The number one tip when it comes to cleaning a centrifugal juicer is to get on it as soon as you’ve made your juice. Cleaning is part of the process of making a juice so you’re not really finished until you’ve done the cleaning. I’m tallking from experience when I say it’s not worth leaving it! All the fruit and veggie pulp starts to dry onto the filter basket and makes it ten times harder to clean! If you’re using a white plastic juicer then the longer you leave it, the more likely the juice is gonna stain it. Then if you want to see your juicer nice and white again you’re gonna have to bleach it. Just to repeat the number one tip – clean your juicer as soon as you can after you’ve made your juice!
Most centrifugal juicers these days come with a special brush. This is real good for getting all those tiny bits of pulp out the filter basket. If you’re juicer doesn’t come with a brush, you’re gonna need one.
In this picture, someone is cleaning the filter basket for the Breville 800JEXL juicer. This is a stainless steel model so there’s less to worry about as far as staining goes. But the filter basket has micromesh holes (mega tiny holes) and these are just so easy to get blocked up. Don’t let the pulp dry on!
That’s really all there is to it. The sooner you wash your juicer, the easier it’s gonna be. Most parts can just be rinsed. Let things dry and you’re gonna be scrubbing!
Some juicers say “dishwasher safe” but I’m not so sure I’d trust that. Forget about putting your juicer into a hot wash dishwasher, do it by hand and let it drip dry. That’s gonna be the safest way.