Sometimes you want a juicer that is uncompromising in terms of yield and nutrient quality.
The Green Star GSE-5000 is as close you’ll ever get without spending a few thousand dollars on a Norwalk.
It uses two gears that work together to squeeze out every last drop from produce that will last for up to 3 days.
This is the only 3 stage juicer in the market today.
These three stages include:
(1) the crushing step, (2) mixing stage, and (3) squeezing stage.
All these features mean one thing, more extraction and a more nutritious juice because the gears have magnets in it (which isn’t found in other brands) help extract more juice and nutrition from both vegetables and fruit.
Features of the Tribest Green Star GSE-5000
- Comes with two bio-ceramic, magnetic twin gears that work together to crush produce
- These two gears rotate at a slow 110 rpm which minimizes oxidation and yields better tasting juice versus a centrifugal extractor
- Homogenizing accessory allows this to make other stuff like sorbets, nut butter, salsa, baby food, etc.
- 12-year warranty
- 190-watt motor
- Not BPA Free
- Great yield because of the adjustable end cap
- No pre-cutting needed as long as produce fits in the feed chute
- Versatile – has attachments that allow you to make nut butter or sorbets
- Long 12-year warranty
- Magnetic technology attract more nutrients into juice that can last up to 72 hours with minimal degradation
- Produces a less pulpy juice
- Steeper learning curve
- Harder to clean than a horizontal auger juicer
- Some effort is needed to push produce in
- No pulp catcher
- Produces a lot of foam
- The white finish is prone to staining.
Unique features found only in the Green Star GSE-5000
It is the only juicer in the market that uses the word “twin gear” because Tribest has a trademark on it which prohibits other manufacturers from using that name on their products.
This will work best on…
…leafy greens like chard and collard greens as the Green Star sucks these in its two gears.
This juicer may not be the best machine for juicing pure wheatgrass, but it still can be done, you need to pour a little bit of flax oil into the juicer, so it lubricates the two gears and minimizes foaming.
It will also work on other non-leafy produce like celery, cucumber, apple or carrot but it won’t be as self-feeding, you’ll need to exert some effort in pushing produce through the two gears.
For citrus fruits like lemon, this may not work as efficiently, but if you combine it with other ingredients like celery, it should not be a problem.
It does come with a coarse screen and fruit adjustment knob so you can make fruit juices with this.
It comes with a semi-blank and a full blank plate for making stuff like sorbets, baby food, and nut butter.
How long can you store juice?
According to Tribest, you can store juice with minimal nutrient degradation for up to 72 hours.
Located inside the two gears are magnets made from bioceramic material that uses the kinetic energy from the two spinning gears to emit an infrared wavelength that extracts more nutrients from pulp into the juice.
Tests done by Tribest have shown this technology prevents oxidation which means you can store juice for up to 3 days with minimal degradation.
It is good news for busy folks who cannot prepare juice every single day. They can make one large batch of juice and store it in mason jars, refrigerated.
You’ll have to follow these best practices when storing juice.
How much preparation is needed?
This juicer has a square shaped feed chute measuring around 1.5 inches so you’ll need to do a bit of pre-cutting for non-leafy greens like cucumber and apple, but for leafy greens like chard or kale, the GSE-500 will suck these types of produce down between its two gears.
How much juice can it extract?
RawNutrition.com compared the Green Star GSE-5000 to the Kuvings Whole Slow juicer, and it was a tie, both juicers were able to extract around 400 milliliters of juice from 2 pounds of carrots.
Here’s the video of that demonstration…
John Kohler compares the Green Star Elite to the Omega 8005 juicing dino kale, cucumber, and apples
The Green Star Elite extracted around a quarter cup more juice but also produced a lot more foam than the 8005.
Foam isn’t a big issue because it can be strained out using a sieve.
Is it hard to clean up?
This juicer will take longer to clean because it has more parts than an horizontal auger juicer.
Based on reviews it will take around 3 to 5 minutes under running water.
The toughest part to clean will be the screen, but it comes with a cleaning brush that speeds up this process a little bit.
Here’s John Kohler briefly describes the features on how to use and clean the GSE-5000…
Is it dishwasher safe?
Yes, it is but only on the top rack.
What type of juicer is this?
The Tribest GreenStar GSE-5000 is called a twin gear or dual gear juicer because it has two gears that chops, chews and squeezes the juice out of produce.
This feature is excellent for juicing leafy greens because you don’t have to pre-cut. It does that work for you because it has “cutting teeth” on the gears plus it has an adjustable knob that allows you to control the back pressure.
It allows more juice to be squeezed.
The downside is there will be a learning curve involved when using this.
How long is the warranty?
It comes with a 12-year warranty for the whole juicer.
Is it BPA free?
Tribest does not specify whether it is BPA free or not.
Noise is up to par with horizontal auger juice which means this is quiet. No need to worry about waking your companions or neighbors up using this.
There will be some squeaking, but that’s perfectly normal, no need to worry about it.
It comes in both 120 volt and 220-volt options, so this is good news for consumers outside North America.
It uses a 190-watt motor that spins the two gears at around 110 rpm.
- 7” x 12.5” x 18.5” (width x height x depth)
- Weighs around 29 pounds
The package includes
Aside from these items, it also comes with an instruction manual and a video manual (DVD).
Where is this manufactured?
It is manufactured in South Korea
A lot of consumers who left reviews were not first-time juicers, so they know what their needs are.
One positive I’ve read over and over again was how great the juice tasted; it was “richer and fuller” compared to other juicers in the market.
It is great because even though this costs around twice as much like an Omega 8004, you can get that money back with the amount of juice this juicer extracts.
Also since you can store juice for up to 72 hours, you save time because you don’t need to use this as much, just make one large batch and store in the refrigerator.
The biggest plus for some is there is no need to chop stringy vegetables like celery into smaller pieces because the cutting teeth on the gears will do that for you.
The biggest complaint, however, was the amount of time needed to clean this (the juicing screen being the toughest part to clean) but some consumers said it only takes them 3 to 5 minutes to clean with the right technique and tools.
Tribest does provide you with two cleaning brushes to make this task easier – a flat brush plus a standard cleaning brush to clean the juicing screen.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this from Amazon for just a little over $500, 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.
The GSE-5000 is great for semi-advanced juicers who want the maximum yield from every ounce of produce they put in with minimal pulp.
I would not recommend this to people who are new to juicing because there is a steeper learning curve with the adjustable juicing knob and it is costly.
Once you get the hang of it, the 3 stage system will extract more juice that has more nutrients in it because the gears have a magnet in it that attract more nutrients into the juice that you can store for up to 72 hours with minimal degradation.
This juicer works best on leafy greens, but it will juice all sorts of produce without any problem whatsoever, just don’t be cute and put in a coconut shell in like one consumer in Amazon did because this will void your warranty.
This juicer is versatile enough to make homemade peanut butter, sorbets, baby food, salsa and more, which is great for people looking to consume more healthy foods and cut down on artificial sweeteners. It does not have any pasta extruder – the Tribest GreenStart 5300 has it.