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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.
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
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.
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√ 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!
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.back to menu ↑
This is a slow and quiet machine running at 110 RPM and is a pleasure to use; normal conversations are possible in the kitchen.back to menu ↑
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.
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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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Specificationback to menu ↑
Pros & Cons
- 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
- 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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- Juicer Main unit
- Juicing screens (2) & enclosure
- Homogenising attachment
- Glass container
- Cleaning brush
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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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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.
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.