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Tribest Greenstar 5 Review – Is It Worth The Price?

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Tribest has taken its flagship juicer, the Greenstar, and given it an engineering upgrade. For over 30 years, this company has dominated the home juicer market with its twin gear cold press masticating juicers. Taking those years of knowledge and know-how, they’ve created the Tribest Greenstar 5. This all stainless steel twin gear juicer has several improvements over their previous models. Let’s take a deep dive into this new design with my Tribest Greenstar 5 Review!

What’s In This Article?

Quick Tribest Greenstar 5 Review

4.7
Description:

The Tribest Greenstar 5 combines the power of their patented bioceramic twin gear technology with a slew of fantastic upgrades. Together, this makes the Greenstar 5 the best in its price range for both juice yield and nutrient and enzyme extraction. With its horizontal body design, it fits easily on the countertop under most kitchen cabinets. It's easy to clean and is backed by a 15-year warranty. If superior juice quality and quantity are your top goals, then this juicer is absolutely worth it!

Pros:
  • Excellent Juice Yield
  • Top Nutrient & Enzyme Extraction In Price Range
  • Fits Under Most Kitchen Cabinets
  • Cleaning & Safety Upgrades
  • Makes A Lot More Than Juice
  • 15-Year Warranty
Cons:
  • Takes Up Significant Counter Space
  • Requires A Lot of Chopping
  • Doesn't Juice Pineapple By Itself
  • Not a Hands-Free Juicer
New & Improved!
4.7
Description:

The Tribest Greenstar 5 combines the power of their patented bioceramic twin gear technology with a slew of fantastic upgrades. Together, this makes the Greenstar 5 the best in its price range for both juice yield and nutrient and enzyme extraction. With its horizontal body design, it fits easily on the countertop under most kitchen cabinets. It's easy to clean and is backed by a 15-year warranty. If superior juice quality and quantity are your top goals, then this juicer is absolutely worth it!

Pros:
  • Excellent Juice Yield
  • Top Nutrient & Enzyme Extraction In Price Range
  • Fits Under Most Kitchen Cabinets
  • Cleaning & Safety Upgrades
  • Makes A Lot More Than Juice
  • 15-Year Warranty
Cons:
  • Takes Up Significant Counter Space
  • Requires A Lot of Chopping
  • Doesn't Juice Pineapple By Itself
  • Not a Hands-Free Juicer

My Tibest Greenstar 5 Video Review

What Makes This Greenstar Juicer Different?

Tribest Greenstar 5 Review

Tribest makes a line of Greenstar Juicers, all employing twin gear cold press slow masticating juicing technology. So, what sets the Greenstar 5 apart from its cousins?

Superior Masticating Gears

The heart of every Greenstar is its set of twin gears used to chew up (masticate) the produce, liberating the juice. They’re the main reason Greenstars are known for their superior juice extraction capabilities.

Tribest Greenstar 5 Juicer has superior juice extraction thanks to its set of twin masticating gears.

In this model, the gears are all stainless steel, superior in performance and durability compared to other models that combine hard plastic and stainless steel. But it’s not simply the material that makes these gears superior:

  • Specialized Pocket Recesses – The teeth on the outside of the twin gears have specialized pocket recesses to help process hard vegetables like beets and carrots.
  • Unique Cutting Points – Those same twin gears are fitted with unique cutting points that make for quick auto-feeding of stringy produce like greens and celery and help masticate them, providing superior juice yield.
  • Bioceramic & Magnetic Tech – The inside of both stainless steel gears is a heart of bioceramic material that creates a focused magnetic field during juicing. Why is this important? This field rearranges water clusters in the juice, allowing for better extraction of valuable vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

Redesigned Twin Gear Housing

For these superior twin gears to function correctly, they sit inside a specialized housing that holds them in place even under the most strenuous juicing conditions. In past models, this housing had a flaw. It leaked.

Tribest Greenstar 5 Juicer has a newly designed twin gear housing with gaskets, doing a great job preventing juice leakage for easy clean up.

In the Greenstar 5, Tribest has added two silicone seals that prevent juice leakage. This lets you capture all the juice and clean up afterward much more easily.

Improved Body Design

The Greenstar 5 has made some notable design improvements to the body of their machine.

Tribest Greenstar 5 Juicer has an integrated drip tray for easier cleanup!
  • Integrated Drip Tray – The older Greenstar models have an open base that allows stray juice drips to dirty your countertop. The Greenstar 5 has fixed that issue with its integrated drip tray, which is removable for easy cleaning.
  • Easier to Move – The Greenstar 5 is substantially lighter than the Elite and Pro. It also has a convenient handle to assist with movement and still fits easily on the countertop under kitchen cabinets.
Tribest Greenstar 5 Juicer is lighter, has an integrated handle, and a built in tamper holder, all for easy moving and storing.
  • Tamper Holder – I have a lot of juicers, and storing their tampers with many models is problematic. They either don’t have a place to put them or storing them in the unit makes them too tall for countertop storage. Tribest fixed this issue by integrating a holder on the back of the machine. Well done, Tribest. Well done.
  • Chute & Tamper Design – The tamper and chute have been redesigned. Both are now rounded versus rectangular. This allows you to use the tamper far more easily with no need to orient it to match the old chute.

