Solostar 4 Lowest RPM Horizontal Single Auger Juicer Review

Alright, this is John Kohler with
Today we have another exciting episode for you, and what we get to do today is gonna
be real fun for me, and maybe you guys too. We’re gonna get to share with you guys a
brand new juicer that just is now released on the market, and this is Tribest’s new
SoloStar 4 juicer. Now I have had videos of this machine in the past, previewing it, but
I’m glad to say that it is finally out now and available at
Now, the thing is the SoloStar 4 juicer is a horizontal single auger slow juicer that
literally crushes and squeezes and cold presses the juice out. So one of my favorite style
of juicers are the vertical auger juicers such as the SlowStar juicer by Tribest, and
that one I like because it’s vertical. They tend to work a bit faster, a little bit more
convenient, but they’re not good at juicing certain things such as wheatgrass. So if you
want to juice a lot of wheatgrass or leafy greens, I generally recommend a horizontal
auger machine. In addition, horizontal augers can have some benefits over the verticals,
including you could easily put the produce from a horizontal auger back in to basically
ring it out drier. And this works very well in the horizontals. This doesn’t work so
well in the verticals. They way they’re designed, they need kind of hard solid pieces
of produce to basically crush and then get the juice out.
So the main thing that’s different about the all new SoloStar 4 is that it’s the
lowest RPM horizontal single auger juicer on the market. It runs as low as 47RPMs or
revolutions per minute. Is has up to 33% more torque, so that’s like the sheer power it
has for crushing and juicing all the produce. And it can use up to 20% less electricity
than other horizontal single auger juicers on the market. So it saves energy, has more
torque, runs at lower RPMs—these are all definitely good things to have, you know,
on paper, but the question is how does it work in the real world? And that’s what
we’re gonna find out in this video, because I’m gonna goa head and unbox and show you
guys everything that comes with this machine, then we’re gonna go ahead and make a fresh
juice using the SoloStar 4 and some fresh picked produce from my garden.
Alright, so without further ado, let’s go ahead and open this baby up. Now, I do want
to say, depending on where in the world you live—and my customers, I only ship to the
United States—the specifications on this machine will vary. Using 220volts at 50hertz
is gonna yield different RPMs than using 110 volts at 60 hertz like we have here in the
United States. So inside this box, there’s a number of
items. Of course, the first of which is the main juicing body. So if you’re familiar
with other horizontal single auger juicers on the market, this is probably the most compact
horizontal single auger juicer on the market. In addition, I like that they actually have
a separate cord. Many juicers have a built in cord, they kind of hang out, get in the
way. This one actual is a standard IEC plug that’s similar to the cord that powers your
desktop computer. That’s really nice. So this is nice and small and compact. Looking
on the bottom of this machine, we’re gonna go ahead and say it’s 120 volts, 60 hertz,
135 watts. So that’s less wattage than other machines. And this is made in Korea. Oh, and
the on/off switch is right here on the back, and it’s a three position switch. So you
have an off position in the middle, up is on, and if you press it down for momentary
contact, while holding it down, it reverses the machine to unjam it if you need to do
that. So yeah, this is the motor body. Next, of
course, we have the power cord here. This looks like about a six foot long power cord.
We can go ahead and plug that guy in. So another things that’s really cool about
this machine, it actually also has an integrated fuse holder here, in where you plug in the
power cord here. So if you should overload it, it’ll blow the fuse. Put a new fuse
in and you’re up and running again. A lot of other machines on the market may still
have an internal fuse that’s not user accessible. So I really like that Tribest has done this.
Next inside the machine, of course, you get some accessories. You not only get one strainer,
but you get actually two strainers. One to go over the cup and one to do additional straining
if you would like. So I really like that Tribest goes the extra mile to provide you all the
accessories you’ll need without nickel and diming you or having you actually go out and
buy a strainer because they simply didn’t want to include one.
Next we have the main juicing body here. And this is the design. Now this design has changed,
and I want to let you just know that this is the fourth generation of the SoloStar juicer
series. They had the original SoloStar, they upgraded, they improved it. They came out
with the SoloStar 2. Then they’ve actually upgraded that, came up with the SoloStar 3.
