my new one just came in the mail yesterday!!! im going to do a raw diet for the next month. ive been vegan a couple months but i dont feel like im at my optimal health bc im still eating bean burritos and chips and salsa etc. i ordered mine off amazon for $99. its breville 700watt compact one. the raw book i have recommends all breville juicers and the reviews on this one were great plus u cant beat the cost. im headed to the farmers market tomorow morning since i have the day off then my raw experiece will begin! good luck to u and yr daughter
I got one a few months ago and it's great - it's the Breville 700-W compact juice fountain. You can see it here: http://tiny.cc/uFsrw. What I don't like about it is particles will sometimes fly out the top when I open the chute to put more things in. I made beet juice (fabulous) and when I was done there were some red specks on the walls nearby. I saw a video of Martha Stewart using a Breville (different one than mine) and she didn't seem to have the same problem. I now hold a kitchen towel to drape over the chute when it's running and I'm add things.
I just upgraded to the new Omega VRT350 and I have to say, I will never look back! Omega makes amazing juicers so I saved up and bought this one on Amazon to take advantage of cheap shipping and a few gift cards I had racked up from holidays. :-)
If you plan to juice often, this is an excellent juicer since it can handle heavy duty juicing. Also, it is a masticating juicer which retains way more nutrients than a centrifugal one. You get more juice this way and it doesn't start to oxidize as fast. It's easy to clean, takes up little space, and makes the highest quality juice I have ever had.
My advice is to spend the extra cash and get a high end juicer that will last you years and provide a high quality, nutritious juice! Good luck!
Juicing is great but shouldnt be used in the extremes, most juicers completely seperate the fiber so its just pure sugar your absorbing. This has been shown to be a cause of non alcoholic fatty liver disease and can cause insulin spikes.