Cleaning a juicer is something that can be done quickly and easily. There are many different types of juicers on the market today, so how do you know how to clean a juicer?
A clean juicer will help preserve the life of your juicer in addition to how it tastes.
Don’t throw out that leftover produce just because you don’t want a random dish for dinner! It could be used as juice, or frozen and saved for later use.
This blog post will give you tips and tricks for how to clean a juicer in some easy steps!
- 1 Types of Juicers
- 2 Regular Cleaning Process
- 3 Removing Tough Residue
- 4 How to Clean A Juicer: Additional Tips and Tricks
- 5 Conclusion
Types of Juicers
There are three basic types of modern juicers and you need to have a basic understanding of how each type works in order to clean them correctly. There are masticating juicers, centrifugal juicers and triturating juicers.
When you cut up your produce into small chunks before placing it on the feed tube of a masticating juicer this will delay oxidation and will help to produce higher quality juice. The masticating juicer is the most expensive type of juicers today and does a great job extracting juice from wheatgrass, kale, parsley and other leafy greens.
The main difference between this type of machine and the others is how it chews up food into tiny pieces that can be more easily extracted by its auger. It operates at low speeds so there’s no need for high-pitched noises like with centrifugal or triturating juicers! You’ll also notice how much quieter these machines are than their counterparts.
How to Clean the Juicer – Masticating Juicer Cleaning Process
Cleaning them requires very little effort because you just rinse them off after each use in warm water; then simply wipe down any removable parts such as the cone, feed tube and screen with a damp cloth.
The triturating juicer is also masticating in how it chews food up into tiny pieces to extract juice; however this machine operates at much higher speeds than its counterpart the masticating juicer. It takes longer for produce to get ground down because of how fast these machines operate so you’ll need to cut your fruits and vegetables smaller before placing them on the feed tube. You will know if you’ve put too many hard fruits and vegetables such as carrots or apples through by how long they take to be grinded down (they might not even fit!).
How to Clean the Juicer – Triturating Juicer Cleaning Process
To clean a juicer of this type all that’s required is wiping off any removable juicer parts like the feed tube, cone and screen with a damp cloth.
The centrifugal juicer is the most common type of machine because it operates at high speeds which means that hard fruits and vegetables can be cut into small pieces before they are put on the feed tube.
How to Clean the Juicer – Centrifugal Juicer Cleaning Process
This will make cleaning a juicer much quicker as you’ll only need to rinse off any removable parts in warm water after each use! The downside for this particular type of juicer is how loud it runs so if noise doesn’t bother you then go ahead and invest in one today!
Regular Cleaning Process
Regular cleaning of your juicer is important to ensure the quality and longevity of how long it lasts. You should clean the juicer after every use; this may vary depending on how often you make juice but in general, just do it!
Ingredients You Would Need to Clean a Juicer
- Water (warm)
- Soft cloth or brush
- A brush (nail or tooth brush)
- Baking soda
- Dry rice
- Dish soap
Steps to Follow
All you need to do is rinse the machine in warm water after each use and then remove any removable parts of the juicer.
Wipe down any area that’s been wet with a soft cloth, scrubbing gently around edges or seams if needed. Then place dry rice into your empty container for about 20 minutes before cleaning it out using the spatula (you’ll want to make sure there are no leftover grains).
You can also add salt or baking soda as well; this will help break up how sticky things get on your juicers! As an alternative, you could soak everything—cups, blades, plastics and all—in a sink full of hot soapy water for five minutes before drying them off completely.
You’ll want to clean the juicer in this way at least once a week, if not more.
Removing Tough Residue
If you’ve used your juicer often and notice how there’s a bunch of tough residue that won’t come off, then just soak everything in warm soapy water for 15 minutes before scrubbing away with the soft brush or nail brush.
Ingredients You Would Need to Remove Tough Residue
- Dish liquid
- Baking Soda
- A cup
- A sprayer
- Edible Salt
Steps to Follow
To remove tough residue from your juicer, soak all removable parts of the juicer in a bowl of warm soapy water with enzyme dish liquid for 15 minutes.
Then you’ll want to scrub away at the residues using a soft brush or toothbrush and rinse everything off before rinsing it again under running tap water. After that’s done, fill your spray bottle with white vinegar and spray it all over the juicer before rinsing everything off in warm water.
If that doesn’t work, use a solution of half milk and one teaspoon salt as another alternative!
A scrubber is usually not necessary because plastic parts can be wiped clean with a cloth or sponge. In some cases, how dirty a juicer has gotten might require how the blade spins to be taken out and brushed off with water.
When all removable parts are dry you can store them in a cool place until next use! If your machine doesn’t have any removable parts then just leave it on your countertop or cupboard when not in use!
How to Clean A Juicer: Additional Tips and Tricks
You would need these additional tips and tricks to know how to clean a juicer:
- Unplug the juicer before you start to clean it.
- Start by thoroughly rinsing off your juicer under cold water. This will help remove any dirt that may be left over from a previous juice or other types of food items. Rinse until all traces of anything are removed and then dry with a towel if desired.
- If there is gunk stuck on the blades of the juicer, use an old toothbrush dipped in vinegar to scrub away any residue that remains.
- Use dish soap and hot water to wash down parts inside the juicer carefully while taking care not to get too much liquid into compartmentalized areas as this can cause mold growth which will become difficult for anyone but experts to remove later. Once again rinse with cold water from the faucet.
- If you are a juicing enthusiast, it’s recommended to clean your machine at least once per month. If not more often than that!
- For people who have an incredibly hard time cleaning their juicer adequately after each use, try soaking everything overnight with dish soap before scrubbing away.
- You’ll need soft brush, scrubber and nail brush or toothbrush.
- Add water with baking soda or salt to the empty container for about 20 minutes before cleaning out using spatula (you can also add mild dish soap).
- A regular cleaning should be done at least once per week; if you notice tough residue that won’t come off then soak everything in warm soapy water for 15 minutes before scrubbing away with soft brush.
- Juicers that are used often can be very hard to clean. So while buying a juicer, try to look for the Best Easy to Clean Juicers.
- It’s always better to clean the juicer immediate after juicing. It is easier to clean up fresh residues of fruits and vegetables while it is still wet.
- An added benefit of soaking the residue in alcohol, such as vodka, is that it will soften or remove it.
- You can also use vinegar to remove how sticky things get on your juicer.
- When soaking metal parts of your juicer, soaking them for a longer period will oxidize the metal parts of the juicer. (not for the plastic parts)
- Regular cleaning of your juicer is important to ensure how long it lasts.
- The more you juice, the more often you should clean out your machine so that its efficiency doesn’t decrease and there’s less chance for bacteria growth or spoilage.
- If you forget to clean the juicer for some reason, then make sure to soak the juicer in hot soapy water, scrubbing away with soft brush or nail brush.
- If you’ve used your machine often and notice how there’s a bunch of tough residue that won’t come off by just soaking everything in warm soapy water for 15 minutes before scrubbing away with the soft brush or nail brush.
- Epsom salt can also be added; this will help break up how sticky things get on your juicers!
- Avoid washing the base of your juicer in water.
- It’s always better to consult the cleaning instructions before placing juicer parts in a dishwasher.
With these tips and tricks, you’ll be juicing in no time. If you have any additional questions about how to clean your juicer or want help with the process, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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Thank you for reading and happy juicing!