How to Clean Your Juicer after Juicing?
by Healthy Homestead Team
3 months ago
How much time do you need to clean your juicer after juicing? Do you wash it on a regular basis? Or do you struggle with the time it takes to clean up? Even if you clean your juicer after use, there is still a chance you will find buildup of mineral deposits, coating of dried juice particles, and much more.
So, with that in mind, how to clean your juicer after juicing? You have to remember that after every usage, you have to thoroughly rinse the juicer, scrub with a brush, and use a bit of detergent every now and then. We will give you instructions how to clean the juicer, and some tips to make it easier.
Step by step guide for cleaning the juicer
- Start by unplugging your juicer. Water and electricity do not mesh
- Dissemble the juicer as much as possible. If you do not know how, check the instructions manual. Every juicer has a unique way of dissembling
- Dump the bin that catches the pulp, and then scrape it out with a spatula
- Rinse each separate piece under running water
- Grab a small brush to clean small areas of the juicer. You can even use an old toothbrush. Use these small brushes for parts like nooks and crannies6
- Now, fill the sink with water and add some dish soap. Soak each piece for a few minutes, and then wash with a soft cloth
- Pay extra attention to the mesh strainer, as this is the place you can find a lot of pulp and juice debris buildup
- With a sponge moistened with water or soft cloth, wipe down the machine itself. Allow the pieces of the juicer to dry out completely
- Reassemble the juicer
Tips for cleansing the juicer
Clean immediately after juicing
One of the reasons why you might see a clogged juicing screen is because you are not cleaning your juicer immediately after usage. Do not leave the cleaning for later, as the tiny pulp parts and juice residue will dry, and require extra brushing and scrubbing.
Dry the juicing screen with a towel
You can let most of the parts of your juicer to air dry. But that does not apply to the juicing screen. Why? Because mineral deposits can form in the sieve holes. Prevent that by using a towel to physically dry your juice screen.
Soak the filter
To make sure the filter is clean, soak the filter basket in a soapy water for five to ten minutes after usage. This way, you can leave it for later cleaning. If the cleaning is hard, soak the filter in warm water with some lemon in it for 10 more minutes. This will soften the buildup, and allow you to clean using a brush and a wipe.