much juice has been extracted it will more than compensate for the extra few minutes spent chopping.  This juicer excels at handling fibrous vegetables, and you can put a whole celery stick into the top.   On the downside the machine required more force on the plunger than some other juicers.  If you have arthritis or other joint problems this may not be the ideal choice of masticating machine and you may find a vertical juicer such as the Tribest Slowstar  a better choice.

 

√ TIP – We recommend using as little pressure as possible when using the pusher. This allows the machine to operate efficiently and avoids clogging and wasting time – just relax and enjoy your juicing!

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Juice Quality and Yield

The Green Star Elite lives up to it’s name when you sample the quality of the juice it produces.   It is capable of juicing everything – fruits, vegetables, wheatgrass, celery and leafy greens.  The Elite preserves the maximum amount of goodness in the juices and produces a top notch, tasty and healthy juice.  The juicer allows you to control the the amount of pulp in the finished juice by providing the option of using a coarse or fine control screen, so you can easily find one to suit your preference for more or less pulp in your favourtie drink.  At the end of the nozzle is an adjuster to change the pressure according to the hardness or softness of the foods being juiced.  This helps maximize juice yield for whatever produce you are feeding through at any particular time.

The pulp that is ejected from the Tribest Green Star Elite is dry, in fact it is drier than any other masticating juicer we know.  If you are investing in high quality raw ingredients you want to get the best yield you can from a juicer.  In the long run this high end juicer will actually save money over a cheaper model with smaller quantities of fruit and vegetabes required to produce the same quantity of juice.

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Noise

This is a slow and quiet machine running at 110 RPM and is a pleasure to use; normal conversations are possible in the kitchen.

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Cleaning

The clean up is pretty easy. No more knobs to twist or turn, simply fasten and unfasten the twin gear housing using the latch and the working parts can be disassembled easily for cleaning.

√ TIP -To minimize cleaning time, line the pulp container with a produce bag to collect the pulp. Pulp can then be used for other dishes, or as compost for gardens or discard in your normal waste or bio waste bin.

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Warranty

The Tribest Greenstar Elite GSE-5000 has a 12 year warranty and is a solidly built machine, reflecting Green Star’s confidence that it will give you many years of great service.

 

 

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Specification

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Pros & Cons


PROS:
  • Slow & Quiet (100 RPM)
  • Rugged metal gears for long life
  • Inherent safety system
  • Great with fibrous produce
  • Top juice quality & yield
  • Tofu making capability
  • Easy to operate & clean

CONS:
  • More force needed on plunger than some other juicers
  • Slower than Centrifugal juicers
  • Expensive (but see review regarding yield and warranty)


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Package Includes…

  • Juicer Main unit
  • Juicing screens (2) & enclosure
  • Homogenising attachment
  • Glass container
  • Cleaning brush
  • Food pushers (2)
  • Outlet adjusting knob
  • Drip Tray
  • User manual
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    Demo Videos


    Green Star Elite Juicing Demo 2

    How to Assemble the Green Star Elite & make your own soy milk

    Green Star Elite Juicing Demo

    Detoxing - with wheatgrass, carrot, apple & ginger

     

    Choose the colour finish for your Elite 5500

     

     

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    Our Verdict


    The Tribest GreenStar Elite juicer appears expensive but considering the outstanding yield, juice quality and long warranty it will probably be one of your longest serving appliances in the kitchen.  A look at the user reviews on top retail sites such as Amazon shows that there are many happy owners of this fine masticating juicer.   If you take the price of some of expensive organic green vegetables such as Kale into account, then this juicer can actually save you money in the long run, due to the superb way it extracts the leafy and fibrous produce and gives maximum yield.

    Overall we consider the Tribest Green Star Elite GSE-5000 a worthwile investment for juicer fans that want the very best quality juice.

    Is it the best juicer on the market for you?   Only you can decide if it is the best juicer to buy.  You may also like view our other Masticating Juicer Reviews.

    9.8 Total Score
    A top performing masticating juicer

    The Greenstar Elite is the best juicer to buy if you want maximum quality and yield from your expensive fruit and vegetables and is backed by a solid long term warranty.

    Ease of Use
    9.5
    Juice Quality & Yield
    10
    Clean Up
    9.5
    Noise
    10
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    1 Comment
    1. Reply
      Jean September 17, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Had a cheap juicer for a year and then saw this machine working at a work colleagues house. I was so impressed with the amount of juice it produce and how versatile it is that I broke down and bought a new one. Now my green juice tastes wonderful and almond milk is just heavenly.

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