Tribest Green Star GS-3000 Review: A Versatile, All-Around Food Processor and Juicer
Eating more green leafy vegetables is a great way to live a healthier lifestyle.
In fact experts say that you need at least 5 to 6 servings of these vegetables (and fruit) to meet you daily nutritional requirements.
Now eating 5 to 6 services per day is difficult based on experience…
…imagine eating 1 to 2 pounds of vegetables each day, how tough it is to your digestive track.
The Green Star GS-3000 will help you consume all the vegetables you need to meet your dietary requirements.
It does it with two gears that will cut, crush and extract juice from both vegetable and fruit efficiently.
There is a little bit of learning involved but it is not very steep as you’ll see in the videos below.
Features at a glance
- Great yield when juicing fruits, vegetables, leafy greens and wheatgrass because it has an adjustable outlet knob at lets you adjust backpressure
- Can be used as a food mill – capable of making nut butter, sorbets, baby food, pasta, etc.
- Uses 2 stainless steel counter rotating gears to crush produce
- 5 year warranty on the whole juicer
- 1.5″ feed chute
- Motor spins the two gears at 110 rpm
- Not BPA free
- Adjustable end cap allows this to extract more juice
- Two metal gears will last a long time
- Great for leafy green vegetables
- Quiet operation
- There is a steeper learning curve
- Good but not great 5 year warranty
- Produce needs to be pushed through the feed chute
- Takes up some space
What to expect from the Green Star GS-3000?
Here’s the product overview from Raw Nutrition…
This will work best on…
…Green leafy vegetables because the twin gear system is very efficient in extracting juice from it.
This doesn’t have the 3-stage system as the GSE-5000 but the difference is minimal.
You can also extract juice from harder ingredients like carrot or beet but you’ll need to exert effort to push it through the juicer.
Now this may not be for everybody because you’ll need some upper body strength to use this juicer so people with arthritis or a similar condition may not be able to use this.
You’ll notice that it literally sucked in the wheatgrass and parsley. You’ll need to exert some effort pushing harder ingredients in carrots, apples and celery.
So if you don’t have a condition like arthritis or a little weak in your upper body, this may not be the juicer for you.
A slow juicer like the Omega VRT would be better for you because it is self-feeding.
Can it juice wheatgrass?
It also comes with a blank homogenizing plate that will allow you to make nut butter, sorbets, baby food, salsa and pasta, just to name a few.
You can also make breadsticks with the breadstick maker set included in the package.
So a lot comes with the package.
How long can you store juice?
This rotates at a slow 110rpm so there will be very minimal oxidation in the juice. You can store juice for up to 48 hours, sometimes even up to 72 hours if it isn’t very humid.
Just make sure that you store it in a glass jar, overfilled and refrigerated. But I’d recommend that you drink it as soon as you make it.
How much preparation is needed?
The feed chute is small at just 1.5 inches wide all around so you’ll need to pre-cut fruits like apples, oranges and lemon as well as large vegetables like carrots.
The good news is you don’t need to pre-cut leafy vegetables because the gears has cutting teeth that will do that for you, so that will cut prep time somewhat.
How much juice can it extract?
A twin gear juicer will extract more juice from single auger juicer because it has two crushing gears and the adjustable outlet port that controls backpressure on the pulp.
You can even get the pulp and dump it in the juicer again to extract even more juice.
Here’s a comparison between the GSE-5000 and GS-3000
The GSE-5000 extracted around 20-30cc more, that’s because it has a 3-stage system that is more efficient.
Is it hard to clean up?
There are a number of parts to clean so that it will take a bit longer to clean if you compare it to cleaning a horizontal auger juicer.
It does come with a cleaning brush that will help you clean the juicing screen.
Is it dishwasher safe?
Tribest says that this isn’t dishwasher safe so wash it by hand. It will only take less than 10 minutes to clean.
Is it BPA free?
Tribest does not specify if this is made from BPA-free components or not.
This juicer is pretty quiet so you’ll be able to juice and talk to your spouse at the same time.
If you have kids at home, you don’t need to worry about waking them up in the morning when using this.
This is only available in a 110-volt option. If you live outside North America, you’ll need an AVR to be able to use this without damaging it.
It is powered by a 190 watt motor that spins the two gears at 110rpm.
- 6.5” x 12” x 18.5” (width x height x depth)
- Weighs around 24 pounds
Tribest will give you a 5 year warranty on the whole juicer and parts.
The package includes
Where is this manufactured?
It is made in South Korea.
This juicer is a bit under the radar so it didn’t as much reviews the newer GSE-5000 but consumers who left reviews had a lot of positive things to say, one of which is the quality of juice which was excellent.
They could store the juice for a couple of days and it would still taste great.
This means that if you’re a busy professional who doesn’t have time every morning to prepare, you can make one big batch and store it in the refrigerator.
Another positive was the amount of yield, some consumers who bought this had previously used a centrifugal juicer and they said the difference was night and day.
Common complaints here was the difficulty to clean and the effort needed to push pulp through.
I talked about the later earlier in this review, since the gears don’t have any sharp blades so you definitely need to push hard produce like carrot through the feed chute.
Not for people with weak upper body strength.
Cleaning can take a little bit of getting used to because there around 7 parts you need to disassemble and clean.
The toughest part to clean would be the screen and gears but it comes with a cleaning brush which makes this task easier.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this juicer from Amazon for less than $600 and you’ll get 2-day shipping if you enroll in Prime. Yes even if it’s just a free 30-day trial, they’ll ship it in 2-days. Another place where you can buy this would be in TribestLife and it also comes with free shipping.
To wrap up
This juicer is great for people who looking to incorporate green juice into their diet with a lot of green leafy greens in it.
The twin gears will crush and squeeze out a lot of juice and leave a dry pulp – one of the driest in the juicing industry.
It can be a little difficult to assemble and disassemble because it uses thumb screws to secure the two gears and housing so people will tend to over or under tighten it.
The adjustable outlet port also takes a little trial and error to get it right because if you tighten it too much it can cause back up. So there is some sort of learning curve.
If you’re looking to buy this, check out the GS-5000 because it only costs $20 more and it comes with a longer warranty.
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