Whether you use your cold press juicer regularly or it is sitting on your shelf in the kitchen catching dust, both wear and tear, and neglect can make your cold press juicer lose its shape and efficiency and no one wants to do that to a valuable investment. There are a few things which you, as the owner of a delicate, prestigious culinary tool, must know in order to properly maintain your masticating juicing machine and to, therefore, ultimately ensure that you will get the best out of your juicer for years to come.
Clean it After Every Use
While this is true for every kitchen utensil, machinery, and tool, and also true for all sorts of other regular-use tools, it is especially true for large and difficult to clean machines such as cold press juicers. The cold press juicer is, oftentimes, bulky machinery with several hard to reach parts which, if left untouched, can store food residue and become dirty and clogged. This can gradually reduce the performance of your masticating juicer and slowly erode away at the machine which you bought from your hard-earned money for the good purpose of providing yourself with essential nutrients.
Tools Needed for Cleaning
Assembling the equipment required to regularly cleanse your cold press juicer is as easy as pie because often you can find many of the required cleaning tools at home and if not then they are so common that they will most likely be available at your nearest general store – and at a cheap price too! As it is important to clean every part of your juicer and the tools which will be mentioned here are essential to doing so and are also cheap, we highly recommend that you follow our convenient advice. You will need a pipe cleaning brush, a nylon cleaning brush or a toothbrush with stiff nylon bristles, and a regular sponge composed of a rough, abrasive side.
How to Clean
Use the pipe cleaning brush to reach the depths of the most difficult to clean areas such as the pour sprout of the juicer. The pipe cleaning brush has a long, pipe-like handle which is easy to maneuver through narrow and deep places and stiff nylon bristles at one end which can easily scrub out the deepest of places in your juicer. A toothbrush or a nylon cleaning brush would be perfect to scrub out the remaining residue from the juicer’s filter basket in order for it to be washed away. To clean the rest of the cold press juicer, typically easy to reach surfaces like the main container, use a sponge to scrub away any food residue.
Clean Thoroughly From Time to Time
What is also important in taking care of your cold press juicer is to give it a deep, thorough cleanse after every few months. Follow the user manual or guide of your cold press juicer model to disassemble it and to give all its parts a thorough scrubbing using a dry or wet cloth. Alternatively you can soak all the parts of your cold press juicer in warm water and then scrub away the residue from them with a toothbrush.