Champion G5-PG710 Review 2019

The Champion G5-PG-710 Commercial Juicer is a commercial-grade masticating juicer. Champion has a strong reputation in the “slow” juicer market and this particular model has been highly rated for many years. When I started shopping around for a new masticating juicer, the power and durability of this one drew my attention. Powered by a 650-watt, one-third horsepower motor, it’s a mighty juicer that’s built to last.

The G5-PG-710 operates by dicing and squeezing vegetables and fruits to extract the juice. This process is known as “slow” juicing and it’s designed to remove the buildup of heat you get with centrifugal machines. Heat damages the nutrients found in fresh produce and it reduces the shelf life of juice to just 24 hours.

If you want to juice for health or healing purposes, a masticating juicer is worth considering. They tend to be more expensive and time-consuming than their centrifugal counterparts, but the benefits are worth it.

 

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As a masticating juicer, the Champion G5-PG-710 works well. It crushes most fruit and veggies with ease and gets a great yield from produce such as apples, cucumber, tomatoes, beets and citrus fruits. This juicer has an added advantage — its versatility. Not only does the G5-PG-710 juice, but it also homogenizes when you use the blank screen that comes with it. Using the blank allows you to make sorbets, ice cream and nut butter, as well as pureeing softer fruits.

However, a downside of this juicer is that you’ll also need an additional attachment to juice leafy greens. Without the extra part, the Champion G5-PG-710 fails to extract a good yield from ingredients like spinach, kale, lettuce and wheatgrass. Even with the extra part, though, this juicer still isn’t the best when it comes to juicing leafy greens.

The 1,725 RPM is quite high for a masticating juicer, so it tends to produce more pulp when juicing greens than other slow juicers. If this doesn’t sound appealing, you might be better off buying a slow juicer with a lower RPM and without the requirement for an extra attachment. The Omega j8006 is my personal favourite for getting an excellent yield from leafy greens.

Nevertheless, this Champion model is a sturdy and reliable masticating juicer that should see you through many years if you decide to purchase it. The option to use it as a homogenizer and a mill is a useful bonus.

Table of contents


Pros and Cons


What Kind of Juicer is it?

The Champion G5-PG-710 is a masticating juicer that utilizes a two-stage process. First, the ingredients are chopped and crushed by the stainless steel blades. Next, the produce is crushed against the juicing screen to extract the juice.

Centrifugal juicers, on the other hand, operate by extracting juice through a rapid spinning motion. The blades shred fruits and vegetables to a pulp and separate that from the juice. The spinning blades in centrifugal machines create heat and this kills some of the nutrients in the produce, which shortens the shelf life of fresh juice to 24 hours.

Masticating juicers minimize the heat associated with centrifugal juicers, meaning the juice from a G5-PG-710 can be stored for up to 72 hours. The slower process also means that more minerals, enzymes and vitamins are retained. It’s important to note that the Champion Commercial Juicer requires continuous feeding — you should keep inserting ingredients until you finish juicing.

Even though the G5-PG-710 is a masticating juicer, the blades run at 1725 RPM. However, it produces very little foam. This is due to the floating cutter, which separates the pulp from the juice but also keeps the juice away from the motor. This is so that the heat doesn’t transfer from the motor to the juice.

If you’re concerned about the RPM, it might be worth considering an even slower juicer, such as the Green Star G3-3000. This juicer operates at 110 RPM and no heat is transferred during the juicing process. However, it’s also more expensive.


What Can I Make?

The Champion G5-PG-710 is a versatile and heavy-duty juicer. It juices most fruits and vegetables easily, so you can try out many different juice recipes. It can process almost anything, from soft fruits to hard veggies and soaked nuts. Hard produce includes broccoli, asparagus, peppers, beets, cauliflower, carrots and pineapples.

Unfortunately, due to its high RPM, this juicer does not cope very well with leafy greens, such as kale, spinach, romaine lettuce or collard greens. If you just want to juice these every now and then, you can try mixing them with harder produce.


