In order to make sure that you are getting the most from your juicer, cleaning a juicer is important. You should clean it well each time you use it. The fruit and vegetable pulp can get stuck in the mechanism. If the juicer remains dirty, it can start to turn moldy.
Tools and Material:
Step 1 – Dissemble the Juicer
To begin cleaning a juicer, you need to disassemble it. Make sure it is turned off and unplugged. Remove the pieces one at a time and place them to one side. When it comes to disassembling the blades, make sure you do not position your hand in a way the blades can cut you.
Step 2 – Get Rid of the Pulp
There will be a tray or bin on your juicer to catch the bulk of the pulp. Simply throw the contents into the trash and wipe around the container with a disposable cloth as the first part of cleaning a juicer. Also wipe the pulp off other pieces of the juicer to prevent clogging the drains at a later stage.
Step 3 – Dishwasher Suitable
Check whether the pieces of your juicer are dishwasher safe. If so, you can wash them when you next use the dishwasher. Move to Step 5. If your juicer parts are not dishwasher safe or you are in doubt, then bypass this step.
Step 4 – Wash the Components
Place the pieces in a sink full of warm soapy water. Clean the pieces using a cloth. If pieces of pulp are still stuck, then use an old toothbrush to get into the tight corners. Finally, rinse the pieces under a running tap to get rid of the residue left by the washing up fluid.
Step 5 – Dry the Juicer Components
Simply place the components on your dish draining board and allow to air dry. If you do not have one then lay them to dry naturally on a towel. You can also hand dry them, but be careful of fibers getting caught in the blades.
Step 6 – Reassemble the Juicer
Once the pieces are dry, reassemble the juicer by placing the pieces back inside the body of the machine in the reverse order that you removed them. Once again, be careful not to cut yourself on the blades.
Step 7 – Turn on the Juicer
Before putting any fruit or vegetables in the juicer, test it to make sure that the blades are working properly. Turn it on and watch that all the blades are rotating, if they do not then you have put a piece back in incorrectly. Adjust the blades until they rotate. Most of the parts are meant to fit only one way.