|Juice Shelf Life||72 Hours|
|Motor||1725 RPM, 1/3 horsepower|
|Chute Size||1.75 inch (round)|
|Build||BPA Free Food Grade Nylon & Surgical Grade Stainless Steel|
|Best for Juicing||Soft & Hard Produce, Citrus Fruits, Nuts & Beans|
|Application||Home & Personal Use|
Champion 20000 Household Juicer is a powerful masticating horizontal juice extractor coming in white or black from the Champion website. In other places, you can also pick it up in an almond or silver color. In addition to extracting juice high in nutrients, this juicer is multi-functional. You can make salsa, nut butters, coconut milk, and baby food. Homemade is better than store bought any day of the week! This masticating juicer weighs 26 pounds, and has a one-third horsepower motor, using 540 watts. All of the parts, including the sharp cutting blades, are engineered from stainless steel and high quality polymers. The construction of the model resulted in a highly durable and sturdy juicer.
An important accessory that has been introduced is the greens attachment meant specifically for items such as wheat grass. It comes as a separate attachment that is available for purchase. The improvements made to the starting torque, stainless steel motor shaft, and front/rear end shields allow this juicer to operate more smoothly. Most importantly, it lowers the temperature, reducing the chance of overheating during use.
- This champion juicer is slightly cheaper than the commercial model
- You can match your kitchen with either the black or white model
- BPA free parts made of food grade nylon and surgical grade stainless steel
- Dual stage masticating process produce dryer pulp resulting to more juice yield
- Slow juicing process minimize oxidation resulting to a longer shelf life (72 hours)
- It can juice wide varieties of produce from soft to hard produce, citrus fruits, nuts and beans
- Continuous juicing through external pulp ejection
- You can purchase attachments for homogenizing and milling grains
- Can juice faster than standard slow juicers
- Detachable parts are not dishwasher safe
- Optional attachments are relatively expensive
- Not efficient in juicing leafy greens because of the high RPM
- Super heavy, make sure to put it in a strong reinforced counter space to avoid accidents
- For a masticating juicer, this is a bit noisy but not as loud as centrifugal juicers
- Requires a separate attachment for juicing wheatgrass
- Narrow feeding chute requires extra preparation time
Features & Product Details
Is it Easy to Use?
Once you have put it together a few times, the Champion 2000+ is tremendously easy to assemble. However, one difference with this juicer is that you have to lubricate the motor shaft with coconut or olive oil. Take caution when placing the cutter onto the motor shaft. The blades are extremely sharp and will cut your hands if you do not take care. The feed chute is a decent size of 1.75 inches in width. The majority of your produce will fit down the tube without much need for cutting it. However, for stringy items like celery and large items like apples, you will need to cut them into slices. Whole stalks of celery will end up wrapping around the cutter becoming stuck in the juicer.
Make sure to precut all of your produce ahead of time. Because this juicer is not self-feeding, you must juice continuously until finished, using the provided tamper to push down on the food to force it into the hub in order for it to be juiced. It is never a good idea to use your fingers to push the produce down the tube. Since it is extremely heavy and bulky, ensure that you have a place to keep it on the counter, as it does not come with a handle, which can be a disadvantage for some people who might have problems moving it around frequently.
Is it Easy to Clean?
Once you have finished juicing your produce, clean it right away. This juicer is very easy to clean however it’s not dishwasher safe so you’ll have to do it manually. Wash the parts in cold, soapy water. Stains are a normal part of juicing. However, if the juicer becomes stained with some produce, such as carrots, then feel free to soak them in water with a small amount of bleach to remove the pesky stains. Take the stiff brush, which does not come with the purchase of the juicer, and scrub the pulp out of the mesh screen. Never submerge the cutter, as you do not water getting into the shaft hole. If water accidentally gets into it, then set it with the base facing down to allow it to completely dry. Everything must be dry before you put the parts back together.
Since this juicing machine is a masticating type, it extracts juice and nutrients through a dual stage masticating system. First, it cuts and crushes the produce with the sharp blades of the cutter. Then, it presses the pulp against the juicing screen to extract high levels of nutrients, vitamins, and enzymes. There is a lower level of oxidation produced with the masticating process, allowing for more nutrients to be preserved—especially when compared against centrifugal juicers that may juice at high speeds, but the juice is not nearly as delicious or healthy for you. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 72 hours in a tightly sealed, glass container. Ensure to fill it almost all the way to the top to push out as much air as you can to preserve its freshness.
What Kinds of Produce Can it Juice?
This juice press can process almost anything from soft fruits to hard veggies, leafy greens (not that efficient) , wheatgrass (with a separate attachment), and some nuts and beans.
Hard produce include bitter gourd, pineapple, celery, yakon, pumpkin, beets, broccoli, sweet potato, cauliflower, ginger, pear, cucumber, pepper, cilantro, coconut, carrots, asparagus, garlic, apple, fennel, watermelon and turmeric.
Soft produce such as pomegranate, blackberry, cranberries, papaya, kiwifruit, tomato, grapes, mango, strawberry, peach, avocado and melon can be turned into a puree using the complimentary blank screen.
If it can process hard produce, citrus fruits such as grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, orange and mandarin are no match for it.
Though it can process most of the leafy greens such as beet greens, spinach, collard greens, brussels sprout, romaine lettuce, kale, cabbage, dandelion greens, peppermint, basil, parsley, lettuce and spring onion, I’m going to warn you that this machine is not that efficient due to its high RPM.
Juicing wheatgrass and pine tree needles require a separate greens attachment.
You can also prepare soy and almond milk using this juicing machine.
Commercial VS Household Juicer
This juicer is quite similar to its sibling, Champion G5-PG-710 or simply the Champion Commercial Juicer. To help you decide here’s a chart that you can refer to.
|Product Name||Household Juicer||Commercial Juicer|
|Color Availability||Black, White||Black, White|
|Volts||110||110 & 220|
|Application||Home & Personal Use||Commercial|
There’s basically no difference between the two except that the commercial model was made more powerful to withstand heavy usage.
With the right accessories this juicer can be turned into a grain mill, homogenizer and a stand alone wheatgrass juicer, the bad news is you’ll have to buy these attachments separately.
The grain mill attachment allows you to make your own flour, corn meal, coffee at home. Equipped with razor sharp blades it can pulverize soy beans, coffee beans, pepper corns, wheat, rye, oats, and barley into a fine or course grain (depending on your setting) with dust free efficiency.
Greens attachment complements the juicing power of Champion G5-NG-853S turning your machine into a stand alone wheatgrass juicer. This juicer struggles on juicing green leafy vegetables because of its high RPM. With this attachment I’m not sure if the efficiency will be the same with competing masticating juicers.
The homogenizer can help you prepare baby food, nut butters, creamed coconut and frozen treats such as ice cream or sorbets. The free blank screen will work but this attachment was specifically designed for homogenizing—that is if you’re planning to process huge amounts of nut butters and sherbets.
Champion Household Juicer 2000 PLUS G5-NG-853S is not your standard slow juicer as the RPM is comparable to the centrifugal type. This makes it a little difficult for the machine to process leafy greens based on some customer feedback. However if green juice is not a part of your healthy regimen, feel free to grab this product on Amazon. It’s not that efficient for juicing leafy greens but it’s still a heavy duty and one of the most durable machine built for every day juicers, made not only for juicing but for grinding and homogenizing as well.