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Tribest GreenStar Gold, GP-E1503 Twin Gear Juice Extractor Review

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Twin gear juicers, like the Tribest GreenStar GP-E1503 Green Power Gold, are excellent at extracting large volumes of juice without damaging pertinent nutrients, enzymes, and vitamins. Utilizing heavy-duty twin-rotating gears at 110 RPM, this heavy duty triturating juicer extracts juice using a revolutionary magnet and bio-ceramic innovation. This ensures a greater concentration of vitamins and anti-oxidants flows into your juice. The slow speeds significantly reduce heat friction and oxidation. The adjustable end cap allows you to control the total pressure placed on the pulp. Thus, maximizing the amount of extracted juice.

Not only does the Tribest GreenStar Gold come with fine and coarse mesh juicing screens, but it also includes a blank homogenizing screen, a mochi/breadstick piece, and pasta maker attachments. These attachments make this electric juicer an efficient food processor capable of creating Japanese rice cakes, breadsticks, baby food, pasta, and nut butter. The possibilities are practically endless. You also have the option of purchasing the soft fruit adjustment knob, which provides for effective juicing of softer fruits. At 26 pounds, it weighs more than the other Green Star models. Although it comes with a handle, you might want to place it in a permanent spot because of its heavy weight.

What’s the difference between Green Star Twin Gear Juicers?

This juice extractor works similarly to Green Star Elite and GS Series. Just in case you get confused with Green Star’s twin gear juicer line up, here’s a table that you can refer to.

Green Power Gold vs Green Star Elite vs GS Series

Model Number/sGSE 5000GP-E1503GS-3000, GS-2000, GS-1000
Product NameGreen Star EliteGreen Power GoldGS Series
Price$$$$$$$$$$$$
Warranty12 Years5 Years5 Years
Twin Gear UnitJumboStandardStandard
BPA FreeYesYesNo
Dishwasher SafeYesNoNo
Horse Power4 HP4 HP4 HP
RPM110 RPM110 RPM110 RPM
Chute Size1.5″1.5″1.5″
Pasta & Bread Sticks AttachmentsYesYesOnly GS-3000
Soft Fruit KnobYesNoNo

Pros

  • Just like the GreenStar Elite and GS 3000, this model includes an attachment for breadstick and pasta making
  • Slow 110 RPM plus bio-ceramic technology further reduces the rate of oxidation producing superior juice quality
  • With 4/1000 clearance the twin gear unit efficiently processes fruits and vegetable leaving an almost dry pulp
  • BPA free construction
  • Juice shelf life can last up to 72 hours
  • Quiet operation
  • Can juice all types of fruits and vegetables particularly wheatgrass and other sprouts
  • External pulp ejection for continuous juicing
  • 5 Years Warranty

Cons

  • Price is quite high, but this is way cheaper than Super Angel’s all stainless steel juicers
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Steep learning curve
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • It will take some time to process your juice with twin gear juicers at 110 slow RPM
  • Narrow chute requires chopping your produce into fine pieces making your juicing process even slower

Tribest GreenStar Gold Features & Product Details

Is it Easy to Use?

It requires a short learning curve to get used to it, but it is simple to assemble. Be certain to line up the twin gears by placing the one dot between the two dots forming a triangle. If you place them into the machine improperly and try to operate the juice maker you run the chance of ruining the gears. As with other slow juicers, the best way to optimize the juicing process is by prepping your produce before you begin.

Wide items, such as apples, need to be sliced into smaller chunks in order to fit down the feed chute, which is only 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches. Cutting up celery is not necessary because the twin gears cut up the celery with extreme ease. It also easily juices wheatgrass and leafy greens. Other dense items need to be pushed down into the rotating gears with force. It is best to use the wooden plunger over the plastic plunger. This way, you do not need to worry if the wood chips off into the feed chute. It will pass harmlessly through the machine, and out the pulp ejector spout.

Is it Easy to Clean?