More Greenstar 5 Cold Press Juicer Features

The Tribest Greenstar 5 cold press juicer boasts several other features that make it a great machine.

Higher Juice Yields

As with all slow juicers, you can expect higher juice yields than with their fast, centrifugal counterparts. The Greenstar 5 takes juice extraction to the next level with its twin gear technology, which is described in detail earlier in this article.

Tribest Greenstar 5 Juicer has a redesigned easy to grip outlet adjusting knob that helps you manually control the internal juicing pressure to maximize the yield of whatever produce you're juicing.

Also key to the Greenstar 5’s superior juice extraction capabilities is the newly designed easy grip outlet adjusting knob. This feature is unique to Greenstars, giving you manual control of the internal juicing pressure to maximize the yield from whatever produce you’re working with.

Built-In Safety Features

Tribest has ensured your safety when using the Greenstar 5. It won’t operate until fully assembled, preventing possible injury from exposed moving parts. Plus, all parts are BPA-free, with medical/food-grade stainless steel.

Reduced Oxidation

Another significant benefit to slow masticating juicers like the Greenstar 5 is their ability to reduce oxidation in finished juice significantly. Its twin gears break down the produce without heating or aerating the juice, allowing it to retain its nutritional value. You can even store it in the refrigerator for up to 72 hours. Just be sure to fill the storage container to the top before storage.

Juicer Test Kitchen Pro Tip: For more information on how to prevent oxidation and nutrient loss in your juice read my How to Keep Fresh Juice Fresh article. It’s full of key tips and tricks I’ve learned throught my years of juice feasting!

Makes More Than Just Juice

Having a machine that does multiple things well is always nice, and the Greenstar 5 fits that bill.

Tribest Greenstar 5 Juicer comes with several homogenizing accessories that let you make everything from nut butters to sorbets. There's even a breadstick attachment!

The Greenstar 5 comes with a series of homogenizing accessories that allow you to make a myriad of other dishes:

  • Seed & Nut Butters
  • Sorbets & Nice Cream
  • Sauces & Dips
  • Baby Food
  • Mochi
  • Pates & Spreads
  • Breadsticks

Easier Clean-Up

The Greenstar 5 has several points that make it easier to clean:

  • Sleek Outer Case – Much easier to clean than the other Greenstar models.
  • New Stationary Locking Mechanism – Tribest has reengineered the inner gear assembly locking mechanism to make it easier to disassemble when cleaning.
  • Integrated Drip Tray – I mentioned this earlier, and it’s another feature that makes clean-up more effortless.
  • Fewer Parts – The Greenstar 5 has fewer parts, making clean-up that much faster.
  • Specialized Cleaning Tools – For those few parts you do need to clean, Tribest designed specialized tools to make cleaning quick and easy.

15 Year Warranty, 2 Color Options, Payment Plan, and Free Shipping

The Greenstar 5 has a 15-year warranty and comes in two color choices: grey and white. For those desiring a payment plan, Tribest uses Klarna to shop now and pay later. Free shipping for orders $150 or more comes standard for delivery addresses within the contiguous United States.

What I Don’t Like About the Greenstar 5

I’m glad to see the upgrades in the Greenstar 5, but there are still things I don’t like:

  • Takes Up A Lot of Space – While the lower height allows you to fit it under most kitchen cabinets, it does take up significantly more space on your countertop. If you have lots of space, that won’t be a big deal, but for small kitchens, it’s something to consider.
  • Lots of Chopping – Because of its narrow feed chute, you’ll need to do a lot more produce preparation versus other slow masticating juicers. The results are a superior juice extraction, but the cost is your time.
  • Doesn’t Juice Pineapple SoloI tried everything to get it to juice pineapple all by itself, but with zero success. No matter how I adjusted the output knob, fed the pieces, or cut them into different shapes and sizes, it simply foams everywhere. You can juice pineapple relatively well when you mix it liberally with other items, especially hard roots, but it’s just not the best juicer for pineapple.
  • Need to Push – Hard items require significant force to push them into the twin gears, like carrots and beets. Others, like greens and celery, require less, but this is not a hands-free juicer.

Is the Tribest Greenstar 5 Worth the Price?

The entire Tribest Greenstar line of juicers gives you superior juice extraction thanks to their slow masticating twin gear technology. The Greenstar 5 brings that power plus a ton of improvements. While it will never be the fastest juicer on the market, even within its class, if excellent juice quality is your top priority, then this may be the juicer for you.

Tribest Greenstar 5 Juicer Review

Have you used the Tribest Greenstar 5? Do you plan on purchasing one? Any questions about it? Let us know in the comments! 

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