Cleanliness and hygiene are essential features of a healthy lifestyle. No matter how healthy you eat, if it is not properly cleaned and washed before eating or cooking, you will end up malnutrition, suffering from food poisoning, or getting your stomach disturbed. Cleaning does not necessarily mean that you get obsessed with it and spend more time cleaning the household than the work you need to do in your routine. Different gadgets of your house, office, car, etc., require cleaning daily.
Some items need slight cleaning, like scrubbing the surface only, while some complex gadgets need deep cleaning. So, today let’s shed some light upon the most used product in the kitchen that is the juicer. For a moment, you will be surprised at the detailed explanation of one simple question “How do I deep clean my juicer”? Let us make it very quick and easy for you.
- Dish wash liquid soap.
- A toothbrush
- Baking Soda
- Lemon Juice/ Vinegar
- Anti-bacterial spray/liquid
Looking at your dirty juicer and scratching your head standing in the kitchen, thinking, “How do I deep clean my juicer?” here is the answer.
First of all, you need to unassemble your juicer. Take your time and gradually separate each part of the juicer attached with hinges and hooks. There are 4 to 5 detachable parts in a simple juicer and 2 to 3 extra parts in a complex juicer, most probably a triturating juicer because of two chambers and double rotating augurs.
Once you separated all the parts, you need to closely watch which parts have build up food particle layers on the surface. Put those in an empty bowl (Big enough to soak all the parts). Fill the bowl with hot water. Mix a cup of baking soda with lemon juice to make it in a paste form and then mix the paste in the bowl of water, stir them, then leave it for a minimum of 2 to 3 hours; the longer, the better.
Check the items you soaked in the water; if residue starts pulling off, then you are good to go and proceed further. In case the build-up does not come off, you need another remedy for that mix white table vinegar with water 2 parts vinegar and 1 part water in a spray bottle. Spray it on the juicer parts separately so that they all should be covered with the mixture, then leave it for more time to break down the food build-up.
When you notice the build-up started breaking down, you need a scrubber and salt to rub the bigger parts, and you can use a toothbrush on the narrow parts where your hands can not reach, for example, the blades, the upper tunnel, base of the juice chamber, and tap of the juicer.
Once you are done scrubbing, rinse it with water under the running water tap, dry the parts with a paper towel, respray the anti-bacterial spray, leave it for some more minutes, and then wipe it with a dry piece of cloth or paper towels.
Finally, a clean, bacteria-free sparkling juicer is ready again for you to make juices and smoothies. Whenever you use the juicer, a small tip for you is to clean it at once so that the food residue wouldn’t be stubborn on the juicer’s surface and narrow areas. The procedure of cleaning the juicer hopefully covered the question, “How do I deep clean my juicer?” It is not that hard to try it yourself.