And now they’ve upgraded that and now they’re out with the SoloStar 4 that’s the improved
version. Much of the auger and the juicing screen didn’t change so much, but what did
change was this housing here and how this latches in. it’s significantly stronger
than other juicers on the market. There have been instances where this will actually just
crack off, but the way they built this looks like it’s nice and solid. One of the things
I like about the SoloStar juicer is this nice, large screen here. This has the most screen
area of any horizontal single auger juicer which means you have more time for the juice
to come out of the screen. If you have a smaller screen, there’s less of a window that the
juice can actually flow through the screen, instead you’re gonna get wet pulp in your
collection bin. So hopefully because there is more screen area, this is also more efficient.
Now the other thing I like about the SoloStar 4 is that it’s a two-stage horizontal single
auger juicer. Unfortunately, there are still companies out there that are selling single
stage single auger juicers, which I think just should be a crime. Companies should have
upgraded their machines by now. And if you guys are the companies that still have single
stage horizontal juicers, you guys need to come out with a new version. This is 2015,
and they got the iPhone 6 already. Maybe the iPhone 7’s coming out, I have no idea. But
anyways, we want to get the latest and greatest. Technology always increases and that’s why
I like when manufacturers come out with the newest machines with the latest technology,
because in general, the newer machines usually get higher yield and work better than the
old machines. So yeah, the largest amount of screen area,
and this has been reinforced. This is now the GE ultem material. And I want to let you
guys know that Tribest advertises this as BPA and BPS free. Which are some plasticizers
that many people are concerned about if they are into health. So that’s the juicing screen
here. Next the main part of the juicer that is the
workhorse is this auger. This is also made out of the GE ultem material. And this is
the longest auger on any single auger juicer, horizontal single auger juicer, at this time.
And especially designed to accept the produce in for crushing, and then squeeze out the
juice in this last section. And how this two-stage system works is once you put the produce in,
on initial crush juice is release, and that’s stage one. And as the produce gets crushed
down more, it squeezes a lot more hard core and then the juice is squeezed out of stage
two. So this way, you’re gonna maximize the juice yields that you’re gonna get with
the SoloStar 4. And this is the main body housing. I’ve
already talked about. They have an upgraded area where you put on the endcap, so it’s
gonna be nice and tight and more durable. In addition, unlike many of the other juicers
on the market, they’ve expanded where the juice comes out, so this makes it a lot easier
to clean. One of the problems I’ve had with my other horizontal single auger machines
is where the juice comes out on the bottom, it’s a small hole and you can never really
seem to clean it properly. But with this nice, large hole, juice can flow out easily and
you would easily get in there and clean it. So yeah, we’re gonna go ahead and show you
guys how easy this is to assemble. We’re just gonna go ahead and put this in, and we
just turn this thumbscrew there. It just locks into place. Next, we’re gonna go ahead and
take the auger, put that right in there. Seats right in there. You’re gonna take your screen—and
it’s very important, the screen, there’s a part that says “upper.” The upper is
always facing up, and you’re just gonna go ahead and place that right back in there
like so. And then you’re gonna take the outlet drum housing and tighten it to put
it on. And this is to close, mostly all set up.
Next, we have a funnel. And so I like funnels because they direct the produce in the machine.
This funnel is actually a little bit small for me; I wish it was a bit larger. But it’s
actually a step funnel. Next, of course, you get the homogenizing blank plate. Now I can’t
believe there’s some juicing manufacturers that do not include a homogenizing blank plate
when it’s something that’s easily doable with their machine. Because this allows you
to have much greater flexibility with your juicer.
Now instead of just juking, like this is step up to juice or make nut milks, you can now
make things like frozen fruit sorbets. So if you’re trying to get off ice cream and
all high calorie dairy products, you could actually take some bananas that are ripe,
you peel them, you freeze them, and then you take them out. You put solid bananas through
here with a blank plate, and instantly your bananas are transformed into raw, vegan banana
ice cream. Now, there’s no cream in there, but as 100% bananas, and they’re really
creamy just the way you put them in. and you can also put in other frozen fruits. Frozen
berries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries. I’ve done frozen cantaloupes, frozen mangoes,
frozen pineapples. Man, it’s all super delish, and it’s only possible with this black plate
or mincing cone, I think is what they call it.
