Z-Star Z-710 Manual Juicer from Tribest is a manual hand crank non-expensive juicer and an upgrade for the Z-510 model. It is designed for easy juicing wheatgrass and other leafy greens in your home, or on the move and manufactured by the Tribest brand which is known for high-quality home appliances including sprouters, juicers, blenders, food dehydrators, yogurt, and soymilk makers, and other lifestyle products and accessories that energize the life and help maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The upcoming review is an account of some of the features of the Z-Star Manual Juicer that we found pretty useful.
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Design and Materials
The Z-star is a good looking manual juicer and does not look out of place in the most modern of kitchens.
The Z-Star manual juicer features an exclusive single-auger design that can extract superb quality juice without the need for electrical power. The exclusiveness of the design comes from the fact that this machine has identical to the motor-powered Tribest Solostar III Juicer major constructional parts that include – auger housing, auger, dual-stage juicing screen, screen locking cap, and even extra attachments. This makes this juicer able to process a wide range of ingredients and even perform additional food processing tasks.
Base Unit: The main body of the juicer is made of aluminum which is nicely painted to give a rust-free juicing environment. The crank handle is also very strong, made of metal, and easily removable. Therefore, when you are not using the juicer, you can eliminate the amount of room that the juicer consumes. The base unit comes with the metal made G-clamp that is designed to fix the juicer to the worktop surface.
Housing: The juicer chamber with the feeding chute is made of see-through and durable Eastman Tritan copolyester BPA-free material, so you can view the effect of the auger as it crushes and presses out the juice of the produce. The feeding chute has a circular 1.8”/45 mm in diameter opening.
Auger: The auger has a special design for swallowing the ingredients easy for chewing. It is made of extra strong and chemical resistant GE Ultem resin to guarantee a long service life.
Screen: The juice screen is made of stainless steel and you are also provided with a toothbrush type screen for cleaning the screen. The screen has a large meshed area divided into the coarse and fine holes arear that allows extracting maximum juice yield from most of the ingredients.
Locking cap: The juicing screens are locked to the housing with the locking cap, the locking cap also features the adjustable end cap that regulates the pressure applied to the ingredients for maximizing juice yield, basically for juicing wheatgrass or leafy greens the user should fix it to the maximum position and for softer ingredients to relax it more.
Extra attachments: The juicer also includes in the set a range of extra attachments such as a homogenizing screen and 4 nozzles set for extruding pasta – fettuccini nozzle, juicing nozzle, spaghetti nozzle, and homogenizing nozzle.
Additionally, it comes with Plastic Plunger to push down ingredients, Cleaning Brush, and Funnel Lid.
Comes with custom-made juice collection containers that fit nicely under the body. It does not include the pulp collection container.
Using and Cleaning
Assembling and disassembling: Setting up the Z-star for use is a doddle and it could be accomplished even without reading the instructions in the manual. To start using it you just fixing it on a smooth level surface, with the G-clamp, the juicer base have rubber grips to avoid any damage to your work surface.
Next, the handle should be attached to the base and the Auger be placed in the auger housing and lock in place the auger housing to the base with retaining ring, next screw the locking cap with the nozzle to the auger housing.
It normally takes 30 seconds to disassemble the juicer.
Cleaning: Cleaning the juicer parts is comparatively easy and as with all juicer machines, if you wash immediately after juicing, it becomes a lot easier when you have let the juice pulp dry onto the juicing screen, the screen with sticky pulp you can soak in the warm water for 1-2 hours. Never use hot or boiling water (above 40 degrees C) for cleaning the unit and parts as this results in deformation or other damages. Remember that the juicer is not dishwasher safe. There is a brush provided to easily clean the screen cylinder.
The Z-Star manual juicer is designed for highly gentle and effective ingredients processing and extracts a decent amount of superb quality juice from a variety of ingredients without the need for electrical power. Since it operates with a very slow speed the final product comes out with low oxidation and thus has a long shelf–life. The juice does not seem to contain a large amount of froth as produced by most electric powered twin juicers.
Although manual crank juicers are usually the ultimate wheatgrass and leafy greens device, the Z-Star Z-710 also handles well other ingredients, no wonder, it has the constructional part similar to the electric Tribest juicers. So it can process:
- It will deliver about 5 ounces of juice out of 0.5 lbs. of wheatgrass, moreover, feeding wheatgrass through this manual juicer takes no longer than feeding it through an electric juicer, and also not much effort is needed for turning the crank handle.
- Leafy greens such as kale, Swiss chard, collard green, dandelion are also the ingredients which this juicer excel juicing;
- Beets, carrots, turnips, turmeric, ginger are no problem fine as long as feed it slowly and pre-cut thick ones, the stringy ginger may cause some problem and need pre-cut;
- Apples, pears and even softer tomatoes and cucumber his juicer handles just well;
- Since the juicer set includes additional attachment such as homogenizing screen it also makes nut butter, ice cream, baby food, able to homogenize and grind fresh garlic, onion, ginger or peppers;
- With the nozzle set for extruding pasta it makes different sort of pasta including noodle, spaghetti and makes shapes and makes rice cakes and breadsticks;
Make sure you cut the materials into smaller lengthwise pieces. If the operation is very noisy, check out if the unit is leveled on a flat surface.
- Painted Aluminum Frame and Handle;
- Large G-Clamp;
- Clear Plastic Housing with Funnel;
- GE Ultem Single Auger
- Dual Stage Juicing Screen;
- Blank Screen for Homogenizing;
- Screen Locking Cap/Juicing Nozzle;
- Plastic Lunger;
- 4 Pasta Nozzles;
- Juice Container;
- User Manual.
With the size of only 13.2 in /335 mm x 12.6 in /320 mm x 4.9 in /125mm the Tribest Z-Star Manual Juicer (product code: Z-710) is going to consume less space in the kitchen than some of the other electric powered juicers. While the weight of 6.8lbs /3.1kg, it is light and easy to carry, making it perfect for traveling and most people use it at home.
The countertop or table to clamp on to must not be more than 2.75″ thick and should be at least 2″ deep.
The product is covered under a manufacturer warranty period of 1 year against defects in materials and workmanship from the original date of purchase. Tribest is very good at accommodating and at honoring a warranty claim and ships the replacement part when needed quickly and free of charge.
Tribest Z-Star Z-710 Manual Juicer is not the cheapest manual crank juicer. However, considering the quality it is made and the compatibility with the Tribest Solostar 3 and 4 powered motor base juicers it has a reasonable price for people on the budget or those who who is looking for a no-brainer small size juicing device.
Overall, the Z-Star a brilliant manual juicer that is designed for juicing leafy greens and wheatgrass and the ability to juice some amounts of fruits or veggies if necessary. The juicer performs exceedingly well on most of the ingredients including the fruits and veggies while it requires some muscle for juicing firm produce. Since it includes a few attachments it also can make nut butter, frozen desserts, and other homogenizing tasks.
In actual use, the Z-star juicer is well built and feels quite solid, no wonder it has all the Tribest Solostar III electric single auger masticating juicer where the motor base unit is replaced by the hand-cranked base. The Z-Star is good for those who want to juice mainly leafy greens and wheatgrass, but at the same time would wish to dilute the taste with apple juice or vegetable.
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