If you plan to juice leafy greens regularly, you’ll probably need to buy the leafy greens attachment or you’ll end up wasting a lot of good produce. Alternatively, you might consider getting a masticating juicer that copes well with leafy greens, such as the Omega J8006.

Can I juice wheatgrass?

If you want to juice wheatgrass with the Champion Commercial Juicer, you’ll need the extra leafy greens attachment. Without the attachment, the juicer is unable to process wheatgrass effectively. If you’re looking for other options, the Omega J8004 is worth considering. It’s an affordable but high-quality slow juicer that extracts a good yield from wheatgrass.

Can I make almond milk?

Yes, as long as you soak the almonds first, you can make plenty of fresh nut milk with your Champion G5-PG-710. If you follow these instructions, you shouldn’t have any problems making it:

  • Soak 1.5 cups of raw almonds in about four cups of filtered water overnight. In the morning, discard the water so that you’re left with the almonds.
  • Keep 4 cups of fresh water ready to use while juicing.
  • Pass the almonds through the juicer and add a little water.
  • You can put the pulp through the juicer two more times, or until the pulp is dry, to get maximum yield.

Can I juice ginger?

Yes, the Champion G5-PG-710 handles ginger well. Ginger is a delicious addition to any juice, but just remember that a little goes a long way. I use it to spice up carrot and orange juices.


Which Champion Juicer Should I Buy?

Champion Household 2000 Juicer Plus G5-NG-853S

This is the champion
The Champion 2000 is another heavy-duty juicer. It runs on a 540-Watt motor and operates at 1725 RPM, which is substantially higher than a typical masticating juicer. Made with high-grade nylon, it’s extremely durable and built to last.

The only difference between this model and the Champion G5-PG-710 Commercial Juicer is that the G5-PG-710 has a more powerful motor. If you don’t plan to use your juicer for commercial purposes, then this one should be enough for your needs. As well as juicing, the Champion 2000 is great for making sorbets from frozen fruit and purees from soft fruit. Just switch the standard screen for the blank.

It should be noted that  this model doesn’t cope well with leafy greens or wheatgrass, so you’ll need the extra attachment. If you’d prefer to buy a slow juicer that does not require an extra attachment, you might consider the Breville BJS600XL Juice Fountain Crush, as it gets a good yield from leafy greens.

Champion Household 4000 Masticating Juicer

The Champion 4000 has the same powerful motor and high RPM as the other two models, but this one has two augers. One auger is for grinding and the other is for processing leafy greens. This means you won’t need a separate attachment for juicing greens and wheatgrass. It also comes with a wider, 2.25”- diameter feed chute, but it has a smaller overall footprint.

This model might be more suitable for someone who’s concerned about the size and weight of the Champion G5-PG-710. The Champion 40000 is shorter, narrower, and slightly lighter. However, it is slightly more expensive and the motor tends to warm up after lots of juicing. The best way to prevent this is to juice in short intervals.


Alternatives to the Champion G5-PG-710

Omega J8006 Nutrition Center

Omega J8006
The Omega J8006 is one of the most respected masticating juicers on the market and for good reason. Operating at just 80 RPM, it retains minerals, vitamins and enzymes while extracting the juice from a huge range of produce. It’s a single auger juicer so it handles leafy greens very well and it doesn’t require any extra parts. It’s also very durable and comes with a 15-year warranty.

To top it all off, it has a sleek chrome exterior and looks great in the kitchen. If you’re looking for a masticating juicer that gets maximum yield from ingredients, the Omega J8006 might be a good option for you.

Green Star G5-3000 Deluxe Twin Gear

Although more expensive than the Champion G5-PG-710, the Green Star is worth looking at. This twin-gear juicer is well-designed and durable, although it’s made almost entirely from plastic. It produces a high yield from a variety of produce and the juice is delicious and full of flavor. It’s very efficient at juicing standard leafy greens, such as spinach and lettuce, but it tends to struggle with wheatgrass and smaller fruits.