Then besides just making things like the frozen fruit sorbets, you can also make things like
nut butter. So take roasted peanuts, run it through the machine with this blank plate
installed in place of the screen. You could have your own fresh nut butters you make at
home. If you do raw nuts, the oil content in the mini raw nuts are not high enough to
make it stick together like that nut butter you know and love from the store, so you might
have to run it through a couple—five/six stick times and or add a little bit of oil
to it to get it to congeal and stick together. I’ve also used this to basically shred up
Sauer kraut—or shred up cabbage to make my Sauer kraut with. I’ve also used this
attachment to make things like salsa. And even my salads. Sometimes where I’m really
lazy, I’ll just through all the vegetables through the juice with the blank plate. It
crushes it up, mashes it up into small particle size at low RPM, so it maximize the nutrition
in there, maximizes the phytochemical and phytonutrients, especially if you’re process
something like cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower and cabbage and kale.
And then you can just simply eat it. So yeah this is—the use of this screen is very useful.
You can also crush up your coffee beans, mince garlic, and other herbs and spices as well.
So yeah, I like that a lot. And, let’s see—oh, this is another nice
feature they have. No many juicer have this, but they basically have a cover. Nobody wants
to get dust in their juicers and when you have this sitting and you don’t use it for
a while, dust can accumulate, so you just have a cover that goes on the top so you’re
not gonna get dust in your juicer and you’re not gonna be drinking dust if your juicer’s
sitting for too long and you’re not using it—or if you’re in the middle of a construction
zone. You also have a pusher here. And I want to
encourage you guys to only ever use the pusher to push produce in the machine. If you use
a knife, a fork, a spoon, your cat’s paws, your fingers—that can damage whatever you’re
putting in the machine. It could damage the machine and whatever you’re putting in it.
So I do not recommend that. Only use the pusher. I have had ex-girlfriend put spoons, knives,
forks, and everything—“Oh, I could just push it in there!”—and they broke the
machine. So I’m telling you guys now, please don’t do it. Just use the pusher.
Alright, next, we got—oh, the cleaning brush. So this is like an oversize toothbrush with
a screwdriver point on the end to help clean the screen when you’re done. Nice hard bristles
to clean all the areas of the machine. This is very important, so you don’t want to
lose it. Alright, last couple of pieces, we got the
two collections bins. We have one collection bin here that’ll collect the juice coming
out from underneath and we’re gonna go ahead and put the screen in there. And the next
collection bin that just going on the end and catches the pulp. So one of the things
that I would like to see is that under this juicer, there’s a lot of space, and I wish
Tribest would’ve actually made larger containers that hold more juice and actually hold more
pulp instead of just these small dinky containers. Because when I juice, I like to juice maybe
thirty-two to sixty-four ounces at one time, and that means I’ll have to be emptying
these out several times during my juicing process.
In addition, you get a few endcaps, which is really nice. Some juicer manufacturers
are not including these endcaps anymore. But some of these endcaps such as these two endcaps
are pasta making endcaps. So what with will do, if you mix up a batch of pasta, the dough—flower,
eggs, whatever they put in there—you can actually run it through the machine and I’ll
extrude pasta-like shapes—I think this is a linguini or fettuccini style, and this just
the standard angel hair—and then you’re gonna take your pasta and then cook it. This
will not make the zucchini pasta. For that, you need a spiral slicing tool that we offer
at Discount Juicers, such as the Spiral Fix, which I also have a video on demonstrating.
So, yeah, if you’re into raw foods, then these are really not gonna be helpful for
you. And in addition, you get two more. One is
for the juicing, which is the larger hole here, and we’re just gonna go ahead and
screw this on the end. And this is actually fully adjustable, so you’re gonna want to
put this one the end and you’re gonna adjust it from really tight—which I recommend always
if you’re juicing vegetables, like screw it all the way in—and you can just it and
let some of the tension off to keep it looser if you’re juicing fruits and the fruits
are backing up on you and they’re no coming out. Now, the horizontal single auger juicers
are notorious for backing up when juicing fruits, because there’s too much back pressure.
Back pressure is a good thing when you’re juicing vegetables because it allows your
vegetables to get fully juiced before the pulp comes out, but on the fruits because
they are so soft, they juice relatively easy just by the crushing stage, and then some
of the backpressure is not a good thing because it’ll basically clog up your machine.
Finally, the last attachment here, endcap, is actually for when you are doing the homogenizing
with the homogenizing plate that will allow you to make the nut butters, frozen fruit
sorbets, and everything I mentions before. Alright, last thing in the box is simply this.
It’s the SoloStar 4 instruction manual. And this is actually a nice solid manual here.
