Tribest Green Star Elite Juicer Review
While slow juicing and cold press juicers have become more popular in the last few years, Tribest has been manufacturing its Green Star Elite Juicer since the early 1990s.
The Tribest Green Star Elite GSE-5000 is an award-winning cold press slow juicer with two gears that is versatile and allows you to do more than just create fresh fruit and vegetable juices.
The juicers augers rotate at 110RPMs and it has an automatic pulp ejection to allow the pulp to easily come out of the machine. This helps speed up the juicing process and makes it easier for you to clean up afterwards.
The augers have been created using advanced magnetic technology, different from augers used by other juicers. There are magnets built into the augers so that when the juice is being extracted, it passes through a magnetic field which increases the alkalinity of the juice by enhancing it with potassium, magnesium and calcium.
The stainless-steel augers feature special cutting points that mimic teeth, and have pocket recesses to help create a sharper edge. This helps with processing hard vegetables like carrots. The motor doesn’t have to work as hard to process carrots. Some other juicer motors wear out over time from having to extract juice from hard vegetables.
The cutting points on the augers also help juice stringy vegetables like celery.
To protect the twin augers and to prevent them from accidentally coming into contact with each other (and to prevent stainless steel shavings from ending up in your juice!), the Tribest Green Star Elite comes with a nylon buffer that separates the two augers by about 4/1000th of an inch. This stops the twin augers from coming into contact even when they are rotating at their maximum speeds.
The magnetic augers and the slow RPMs combine to reduce the level of oxidation of the juice. What this means is that you can create your juice in the morning and take it with you to work and it won’t oxidise quickly like juices made from centrifugal juicers.
You can juice a large quantity at a time and store it in the refrigerator for a few days without changing the nutrient levels. No brown juice here!
The Tribest Green Star Elite was designed to be able to juice leafy green vegetables, which we know contain the highest levels of nutrients. If you’re looking for an effective wheatgrass juicer, then the Tribest Green Star Elite would be an excellent choice. You’ll be able to easily create healthy green juices from leafy green vegetables.
What impresses me about the Tribest is that it goes beyond just creating juices. It acts like a food mill as well- you can grind nuts and grains, make sorbet, nut butters or even baby food. If you’re the kind of person who likes a versatile machine rather than having to buy a new machine for every different process, then you’ll like the Tribest.
The juicer also has an adjusting knob to use when you are juicing soft fruits such as oranges or tomatoes. You can adjust the pressure of the juicer when juicing different types of produce. This is handy because different fruits and vegetables require different levels of pressure for maximum extraction. By adjusting the pressure, you are helping your machine work as efficiently as possible without damaging it unnecessarily.
Having two augers/gears means that the Tribest juicer has a full mastication system. This means that the juicer can behave in the same way that our own mouths and teeth behave when chewing on food and breaking it down.
Its complete functions mimic how we cut, slice and chew food using all our teeth and not just our molars. This helps to break down the fruits and vegetables properly so that we can digest them and our bodies can easily absorb the nutrients.
Most other masticating juicers only focus on the chewing function when breaking down the produce. These juicers do not mimic the functions of slicing and cutting. Tribest compares those juicers with people only chewing food with their molar teeth.
Included with the juicer machine are four different screens. You can choose the screen depending on the texture of juice that you want. If you want a juice with minimal pulp, you can use the fine screen. There is a coarse screen if you prefer a pulpy juice instead. There is also a homogenizing blank for basic food processing. If you want to make raw breadsticks and rice cakes, there is a breadstick maker set.
If you want to use your Tribest machine to make pasta, you can covert the juicer into a pasta maker by purchasing the additional pasta maker set.
Included with your juicer is a glass juice pitcher, a wooden and a plastic plunger and a cleaning brush.
As I mentioned earlier, the Tribest is an award-winning juicer. It was a Grand Prize Winner at the 1993 International Invention New Products Exposition; a Silver Medal Winner at the 1993 International Exhibition of Inventions in Germany; the Korean President’s 1st Prize at the 1993 Invention Day in Korea and was a Silver Medal Winner at the 20th International Exhibition of Inventions in 1993 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Tribest Green Star Elite is also portable and easy to move around. It has a grip handle that makes it easy to carry.
It comes with a 12-year warranty.
Dimensions: 19 x 6.5 x 12.5 inches (48.26 x 16.51 x 31.75 cm)Click here to read more reviews and to find out the latest price.