A healthy way to start your morning is to drink natural and fresh fruit juice directly from an electric juicer. Cleaning the juicer regularly and using it correctly can ensure that it runs at full capacity regularly.
No matter what kind of juicer you pick, cleaning is crucial. Without regular cleaning, small pieces of pulp get stuck in the components and begin to rot which leads to the growth of bacteria and fungi.
Fortunately, many parts of the juicer can wash in a dishwasher, and using just some pantry items can keep your juicer healthy and clean.
Equipment / Tools
- 1 Non-abrasive sponge
- 1 Soft-bristled bottle brush
- 1 Toothbrush
- 1 Spatula
- 1 Microfiber cloth
- 1 Dishwasher
- 1 Dishwashing liquid
- 1 Dishwasher detergent
- 1 Baking soda
- 1 Distilled white vinegar
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Step-by-Step Instructions to Clean Juicer
Here are top cleaning instructions that will give your juicer a long lifespan:
Before you start a cleaning process, turn off & unplug the juicer from the wall outlet.
Disassemble the Juicer
Remove the juice & pulp collection jars. Disassemble a juicer to access the grinding mechanism, plunger, lid, and strainer.
Empty the Pulp Container
Utilize the spatula to pull out the container of pulp. The pulp can be used in some recipes, can be composted, or can be kept in the trash.
Wash or Rinse Components
Fill the sink with hot water & add a few drops of dishwasher liquid. Place the ingredients in the sink and let them soak for 2 or 3 minutes. Use a non-abrasive sponge to wash plastic or glass jars. Utilize the soft-bristle bottle brush or toothbrush to clean around the strainer and grinding elements. Rinse clean pieces well with warm water & permit them to air dry or dry with the microfiber cloth to prevent water stains.
Even if you plan to put the part in a dishwasher, rinse it quickly to flush the pulp particles out. This is especially important for fine mesh filters.
Clean the Juicer Base
Soak a non-abrasive sponge with water & wipe the bottom side of a juicer. Never submerge a base with motors! Dry carefully with the microfiber towel.
Reassemble the Juicer
Once each part is clean and dry, reassemble a juicer and all set for further use.