It’s a total of ninety-four pages and it’s in multiple languages. Spanish, French, German,
as well as English. And it has the specifications in here and it probably has about a good dozen
juice recipes. So I really like that a lot when manufacturers add recipes. Because a
lot of people will buy juicers and they don’t know what to make. So there’s some recipes
in here for you guys to get you guys started. And in addition, in here, they talk about
the warrantee. And I want to talk about that for a second.
You know, a juicer’s only as good as the warrantee you get with it. Some juicers have
a short ninety day warrantee, some even thirty days, some one year warrantee which is really
popular. But the SoloStar 4 has the longest warrantee in the juicing industry. It’s
a total of fifteen years. So imagine, if you had an iPhone and had a fifteen year warrantee
and any time that it broke, not due to your own fault, you know it’s gonna be fixed
by the manufacturer under warrantee. So with would be amazing. And there’s very few appliances
you can buy with long warrantees like the SoloStar 4. It’s the fifteen year warrantee,
longest warrantee in the industry, to ensure you’re gonna be juicing.
And I want to stop there for a minute, because juicing is just a tool. It’s a tool for
you guys to utilize so that you can include more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Now it’s great if you want to sit there and eat five pounds of carrots… I don’t
know that I would do that or that I would enjoy doing that, but you can simply put five
pounds of carrots through the SoloStar 4 juice and get about four to five cups of fresh carrot
juice, thereby getting the majority of the nutrition out of those carrots, less the fiber,
and get that into you in a more digestible and assimilatible form. And this is very important
in this day and age when many people have digestive challenges and they’re not able
to chew their food well and absorb all the nutrients out of foods that they’re eating
due to compromised digestive systems. So yeah, long warrantee’s your assurance
that you’ll be able to use these juice machines to help you turn around your health, meet
your health goals, whether that means losing weight, whether that means healing yourself
from diseases in the body, or whether that means being able to perform better at sports
or better at your job by having more mental clarity and physical acuity because you’re
feeding your body with the best nutrition on the planet from fruits and vegetables.
So anyways, the manual here says the SS4200’s the model, and it’s BPS/BPA free. And basically
in the manual, they just go through all the different parts, all the parts included. And
how to assemble the machine, how to use it, and the warrantee. So it means pretty basic.
And what I’d like to do next for you guys is actually just get juicing in this machine
to show you guys how it works and explain to you guys some of my tips and tricks that
I use for juicing in the horizontal single auger juicers such as the SoloStar 4.
So another cool feature of the SoloStar 4 is that the sides just—you know, working
with electricity, you can also buy the optional Z Star attachment, and that’s what this
is right here. This is the Z Star attachment that’s just basically the hand crank version
of the electric motor. You could take off the whole endcap—or the whole end juicing
paraphernalia here and put this in the Z Star juicer, and clamp that down. You’re gonna
clamp this to a table, to a pick nick table, to your pickup truck, wherever, and now you
can actually hand crank out your juice. So not all juicers actually offer this option,
and only the Tribest juicers are designed to work with the Z Star hand crank attachment,
which I like a lot. I took this over to Europe once and I used it over in Europe because
they have different voltages over there than the states, so I was able to juice on my vacation.
I guess, without further ado, what I’d like to do is actually go ahead and next get juicing
for you guys and just show you guys how this juicer works and share with you guys my tips
and tricks for getting the most out of your horizontal single auger juicer, including
the all new SoloStar 4. Alright, so now I’m back with all the fresh
picked produce from my garden. We got things like the Armenian cucumber here—and yes,
this is a cucumber. Although Armenian cucumbers, technically they’re melons, but they taste
like cucumbers especially when they’re young. This one’s getting a little bit big. We
got about a dozen leaves of fresh dinosaur kale. We got one organic apple from the store.
We got some purple cabbage form the garden. We got a yellow beet from the garden, and
we got some heirloom purple carrots from the store.
