Juicing is a great way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet, providing a quick and easy way to get essential nutrients and vitamins. However, cleaning your juicer can be a daunting task that many people overlook, leading to a buildup of bacteria and mold, as well as affecting the performance and lifespan of the machine.
In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to clean a juicer (centrifugal and masticating), including tips and tricks to make the process as effortless and effective as possible. By following these steps, you can ensure that your juicer stays in top condition, producing healthy and delicious juices for years to come.
We have a detailed guide on how to clean the following brands of juicers:
Types of Juicers
There are three main types of juicers: centrifugal, masticating (also known as cold press or slow juicers), and citrus juicers.
- Centrifugal juicers use a high-speed spinning blade to chop and extract juice from fruits and vegetables. They are typically less expensive than other types of juicers, but may not extract as much juice or nutrients as other types.
- Masticating juicers use a slow, grinding action to extract juice from fruits and vegetables, preserving more nutrients and enzymes than centrifugal juicers. They are typically more expensive than centrifugal juicers, but can also be used for other tasks like making nut butters or baby food.
- Citrus juicers are designed specifically for extracting juice from citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and limes. They are typically affordable and easy to use, but limited to juicing only citrus fruits.
Each type of juicer has its pros and cons, and the best type for you depends on your budget, preferences, and juicing needs. In this guide we are going to show you how to clean a centrifugal and a masticating juicer.
How to Clean a Centrifugal Juicer
Note: We took the steps from our article on how to clean a Breville juicer to show you how to clean a centrifugal juicer. You can clean most centrifugal juicer following these steps.
If you have just finished using your using and it is looking like the following pictures, don’t panic. It is very easy to clean a Breville Juicer. Just follow our steps and have it cleaned in no time.
We only need some warm water and a brush that is included when you bought the Breville Juicer. If the Breville juicer has stains that are difficult to remove, we will use some white vinegar to remove them. So the list of tools needed are:
- Warm water
- Soft bristle brush (included with your Breville Juicer)
- White Vinegar
Unplug your juicer and disassemble the removable parts. Depending on your model, this may include the pulp container, juice jug, and filter basket.
Clean the Juice Jug
Rinse the juice jug with warm water in your kitchen sink. You can also add a small amount of white vinegar or lemon juice to the water for extra cleaning power.
Air Dry the Juice jug
Once you cleaned the juice jug go ahead and place it upside down over a clean towel to air dry.
Clean the Juice Jug lid
Rinse the juice jug lid and place it upside down on a clean towel to air dry.
Clean the Cover Assembly Top
Rinse the cover assembly top with warm water and place it over a clean to towel to air dry.
Clean the Basket Filter
Remove the excess pulp from the filter basket using a nylon scrubbing brush or a cleaning brush included in your juicer’s accessories. Be gentle to avoid damaging the mesh. Place it upside down over a towel to air dry.
Clean the Pulp Container
Discard the remains inside the pulp containter and rinse with warm water. Place upside down over towel to air dry.
Let all Removable Parts Air Dry
Let all removable parts air dry over a clean towel. Reassemble your juicer once all parts are completely dry and store it in a dry place until the next use.
Clean Non-removable main body
While the parts are air drying, use a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub the juicer body and the remaining non-removable parts. Use a lint-free towel to dry all non-removable parts thoroughly, making sure to remove any excess water.
Following these steps will ensure that your Breville Juicer is thoroughly cleaned and well-maintained, ensuring the longevity of your appliance and the quality of your juice.
How to Clean a Masticating Juicer (Cold Press Juicer)
Note: We took the steps on our article on How to Clean an Omega juicer to show you how to clean a Masticating juicer. You can clean most masticating juicers following these steps.
To clean an Omega juicer, you will need the following tools:
- Cleaning brush: Most Omega juicers come with a cleaning brush that is specially designed to reach into the crevices and corners of the juicer.
- Warm water: You will need warm water to rinse the juicer after cleaning.
- Microfiber cloth or towel: Use a microfiber cloth or towel to wipe down the juicer after cleaning.
