Is the Champion Juicer all that it sounds?
I just found this great blog with pics of this delicious banana and strawberry ice cream coming out of a Champion juicer, do any of you have one?
What are your experiences with it?
Yes, it makes great "ice cream" yet, I'd rather use my fp. Faster and easier clean-up.
I love my Champion
Great Icecream! I love it, my kids love it..everytime i have friends over and demo the icecream making they cannot get over that its just fruit! Its a great machine. I have had the same one for about 17 years!A couple of times I have replaced a part (because I lost it) and the customer service is fantastic. Small operation.
It's great for making ice cream, but for juice, in the same price range, I prefer the omega. The pulp coming out of the acme is pretty wet.
Acme? Did someone mention Acme?
Originally Posted by virginia
Just a thumbs up for the champion - I love love love it! I use it for juicing, grinding, ice cream, and I use the blank plate for homogenizing. Where would I be without it??? Also - they really build them to last. And customer service is really good - have contacted them for questions/etc...
I recommend it !
I only mentioned Icecream as that was your post, but i should go on to say I think its a great juicer! Really heavy duty! I have been really happy with it for juicing , love making nut butters,etc... I am unusually fond of my "Champion"(lol). I can really see it lasting another 17 years and that says a lot.
I was blessed to pick one up second-hand for $75, an investment that was manifold for my health. Now the green lemonade concoction is a staple in my diet that has brought me much vitality. My landlady used to put through small amounts of wheat grass through hers that was cut really short along with her carrots, has been for twenty years and was pleased with the results. I'd like an Omega but am making do very nicely with my champ. My only complaint is.....they're just not cuddly in bed at night!
Can import a Great Dane like I did. :)
Originally Posted by Stina
Well, that's not quite how he looks.
I'm excited to read this thread! I just got one off ebay with all parts for $100!
I can't wait for it! I have been juicing the old school way, with my vita mix and a strainer and spatula. It takes me 30 minutes to make juice!!!
Jeanne Roth :)
Team Timex 2007-2008
Ironman Lake Placid, 7/20/08
Yes, I have one and love to use it for carrot juice and apple juice. I have made the ice cream in it and it's wonderful but you can do similar things in a vitamix or food processor. I have to admit that I don't get my juicer out even every week because #1, it's a pain to clean, compared to using the vitamix. I would definately get a vitamix or really good food processor (cuisinart) before getting the juicer and I was to get a juicer again I'd definately look at how many parts you have to take apart to clean after every use. It does work very well and is very durable....works like a champ. Judith
Last edited by jacsam; 02-01-2008 at 08:44 PM.
Just thought I'd mention that I replaced the masticating part of the machine since I use it so much- the "teeth" part, just for general maintenance.
I guess I've really gotten the hang of cleaning it up as I drink the juice by first scraping off pulp and throwing it in the compost, spraying it down and then running a bottle brush through the parts while under the running faucet. It's simple habit for me now and I really need the liquid nutrition.
I love my champion juicer and don't find it difficult to clean. I basically rinse it immediately after done juicing. When making nut butter cleaning is a bit more involved, but still wouldn't trade it for the world. The Champion and the vitamix are my two most important pieces of equipment for stay raw
I bought my Champion in 1987 and its still going strong. Its a regular work horse. Here's a link to their web site where spare parts are available:
I can beat your prices!
I bought mine for $20.00 at a gargage sale 15 years ago! Only recently have I put it to good use. It used to be a pain to pull it out of the cabinet to juice. Now, I just keep it out all the time. I can't believe I tried to give it to my ex husband! Glad he didn't want it.
I never thought about making nut butters with it. I'm curious as to what the
"blank" plate is, since I don't have an instruction book. There is a metal hard mesh piece I use with it, and always do. Is this the blank plate?
I'm not so crazy about the cleanup either, but it is worth it.
I've got the pretty 1970's - 1980's yellow one!
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