You’ve taken up the plunge and purchased your first juicer cold press. That means you’ll no longer be paying higher prices for freshly squeezed juice to fix your cravings.
Before you begin crushing your produce, there are things you must know. Our guide will save you the hassle and time, reduce the mess and prevent any damage to your newest investment.
Things to juice
- Fruits and veggies
Prepare the produce
You can’t put whole vegetables and fruits into the juicer cold press and expect delicious results. First, prepare them properly. Most juicers come with smaller food chutes. Thus you must chop the produce down to the fitting size.
The juicing procedure is fast, with produce zipping via the machines within no time. You can liquefy the complete list of products in a few minutes; hence preparing the ingredients in advance saves you time.
For fruits like citrus, you must peel away the outer surface as this can add an unpleasant and bitter taste to the juice.
Get rid of any seeds and hard pits as well, particularly those in stone fruits. These seeds can destroy your machine and create a bad taste in the juice.
Line the pulp basket
Even those efficient juicers produce a lot of solid waste. Here is a perfect way to clean up the mess. Start by lining up your pulp accumulation bin with plastic wrap. After juicing the produce, pull the wrap and discard it safely.
Enlist your dishwasher
Other juicer parts collect debris and liquid. That comprises mesh screens and blades for the centrifugal machine and lids. Check out the model’s manual to find out if the parts are dishwasher-safe.
Freshly extracted juice might be healthy, but it’s preservative free and unpasteurized. Try to drink it immediately. If you must store a few glasses, ensure they are in the fridge, and don’t store them longer than 24 hours.
Don’t use dry items
Don’t juice produce/items with lower water content? For instance, avoid juicing sugar cane, grains, or coconut. These items have a high amount of fiber with no liquid.
Don’t push items using something else other than the juice plunger
Most machines come with a plastic plunger. They are designed for use with a specific model and are sized to match the juicer. They assist you in pushing the product down the chute without getting trapped in the juicer mechanism. If you use a different implement, like metal, it will damage the machine and harm you.
Don’t wait to clean up
It might be alluring, but never let the juicer stay dirty for long. The concentrated pigment, liquid, and pulp sets in fast, particularly if left to dry. So, make it a routine to clean the juicer immediately after use.