How to clean a juicer

kids-eating-fruit-vegetablesYou might remember me saying that a few years ago I all but gave up on juicing for one reason…

The cleaning!

I think cleaning a juicer is the bane of anyone’s life and you end up taking more time to clean the machine than you do to prepare and drink the juice!

Philips have designed their ‘easy clean’ Avance whole fruit juicer which they claim takes just ONE minute to clean.

It has to be too good to be true, right?

Not one to take any claim at face value, I always like to do my own research.

I took the Philips Avance juicer for a test drive and in the video above, you’ll see me cleaning it for the first time.

Although all parts are dishwasher safe, my dishwasher has two legs and a handsome face so I wanted to see just HOW easy it was to clean by hand.

For starters the pulp is collected in a separate tray which means the plunger and feeding chute get very little debris in them. The mesh, which is the troublesome part to clean, is relatively simple. It’s been designed so fruit and vegetables do not get stuck so easily in the mesh. Again there is little pulp in it (I wouldn’t say NO pulp or debris at all, but it’s fairly good) and you can rinse it under a running tap. I personally suggest getting hold of a stiff brush which you’ll use solely for cleaning the juicer mesh. Philips suggest a household sponge but I wouldn’t want to run that over the barbed parts for fear of getting tiny pieces of sponge stuck in it.
The pulp can be composted (PLEASE don’t bin it!) and then rinsed.

All in all I’d say it takes 2-3 minutes but that’s still pretty good, right? It certainly gets the thumbs up from me and who knows, with a bit of practise perhaps I’ll perfect the art of washing up and get even quicker!

Our thanks to Abel and Cole for providing us with delicious fruits and vegetables to juice this month!

1 Comment

  1. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking on February 15, 2012 at 4:40 am

    This juicer looks awesome! We used to have one that was so hard to clean that I really didn’t want to use it for that reason. We have one now that is so much easier to clean and makes juicing fun again!