SoloStar II Juicer, Model SS-9002
Upgraded Dual Stage Single Auger Juice Extractor – The Latest Juicing Technology
The SoloStar II juicer by Tribest, a company known for its quality natural health appliances, utilizes the benefits of single auger juicers increasing the efficiency by a new, improved juicing process which is done in two steps.
The dual stage juicing extracts the nutrient content in vegetables and fruits in a more gentle way than one-stage single auger machines do thus preserving the vitamins, enzymes, minerals and other nutrients more effectively.
The low RPM SoloStar II juicer will provide the user with a fresh, rich tasting vegetable and fruit juice with maximum nutrient content. Dual-Stage single auger juicers like the SoloStar II are the new generation of top-quality juicer machines.
The SoloStar II SS-9002 helps you to make the most of juicing, by extracting the highest possible level of live juice that contains the maximum level of nutrients that can be extracted from the produce in household environment.
The SoloStar II SS-9002 juicer has won the Bronze Award of Excellence on the Canadian Health Food Association’s (CHFA) Alive Awards of Excellence in 2005.
The Alive Award of Excellence was established to select and reward those products that represent innovation and quality in contributing to natural, healthy lifestyle.
Main Features & Benefits of the SoloStar II Juicer
Additional accessories that come with the unit are:
Parts, Accessories: replacement auger: $35, replacement screen: cc. $35.
A Z-star expansion kit is compatible with the SoloStar, with it you can convert the unit into a manual wheatgrass juicer. It might come handy if you travel overseas where the different electric outlets don’t allow you to use the machine.
Assemby of the SoloStar II Juice Extractor:
The single auger is housed in the main juicing chamber that connects to the main body of the appliance.
The juicing chamber contains two filters with two outlets: the first obtains juice when the auger crushes and grinds the produce.
This juice is rather thick due to the high level of pulp. In the second stage the pulp is squeezed through a finer filter extracting the remaining juice content that exits through the nozzle at the end of the juicer. For tasks other than juicing various nozzles and attachments are used.
User Reviews of the SoloStar II Juicer
Many users of this product say that it’s indeed easy to use and the performance and the juice yield is as high as advertised by the manufacturer.
The removable parts require only a thorough rinse. The screens are a bit trickier to clean but a cleaning brush (comes with the juicer) helps to remove the produce fiber from between the holes. This isn’t a whole-produce juicer, so don’t even try it because the machine will back up and it might cause the screen to break.
One customer said that his SoloStar II broke very easily after a few use (auger, screen) and the parts were replaced for free after a telephone call (following several unanswered emails).
Cons of the SoloStar II Juicer
The juice is a bit pulpy. Many prefer their juice clear, free of produce fiber, although it helps the digestive system work properly. There’s a solution though, you can strain the juice to get rid of much of the pulp.
Slow juicing – The feeding mouth is of the same size than that of the twin-gear Green Star model’s. The vegetables and fruits can be added slower than in case of a Champion juicer. To accelerate the work of the machine, you need to cut the produce into small chunks (1-1.5″ long).
Messy – juice often seeps through where the juicing chamber is attached to the main body the during operation.
The SoloStar II SS-9002 Dual Stage juicer represents a new, more advanced version of single auger juicer extractors. It was the first juicer that used the 2-stage juicing process increasing its performance at juicing many kinds of produce.
Although it’s not the best choice for those who have just started juicing, the SoloStar II has many advantages over other models regarding the excellent quality and nutritional value of the juice.