Green Star GSE-5000 Elite Twin Gear Juicer Review

Green Star GSE-5000Green Star juicers are reputably one of the world’s most respected and widely used juice extractors and food processors. Tribest Corporation developed Green Star, that’s the reason why the Green Star GSE-5000 Elite Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor is also described as Tribest GSE-5000 Green Star Basic HD Twin Gear Juicer.

PROS:

  • Handles virtually every vegetable imaginable, from almost all leafy greens, herbs, fibrous plants and grasses, sprouts, and tough/ stringy vegetables. Green Star is designed to extract green juices in high volumes with ease. It juices continuously without plugging up, and the the pulp comes out dry.
  • Maximizes nutritional value of your juice – According to the independent nutritional tests, the Green Power Juicer with its Exclusive Heavy Duty Twin Gear juicing system which incorporates magnetic and Far Infared technology, gives the maximum benefits and nutritional value to its users by producing juices with the lowest temperature, slowest oxidation and fermentation process, lowest bacteria proliferation, highest mineral content, and the sweetest and the most delightful taste.
  • Easy to assemble or dissemble the machine with the new latch locking system, which uses removable turning knobs.
  • Easy-to-clean design with fewer parts.
  • Quiet operation at 110rpm.
  • Very versatile – Juices a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, including carrots, apples, beets, and celery, wheat grass, herbs, sprouts and other leafy greens, including, cereal grasses, parsley, kale, spinach, alfalfa and much more. It also homogenizes, makes baby food, nut butters, frozen fruit sorbets, delicious raw breadsticks, and Japanese rice cake, etc.
  • Compact design of 18-1/4″ W x 7″ H x 12-1/2″ D, the smallest of Green Star’s models, means less countertop space needed.
  • 12 year warranty!

CONS:

  • Does not include a pasta maker. To convert the GSE-5000 into a pasta press, you’ll have to spend an additional $70 (estimated).
  • For more efficient juicing of soft fruits, you’ll have to purchase a soft fruit outlet adjusting knob separately (costs about $15).

BOTTOM LINE:

Overall Rating : 4.5 out of 5

Buy Green Star GSE-5000 Elite Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor

Green Star has been recognized as one of the most respected and widely used fruit extractor brands on the market for years. And the GSE-5000 Elite Twin Gear Juicer is Green Star’s latest innovation and flagship product. Product quality is unquestionable.

It is not a Super Angel (which costs about $1200) per se; nevertheless, its performance can closely match the Super Angel. And the best part is the price tag – Green Star GSE-5000 Elite is at least 50% cheaper than Super Angel!

This top of the line professional-quality juice extractor is an excellent investment, especially if you are going to be juicing a lot of wheatgrass or greens such as kale and parsley. The Green Star will give you a better and more nutritious yield than most other single auger masticating juicers on the market.

In my opinion, Green Star GSE-5000 is the best choice among twin gear (tritulating) juicers priced below $1000.

Juicer Buying Guide

Green Star GSE-5000 Elite Product Overview

Twin Gear Technology:

The GSE-5000 Elite, which is Green Star’s flagship product, features advanced three stage juicing technology and sleek modern design. Using Exclusive Heavy Duty Jumbo Twin Gears with a specially formulated bioceramic material around the in-line magnets [Note 1] at the core of each twin-gear, the Green Star Elite separates the juicing to crushing, mixing, and pressing stages for higher juice yields and nutritional value from your fruits and vegetables. The sleek and modern design will also compliment your kitchen style and design.

[Note 1] : Bioceramic technology is a process – that of producing far infrared energy [Note 2]. The word “bioceramic” refers to the unique powdered material that is securely sealed around the series of in-line magnets at the core of each of the twin gears. As the gears rotate during the juicing process, the bioceramic material converts that mechanical energy into the beneficial far infrared energy.

[Note 2] : Far infrared is energy. It is the natural, resonant frequency range of water and all organic matter – even humans. The wavelength of infrared energy is between 0.7 microns and 1000 microns, just beyond the frequency range of visible light. And, one part of this range is 5 to 15 microns, which is far infrared. Far infrared energy waves are the safest and most beneficial energy source available.

Green Star GSE-5000-Elite Twin Gears
Green Star GSE-5000-Elite Twin Gears
Twin Gear with its powerful triturating action, cuts and juices all vegetables including carrots, celery, leafy vegetables and wheat grass. The unique jumbo twin gear unit features a pocket-recessed area to more easily accept fibrous vegetables and herbs, 3 separate points that cut strong fibers like celery so the appliance does not get jammed or clogged, and the extremely close clearance of the twin gears at 4/1000 of an inch. These features combine to more easily, thoroughly and gently extract more juice, more quickly, leaving the ejected pulp drier. It can also process whole foods, making favorites like almond and date pie crusts, pates from nuts and vegetables, sauces from a vast array of ingredients, baby foods, frozen fruit desserts and more.

