Re: some questions about juicing
I use an old school Oster and have zero problems aside from the fact that it's somewhat noisy and probably a minute or two slower. It was $35 at Target and I've used carrots, spinach, kale, broccoli and pretty much all the fruits in it.
A juicing recipe book helps and you can actually rent one at the library (i would name one but there are TONS!). Other than that, you just have to experiment with the recipes on your own to figure you what you can handle. For instance, I LOVE adding a crapload of spinach with any kind of fruit--and i do mean a CRAPLOAD (like sometimes it can be mostly spinach, 3 strawberries and a puny piece of banana).