This is the latest model from the Green Star juicer range and Tribest
have improved upon their earlier twin gear juicer models to bring you one of the most up-to date slow speed juice extractors available today.
It is easy to see the the modifications that have been made to the Green Star Juicer Elite as the housing has been completely modernised with sleek styling to bring it into the 21st century and it now weighs in at 4 kilograms lighter than the previous Green Star juicers. But its under the bonnet where the real changes have been made;
3 Stage Juicing
Dr. Max Gerson whose research on juicing in the 1920’s led to his daughter founding the Gerson Institute - a none-profit organisation dedicated to the alternative, non-toxic treatment of disease, using the Gerson Therapy. His research found that mixing the pulp from apples and carrots before juicing allowed the malic acid in the apples to absorb more nutrients from the carrots thus increasing the nutritional value of the juice. Therefore, juicing worked better if the pulp was mixed together before the juice was extracted and up to now the best juicer that could do this was the rather large and incredibly expensive Norwalk Juice Press.
Most other masticating juicers work in two stages by first crushing and cutting the produce before finally pressing the juice out. Green Star have introduced a revolutionary third patent pending process to the Twin Gear juicing method by adding in a mixing stage. To allow this the Green Star Juicer Elite has a larger set of gears and lengthened juicing screens which means the produce can be mixed and squeezed together for longer periods allowing for the nutrients to be absorbed and eventually resulting in a higher juice yield and a more nutritional juice.
In addition to the major new features below, the Green Star Juicer Elite GSE-5000 has a removable power cord and an improved carry handle.
New Locking Mechanism: Previous GreenStar juicers had two locking arms that were brought forward and screwed down to secure the juicing parts. The GreenStar Juicer Elite now features a new one-snap mechanism which allows for easier assembly and disassembly.
New Safety Switch: A safety device has been added to prevent the juicer from operating if the juicer hood is removed, this will save your fingers any unfortunate encounters with moving parts.
New Easy Grip Pressure Adjuster: Easy-Grip edges have been added to the adjuster knob to allow better grip and control whilst juicing.
New Jumbo Gears: The new larger gears still feature the same bioceramic technology as previous models but have the increased versatility of the new mixing stage allowing for a higher juice yield and better results with softer fruits.
The Green Star juice extractor performs a powerful triturating action through its heavy duty Twin Gears whilst remaining at a slow speed of 110 RPM. This means the juice extracted from fruits and vegetables retains the live enzymes and vitamins thus ensuring it is of the highest quality, whilst radically slowing down the oxidation of the juice to give it a longer shelf life. Multiple award winning machines of unsurpassed quality, the Green Star juicers have been around since the early 90’s.
The Green Star Juicer Elite uses twin gears made of Stainless Steel to crush the produce down to a cellular level and then expels the juice and fibre separately via pressure applied in the juicing chamber. The twin gears also contain magnets and bio-ceramic materials inside them, these are said to extract higher levels of minerals from the produce and to also give fresher juice that’s enzymes and vitamins have a longer shelf life.
The fact that the twin gear juice extractors operate at a very low speed when compared to many other juicers also helps to considerably slow down the oxidation of nutrients. There is virtually no heat transfer, thus helping in retaining the enzyme content. The technology of the Green Star Elite’s twin gears enables juice to be stored for up to 48 hours in the fridge without significant loss of nutritional value.
The Green Star Elite Juicer can also process whole foods by using the included homogenising screen, making things like almond and date pie crusts, pates from nuts and vegetables, sauces from a wide range of ingredients, baby foods, smoothies, frozen fruit desserts, nut butters and more. It also has extra attachments for making bread sticks and comes with a handy drip tray to prevents splashes on your work top. A larger holed screen is also included for use with soft fruits and for producing juice with more fibre content.
Green Star Elite Juicer GSE-5000 Parts
Twin Gears cut and juice all vegetables including carrots, celery, leafy vegetables and wheatgrass. It is also capable of juicing harder fruits like apples and pears. The twin gears feature a pocket recessed area to easily accept fibrous vegetables and herbs and 3 separate points cut strong fibres like celery so the appliance does not get clogged or jammed. The gap between the gears is 0.1mm (4/1000 of an inch), this combined with the Green Star juicers other features gently extract more juice, leaving the ejected pulp drier than other none twin gear juicers.
