Z-Star Juicer

Inexpensive Manual Press for Juicing Wheatgrass

With the Z-Star Wheatgrass Juicer you won’t be dependent on electricity if you fancy a glass of fresh wheatgrass juice. This manual juicer by Tribest will provide you not only with wheatgrass or barley grass juice within a few minutes but it can be converted into a machine that juices well a wide range of fruits and vegetables making the Z-star juicer a multi-purpose kitchen appliance.

Another advantage of the Z-star manual juice extractor is its low price combined with a 1-year warranty period. For a non-fussy juice enthusiast this is a great, small appliance that can be easily packed in when you go on a vacation but don’t want to give up on your wheatgrass juice in the mornings.

Read on to find out about the pros and cons of the Z-star manual wheatgrass juicer to find out whether this is the right choice for you.

Main Features & Benefits

  • Small but Well-Built Construction – The auger housing is mounted on a sturdy aluminium base. The juicer has to be clamped on a solid, even surface (counter or tabletop) that is maximum 2.75″ thick and 2″ deep. For proper and easy operation the juicer has to be clamped on a level surface. The clamp, as well as the base, has rubber grips to prevent scratching of the table or counter surface.
  • Gentle Juicing- Living Juice full of Vitamins and Enzymes - the single auger fitted in the auger housing rotates slowly by the manual turning of the crank handle. The turning auger gently crushes the wheatgrass or other produce while squeezing out its juice and channeling it toward the juice outlet. This slow, cold process keeps the nutrients intact and instantly absorbable for the human body.
  • Portable, Light Machine – the Z-Star weighs only 4.5 lbs which makes it one of the lightest juicer machines on the market. Perfect for carrying it with you on your travels.
  • Low-Cost Operation – since it doesn’t require electricity, its operation costs nothing and you can use it in other countries without having to worry about whether it is compatible with the electrical outlet standard in a given country.
  • Ease of Use and Cleaning – the Z-Star is really simple to assemble and disassemble. Its handle is slightly longer than that of other manual wheatgrass juicers so it requires less effort to turn it. Taking part the unit takes about half a minute. A good rinse in warm water is all that required for cleaning the parts.
  • Versatality – besides wheat- or barley grass, the Z-Star can be used with other produce, too, although it’s not recommended for frequent juicing of fruits and hard veggies. It’s good to add an apple, peach, orange or carrot to go in the wheatgrass juice. You can even make peanut butter with it by removing the plug in the end cap.
  • Sleek, Petite Design – the green/silver color looks attractive. The see-through plastic juicing chamber lets you see how the auger crushes and presses the produce. The crank handle is removable saving you more space when you don’t use the machine.

Parts Included:

  1. 1
    Stainless Steel Screen
  2. 2
    Juice container
  3. 3
    Plunger

The Z-Star Conversion kit is compatible with SoloStar juicers (also by Tribest). It consists of a painted aluminium frame.

Why Juice Wheatgrass and Why use the Z-Star for the Task?

Wheatgrass and barley grass are extremely rich in numerous nutrients (vitamins, enzymes, minerals, antioxidants) and they are among the richest sources of chlorophyll. These greens are healthy, non-processed food that, consumed regularly, will boost your vitality keeping your mind and body in perfect shape.

Many people don’t want to bother with juicing wheatgrass because they think the juicer is expensive and tedious to use. We can forget about these excuses now, because the Z-Star hand-operated machine is inexpensive (sells for well under $100) and its operation costs nothing since it doesn’t use electricity.

If you don’t like the harsh taste of fresh wheatgrass juice you can make it more tasteful by juicing an apple or carrot together with the grass.

  • Affordable price: The Z-Star hand-operated wheatgrass juicer costs only cc. $60-90 which makes it a good-value unit in its class.
  • Warranty – the Z-star manual wheatgrass juicer carries 1 year warranty.
  • Customer Service is quick and efficient.

Price: sells for around $60-90. Considering that it can juice other veggies as well as fruits, the Z-star is one of the best-value manual wheatgrass juicers for home use available in stores today.

Parts, Accessories:

A Z-star expansion kit is compatible with the SoloStar and several other single auger juicers (Omega 8001/8002, Oscar, Samson, it cannot be used with the Omega 8003/8005 models), 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 SoloStar II.

How to use the Z-Star Manual Wheatgrass Juicer?

  1. 1
    Putting together the Z-Star is very straightforward and it can be done without the instructions included in the brief manual.
  2. 2
    Place the unit on the edge of a table or counter top that is less than 2.75 inches thick.
  3. 3
    Adjust the feet of the Table Clamp into the allotted groove in the base of the juicer. Tighten the screw enough that it will hold on to the table or countertop surface securely.
  4. 4
    Attach the handle to the base.
  5. 5
    Place the auger in the housing and the housing into the Auger Housing Retaining Ring. Hold the housing firmly and turn the Auger Housing Retaining Ring to lock the housing in place.
  6. 6
    Place the mesh screen into the front end of the auger housing. Place the Screen Locking Cap over the screen and lock it into position.
  7. 7
    Put the funnel into the auger housing. Place the juice container under the outlet.
  8. 8
    Place another container to catch the pulp.
  9. 9
    Use the plunger (included with the juicer) to help the produce move down the chute. Do not insert other items (spoon, fork, and knife) into the feeder.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 330 mm
  • 9.5″ x 6″ x 5″
  • Width: 495 mm
  • Height: 195 mm
  • Weight: 4.5 lbs.

User Reviews of the Z-Star Manual Wheatgrass Juicer

Here is a brief summary of user reviews on the Z-Star juice extractor

  • Solidly-built, simple appliance that does the job it was designed for pretty well. It juices wheatgrass and small amount of other vegetables and fruits quite efficiently, leaving dry pulp behind. With firmer produce, such as carrots or celery, more pressure has to be applied to push them down on the auger.
  • Makes more juice than a centrifugal machine.
  • Juice is a bit thick and pulpy much of which can be removed by using a sieve.
  • Many users complained about a design weakness: although the juicer jar feats neatly under the spout but it also reaches the pulp ejection opening so the pulp sometimes gets into juice container.

Conclusion

The Z-Star is a pretty good wheatgrass juicer that is also capable of juicing small amounts of fruits and vegetables. It’s a perfect fit for those who already own a fruit and vegetable juice extractor and want to start drinking fresh wheatgrass juice without having to spend a lot on another machine that does wheatgrass.

It’s an ideal machine for people who are constantly pressed on time but still want to incorporate freshly squeezed wheatgrass juice into their diet.

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