Pressure Adjustment Mechanism:

Pressure Adjustment Mechanism
Pressure Adjustment Mechanism
The Green Star allows you to easily adjust the amount of pressure that is required for pulp ejection in order to effectively handle a wider variety of produce without jamming or clogging. Different types of produce require a different amount of pressure within the juicing chamber in order to be most efficiently processed. The Green Star allows you to adjust the amount of pressure without having to stop juicing- allowing you to use a wide variety of produce in one session for your maximum convenience.

Complete Mastication System:

Unlike other incomplete masticating juicers, the Green Star juicers are equipped with all the functions of a complete mastication system. The powerful design of the Twin Gears makes it easy for the Green Star to exercise a mastication that imitates the human teeth. The pocket recesses were created for slicing (incisors), the cutting points for cutting string cellulose (canines), and the gear teeth base for crushing (molars). These three processes portion produce into smaller pieces for easy juicing and cut stringy vegetables down for trouble-free processing and ejection (preventing produce from tangling around the gears and jamming up the pulp ejection system). Not only does the Green Star Elite utilize the complete 3 stages of the mastication, but also adds a new mixing stage. In the mixing stage, the broken down produce to interact and activate, thereby increasing the nutritional value of the juice to its maximum.

Complete Mastication System
Complete Mastication System

Specifications:

  • Motor : 190 Watt.
  • Rotating speed : 110 rpm.
  • Squeezing HP : 4 hp.
  • Dual stainless steel twin gears with internal magnets.
  • Dimensions : 18-1/4″ Width; 7″ Height; 12-1/2″” Depth.
  • Weight: 24 lbs.
  • Warranty : 12 Years.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Incorporates magnetic and far infrared technology offers maximum benefits and nutritional value to its users.
  • Super Twin Gear triturating and squeezing power maximize juice yield.
  • Bioceramic and Magnetic Technology results in freshest tasting juice.
  • One-step continuous juicing with automatic pulp ejection.
  • Juices almost all vegetables and fruits.
  • Some vegetable juices can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 48 hours with minimal loss of nutritional value.
  • Heavy duty construction using highest quality materials.
  • Ejected pulp is dry indicating maximum juice extraction.
  • Makes wheatgrass juice, herb juices, baby foods, nut butter, pastas, mochi(Japanese rice cake), and an interesting variety of delicious food ideas.
  • Easy to disassemble/assembles and clean.
  • Reverse turning safety feature.
  • Built-in convenience cord storage.
  • Carrying handle for easy relocation of the machine.
  • Included Accessories : Juicing Knob, Breadstick Knob, Fine Screen, Coarse Screen, Homogenizing Blank (Open Blank), Breadstick Blank (Closed Blank), Glass Juice Pitcher, Drip Tray, Plastic Plunger
    Wooden Plunger, Stainless Steel Strainer, Flat Cleaning Brush, Regular Cleaning Brush, and Detachable Cord.
  • Optional accessories (purchase separately) : ‘Pasta maker’ to convert the GSE-5000 into a pasta press, and ‘Soft fruit outlet adjusting knob’ for more efficient juicing of soft fruits.
Green Star GSE-5000 Elite Included Accessories.
Green Star GSE-5000 Elite Included Accessories.

Comparison of Green Star Twin Gear Juicer Models GSE-5000, GP-E1503, GS-1000, GS-2000 and GS-3000:

Features GSE-5000 GP-E1503 GS-1000 GS-2000 GS-3000
Juicing System Jumbo HD Twin Gear Heavy Duty Twin Gear Heavy Duty Twin Gear Heavy Duty Twin Gear Heavy Duty Twin Gear
Magnetic & bioceramic technology to extract more minerals Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pocket recess of each tooth of gear for easier juicing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Built in mechanism to cut stringy fibers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fine screen for vegetable juicing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Coarse screen for pulpy juice Yes Yes Optional Yes Yes
Homogenizing blank for making nut butters, baby foods, and fruit sorbets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pulp adjusting knob to control pressure on the pulp to produce maximum juice quantity Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plastic plunger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wooden plunger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Juice pitcher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Carrying handle Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electrical cord storage compartment No (with detachable cord) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pasta maker Optional Yes Optional Optional Yes
Mochi maker Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Pulp adjusting knob for soft fruit juicing Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Capacity of motor 190 watts 190 watts 190 watts 190 watts 190 watts
Squeezing HP 4 hp 4 hp 4 hp 4 hp 4 hp
Clearance between the two gears 4/1000 inch 4/1000 inch 4/1000 inch 4/1000 inch 4/1000 inch
Switch button operation One touch operation One touch operation One touch operation One touch operation One touch operation
Warranty 12 years 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years
Machine & Accessories Weight 24 lbs 26 lbs 21 lbs 22.5 lbs 23 lbs
Shipping Weight 29 lbs 34 lbs 29 lbs 30.5 lbs 31 lbs
Size W x H x D 18-1/4″x 7″x 12-1/2″ 22-1/4″x 10″x 15-1/2″ 20-3/14″x
10″x 15″
20-3/14″x 10″x 15″ 20-3/14″x 10″x 15″
Estimated Cost of Ownership $540 $540 $470 $500 $500

Green Star GSE-5000 Elite Twin Gear Juicer