At only 110 revolutions per minute, heat build up is reduced to a minimum, therefore oxidation is delayed allowing a more leisurely consumption of the juice whilst still getting the full nutritional benefit. A recent independent comparative study on how 5 different juicers effect juice stability showed that apples at 59.9°F juiced in a Green Star only increased in temperature a bit over 0.5°F to 60.44°F. The other 4 juicers ranged from almost 3.5°F to over 14°F higher than the original temperature of the fruit (these machines were all of the high-speed variety).
Bio-Ceramics and Magnets
At the centre of each gear is a series of in-line magnets that produce a focused magnetic field of 2600 gauss through which the juice passes during the juicing process. As the juice flows through this focused field, the water molecules in the juice are broken up allowing the atoms to recombine with other minerals such as calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium to produce new molecular structures. This magnetic process therefore extracts a greater degree of minerals and nutrients from the produce during juice extraction and is instrumental in keeping those minerals in a suspended colloidal form the body can use for a longer length of time.
Far Infrared is the natural resonant frequency range of water and allergenic substances including man. Infrared wave length ranges from 0.7 to 1000 microns, just beyond visible light. Far Infrared is a part of this wave length family we use in Infrared photography, mapping the earth’s surface, and guiding missiles to their target. Our skin radiates 9.36 microns Far Infrared wave which is very close to the resonant frequency of a water molecule - and rightly so since our bodies are about 70 % water. Far Infrared waves are the safest and most beneficial energy source available.
The Green Star Elite Juicer GSE-5000 has a specially formulated bio-ceramic material around the in-line magnets at the centre of each twin-gear. The Bio-ceramic compound uses the mechanical energy from the turning of the twin-gears to generate Far Infrared waves that penetrate the water within the juice. Since water naturally resonates at this frequency, the water molecules not only receive the Far Infrared energy but also radiate it, thus further stabilizing the fragile structure of the juice.
Separating Agricultural Chemicals and Heavy Metals
Did you know that apples have usually been sprayed around 22 times before they reach the shops and commercially grown carrots are often used as a crop to "clean" the soil? The extraction method of Twin Gear Juicers gets rid of about 70 to 80% of toxic agro-chemicals and heavy metals from produce. This is one of the reasons we recommend to choose the Green Star Juice Extractors or any of our Twin Gear machines. Otherwise, be sure to buy organic produce for juicing, as you don’t want a concentrated cocktail of chemicals.
The Principle of Dr. Norman Walker
The Twin Gears have the ability to remove a high level of agricultural chemicals and heavy metals through the triturating and squeezing process, according to the founder of the "Living Juice" machine - Dr Norman Walker. The principle is as follows: if leaves, stalks or roots are squashed by using steel plates, stones or wood mortars and squeezed, enveloped by hemp cloth, juice and sap penetrate and only fibre waste remains. The degree of affinity of fibre for agricultural chemicals and heavy metals is so high that they remain together with the fibre waste. This is how the Green Star’s triturating process can obtain pure juice eliminating a high amount of agricultural chemicals and heavy metals by rotating Twin Gears, crushing vegetables and squeezing pulp through the fine screen that acts the same as a hemp cloth.
Some of the awards won by the Green Star juicer include:
The Green Star juicer won the Gold Award of Excellence in the Appliances category at the 2007 Canadian Health Food Association’s (CHFA) trade show. This marks the 3rd year this decade that GreenStar has won this prestigious GOLD prize. The Alive Awards of Excellence were created in 1995 to promote and recognize excellence in product innovation and to add credibility to natural health products. Manufacturers and suppliers were invited to enter products into 18 corresponding categories, accompanied by third-party analysis and organic certification. Retail members of the CHFA cast their votes for the best products in each category based on quality, consumer popularity, and consumer appeal. The Alive Award of Excellence is only the most recent in a long history of awards won by Green Star juice extractors.
Gold Award of Excellence – Appliances, ALIVE Academy of Nutrition Awards
Gold Award of Excellence – Equipment, ALIVE Academy of Nutrition Awards
Gold Award of Excellence – Equipment, ALIVE Academy of Nutrition Awards
Best Luxury Buy - Top 10 juicers, Independent Newspaper, UK
1st Place Stiftung Warentest - (German Consumer Reports) Germany
Silver Award of Excellence – Equipment, ALIVE Academy of Nutrition Awards
Best Product – Equipment and General Health, ALIVE Academy of Nutrition Awards
Gold Prize at the New Products Exhibition, Germany
Silver Prize at the Int’l New Technology Exhibition, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Grand Prize at the ’94 World Invention Contest, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
Grand Prize at the ’93 World Invention Contest, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.