Preparing fresh juices out of fruits and vegetables is very easy and fun. But when it comes to cleaning a Masticating juicer or Citrus juicer, it becomes a huge struggle. Some parts of a juicer are hard to be cleaned no matter how hard you try. And you end up deciding a short walk to the trash can.
After all, you need juice glass of juice daily for your health benefits. People are always asking how to clean different types of juicers. Well, if you want to keep your juicer spotlessly clean after, follow these simple steps below.
Step 1: Disassembling
Disassembling method for each juicer is different. So, if you are not sure about how to dismantle your juicer, refer to the manual. If you lost it, just search online for how you can do it. Some juicers come with their special tools for assembling. Take care in this step so that you won’t break your machine.
Step 2: Soaking & Cleaning
After disassembling, soak all parts in hot and soapy water, excluding the machine. Obviously, you don’t want to ruin the electronics. For hot water for soaking, you must use hot water out of the tap instead of boiled water as it can damage some plastics.
Then wash each piece with a brush. For small areas, you can use a mini scrub brush for cleaning crannies, but if you don’t have it, you an old toothbrush can work out.
Once all the parts are clean, rinse them with running water and let them air dry in the dish rack. But if you notice some stains that failed to be removed by a brush, you can try step 3.
Step 3: Removing Tough Residues
If the stains are stubborn, mix vinegar and baking soda. They work like a charm, and you don’t need to scrub where there are stains. You just take the mixture of vinegar and baking soda and lay it on top of the stained area.
If the area is hard to reach, simply use a paper towel since it can be folded and twisted to fit into that area. Or put the mixture in a spray bottle and spray the stained area. Then allow it to soak for about an hour. After that, thoroughly rinse all pieces with running water. When they are dry, your juicer will be as good as new.
- Don’t place the base of the juicer in the water
- Check the metal parts of your juicer if they don’t easily rust when they get soaked for a long time.
- Careful read the instructions on the manual and check if parts of your machine are washable with hands or machine.
- If any part of your juicer is damaged, simply order a replacement part for it directly from the company.
Now that you know how to clean your juicer easily, you won’t be worried anymore when it’s time for you to prepare your fresh juice. These steps can help you to clean every part of your juicer.
There will be no more juices left behind. Because sticky juices left uncleaned can attract ants and cockroaches. Also, they affect the lifespan of your machine. If you want to know anything concerning juicing and juicers, just read more on this blog.