Have you recently tried the healthy juice at your favourite Saturday market? Or perhaps you decided to swap out your morning coffee with a carrot and celery juice and felt incredible for the rest of the day? Whatever it is that piqued your interest in juicing, we support the decision.
These days, with the use of a juicer machine, you can make healthy, tasty juices from your own home. Use whatever fruit and vegetables you have in the fridge to create your own masterpieces, while simultaneously blessing your body with the excellent health benefits of raw fruit and veg.
If you’re wondering how to use a juicer to make a variation of raw juices, this guide is for you. Keep reading to find out how to use juicers and what you can do with them.
How To Use a Juicer Machine in 10 Easy Steps
Different juicers may differ in their operation, but following these steps will have you making wonderful juices from any machine in no time.
Keep in mind that you only need to learn how to use it once. So while it might seem like quite a lot to learn, once you know how the machine works, it’ll be a breeze!
Step 1: Get to know the machine
Each juicer is different and will have slightly different operations. Read the user manual to familiarise yourself with the machine and its parts, so that you can know how each part works with the others. This will ensure that you are ready to use this kitchen appliance properly, without breaking one or more pieces.
Step 2: Gather your supplies and equipment
Before getting started, there are some things you’ll need. Gather a cutting board, sharp knife, the fruit and vegetables you want to use, a juice collection container and lastly, the juicer.
Step 3: Prepare your ingredients
Wash and chop your ingredients. Unless the fruit is small, like berries, it is best not to put whole fruits in a juicer.
Step 4: Set up your juicer
Clear a surface for your juicer and plug it in. Ensure that the exit chute can be easily accessed.
Step 5: Put the ingredients in the feed chute
Depending on which juicer you have, you’ll either place all the ingredients in the feed chute before powering it up, or you may place them in as it is working. If you are pushing the ingredients into your blender, be careful not to push too hard, as this can damage the motor.
Step 6: Place a glass or receptor under the exit chute
You’re almost ready to get your juicer going, so now is the time to place a container under the exit chute. Try to make sure that it’s large enough to fit all the juice, and have a backup at hand in case it starts to overflow.
Step 7: Start juicing!
Power up your juicer and get started!
Step 8: Check-in on the process
Your juicer should take care of the rest, but check-in to make sure everything is going smoothly. Make sure that the receptacle is not going to overflow.
Step 9: Turn off and enjoy your creation
Switch off the appliance, pour your health drink into a glass with a few ice blocks, and enjoy!
Step 10: Clean up and wash the juicer
Since the remaining fruit pulp can go mouldy, it is important to wash your juicer thoroughly after every use. Remove the pulp tray and empty it before giving that a good clean. Other parts will be detachable, and can likely be added to your dishwasher for an easy clean.
What Can You Do With a Juicer
Now that you know how to use a juicer, you’ll want to know what you can make with it. There are many great juicer recipes that include whole fruits, green leafy vegetables, anti-inflammatory ginger and much more. And once you’ve found a few recipes that you like, you can start to experiment and find new flavours.
A juicer’s uses don’t stop there. Depending on the brand, you can also use it to make cocktails, hummus, nut butter, tomato sauce and sorbets. If you’re looking for even more functionality, our 3-in-1 juicer and blender set is the ideal option for someone who wants to make anything and everything.