How To Clean Your Juicer After Making Celery Juice?

Last Updated on February 26, 2021 by goubl

how to clean your juicer after making celery juice

How To Clean Your Juicer After Making Celery Juice?

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  1. Begin by unplugging the juicer.
  2. Disassemble the juicer as much as possible. If you are unsure how to disassemble your juicer, the instruction book can usually be found online by searching for your brand and juicer model. You can also find this information in our review article Best Juicers For Celery
  3. Dump the bin or container that catches the pulp and scrape it out with a spatula.
  4. Rinse each piece under running water.
  5. Use small brushes to clean the remote areas, such as a nail brush or old toothbrush. Some mini scrub brushes can found online and used to clean the nooks and crannies if those don’t work. Another option is to use dry rice or salt with a little water; swishing it around can act as a scrubber. A little baking soda on a damp cloth also works well for improved scrubbing power.
  6. For more thorough cleanings, fill the sink with water and add dish soap.
  7. Soak each piece for a few minutes, and then wash with a brush or soft cloth.
  8. Pay special attention to the mesh strainer, as this can quickly build up with pulp and juice debris. Please do not allow the juice particles to dry in this fine screen, or they will require a lot of elbow grease and attention to detail to clean.
  9. Use a soft cloth or sponge moistened with water to wipe down the machine itself. Although the juice is designed to go through a specific route in the juicer, juice and pulp will be everywhere.
  10. Allow all of the pieces to dry completely. It is OK to set them on a towel or drying rack.
  11. Reassemble the juicer.
  12. You’re set for the next juicing session.

Removing Tough Residue

If you sit your juicer for a while without cleaning and residue became dry and difficult to remove, follow the steps below. Using a denture tablet or soaking in white vinegar can also work to remove stains.

  1. First, unplug the juicer.
  2. Take it apart and clean it, and you can help with the methods above in the Juicer Cleaning section. Instead of using your regular dish liquid, though, use one that contains enzymes. The enzymes in these products work to break down the built-up food.
  3. Once you have cleaned the juicer as much as possible, set the parts that still have residue on them in an empty sink or bowl.
  4. Cover the parts with water to soak and drop in a couple of denture tablets. Let the tablets fizz for as long as needed.
  5. If the residue is stubborn, mix equal amounts of white vinegar and milk. If you don’t have both, you can try using just one or the other.
  6. If using a bowl to soak the remaining items, fill the bowl with the vinegar mixture. If you don’t have enough of the mixture to wash the juicer parts, put the vinegar mixture in a spray bottle, and spray it onto residue. The milk enzymes break down the juice residue, as does the acid in the vinegar.
  7. Soak the items for as long as needed for the residue to become loose and easy to scrub away. If using a spray bottle, you may need to spray the surface several times to ensure it stays wet long enough to work.
  8. Another option is to use saltwater. Warm as much water as needed and add a teaspoon of salt for every quart of water. Stir the mixture thoroughly to ensure the salt dissolves.
  9. Soak the juicer parts in the saltwater for as long as needed to soften the residue so that it can be easily scrubbed away.

Additional Tips And Advice

  • Juicers that are used regularly can quickly become tiresome to clean, which is why so many juicers end up stashed in the cupboard with the other appliances. When purchasing a juicer, look at the cleaning methods and consider how much time will be involved before committing to that particular model.
  • Prompt cleaning makes a world of difference. Fresh juice and pulp will quickly wash away with warm water. However, juice and pulp allowed to dry will become “glued” to the walls and be much more difficult to remove. Most juicers only take 2-5 minutes to clean properly, so plan it into your morning schedule.
  • If there are any metal parts on your juicer that need to be soaked, don’t let them soak for too long, or they could rust.
  • If you forget to clean the juicer and gunk is allowed to build up, use a fine grade of sand to scour the gunk out of the small holes in the juicer. For slightly larger areas, dry rice could also work.
  • Check the care instructions before placing any parts into the dishwasher. While some removable parts can tolerate it just fine, others cannot handle mechanical washing methods. If the model requires hand washing, it will void the warranty if the details are placed in the dishwasher.