I own a Champion which I have had for years. Then I found out about wheatgrass from a friend, but the Champion won't juice wheatgrass. I didn't want to invest in another expensive machine. After much research, I purchased the Hurricane. It is fantastic! It is not quite as easy to crank as the videos make it out to be, but it is not that hard either. It does a great job with wheatgrass, and a better job than the Champion with leafy greens. I have not found anything that the Hurricane won't juice, and have used apples, carrots, parsnips, and beets. The Hurricane does not extract juice from hard produce (carrots and beets) as well as the Champion, but it is good enough. The Hurricane is a delight to use and extremely easy to clean. The machine is tough and I am very happy with my purchase. I can't imagine anything ever breaking, and there is nothing to wear out. I haven't used my Champion since I got the Hurricane.