One downside of the Green Star G5-3000 is that it isn’t dishwasher-safe, so you’ll need to wash it by hand after each juicing session, or the plastic will start to stain. It comes with a five-year warranty, which is not as extensive as warranties that come with Omega and Champion juicers.

Hurom HU-100 Masticating Slow Juicer

Hurom HU100 Juicer
The Hurom HU-100 Masticating Slow Juicer is an upright masticating juicer, yet it has the neat and sleek appearance of a centrifugal juicer. Efficient and affordable, this is a single-auger juicer that operates on a double-squeeze process. It juices standard leafy greens, such as spinach, kale, lettuce, and wheatgrass very well.

Unlike the Champion G5-PG-710, it does not require any extra parts and it takes up a lot less space. However, it is a little less durable than the Champion. You need to use it gently and be careful not to overload it in order to prevent clogging. But the Hurom HU-100 is almost entirely dishwasher-safe, so if you’re looking for something more compact and easy to care for than the Champion, this might be a better option for you.

Super Angel 5500 Juicer

The Super Angel 5500 Juicer is a premium cold-press twin gear juicer with a hefty price tag to match. It’s an impressive machine and might suit people who really want to invest in their health. Its standout feature is the two masticating stainless steel gears, both of which counter rotate to crush fruits and vegetables.

The pulp that comes out  is very dry in comparison to most other juicers on the market. It’s also very powerful and easy to clean. However, the warranty that comes with the Super Angel is a major issue. Although a 10-year warranty is stated on the box, this only applies to non-wearable parts. The parts of the machine that are responsible for most of the juicing have a five-year warranty in the U.S., and this decreases depending on which country you live in.

Although it’s a great juicer, there are cheaper machines with better warranties. For example, the Omega j8006 is an excellent juicer and it comes with a 15-year warranty.


What’s in the Box?

When you buy a Champion G5-PG710, you’ll find the following parts in the box:

  • Motor base.
  • Cutter.
  • Screen holder.
  • 1 standard screen insert for juicing.
  • 1 blank for pureeing and homogenizing.
  • Tamper to push ingredients down the feed chute.
  • 1.75″ diameter feed chute, which can accommodate medium-sized fruit and vegetables.
  • A funnel that slides into the feed chute and makes juicing smaller ingredients.
  • Tritan BPA-free filter bowl.
  • Sieve for filtering juice and removing pulp.
  • Instruction manual with recipes.

Assembly and Getting Started with Your First Juice

Assembling a Champion G5-PG710 is surprisingly easy as there are only a few parts to fit together. The juicer comes with a clear instruction manual so you can follow that while attaching the parts. Here’s what you need to do to put your juicer together:

  • Step 1
  • First, put some vegetable, coconut, or olive oil on the motor shaft to lubricate it.
  • Step 2
  • Slide the cutter onto the motor shaft.
  • Step 3
  • Clip the screen to the body, before placing the screen holder on top.
  • Step 4
  • Attach the body to the motor base by sliding it onto the cutter and twist it to lock.
  • Step 5
  • Push the feed chute into place.
  • Step 6
  • You can then slide the tamper into the chute. This part is for pushing ingredients through.
  • Step 7
  • Place the bowl under the spout and place another bowl under the second spout to catch the pulp.
  • Step 8
  • The power switch is located on the back of the screen.
  • Step 9
  • Once you have juiced your produce, you can use the sieve to remove the pulp.

What are the Specs?

CategorySpec
Motor650-watt, 1/3 horsepower
RPM1725
MaterialsFood-grade nylon and stainless steel
Weight26 lbs
Dimensions17” x 10” x 7”
Warranty10-year motor and parts

Cleaning the Champion G5-PG710 Commercial Juicer

Cleaning a Champion G5-PG-710 is easy and it can be done under five minutes. However, it’s not dishwasher-safe, so you’ll need to wash it by hand. First, switch off and unplug the machine and disassemble the removable parts. Next, rinse the parts under running water to rid them of pulp before washing them in warm, soapy water. Cleaning the screen is the most important part — you should brush it until it’s clear of food particles. Soaking the screen first will make the brushing easier.

