Our tips on deep cleaning your juicer parts
OK, you’ve had your juicer for a while now and the parts are looking a bit grim! Unfortunately, when juicing root vegetables like carrots and beetroots the fluids that are released are capable of staining anything.
And because of the loads generated by juicing and the mixes of materials it is not advisable to put any juicer parts in the dishwasher. Well, apart from the stainless steel parts of the Angel Twin Gear juicer.
Our cleaning solution
Firstly the number one tip here is to clean or at least soak the juicer components immediately after juicing, this will lift all the pulp and juice off before it has a chance to stick on. We use a vertical cold press juicer for all our juicing, in one morning juicing session we’ll make about three litres putting most of it in flasks to consume throughout the day. Then straight away the parts are in the sink and soaking or being washed.
The good news is that the staining is mostly mineral deposits and cellulose fibre which are both rather impressive adhesives, but really quite harmless. Here are our tips for deep cleaning your plastic juicer parts to bring them up to nearly new! We mix a solution of baking soda and white vinegar up in the kitchen sink in the following approximate ratios. We use normal white vinegar in a ratio of about 10 parts water to 1 part vinegar, and I would say we have a total of about 5 litres of solution in the sink.
Again, all these ratios are approximate so don’t worry about being too accurate. Then into the solution add at least 100 grammes of baking soda and stir this in. Next we allow all the juicing parts to soak for at least 30 minutes to allow the solution to penetrate the staining and even start to lift some of it off.
The next part is just the good old fashioned effort part, we use a combination of the purpose made juicer cleaning brush, the washing up brush and even a suede brush or some wire wool on the stainless steel parts of the juice like the juicing screen perforations. When out shopping, I always have one eye out for the stiffest possible washing up brush.
The ideal juicer cleaning brush is the type with a rounded head that allows the bristles to poke into the far corners of the juicer.
For areas like the juice and pulp outlet on a vertical slow juicer we use a tooth brush and the long thin cylindrical cleaning brush that is supplied with the Angel juicer. These are purpose made for the Angel but are great for other juicers too and are a little different from the giant toothbrush style you get with other juice extractors. We don’t deep clean the juicer parts like this very often say once every other month or so but with a little work most of the staining will come out and freshen the parts up. But when you look at your juicer and the vivid colours of the juices you make, just think that the colour are that potent because they are packed full of the vital nutrients of life itself!
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