Masticating juicers: most common problems

If you read the title and thought that you made a mistake buying masticating juicers, think again. Masticating juicers are excellent pieces of household machinery. They are one of the best things you can have on your countertop. They will provide a glass of fresh juice each morning for the years to come. The man still has not created a machine which cannot break down, and the same applies to masticating juicers.

Seriously, masticating or cold press juicers are long-lasting and reliable machines. They quickly become a member of the family and parents and kids quickly get used to having fresh juice around. However, it is good to know how they work and where can things go wrong. This way you can help your juicer last even longer and avoid the annoying and expensive trips to the repair service. Here we will tell you a little bit more about the most common issues with cold press juicers so you can know how to recognize them and how to react when first signs of failing to appear.

Chute issues

Some masticating juicers have a poorly designed chute, meaning that the capacity of the chute is not big enough. This often leads to clogging. To prevent this, you should cut up your fruits and veggies into smaller pieces, able to fit in the chute of your juicer. This way, you will avoid clogging, but also keep the juicer running at an optimal rate.

Maintenance and clean up

Try to look for juicer models which disassemble easily. Certain models of juicers have design flaws which lead to a build-up of residue at problematic points.  You should be careful not to allow this because this residue can rot and cause a whole lot of problems. Juicers which break down easily let you perform a quick and simple maintenance check up so you can clean up all the troublesome areas. So, it might be wiser to pay a little bit more for a model with these features.

Furthermore, the frequency of use will also affect the way your juicer works. Again, our advice is to pay a little bit more for a higher quality juicer if you expect to use it often. For occasional use, you might opt for a cheaper model.


FoamingSome masticating juicers can get quite loud, which can present problems for families with small children, for example. You should ask the dealer about the specifications of the device concerning the decibel rate.


An unsightly occurrence, foaming is something we all want to avoid. Foaming usually means bad taste. Some juicers will generate quite a bit of foam. It can be a design flaw or a sign that the juicer is not operating properly.  If you notice first signs of excessive foaming, contact your service operator.

Masticating juicers are reliable and long-lasting machines, but certain mechanical or electric problems during operation may arise. Keep an eye out for the early signs of problems we pointed out and you will be able to keep your juicer running in perfect order.