Green Star Elite Juicer GSE-5000 Review

Green-Star-GSE-5000The Green Star Elite juicer GSE-5000 series by Tribest is one of our favorite twin gear juicer reviews because this unit is truly a high-quality twin gear juice extractor that was designed to give you ultimate satisfaction from your juicer machine. This model was built to produce the maximum amount of natural healthy juice full of vitamins, enzymes and minerals. The Green Star Elite 5000 is the ideal juicer for virtually any type of fruit, vegetable and leafy green. With this juicer you can easily extract juice from wheat grass and stringy vegetables into a glass full of nutrients.

This twin gear masticating juicer from Green Star offers an enhanced design over other models with an improved assembly mechanism that makes preparing fresh juice easier and more satisfying. This units powerful yet slow RPM operation of the gear mechanism produces minimal heat and introduces very little oxygen into every glass of juice. The operation of the heavy duty twin gears combined with a three stage juicing process extracts the healthiest juice by preserving the enzymes and vitamins. The Green Star Elite 5000 also utilizes Bio-Magnets within this unit to optimize the quality of the juice by increasing the overall bio-availability of minerals.

Features at a Glance

  • Easy to clean and assemble
  • Automatic pulp ejection for continuous juicing and easier clean-up.
  • More than just a juicer and can be used as a food mill for preparation of baby foods, sorbets and nut butters.
  • Homogenizing fresh or frozen fruit is extremely easy.
  • Portable unit with built-in sure grip for easy carrying and handling. The twin gear housing and outlet casing are now lighter.
  • No more screw knobs! Simple to operate latch closure system, simply fasten the twin gear housing using a latch.
  • 3 stage masticating twin gear juicing process combined with internal bio-magnetic technology for increased juice volume and maximum nutrient content. Produces minimal amount of oxygen, thus delaying oxidation and prolonging shelf-life, juice yield is higher than the Green Star GS-1000 or GS-3000.
  • 190 Watt .25 horsepower motor operates at a maximum of 110 RPM, slow speed and quiet.
  • Safety switch system that disables the unit unless properly assembled.
  • The use of different plug type is simplified with the units new detachable power cord.
  • Twin gear mechanism is constructed of heavy-duty stainless steel, heat resistant and dishwasher safe.
  • Integrated into their core are plastic gears containing magnets and bio-ceramic parts.
  • Durable plastic housing and metal strainers in plastic frame.
  • Gear length is 7 inches, a full inch longer than the standard.
  • Feed tube measures 1.5″ x 1.5″ square.
  • Unit dimensions 6.5 x 19 x 12.5 inches.
  • Weight 24lbs.
  • Durable white plastic housing.
  • Price range $530 – $580 compare prices
  • 5 year warranty

What Included with the Green Star GSE-5000 Juicer

  • Juicing Knob
  • Bread-stick Knob
  • Outlet Adjusting Knob
  • Fine Screen
  • Coarse Screen
  • Stainless Steel Strainer
  • Homogenizing Blank (Open Blank)
  • Bread-stick Blank (Closed Blank)
  • Glass Juice Picture
  • Drip Tray
  • Plungers X 2N(1 plastic, 1 wooden)
  • Cleaning brushes X 2 (1 flat, 1 regular)
  • Detachable power cord
  • User instruction manual

Note: The soft fruit outlet adjusting knob works only with the GSE-5000 model. This helps when juicing citrus fruits, apples, pears, kiwi etc. The soft fruit attachment closely resembles the outlet adjusting knob included with the unit, only it has a dark green colored tip.

What Can You Juice with it?

  • Fruits: yes (softer fruits are more adequately juiced with the soft fruit attachment)
  • Citrus: yes (with fruit attachment)
  • Vegetables: yes
  • Leafy Greens: yes
  • Wheatgrass: yes (although if you intend to mostly juice wheat grass a single gear juicer machine may perform better)

What Can The Green Star Elite Juicer Do?

With the improved design of the twin gear mechanism and innovative features of the Green Star Elite 5000 this juice extractor is capable of juicing practically any produce ranging from hard root vegetables to stringy fibered greens.

This model is more efficient with fruits than previous models. If you feel that you need to enhance the juice extraction from softer fruits there is a soft fruit attachment that can be purchased separately.

With a pressure adjustment built into the unit you have the ability to juice a wider range of produce. The outlet adjusting knob allows you to control the pressure that is applied by the turning gears which enables you to juice virtually any type of fruit, vegetable or leafy green.

As with other models of juicers from Green Star the GSE-5000 is a versatile juicer machine and proves to be a great help in the kitchen. This unit is more than just a juice extractor and capable of performing many task such as making rice cakes, baby food, sorbets, purees and more.

Juicing Efficiency

Constructed with two durable and larger than standard masticating gears this unit processes the produce thru a three stage juicing process ensuring maximum efficiency.

Crushing: In stage 1 of the process the produce is crushed by the stainless steel half of the gears to breakdown cell membranes in preparation for stage two.

Grinding and Mixing: In stage two heavy-duty plastic augers are put into action to mix and grind the results of stage 1 and further open cell membranes.

Squeezing: In stage 3 a second part of the augers use high pressure to squeeze and wring out as much remaining juice as possible.

The twin gears of the unit are designed with specialized teeth with recesses and cutting points and built specifically for the 3 stages of the juicing process. These specialized gears make crushing and grinding firm fruits and vegetables extremely efficient, reduce the risk of jamming and cause less strain on the motor.

