Cleaning a Power Juicer

A juicer machine is a useful device to help you sustain a healthy diet. It allows you to squeeze more juice out of fruits and vegetables. This is enabled by special components such as a quiet induction motor, surgical quality steel blades and an extra large chute. You need to clean your juicer properly after each use. This clears away the residue before it dries. You can then put it away clean, in readiness for use the next time you require fresh juice. When cleaned regularly, it ensures that dirt and debris don’t accumulate in the machine. A clean juicer also works more efficiently. Below are the steps to help you get your juicer clean.

Materials Needed

  • Mild dishwashing detergent
  • Warm water
  • Soft-bristled brush
  • Soft cloth
  • White vinegar
  • Dish cloth

Step 1 – Turn Off

Be sure to turn off the juicer and wait for the motor to stop completely. Pull the plug from the power outlet.

Step 2 – Disassemble the Juicer

Pull the pusher from the chute. Pull down the locking bar that secures the lid in place. Gently lift the lid from the juice receptacle. Remove the pulp collector and place aside. Carefully lift the blades, as they’re extremely sharp. Remove the filter too. Turn the lock to separate the spout from the receptacle. Once you’ve removed all detachable components, leave the base on the counter.

Step 3 – Wash the Components

Fill a sink with warm water. Add detergent into the sink. Mix to distribute the soap uniformly in the water. Immerse the items removed in Step 2 in the water. Wash the blades first because they’re very sharp and can cause severe cuts. Use a soft brush to clean the blades. Put aside to be rinsed later. Proceed to wash all the other components with your brush. Run warm water over all the items to rinse them thoroughly. Place on a dish rack to drip.

Step 4 – Stains

Certain fruits and vegetables with rich color tend to leave stains on the juicer. Place a small amount of white vinegar or lemon juice on a soft cloth. Use the damp cloth to wipe away the stains. Once the stains are cleared, use a cloth dampened with plain water to wipe. Do not wipe the chrome plating with vinegar as it may tarnish.

Step 5 – Wipe the Components

Use a dry dish cloth to dry all the components in the dish rack. Place each item on the counter once you wipe it dry.

Step 6 – To Clean the Base

This shouldn’t be immersed in water as the electrical components could get damaged. Wet a clean, soft cloth with warm water and wring it. Use the damp cloth to wipe dirt from the surface of the base. Rinse the cloth as it gets dirty and wring to prevent spread of dirt.

Step 7 – Reassemble

Take the components and reassemble. Begin with the last items removed in Step 2 and finish with the first.

Step 8 – Turn On

Plug in the juicer and turn on. Allow it to spin for a minute to clear remnants of water. Wipe away water with your dish cloth. Let the juicer air-dry for about 1 hour before you put it away, ready for use next time.