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02-09-2006, 05:31 PM
.. Champion juicer if I don't juice? The reason I ask is a lot of recipes have you put stuff in the Champion with the blank plate in. In addition to the ice creams, today I looked at one that started by putting pecans and carrots in with the blank plate until you get the texture of a smooth pate.
I'm wondering if I should just continue to get by with my Cuisinart with the S-blade, or get the Champion to do stuff with the blank plate.
Can anyone describe the process for me, what does it do/how does it work with the blank plate? Would it be a waste to get one if I don't juice just for doing stuff with the blank plate, or will it add a nice dimension to my raw cuisine?
I just bought a champion. I think you might want one if your food processor died-but I think it can do about the same think. I bought it 'cause I busted my juicer into several pieces (don't ask :o ) and I wanted a more durable juicer. I've only used the blank a few times. Just my 2 cents-unless you are LOOKING to spend $200.... :cool:
02-09-2006, 07:03 PM
I have it, and yes I do think it's worth having (whatever the pros and cons)...also have a cuisinart - love them both. Yes, the champion blank plate can process many things more efficiently than the cuisinart, but I think you can easily get by with just your cuisinart (s-blade). I use mine all the time for just about everything...even nut butters, and they always turn out smooth.
In short, the blank plate keeps things moving through the machine. If you used the screen, it'd be just like trying to make juice. If you want to make nut butters or ice cream, use the blank plate.
02-10-2006, 01:35 PM
Thanks berrie and purl. Maybe I need to break my juicer too then just get one! I'm still on the fence, any more advice or opinions? Cupboard space is always a factor too, but if it would be a significant addition for my uncooking...
02-26-2006, 10:03 PM
know this is sort of an old post, so maybe u already bought one, but responding anyway...
I dont want to necessarily RECCOMEND that you get a new juicer because they ARE expensive; i have a solostar that has sat around alot until i actually started juicing very recently, but I will say that i have used it a couple of times for homogenizing and it has worked really well for that--particularly for ice cream from frozen bananas and fruit, AND for making a "dough"out of sprouted quinoa--it worked REALLY good for that (although my dehydrator then "fermented" the dough so i had to pitch the "dough") anyway, it homogenized the quinoa really well. i dont know about other stuff like wheat or buckwheat though; i havent tried. Also, i dont know how similar the solostar is to the juicer you are thinking of. You mentioned a recipe with carrots and nuts to make a pate; i almost guarantee my solostar wouldnt make a smooth pate out of carrots. it makes a fine pulp, but with carrots, they dont ever seem to get really "smooth"... even when i feed the pulp through a couple times...
maybe your best bet is to keep an eye on ebay or Craigs List for a used one
hope this helps
02-27-2006, 08:26 AM
The Champion is truly great for carrot juice (mixed w/ other veggies as well) ~ and frozen treats. I sold both my Champions. I don't juice and I make my frozen treats in my food processor. Just as easy and now that I have a smaller kitchen (about a third the size of my last one), don't need to utilize the counter space AND if I put it in a cupboard ~ I'll NEVER us it. It is HEAVY!
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