Another thing I’d recommend you guys do is rotate the juice you’re making. Today
I’m making this recipe, tomorrow I might make something totally different depending
on what I harvest and what I have available. And I see a lot of people always making the
same juice every morning. “I always make the mean green juice for breakfast every morning!”
and the problem with that is that you’re getting the same nutrients day in and day
out. I want you guys to always change it up. Get those yellow carrots, get the red carrots,
get the purple carrots besides just getting the standard orange carrots. Get different
kinds of cucumbers. Get lemon cucumbers, get Armenian cucumbers, get Japanese cucumbers
if you can. Instead of always juicing kale, which might not be the best thing, switch
it up. Juice kale today, lettuce tomorrow. Juice some sorrel the next day. Juice some
dandelion. Juice some Swiss chard. Juice some spinach. I always want to encourage you guys
to rotate what you’re juicing because that way you’re gonna get the widest spectrum
of nutrition into your body and also if your body a chance to process all the different
nutrient sand anti-nutrients in the food. Eating too much of any one thing is not a
good thing in my opinion, especially with kale grown in industrial agriculture these
days. So yeah, that’s what we’re juicing today,
and I guess without further ado, let’s get started. Now, when juicing in any juicer,
I always encourage you guys to rotate what you’re juicing. A person might look at this
and say “Okay, John, we’ll I’m gonna juice all the carrots first. Then I’m gonna
juice the apple. Then I’m gonna juice the cabbage…” I want to encourage you guys
to put one piece of carrot in there followed by a couple leaves of the kale followed by
a little piece of the cucumber followed by a piece of apple. And this way any juice your
use is always gonna work better when you vary what you’re putting into it. This is especially
true with the slow juicers such as the horizontal single auger juicer that I have today, vertical
single augers, and even twin gear juicers work better with varying the different produce
items you’re putting in. So we’re gonna go ahead and turn this guy
on and you guys can hear how loud it is. It’s actually quite quiet. [inaudible] and here
in the United States, it runs at 50RPMs due to the electricity’. We’re gonna go ahead
and first cut open my Armenian cucumber and I’m gonna show you guys what it looks like
on the inside. This big cucumber melon. And look at that. This is a nice stage on the
inside, smell kind of fragrant. Man, this is gonna be really good, it’s gonna make
a lot of juice. Gonna go ahead and put the cucumber in there, and once again, we’re
only gonna use that pusher. Now, if you get cucumbers and select fruits and vegetables
to juice it’s very important you always want to select the firmest fruits and vegetables
you can. If you’re getting leafy greens, they should not be all wilty. They should
be erect like this one and snap back when you push it down. Old produce is not gonna
juice well, especially in single auger machines, horizontal or vertical ones. So this cucumber’s
fresh picked from the garden, nice and firm. When they start getting soggy and bendy and
soft, they will not juice as well and they will back up more and cause some issues.
I’m glad to see that the SoloStar 4 is working great here for me. It’s juiced this cucumber
without any signs of backing up. I could put it in and just literally chops it right up
and you guys can see it’s extracting the juice here and the pulp is coming out this
end, and it seems actually fairly dry. We’re gonna go ahead and push the rest of the cucumber
in. Next, I want to go ahead and feed in a piece
of the dinosaur kale to see how that’s gonna work. Another thing that I’m looking at
is down below where it’s collecting any kind of pulp in the screen here, there’s
very little pulp collected, so this is definitely a good thing. And look at this, I put the
kale in, almost gets sucked right in there. Might need a little help a little bit. And
that’s juicing that right up. Next we’re gonna go ahead and follow that
with maybe something with a softer texture such as the apple. Now the feet chute size
on this horizontal single auger juicer is one and a half diameter in a circle. So I
do believe that juicing companies should expand the diameter of the feed chute to make it
more easy for the customers to feed things in. but this is basically the de facto standard
size that most juicers have—of this type. Gonna go ahead and put a carrot in there.
And the carrot, let’s see… Almost self-feeding, not quite. If we maybe flip the size down
and do the small side first, maybe it will be. And that’s almost self-feeding. Next,
let’s go ahead and cut up this beet, see how it handles something nice and hard and
firm. And looking inside that beet, nice and yellow. Once again, I don’t want to just
eat standard purple beets, I want to eat different colored beets because they have different
phytochemicals and phytonutrients. Beets are rich in a nutrient or an antioxidant known
as the betalains, which are very healthy for us. And once again, we’re gonna use that
pusher to push it all in to make an amazing juice concoction today.
Another thing I want to let you guys know about it when you’re feeding produce in,
you don’t want to always just cram it in as fast as you can and get it in there. You
want to let the juicer have some time to work. So push it at a slow and moderate pace.
Let’s see what we didn’t juice yet. Oh, we didn’t juice this cabbage. So we’re
gonna go ahead and cut this cabbage in half. And look inside that little cabbage there,
that’s beautiful. And as you guys can see, I’m literally juicing the rainbow. I got
yellow beets, I got purple carrots, I got green kale, purple cabbage, and some light
green cucumbers. And this is what is going in my juice. Because you will only be as colorful
as the juice you drink. So let’s go ahead and put in that cabbage there, see how it
handles the cabbage. You hear some of that noise, it’s literally crushing and squeezing
out and extracting all the delicious cabbage juice.
