View Full Version : Help with Champion Juicer
12-12-2009, 08:01 PM
When I tried to homogenize Almonds into nut butter the juicer would choke and make a hiccup that sounded like it was breaking. When the butter finally came out it was extremely hot. The juicer did not like this task at all. Is this normal? I thought it was supposed to be able to handle this task. I have heard this hiccup sound a few times but only when I run a carrot through the machine. Any ideas on what the problem is?
12-13-2009, 01:53 PM
My machine will hiccup when I try to make banana ice cream too fast, like if I try to shove it through. I think I am just trying to work the machine too hard so I slow down when that happens. I also had the same problem when trying to make nut butters. I also thought that the Champion was suppossed to be able to do the nut butters but they came out so hot the one time that I did it that I never tried it again. Sorry that I don't have any help to offer, but at least you know that someone else has had these same issues. I still love my Champion though. I have had it for seven years now and it still is going strong. It gets used almost every day too.
12-15-2009, 08:26 PM
I love my Champion too and would not trade it for anything, even though many people say they don't like it because stuff leaks out the sides.
As for the nut butter, you should sprout (aka. soak for 12 hours then rinse and dry 2-3 times in 4-hour intervals) your almonds before making butter. Not only will this release the enzymes and make them more digestible, it will make the butter taste way better AND it will blend much more easily. Like IamLoved, I would also suggest pushing the almonds through SLOWLY, because you don't want to overheat the motor.
Let me know how it goes!
12-16-2009, 08:21 AM
I soaked and then dried the almonds (in the dryer..hahaha just kiddin ya) in the dehydrater.
Not sure about making almond butter with soaked almonds all filled with water? I will investigate.
I put the almonds in a lil at a time and let the champion do its work. It needs to grind and mix and sort of liquify them to have nut butter. Any forcing through a whole lotta nuts will jam and cause heating.
Mine came out perfect the first try using this method above! Happy almond butter making!
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