Juicing is becoming a very popular way for people to maintain a healthy body, but there are some downsides to owning a juicer. One of these downsides is that a lot of juicers are notoriously difficult to clean, and if you allow decay to build up in certain areas over time, then there is the very real risk of the juice becoming contaminated.
In this article, you will find some very useful tips on cleaning a juicer, so that your juicing machine can stay as clean as possible, and you can have the peace of mind that the juice you serve is as fresh and healthy as possible.
One of the things that a lot of people get into the habit of doing is to simply run the juicer under some water after using it and just give it a bit of a rinse. This is not effective enough to properly clean the juicer and will eventually lead to staining and bits of old decaying food build-up in the hard to reach areas. When left this way over a longer period of time, it can seriously diminish the quality of the juice that is served.
The good news is that making sure this does not happen isn’t a hard task, as there are certain things you can do to ensure that your juicer is as clean as it can possibly be, both on the inside as well as the outside.
Here are some handy tips to help you understand how to clean a juicer effectively:
Read the instructions
Firstly, it is a good idea to read the instruction manual that originally came with the juicer. The company that manufactured the machine will usually have some interesting hints and tips on how to clean your juicer from top to bottom, and will also let you know important information such as whether or not the juicer is suitable to be used in the dishwasher.
One essential piece of advice is to never under any circumstances should you attempt to wash your juicer while it is still plugged in at the power source. The reason for this is very simple: water and electricity don’t mix, especially when you have got your hands and fingers in the various compartments of the machine.
Separate the juicer
Once the juicer is unplugged, you need to separate the juicer by removing all of the parts that can be detached. This makes the cleaning process a lot easier as you can access the harder to reach areas where bits of food often get stuck. Also, be sure to get rid of any pulp that is still left from when the juicer was last used.
Now take all of the parts of the juicer over to the sink and start to rinse everything under a running tap. This will loosen up any stuck on food that might not come off in a dishwasher cycle.
Next, fill up the sink and add some cleaning solution, and then add all the parts to the sink and leave them to soak for 15 to 20 minutes. This will loosen up everything even more and make the next task much easier.
Once you have the parts out of the sink, use a cleaning brush with soft bristles to make sure everywhere is fully clean and free from food and stains. Now rinse under a running tap again to get rid of the cleaning solution before adding to the dishwasher.
You can now add the juicer to the dishwasher to give it an extra clean. By doing this you are ensuring that everything is as clean as possible, and the highest standards of hygiene are maintained at all times.
About the Author
Claire Park is a freelance writer who particularly enjoys writing about juicers, like the Omega Vert HD VRT350 Juicer and the Breville BJE820XL Juicer.