Archive for May, 2009
I have a great YouTube video to show you how Champion Juicer is assembled and used. Enjoy.
This video demonstrates the assembly of Champion Juicer and its basic functions, such as,
making vegetable juices using the Champion Juicer screen
making fruit juices using screen and smoothies using the blank
making sorbet and frozen desserts using the Champion Juicer blank
making vegetable soup, sauces and baby food using the blank
The Champion Juicer is designed to make life easy. It does not require bolts, nuts, screws nor clamps to put it together. The floating cutter which is used to separate the juice from the pulp in a continuous juicing session, simply slides on or off the shaft. With a quick half a turn, the body either latches on or releases itself for dismantling. Champion Juicer does not require intermittent clearing of pulp or cleaning.
To switch to the other function is as simple as changing a single part of Champion Juicer. All the parts in Champion Juicer are relatively easy to clean as compared to many other juicers.
The juicer comes with a large feeding chamber. That would eliminate the need to cut fruits and vegetables into smaller pieces thus saving some time. Champion Juicer also comes with an easy to follow instruction manual which not only covers a good collection of recipes for juices, but also includes recipes for sorbets, sauces, smoothies and nut butters.
The Champion Juicer is known to be one of the most versatile juicer in the market.
When I purchased my Champion Juicer, I did a spring cleaning to my kitchen cabinet. I had to throw out my other centrifugal juicer, citrus juicer, pasta maker and grinder etc.
The Champion Juicer is so multi-tasking. Apart from extracting juice out of most type of fruits, it also extracts leafy vegetables for eg. spinach, kale, cabbage, lettuce, etc. Hard vegetables like carrots, beetroots, celery, cucumber is a breeze to Champion Juicer.
One limitation though, Champion Juicer is not the most ideal extractor for wheatgrass. If you need to juice wheatgrass, you need to get a special juicer for wheatgrass, for efficiency sake.
Champion Juicer could replace your blender to homogenize food. It produces the most yummy creamy nut butter, nut pate, apple and fruit sauces, and a wide range of homemade baby food. It can also make wonderful ice creams, sorbets, purees, salsa, muesli and so on.
Homemade pasta sauce is no longer a dream with a simple change of an attachment.
When you put on the optional grain mill attachment, your Champion Juicer turns itself into a grain mill. You can then make your own wheat flour, corn meal, rice meal, bean flour and yes, even grinding your own fresh coffee beans.
There are so many useful functions to Champion Juicer, no wonder it is called a Champion.
Currently, I am using a household Champion Juicer. I purchased it in 2000 and have been using it almost everyday. Basically, the household unit is good enough to produce juice for a standard family everyday. The Champion commercial juicer is meant for those who want to juice many times in a day or a big quantity at a single juicing session.
I find that for the price of a household Champion Juicer at $200-$250, to spread across the number of years that it could serve you, it is really negligible. If my Champion Juicer is going to last for 10 years (I think I have been pretty conservative in so saying), I am paying $20-$25 per year, $1.67-$2.08 per month and a mere $0.05-$0.07 per day!
$0.07 a day for Champion Juicer to extract the best nutrients out of fresh fruits and vegetables? That is great exploitation!
Here’s some technical figures that may bore you to sleep but it’s important information you need for comparison between the household and commercial models.
Comparison Between The Household and Commercial Models of Champion Juicer
|Horsepower||1/3 HP||1/3 HP|
|Watts||540 watts||650 watts|
|Operating Voltage||110 volts||110 volts|
|Motor Shaft||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Average retail price||$200-$250||$230-$270|
The Champion Juicer manufacturer produces a variety of models for different user groups and countries. Basically, there are household model and heavy duty commercial model.
HOUSEHOLD CHAMPION JUICER:
This model is for US and Canadian domestic use. Powered by a 1/3 horsepower electric motor. An improved model with more starting torque, stainless steel motor shaft with latest design of front and rear end shield, front and rear ball bearings for smoother running and cooler operation. Manufactured as per UL and CUL requirements for use in USA and Canada.
The Champion Juicer manufacturer do produce a special domestic model which is wired to 220 volt, 50/60 Hertz for overseas use. This model has the same 1/3 horsepower electric motor with stainless steel shaft for durability. Manufactured as per CE requirements.
COMMERCIAL CHAMPION JUICER:
This commercial model is for US market only as it is wired for 110 volt. Heavy duty front and rear ball bearing installation for smoother running with maximum rotation per minute (RPM). It has an added winding capacity which increases starting torque and yet allows the motor to run cooler under heavy usage. Made with stainless steel shaft, it increases durability and performance for longer wear. This model is costing slightly more than the household unit, perhaps $20-$30 in addition.
This Champion commercial juicer can be converted to 220 volt for overseas shipment.
This is a variation of G5-PG710 heavy duty commercial model whereby it is specifically manufactured for the Canadian users as per the CUL standards. The Australian and New Zealand market is using this same Champion model except the juicer is adapted for 240 volt 50 Hertz via internal wiring. This model of Champion Juicer is retailing at the same price as G5-PG710 and it meets the requirements of the Australian Standards.
The Champion Juicer is manufactured by Plastaket Manufacturing Co., located in the heart of California. The family owned business began producing the Champion Juicers in 1955 and the Champion models were continually improved upon since then.
The manufacturer carries Champion Juicer parts which are among the most durable in the market. The Champion Juicer’s heavy duty motor is backed by a rare 3-year warranty whereas the juicing parts boast an even better 5-year warranty. Such is the confidence the Champion Juicer manufacturer gives to the consumers.
The company produces both household and commercial use models. The commercial models primarily caters for the USA and Canadian market. Champion Juicers are available in a selection of colors: Almond, Black, Silver and White.
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