It is official now: a juicer is a must-have in every household. Juicers are not only a practical gadget; they grew to be a defining part of our life because they create our daily menu. Today, we can choose to eat healthily and to eat healthily, you need a good juicer, preferably a masticating juicer. However, like every other machine, juicers need basic maintenance for a long life. Here we will tell you a few valuable tips which will keep your favorite kitchen appliance up and run for years to come.
Keep your manual close
Masticating juicers, just like other types of juicers, come in many shapes and sizes. Many companies want to expand in this market and offer their ideas on how a juicer should look like. It can cause certain problems, especially maintenance-wise because customers have to adapt to a new model every time. It is why having your instructions manual close is a priority.
Juicers have become fairly complicated pieces of machinery, and, even though you will sometimes need to call up the technician for help, there are some things you can do yourself. Check your instruction manual for information about daily or weekly check-ups. For example, centrifugal juicers need their filters to be cleaned every day. It is not the case with masticating juicers, but with these, you should check the safety features on the juicer as often as you can. Also, check the squeezing mechanism and pay close attention for any signs of corrosion.
Most masticating (also called cold-press) juicers have a self-cleaning mechanism. Of course, this does not mean you have to ignore basic maintenance procedures completely.
Clean your juicer when you buy it
This tip is almost self-explanatory. Just like you would wash the clothes you buy in a store before you wear them, you will clean your brand new juicer before use. Naturally, you will use plain water to clean most of the parts. However, you need to be careful not to get any water in sensitive parts. Otherwise, you risk a serious malfunction. All the parts which come into contact with actual vegetables or fruits have to be thoroughly cleaned. Here you can use standard detergent for dishes.
Handle with care
Unplug the cord! It sounds so obvious, but you would not believe how many people forget this. Anytime you want to clean up your juicer, unplug it first. We don`t want to explain the consequences of water and electricity mixing; our guess is that everybody old enough to use a juicer understands this. Also, be careful not to use high water pressure to clean your juicer because you risk water getting into sensitive parts, and don`t forget to keep the base of the device in water.
Top tip: clean up after yourself
Maybe the best advice we can give you is to clean up after yourself. Don`t let the pulp dry; it will be a pain to get it out then. Simply collect all the nasty stuff your juicer produces and trash it. Be consistent, be disciplined and do not forget to take care of your juicer. Be sure you will be rewarded with many, many juices in the years to come.