Thursday, August 11, 2011


My old juicer bit the dust this week, just as I was beginning to fall in love with juicing again. And my old juicer was so old, no replacement parts were available. Came up with a budget (not very large) and research (extensive) and found the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro, which of course resulted in the jibe from family, "but you've already GOT a big mouth!" Despite risking further jokes at my expense, reader, I purchased it.And all I can say is that there is no mistaking an 800 watt machine for the delicate flower of a 400 watt I was using till now. I found the Big Mouth powerful and fast. And as you can see, yes, it really is possible to insert a whole apple into the feed tube. I did it, and no jamming resulted from the test.
The first juice I made with this new juicer, pictured up top, was composed of the following:

4 stalks celery
1 persian cucumber
1/3 bag spinach
4 stems curly kale
1/2 bunch parsley
1 small granny smith apple
1/2 cup blueberries
I'd planned to drink half and save the rest for later, but it was just too delicious! Cleanup was swift (comes with its own cleaning brush), juicing easy, style sleek (looks beautiful with my black Kitchenaid and black Cuisinart duet blender/processor.

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