Cleaning an Omega MM900HDS juicer is similar to cleaning other Omega juicers, but there are a few specific steps to follow. Here’s how to clean an Omega MM900HDS juicer:
Disassemble the Omega Juicer
We take apart the end cap, the feeding chute, the auger and the juicing screen.
Clean the Auger
Clean the auger under running water. If there is food stuck you can use the include brush to push the food and rinse thoroughly.
Clean the Feeding Chute
Rinse the feeding chute thoroughly. If food is still stuck after rinsing use the included brush to scrub and remove. Rinse again.
Clean the End Cap
Rinse the end cap thoroughly. Also rinse the rubber that goes with the end cap. Be careful not to loose the rubber as it is small.
Clean the Juicing Screen
The juicing screen is the part that takes more time to clean. Grab the include brush and gently scrub the metal screen. This will loosen the food in the tiny holes. Once you have scrubbed the metall screen and the plastic parts go ahead and rinse thoroughly.
Clean the Pusher
Rinse the pusher thoroughly. Let it air dry.
Clean the Juice and Pulp Containers
Discard the residue in the pulp container and rinse it. Rinse the juice container.Let both containers air dry upside down.
Clean the Motor Base
With a damp cloth wipe all around the motor base to remove any dust or splatter it may have. Never immerse it in water or any other liquid.
Assemble the Juicer
Once all parts are clean and dry you can go ahead an reassemble the Juicer.
This complete the cleaning proces of the Omega Juicer. As you can see it is very simple and you can do it in less than 10 minutes
Tips and Tricks
- Clean your juicer immediately after use: It is essential to clean your juicer right after use to prevent any food or pulp from sticking to the machine, making it more difficult to clean.
- Use a soft brush or cloth to scrub parts: Use a soft-bristled brush or cloth to gently scrub all the parts of the juicer to remove any remaining pulp or debris.
- Never submerge the Main body unit of your juicer in water or any other liquid.
- Never use metal utensils to scrub your juicer parts. This will scratch and damage the finish of your juicer.
- ALways unplug the juicer before doing any cleaning and disassembling.
FAQs on How to Clean a Juicer
How often should I clean my juicer?
You should clean your juicer after every use. This will prevent any food or pulp from sticking to the machine and making it more difficult to clean.
Can I clean my juicer in the dishwasher?
It depends on the model of your juicer. Some juicers have dishwasher-safe parts, while others do not. Always check the user manual for instructions on which parts are dishwasher safe.
How do I clean the mesh filter?
The mesh filter can be cleaned by soaking it in warm soapy water and using a toothbrush to gently scrub away any pulp or debris. Be sure to rinse the filter thoroughly to remove any soap residue.
How can I prevent stains on my juicer?
To prevent stains on your juicer, rinse all parts under running water immediately after use. If there are any stubborn stains, soak the parts in warm soapy water and use a soft-bristled brush or cloth to gently scrub them away. Avoid using abrasive cleaning products or materials, as they can damage the juicer.
What should I do if my juicer has a bad odor?
If your juicer has a bad odor, it may be due to a buildup of bacteria or mold. To eliminate the odor, soak all removable parts in a solution of water and white vinegar for at least 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and air dry.
In conclusion, cleaning your juicer is a crucial part of owning a juicer, ensuring that it stays in top condition and produces healthy and delicious juices every time. By following the tips and tricks outlined in this article, you can make the cleaning process effortless and effective, preventing any buildup of bacteria or mold and prolonging the lifespan of your juicer.
Remember to clean your juicer after every use, use a soft brush or cloth to scrub away any pulp or debris, and air dry all parts before reassembling. By taking care of your juicer and keeping it clean, you can continue to enjoy fresh and nutritious juices for years to come.
Hello, I am Cristy. I love cooking but what I love most is keeping my kitchen tools and appliances top notch. I enjoy writing about everything I have learned around the kitchen. I believe that keeping your kitchen tools well cleaned and maintained produces the best dishes and drinks. Besides writing and cooking I enjoy traveling, camping, hiking and music.