Tribest Green Power Gold has more components, but cleaning it is really easy. It will only take a few minutes. You cannot put these parts into the dishwasher at all. To prevent mineral build-up, clean everything as soon as you finish juicing. Disassemble the machine and put everything into warm, soapy water. Wash the parts, rinse, and allow everything to dry before you put it back together. The drip tray prevents juice from splashing onto the counter. This makes cleanup even simpler since you can rinse the tray off in a couple of seconds. Place the cord back in the storage compartment. Make sure to use the stiff brush to scrub the particles and pulp off of the mesh screen. Wipe the base clean.

Juice Quality

Triturating juicers are notorious for producing the best tasting juice that is also rich in flavor. This juicing machine is capable of extracting high levels of minerals and vitamins without compromising on nutrients. As a result of the slowly rotating gears, the nutrients are not damaged through the extraction process. Because of this, the juice can be produced in large quantities and stored in the refrigerator. Fill the container all the way to the brim. Make sure to use a tight lid to seal in the nutrients and flavor. You can most likely store it for up to 72 hours without experiencing any degradation in the juice. Use the sieve to easily separate excess pulp or foam from the juice.

Non-Juicing Functions

This juicer is also homogenizer and pasta maker, the good news is this model comes equipped with pasta making attachments. No need to purchase additional accessories. The complimentary homogenizing blank transforms your Green Star juicer into a basic food processor for making sauces, nut butter, baby food, and frozen fruit desserts. You can make soy and almond milk using the same blank screen as well. With the pasta attachments, you can either make a flat or a round noodle with it but you’ll have to make the dough first. It also includes a breadstick making attachments if you feel like snacking on high carb bread sticks but don’t do that if you’re on a diet.

What Kinds of Produce Can Tribest GreenStar Gold Juice?

This juice press can handle all types of produce—soft and hard produce, leafy greens, citrus fruits, beans, and nuts.

Hard produce includes cucumber, watermelon, cilantro, turmeric, bitter gourd, asparagus, yakon, fennel, ginger, apple, carrots, pear, garlic, pumpkin, broccoli, coconut, cauliflower, pepper, celery, beets, sweet potato, and pineapple.

Leafy greens include wheatgrass, collard greens, parsley, cabbage, brussels sprout, peppermint, spring onion, pine tree needles, basil, moringa, kale, lettuce, dandelion greens, beet greens, and spinach.

Citrus fruits include grapefruit, tangerine, lime, lemon, orange, and mandarin.

Soft produce such as papaya, avocado, melon, mango, pomegranate, grapes, peach, cranberries, tomato, kiwifruit, blackberry, and strawberry are basically non-juiceable items but can be turned into a puree using the homogenizing screen. You can also get the optional soft fruit adjustment knob to improve your efficiency of processing these soft fruits.

You can also make soy and almond milk using this juice extractor provided that you soak your soy or almond overnight.

Technical Specifications

TypeTwin Gear Juicer
Price$$$$
Juice QualityVery High
Juice Shelf Life72 Hours
Dishwasher SafeNo
Pulp EjectionExternal
Motor110 RPM, 4 horsepower
Wattage190 Watts
Chute Size1.5 inch (square)
BuildPlastic (BPA Free)
DesignHorizontal
ColorWhite
Noise LevelLow
Warranty5 Years
Best for JuicingSoft Fruits, Dense Produce, Citruses, Leafy Greens, Nuts & Beans
ApplicationHome & Personal Use

Verdict

It is no secret that the Tribest Green Star Gold, GP-E1503 Twin Gear Juicer is among the best triturating machines on the market. As the name suggests, it was created to effectively extract high levels of juice from dark leafy greens without clogging or struggling. Not only does it juice produce effortlessly, but the enzymes and vitamins left in the juice are 50 to 200 percent higher than other juicers. One negative thing about this juicer is that it takes some upper body strength to force the produce into the rotating gears. If this seems like it would pose any issue or if you have arthritis, then it might be best to look for a vertical masticating juicer because they are self-feeding.

While the warranty is only five years, it comes from a reputable company that has been the received many awards for their juicers throughout the years. Additionally, Tribest Corporation has been operating in the industry for more than 20 years now. If you are in the market for a multifunctional world-renowned juicer that can handle every day juicing, then this juice extractor is definitely worth checking out.

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