The Green Star range of juicers are really cool. They are similar to masticating juicers like the Omega J8006 in many ways. That said, there are some major differences. To begin with, this is a twin gear juicer. When we talk of masticating juicers, we normally refer to ones with just one gear, or auger. The Green Star GS-1000 on the other hand, makes use of two gears that rotate in different directions between which there is a tiny gap where the fruits and vegetables are squeezed and crushed to release their liquid.
Tribest, the company who makes the Green Star juicers, claim that the juice produced in their juicers is the healthiest possible. This is not without justification. On their website they write:
At the core of each rotating gear is a series of in-line magnets that produce a focused magnetic field of 2600 gauss through which the juice flows during the juicing process. As it flows through the focused field, large clusters of water molecules in the juice are broken up into smaller clusters of water molecules. The smaller clusters are able to latch onto more minerals such as calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium than the larger clusters — meaning you get more nutrition from each drop of juice in a suspended coloidal form that the body can use for a longer length of time.
As you can see, the gears are interlocking. So when grasses and stalks are fed into the machine, they get caught between the gears and pulled into the juicer. When you feed in harder vegetables, such as carrots, you have to apply pressure to force then between the gears. This video shows more of the features of this juicer.
If you are hoping to find a cheap Green Star GS-1000 then you may be out of luck. This is a serious juicer that carries a serious price tag. Not only that, it does take longer than many other types of juicer to clean up. A rival to this unit that has many of the same features is the Omega range of horizontal masticating juicers. Even the top of the range Omega only costs about 2/3 of the price of this one.
It has to be said that for anyone following a raw food diet, then if it is affordable, the Green Star GS-1000 does make a great choice. Rather than get too carried away though, I suggest that you check out lots of different juicer reviews so that you know more about how the various styles work. Reading reviews, looking at pictures, watching Youtube videos and actually going to stores so you can see the devices for yourself are all worth while.