Champion Juicer review
The Champion juicer has been around for decades and is one of the most popular
juicers out there. A powerful 1/3 horsepower motor drives a spinning 'cutter'
that cuts the fruit and vegetable to release the juice. The Champion juicer
allows for continuous juicing as the cutter pushes the pulp out of the end nozzle
where it can be collected in a waste bag.
The Champion Juicer did not feel as sturdy as the twin gear juicers but was
a lot easier to lift. The Champion is now available in silver as well as white.
The body casing is painted metal which wipes down easily, most of the other
parts are made of plastic. The Champion comes with a 'pusher' to push the produce
down onto the cutter, there is one juicing screen which is made of fine mesh
which lets the juice escape and one blank plate which means the champion can
be used to produce homogenised foods. No juice collecting jug or cleaning utensil
were provided, a small but valuable omission. You need a fairly low, wide juice
collecting vessel as the area which juice is expelled over is quite wide.
The manual is clear and concise and also has a large selection of recipes in
it which cover not only juice recipes but also sorbets, sauces, smoothies and
nut butters, all of which are possible with the champion due to its blank screen.
The blank screen in effect means that no juice or pulp is allowed passed through
the juice outlet so after the cutter has cut the produce, the masticated produce
is expelled through the end nozzle where the pulp is normally ejected. This
means you can collect the whole homogenised produce.
The Champion juicer comes with a 10 year warranty on its motor and a 5 year
of the Champion was fairly straightforward, one minor irritation is the fact
that you will periodically have to apply olive oil to the rotating shaft the
cutter sits on; this is so it is easier to assemble and disassemble the cutter
without the risk of it sticking. The Champion is one of the easiest juicers
to disassemble and clean. The manual advises against placing the parts in the
The Champion did an excellent job of juicing hard fruit
In use the Champion was noticeably louder than the twin gears, solo star and
even the Magimix, the cutter operates at 1425 RPM, considerably slower than
the centrifugal juicers which means the juice has a better nutritional content
and a longer shelf life than juice from the centrifugal juicers. The Champion
did an excellent job of juicing hard vegetables and fruit, an excellent juice
yield was obtained from carrots and a good yield from apples. One niggle was
that the manual suggested that apples should be cored and grapes deseeded as
the seeds over time could damage the screen. This not only slows down your ingredient
preparation time but can reduce your juice yield if you are throwing away the
apple core. The Champion is not suitable for juicing wheatgrass efficiently.
The feeding chamber is slightly larger than some juicers but smaller than the
centrifugal juicers meaning apples have to be cut smaller than quarters. The
Champion did a good job of expelling the pulp and it was possible to feed the
produce into the feeding chute at a quick rate that was a close match to the
centrifugal juicers. Like the twin gear models, the Champion was not so good
at handling soft fruit such as oranges or pineapple as the screen became clogged
up and the parts needed disassembling and the screen clearing before reassembly.
In summary, the Champion is an excellent choice for those who wish to juice
mainly vegetables and fruit. The Champion falls somewhere in the middle of the
centrifugal and twin gear models in both convenience and juice quality.
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