Now, the Juice Man, also known as Jay Kordich worked with Dr. Garnet Chaney at Stanford,
healing people will ulcers with cabbage juice. And one of the things they learn was that
if they juice the cabbage juice and let it sit around for too long, it didn’t have
the beneficial effects and the people would not get better from their ulcers. So they
needed to drink the juice right after it’s made, and to this day, I still recommend that
as soon as you guys make the juice, you drink it as soon as you are able. And I know some
of your guys are not always able to drink the juice right after you make it, because
you got to go to work and all this kind of stuff. And I also agree that it’d be far
better to drink a juice that you made with your very own juice extractor in your home
than drinking a coffee, a soda, or tea, or virtually anything else that you could be
drinking at the office. Alright, so I’m continuing to juice cucumbers
in the SoloStar 4 juicer. It’s working about as well as any other horizontal single auger
juicer. And I want to let you guys know that on the horizontal juicers, it does take a
little bit more time to feed your produce, and that’s a con. In the vertical augers,
literally, it’s almost self-feeding where you just put the produce item in there and
it literally gets sucked into the machine. So I do personally like those machines better,
although they’re not the best machine in every instance. One of the big benefits of
the horizontal single auger juicers like we’re using today is that they have a very low learning
curb. Literally, assemble the juicer properly, you put the produce in, and even if you don’t
order it in the most bestest way like I’m doing today, it’ll just work for you. So
this is the style machine I got for my aging parents so that they can actually juice more
fruits and more importantly leafy greens and the vegetables and get them into their diet
because this is a lot easier to use that some of the other machines that have a lot more
parts, a lot more complicated. And let’s goa head and continue to juice
in the SoloStar 4 machine. And you guys can see, this pulp is actually quite colorful.
This pulp is a fair bit wet, so the cool thing is, one the SoloStar 4, you can actually just
take the pulp, drop it right back in there, and it’ll actually squeeze out the pulp
and ever get more juice out of it. One of the things I like to do when rejoicing the
pulp is push in a carrot after it. And that gives it some extra fiber to really latch
on to to really get that pulp moving through the machine and getting it the driest as possible.
Alright, I’m gonna goa head and continue to juice and I’ll come back at you when
I’m almost done. Alright, so I’m almost done juicing in the
SoloStar juicer. I almost got a whole collection cup full of my strained out juice here. And
I want to really quick get into some of the benefits of the horizontal single auger style
machines. I mean, overall, number one, if you want to juice wheatgrass, this is the
style that I recommend because no other style is gonna juice wheatgrass as well as a horizontal
single auger style machine. After all, dedicated wheatgrass juicers are special designed horizontal
single auger juicers that are just designed for juicing wheatgrass. But yeah, with the
SoloStar 4, it’ll juice the wheatgrass as well as every other leafy green and microgreens
and sprouts quite well. And that’s why I like it. I mean, here’s some of the kale
that I just juiced. And this pulp is dry. This juicer excels at juicing leafy greens
and if leafy greens is what you want to juice most, this is definitely the machine you want
to get. In addition, like I mentioned earlier, it’s
really easy to use for older people that don’t have to deal with a lot of fumbly parts. They
don’t have to deal with problems with the machine with is jamming and all this kind
of stuff. And it’s also good for people that really want to get the maximum yield.
Because as I showed earlier, you can literally take this pulp, feed it make through the machine
and it actually works very well to ring it out a second time and get more juice out.
And you can’t really do that on a vertical single auger machine.
In addition, these machines generally do homogenizing with that blank plate I show you guys earlier
better than vertical juicers due to the tighter tolerances, and they grind a little bit better,
I find. And, you know, these actually are also easier
to clean, because they do have less screen area than the vertical juicers. They’re
easier to clean, gonna take you some less time for cleaning. And cleaning is a big deterrent
for a lot of people when juicing. Now, I want to encourage you guys to always make the time
to juice because you are worth it. You guys only get one body, right, and you are what
you eat. If you put junk in, you’re gonna get junk out and it’s not healthy for your
body to be eating all this junk food like we are in this day and age. And in my opinion,
fresh vegetable juice like we made today in the SoloStar 4 juicer is one of the best things
you can ever put in your body. So here’s a nice glass of green juice, most
of it fresh from my garden. We’re gonna go ahead and give you guys a taste test. Mm!
