ASK LINDA – question about nut milk filtering bags

Posted on November 3, 2010, by ,In ASK LINDA! 1 comment

This question came in my inbox on Oct 22nd. QUESTION: What do people most like to use your nut milk bags for?  Do they blend in a Vita-Mix and then strain through the bag?  If so, does this work better than using a Champion juicer, for example? —Marsha

ANSWER: Dear Marsha,

Thanks for your email!

People use our bags for:

  • straining nut/seed milks
  • straining juices
  • sprouting
  • making beer
  • making kombucha and other probiotic drinks
  • making tempeh
  • apple cider press filters
  • making cheeses
  • making ice creams
  • making teas
  • bath herbal soaks
  • we’ve even had carpenters use our bags to collect saw dust from their equipment!

Yes, people do blend up veggies in the vitamix and then strain through our bags. People even use their regular juicers and then filter through our bags to get all the fiber and froth out.

I have heard quite a lot of good feedback that our bags work super well with the vitamix – better than juicers. I notice personally that when you blend the greens in the blender, they are entirely masticated and processed whereas in a juicer, a lot of leaves just get spit out the other side without actually getting juiced. I also find that it’s a much easier process to do with the blender/bag vs the juicer and it is SOOOOO much easier to clean. You don’t have to deal with all those parts on the juicer. It’s pretty great, all the way around. High powered blenders are expensive and juicers are expensive. From my perspective, I get more bang out of my buck using the vitamix vs. the juicer, because I can make SOO many different things with the blender than I can with the juicer…

The champion doesn’t juice greens, by the way. So if you are comparing using the vitamix/our bags with the champion, I would wholeheartedly say with total confidence that the vitamix/nut milk bag choice is far superior to the champion for juicing.

Hope that helps!
Linda

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