Noise Level

Unquestionably, the G5-PG-710 is a heavy-duty machine. Its power and relatively high RPM means that it’s noisier than most other masticating juicers. However, it’s still quieter than centrifugal juicers and shouldn’t cause any problems for most people.

If noise remains an issue for you, you might be better off opting for a quieter slow juicer. The Omega VSJ843, for example, is an upright masticating juicer and currently the slowest operating juicer on the market. It runs at 43 RPM, so it’s very quiet. Alternatively, you could try the Hurom-100. Quiet and efficient, this machine operates at just 80RPM.


Tips and Tricks

  • The white version tends to stain over time, especially if you’re juicing lots of carrots and beets. To avoid this, clean the area around the spout thoroughly after each juicing session or buy the black version to avoid the problem entirely.
  • It’s a very heavy juicer, so it needs to be placed on a stable and strong counter.
  • When using multiple ingredients, you’ll get the best results when you alternate between hard and soft. Hard produce includes carrots, apples, beets and ginger. Soft includes cucumber, watermelon, and leafy greens.
  • The G5-PG710 is designed to be continuously fed with ingredients while running. If you do not continue to feed it until you have stopped juicing, the might find that the juice comes out warm.

Problems with the Champion G5-PG710 Commercial Juicer

My main issue with the G5-PG710 is that it requires an additional, and quite expensive, part to juice leafy greens and wheatgrass. Without the extra part, the G5-PG-710 struggles to get a good yield from ingredients such as kale, romaine lettuce and spinach.

Other customers have experienced problems with their Champion G5-PG710 Juicers clogging and overheating overheating. Personally, I have not experienced this. However, if you cut up your fruit and veggies before feeding them into the chute, it will minimize the chances of the machine clogging. Also, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, warm juice occurs when the machine is fed too slowly. The G5-PG710 requires the continuous feeding of ingredients until you have finished juicing.


Where Can I Buy This Juicer?

  • In the U.S., Amazon is one of the best places to buy a Champion G5-PG710.
  • This particular model is not available to buy on Amazon UK, however, the household Champion 2000 is currently available.

Champion G5-PG710 Replacement Parts

If you need to buy the leafy greens or milling attachment for your G5-PG710, you can buy these on Amazon. You also find replacement parts there, such as tampers and screens.

Final Verdict and Recommendation

The Champion G5-PG710 Commercial Juicer is a heavy-duty and highly rated masticating juicer. Consisting of tough food-grade nylon, this juicer was made by a brand that has earned the respect of lots of customers over the years. If you look after it, it’s likely that it will last for a very long time.

Besides its sturdiness, the Champion G5-PG-710 is a good masticating juicer. It extracts juice from most fruits and veggies easily. It also operates at 1725 RPM, which means you can fill a glass of juice quickly. As this is a commercial-grade juicer, you can use it in your business and you’ll still be covered by the warranty.

The downside is that if you plan to juice leafy greens, you’ll also need to get a special attachment. As many people buy masticating juicers with the intention of juicing leafy greens, this will be an added expense on top of the price of the juicer. If you’re after a masticating juicer that does everything, without the hassle of needing extra parts, a juicer like the Omega j8006 might be a better choice for you.

If convenience is your priority, it might also be worth considering a centrifugal juicer. Centrifugal juicers are fast and Breville machines come with extra-wide feed chutes. You can fit whole apples and oranges through the chutes, so they require less prep time. However, the shelf life of the juice produced by centrifugal juicers is much shorter and fewer nutrients remain intact.

Overall, however, the Champion G5-PG-710 is a great juicer that’s known to last for a very long time. It’s tough and versatile and it comes with a 10-year warranty for peace of mind. If you want to spend your money on a durable masticating juicer, then the G5-PG710 might be worth considering.

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