How to Clean Jack LaLanne’s Power Juicer
Juicers are great; they are a really effective way to get delicious and healthy fruit or vegetable juice when you don’t have time to hand juice. Often, we associate things that taste bad with things that are good for us, which is why juicing has become so popular – it gives you healthy options that taste good.
Who is Jack LaLanne?
In the juicing and fitness worlds, Jack LaLanne is a name everybody knows. He is called the Godfather of Modern Fitness and the first fitness superhero, inspiring millions of Americans to strive for healthier lifestyles. His teaching and writings completely revolutionized the way people in America viewed fitness and what they did to leave healthy, fit lives.
So, it’s probably no surprise that he put his name to a line of juicers which almost instantly became one of the best know and top-quality brands on the market. And the Jack LaLanne power juicer chops though fruit and vegetables deliver delicious and smooth juice, but after you’ve drunk your refreshing and healthy drink comes the chore of cleaning up.
Why it’s important to clean your juicer
Electric juicers require little effort to prepare the juice, but the more taxing part is to clean the juicer although this can be simple and not too time consuming if done correctly.
Juicers tend to get quite messy due to the array of fruits and vegetables going through them. The pulp and fiber get caught, and this is the reason people often find it hard to keep their juicers clean. Even if you use and clean it daily, if cleaning is not done correctly, you may notice a buildup of residue from vegetable and fruit pulp.
If you start to see a brown coating on your juicer or a buildup in corners and crevices, that is where the pulp and fiber of your fruits and vegetables are starting to decay. This is not only unpleasant to look at but also a health hazard. A buildup of rotting and decaying fruit is the perfect place for bacteria to grow. By cleaning your juicer regularly, you will prevent this buildup and any possible illness you could get from ingesting harmful bacteria.
The buildup is caused by small pieces of your fruits and vegetables getting into the tiny cracks and crevices in the components of your juicer. With a juicer like the Jack LaLanne power juicer, there are a number of components for this buildup to occur in so it’s important that it is taken apart and thoroughly cleaned after every use.
When should you clean your juicer?
Clean immediately after juicing. Cleaning your juicer in a timely manner makes a massive difference to how difficult the task is. When the juice and pulp are still fresh they are much easier to wash away. As the juice and pulp dry they stick more firmly to the components of your juicer making the task of removing them much more difficult. You will need to put in a bit more elbow grease to remove dried pulp, whereas fresh pulp can normally just be washed away under a tap.
With that being said, if you use your juicer multiple times in a day you can clean after the final use. During the time between juicing, put the parts (except the base) in water to soak or wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in the fridge. This will save you time on cleaning but also ensure that the juicer is usable and pulp does not dry and get stuck to the components.
Steps to cleaning your Jack LaLanne Power Juicer
The Jack LaLanne Power Juicer is very easy to clean with the components seamlessly coming apart
After you have finished juicing with your Jack LaLanne Power juicer it’s time to disassemble and clean your juicer. Follow these steps for a simple and effective way to clean your juicer.
Making your juicer safe to clean
Turn off the power switch and remove the power cord from the electrical socket and wait for the motor to completely stop. Then place the unit on a dry flat and stable surface.
Taking the components apart
Remove the pusher form the shoot and lower the locking bar downwards until it is resting on the flat surface. Then remove the lid with the pulp guard and remove the pulp collector.
Safely removing the blade
With your power juicer, you will have gotten a crescent tool on the box; remove the blade by placing the 2 pegs on the crescent tool into the 2 holes on the blade. Press the crescent tool down and turn counterclockwise while holding down the filter and this will unlock the blade. Carefully remove the blade; it’s very sharp so do this in a delicate matter and ensure you do not cut your hands.
Next, remove the filter. To avoid any leakage of juice, make sure the spout is in the upright position. Then remove the receptacle from the base.
Wiping down the base
Wipe down the base with a soft damp sponge. Be sure that when cleaning you never submerge the base of the juicer in water or other liquids. It should always be hand cleaned and is not safe to put in the dishwasher.
Cleaning the rest of the components
Clean all the rest of the parts in soapy warm water. Rinse the parts under the tap and dry properly with a tea town or let set on a dry surface. All components (excluding the base) are dishwasher safe if you would rather not clean them by hand; make sure to use a light dishwasher detergent.
Cleaning the blade
To clean the removed filter and blade hold them under running water. To effectively remove all the pulp, use a soft-bristled dishwashing brush. Rinse the filter from the outside with running water to remove any missed pulp.
Dry all components thoroughly and then reassemble the juicer.
These steps may seem like a tiresome process but really do not take long at all and are a small price to pay for delicious and easy-to-make juice that keeps you happy and healthy.