|Ease of use||9/10|
|Ease of cleaning||9/10|
|Juice preparation time||8/10|
|Dimensions (l x w x h)||330 x 495 x 127 (mm)|
The Z-star from Tribest is a manual wheatgrass juicer that gives excellent results. The Z-star looks positively sleek, smart and space age when compared to some of the other manual juicers that haven't changed their design in decades.
The wheatgrass juice extracted by the Z-star is the best quality of any of the manual wheatgrass juicers we have used. The juice is rich and the juicing process creates little foam. The z-star also extracts the wheatgrass juice very efficiently leaving a very dry pulp compared to other manual wheatgrass juicers.
Because the z-star is hand powered the RPM of the auger is gentle enough as not to introduce air / bring heat into the juice, these features help preserve the nutrients and enzymes in the juice.
The Z-star is easily attached to the work surface by a powerful clamp that holds the juicer securely in place. The base of the unit has rubber grips to prevent damage to your kitchen work surface.
Turning the handle by hand drives the single auger that extracts the juice. The handle on the z-star is slightly longer than on most manual wheatgrass juicers and it requires slightly less effort to turn the handle.
The extracted juice is collected in a supplied juice jug that sits neatly in the base of the machine. A plunger for pushing the wheatgrass or fruit/veg into the juicing chamber is also supplied.
As well as being used for wheatgrass juice extraction, the z-star can also be used to juice fruits and vegetables, however if you juice a LOT of fruit and vegetables each day then you will be better off with an electric juicer for fruit and vegetables.
Its ability to juice more than just wheatgrass along with its small size when compared to electric juicers makes it ideal for travelling with.
We think the Z star is the best manual wheatgrass juicer available. Its design has been carefully considered by Tribest, raising the bar and setting a standard for other manual wheatgrass juicers to match.