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Wheatgrass is known to have several benefits, one of which is the 70% chlorophyll content an critical blood builder.
To get the most out of wheatgrass you’ll have to drink it fresh and the best way to do that is extracting your own.
The Samson 9005 is one of the best juicers for the job, in tests done by John Kohler.
The 9005 was more efficient in extracting juice from wheatgrass compared to the Omega 8006, and you can use it to extract juice from other vegetables and fruit as well.
This beats buying a dedicated wheatgrass juicer that has only one purpose.
Features of the Samson 9005 Advanced Wheatgrass Juicer
- Has a single gear 160-watt motor that rotates the auger at just 80 rpm – this means very little oxidation and longer lasting juice
- FDA approved GE ULTEM auger and strainer is up to 8 times stronger than non-Ultem parts
- Comes with a blank plate that allows you to make sorbets, nut butter, baby food aside from juicing
- 15″ tall
- BPA free
- 15-year warranty
- 1.5″ feed chute
- Great on wheatgrass and other leafy greens
- Very good yield
- Long 15-year warranty
- No pre-cutting needed on fibrous greens
- Uses an Ultem strainer and auger
- Easy to clean
- Produces a pulpy juice
- Not self-feeding
- Struggles with soft fruit like pineapple
What to expect from the Samson 9005 Juicer?
Take note that the 9003, 9004, 9005 and 9006 are the same machine, the only difference is color.
Even if Samson calls this a “Wheatgrass Juicer,” it is more than that.
This will work best on…
…Wheatgrass and other leafy green vegetables like celery or collard greens.
If you often juice wheatgrass and want an electric juicer to do the job, this is the juicer you want because it is efficient at juicing wheatgrass.
One reason is the adjustable end cap that allows you to adjust the amount of backpressure thus increasing yield.
John Kohler makes green juice with the Samson 9005
More than just a juicer
It comes with a blank plate that will help make peanut butter, sorbets, baby food, grind coffee, salsa and much more.
The package also includes five drum caps that can extrude pasta. It is a versatile machine.
How long can you store juice?
Since the auger rotates only at 80 rpm, very minimal air is introduced to the juice so that means you can store it at least 2 or 3 days without degradation, but you need to refrigerate it.
For best results, store it in a mason jar, overfilled, so no air is mixed in with the liquid.
How much juice can it extract?
Even though it is only a single stage juicer, it will hold its own in terms of yield.
Part of the reason is that it has an adjustable end cap that allows you to adjust the backpressure that squeezes more juice out and leaves a drier pulp.
John Kohler compares the Omega 8006 and the 9005 juicing carrots
Both machines yielded roughly the same amount of juice which is impressive because the 8006 is a dual stage juicer which in theory should produce more, but this wasn’t the case in this juice off.
John Kohler compares the Samson 9006 and Green Power KPE-1304 juicing carrots and wheatgrass
Even if the Green Power KPE-1304 extracted more juice (100cc more) than the Samson 9006, assembling and diassembling the Green Power will be more difficult because it has two gears.
One more thing, twin gear juicers tend to be more expensive.
How much preparation is needed?
Since it only has a small 1.5” round feed chute, produce such as apples, pineapple, beet, and cucumber have to be pre-cut to fit in, but for leafy greens like chard or celery, there is no need to pre-cut. So if you’re juicing mostly green leafy stuff, this is a great choice.
Is it hard to clean up?
It has only a few moving parts that need to be cleaned, and it is very easy to assemble and disassemble so this is something easy to clean.
It’ll take less than five minutes to clean under running water.
The hardest part to clean would be the juicing screen, but it comes with a cleaning brush that helps in removing pulp from there.
Is it dishwasher safe?
Unfortunately, it is not but washing this by hand will not take too long.
What type of juicer is this?
It is called a single stage, single auger style juicer.
Single stage juicers typically crush juice in one area, unlike dual stage juicers that do that in two separate areas.
First would be the initial squeeze where the fruit or vegetable is cut and juice comes out. Next
One for the initial crush and the next one at the end of the auger where tries to squeeze every ounce of juice from the pulp.
Single stage juices typically yield less juice than dual stage juicers, but the 9006 is an exception because it has a large screen with a lot of surface area.
It means more yield than a typical single stage juicer.
How long is the warranty?
It comes with a 15-year warranty on the whole juicer.
Is it BPA free?
Samson confirms that it is BPA free.
Since this rotates at only 80 rpm, this is not noisy at all. You can juice early in the morning without worrying about waking up your neighbors or baby.
If you juice stuff like wheatgrass, there will be some squeaking but don’t worry about it; it’s just the friction between the auger and wheatgrass.
It is only available in 120 volts (60Hz) and has a three pronged outlet for North American customers.
If you live outside North America and want to purchase this, you’ll need an adapter plus an automatic voltage regulator to be able to use this safely.
It uses 1/3 HP, single stage induction motor that is rated at 160 watts. The motor spins at 1750 rpm and the gear reduction system reduces it to 80rpm at the auger.
It produces 1.5 HP of squeezing power according to Samson.
- 7” x 15” x 12” (width x height x depth)
- Weighs around 14.65 pounds
The Package includes
- Motor base
- Ultem auger
- Ultem strainer
- Drum cap
- Juicing screen
- Mincing Cone
- Juice catcher
- Pulp catcher
- Cleaning brush
- Juice nozzle
- Mincing nozzle
- 2 noodle nozzles
- Two pasta nozzles
- Instruction manual plus recipes
- Extra Fuse
Where is this manufactured?
Samson juicers all originate from South Korea.
Consumers in Amazon and other online stores were generally happy with its performance, they said it was easy to use and clean plus it juiced leafy greens pretty well.
They also loved that it can extrude pasta, mad nut butter, and sorbets! This is by no means a one trick pony.
I noticed that several consumers who bought this, juiced wheatgrass and they were satisfied with the yield and how easy it was to use.
Remember when juicing wheatgrass, don’t put in a large stack or it’ll clog the machine but put in little by little as demonstrated by John Kohler in the video above.
A few consumers complained about leaking but another consumer refuted it – he said that the juicing body has to be correctly attached so that it seals properly.
There were also complaints about lack of yield when juicing wheatgrass, but as you can see in the videos above, this does not seem to be an issue.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this juicer from Amazon for less than $260, and it’ll be eligible for their free 2-day shipping if you join Prime. Extended warranties are also available of up to 4 years if you want that extra peace of mind.
To wrap up
This juicer would be great for people who regularly drink wheatgrass juice. Heck, it is advertised to be a wheatgrass juicer.
Yield will be up to par with the bestselling Omega 8006 juicer and very close to a twin gear juicer like the Green Power KPE-1304.
The significant part about this – it’s more than a wheatgrass juicer. You can juice other produce like celery, various leafy greens, and fruit.
Though it will struggle to juice softer fruit like orange or pineapple, when used correctly, it will do the job.
It won’t be as fast as a centrifugal juicer, but the juice quality more than makes up for the slowness, remember this is a slow juicer.
It comes with a 15-year warranty on the whole juicer, so there are no worries in terms of the owning this product long term because if anything breaks within the warranty period, Samson’s got you covered.