Juice Quality

By utilizing a 3 stage extraction process and combining it with bio-magnetic technology this innovative Green Star masticating juicer is able to extract higher yields of juice with higher nutrient content. The use of bio-magnetic technology is largely responsible for producing a more nutrient rich juice.

Positioned in the center of each gear is a series of in-line magnets that produce a magnetic field that causes a rearrangement of water molecules allowing more absorption of nutrients from vegetable cells. The rotation of this specialized gear mechanism causes the internal bio-ceramic particles inside to oscillate at the infrared wavelength, the same as nutrient and water molecules. The action of this process helps preserve vitamins and nutrients in their original form and increase the shelf life of the juice.

This unit operates at a maximum of 110 RPM, at this low rate of speed the introduction of oxygen into the juice is eliminated and prevents the oxidation of nutrients and excessive heat. The result of the slow juicing operation is a more stable juice that is high in nutritional content.

The plastic elements of the dual gears keep the stainless steel sections separated during rotation and eliminate the risk of metal particles getting into the juice

Pros & Cons at a Glance

Pros:

  • Extremely high yield of juice.
  • Sawdust dry pulp.
  • Fresh juice that is high in nutrient content.
  • Simple to use.
  • Low risk of clogging.
  • Durable construction

Cons:

  • Cleaning can be some hassle
  • No cord storage (unit has detachable cord)
  • Plastic covers may become stained much easier than a stainless steel juicer.
  • Durability of the Green Star Elite

The Green Star Elite 5000 is a well constructed machine consisting of heavy-duty gear mechanism and motor. The durable augers will not dull over time like the rotating blades of a centrifugal juicer. The entire process of juice extraction is performed at a slower rate of speed that involves only a grinding and crushing action so you will be less likely to experience the need to replace the augers. The 190-watt ¼ horsepower motor works at a maximum of 110 rpm, but due to the specialized design of the gears this is able to produce enough force to extract high-quality juice through the crushing and breaking of cell membranes. The pocket recesses and cutting points made into each tooth of the gears ensure that even firm fruits are efficiently processed and result in reduced risk of clogging and less strain on the motor prolonging its useful life.

Some users feel that since this is a higher-end juicer the unit would look more elegant if made of stainless steel. Others feel that the overwhelming benefits of the machine such as its efficiency, durability, simplicity and production of high-quality juice more that compensate for the unit not being made of stainless steel.

If for any reason you should ever experience a problem with this machine simply contact the manufacturer. Tribest Corp. customer service are said to be very professional and helpful. The warranty for this model is five years . At anytime should you find yourself in need of replacement parts they are available from the manufacturer of the juicer Tribest Corp. and many other large juicer machine retailers.

Using the Juicer – Assembly, Disassembly, Cleaning

With the latch closure system putting the unit together has been made much simpler. The one-snap attachment of the twin gear mechanism is much easier than the complicated knobs of the older models.

This unit comes with 2 types of stainless steel screens. A coarse screen for most greens and vegetables and a fine screen for leafy greens such as wheat grass. Depending on the type of produce you are juicing you can simply adjust the pressure applied higher or lower with the outlet knob.

There Safety switch system that disables the unit unless the machine is fully assembled, if the safety hood is not secured properly the machine will not operate minimizing the risk of injury

Cleaning the Juicer

Twin gear masticating juicers generally are not the easiest to clean. This unit is no different and does have some nooks that are to the easiest to access where produce fibers may stick. Proper use of the cleaning brushes provided with the unit to get rid of refuse attached to gears and screens will make the cleaning process simpler.

The juicer parts of the green star elite 5000 are dishwasher safe, but It is recommended to cleanse the parts with the cleaning brushes to remove excess particles prior to placing the parts in the dishwasher.

Due to the use of plastic for the housing and some other parts pf the juicer they may become stained after several uses, unlike stainless steel juicer models such as the Angel Juicer

How Noisy is the Green Star Elite Juice Extractor?

Given the fact that this juicer machine operates at only a maximum of 110 RPM it is much less noisy than other juices that operate at higher RPM such as centrifugal juicers

Conclusion – Who Should Buy the Green Star Elite Juicer, Model GSE-5000?

This Green Star Elite is a terrific juicer, but it may not be perfect for beginners, or someone that is unsure if they will use the juicer regularly. As with most twin gear masticating juicers the 5000 series from Green Star is no different and not the easiest to clean, so if you are unsure if juicing will become part of you lifestyle I do not recommend this unit. If as a juicer you intend to primarily juice only fruit once again I would not recommended this unit and would suggest that a centrifugal juicer may better suit your needs.

This Green Star juice extractor is for those who intend to take juicing seriously and will be juicing a wide range of fruits, vegetables and leafy greens on a regular basis. This unit is for those who are looking to produce the highest juice yield that is packed full of nutrients. The price of a higher end juicer of this quality should not deter you as you may find that with the highly efficient extraction process of the Green Star Elite 5000 you will find yourself spending less on produce than you did before.

This juicer machine makes a great alternative to the Norwalk juice press that is typically recommended for juicers engaged in Gerson therapy.

If you are serious about juicing and are looking for an extractor that yields the highest volume, highest quality nutrient rich juice then the Green Star Elite Juicer 5000 series is an excellent choice.