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 parts warranty.

Champion juicer 2000+Assembly 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 dishwasher.

The Champion did an excellent job of juicing hard fruit and vegetables

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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