that’s so delicious! There’s barely any fiber in that juice because we did use a screener
and caught some of the fiber in there. Nice and clean. I really like that it added a lot
of that Armenian cucumber. It really mellowed the juice out. One of the tips I want to give
you guys is you want to watch a video I made, Free Juice Recipes for Life. It’s actually
how I concoct and create all my different juice recipes, and every recipe that I have
is different. It’s based on what I’m juicing. And I’m not gonna really get into it now,
but especially if you’re starting, the one tip I will give you right now, the one tip
I will give you is you want to go light on the leafy greens and the beets. Don’t use
a lot of beets, don’t use a lot of leafy greens if you’re just starting. Maybe use
all cucumbers, carrots, and one leaf, two leaves, and see how that tastes to you. It’s
probably gonna taste pretty good. Add an apple in there if you want some extra sweetness.
Or if you don’t, you could maybe put some lemon in there for some flavor. And if you’re
gonna juice ginger, just put a little bit because a little bit of ginger definitely
goes a long way. In any case, that’s pretty much the SoloStar
4 juicer in a nutshell. I work great, just like I’d expect. I tried this product too.
It has a fifteen year warrantee which is your assurance that it’s gonna be working many
years to provide you and your family some of the most nutritious foods on the entire
planet, which is fresh fruits and vegetables in the form of their juices.
If you’re interested in purchasing the SoloStar 4 juicer, please visit me at
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the best juicer for you. as well as I have many videos on sharing with you guys the tips
and tricks I’ve learned over the last twenty plus years of juicing so you guys can select
the best produce, learn the best way to store your juices and even learn how to make your
own recipes so you don’t need to follow a recipe book any longer.
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11 thoughts on “Solostar 4 Lowest RPM Horizontal Single Auger Juicer Review

  • Personally, I think vertical single auger juicers are better overall for juicing only.  Horizontal machines are better for leafy greens and harder produce like carrots.  

    I have both an use the vertical 99.9% of the time.

  • I've got the Tribest Elite GSE-5000 and love how fast it will juice 10-15 lbs. of carrots. I must also say that Tribest has best warranty and costumer service that I have personally experienced.

  • Hey John,

    First off, I really enjoy watching your videos.  I'm currently looking into purchasing a juicer that my family and I can use.  After watching your videos, I have my eyes set on The Green Star Elite-GSE 5000 as it produces the highest amount of yield and less pulp/fiber.  Would you be able to make a video comparing the Solo Star 4 to the GSE-5000?  Would either juicer be suitable for softer produce ( eg. straberries/tomatoes)? It would be much appreciated 😀 

    Also, out of curiosity, have you ever juiced garlic/onions? 😀

  • Thank you for your wonderful videos.  I am moving out on my own soon and will need to get my own juicer.  My mom has a centrifugal juicer so I am familiar with apple, beet, carrot.  I want to do greens (chard, kale, spinach, baby greens, wheatgrass, and wild greens such as (watercress and dandelion)) I would add in beets, carrots, apples, cucumbers, lemons/limes, and ginger for taste so the green juice is not as strong.  Probably half green and half other.  I saw that your video showed that solostar 4 won the juice off with the nc800.  Should I go for twin gear such as green star elite (or wait for the new omega twin gear juicer that comes out when??) or should I go for the horizontal auger?  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do a juice off between the solostar 4 and green star elite with a juice off in juicer features (yield and quality) and show cleaning time?  I don't really care about the extra homoginizer and nut features because I have a Vitamix already. I may also occasionally juice watermelon or pineapple but I prefer to blend my fruits like you.  Which would you recommend for my needs horizontal single auger juicer or twin gear juicer? Thanks!!!

  • If you think juicing isn't good for you, look at John in this vid, and look at his other vids from 5+ years ago. He looks younger now, than he did then!

  • I was given a juicer from a friend a few years ago and I have used it a few times. I LOVE juicing, but the I HATE my juicer! It bounces around inside somehow and occasionally the centrifugal blade will jump up and shave off a bit of the downtube! So… I Googled juicers and found your channel, John. I've been watching your reviews for the past few days. I also like your vids on gardening… some of which inspired me to build an aquaponics system (vid upcoming). Thanks for the insight and inspiration.

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