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When it comes to enjoying our favorite fruits, we know that as soon as we purchase them – there is a very short window between the time they sit in the fruit bowl to the date they become spoiled.
One of the best ways to ensure a longer life of our fruits and ensure that we are still getting what we paid for is by using a Breville juicer.
It’s an amazing device that allows you to put your chosen fruits or vegetables into the machine and blend them together using the small but sharp blade.
This process is a great idea and can save you some money and can often be used as a social event or a way to make your own drinks – you can even add the resulting juice to an alcoholic cocktail and host a homemade barbecue or dinner.
The only downside to juicing is the leftover pulp. Bits and pieces of your favorite fruits will become lodged in all the areas inside the machine, and it can typically be difficult to keep it entirely clean.
So, what can you do to ensure a very clean and hygienic Breville juicer?
Not to worry, we’ve got that sorted here. Today’s helpful guide will look at the best way you can clean your Breville juicer, some handy tips to keep the juicer operating at its best and the dangers if you don’t keep up a good cleaning routine.
So, get yourself a nice glass of juice and get comfy. We’re going to get into it!
Why Should I Clean My Breville Juicer?
If you’re hoping to drink juice – you’re going to want to ensure that you’re consuming a clean and safe beverage.
Cleaning your Breville juicer is crucial to this because if you do not, leftover residue of fruits can fester and go bad which can be a breeding ground for bacteria.
Not only will this make your juice taste horrendous, but there’s a very real possibility of getting sick through food poisoning.
Dry pulp can also clog the system when there’s too much left over and this can damage the machine, meaning the life of your machine is significantly reduced.
So, if you’re looking to ensure that your machine lives as long as possible (and let’s face it, these machines aren’t normally cheap!) and you want to ensure you don’t get sick – it’s absolutely vital that you keep your Breville Juicer clean.
Okay – So, How Do I Do it?
It’s important that we break down the components and discuss how to clean the entire machine correctly.
Let’s start with general cleaning, and we will go through each part in more detail.
General Cleaning Tips
When it comes to most kitchen equipment, you’re going to want to ensure that you’re cleaning as you go.
Kitchens can come into contact with harmful bacteria quite frequently, so it’s essential that you’re cleaning your juicer regularly.
When using your juicer, cleaning as you go is the easiest way to keep the life of your machine going for as long as possible.
After use, pour out all of your lovely juice into a glass or large jug and then start by rinsing out the container with clean water.
Remove all wet pulp, leftover pulp and dried-on juice using the correct cleaning tools. If you want to keep the machine from harm, don’t use sharp cleaning objects like abrasive scouring pads.
Instead, opt for something like a brand-new toothbrush, the cleaning brush that it comes with or a soft cleaning rag. After every use, remove all components and put them into warm and soapy water.
After you’ve given the components a good clean and soak, put them onto paper towels and let them air dry overnight. The next day, they will be fine to put back into the Breville juicer.
Cleaning The Motor Base
A bit of a safety reminder here – ensure before you are cleaning inside the Breville juicer that you have switched off the machine and have unplugged the device.
Remove all components before you start. Get yourself a wet or damp cloth and give the motor base area a thorough wipe through. Be sure to clean off any particles off the power cord too.
Cleaning The Filter Basket And Juice Jug
It’s probably a good time to mention that the components of the Breville juicer are all dishwasher safe, of course this does not include the electrical components like the power outlet.
Using a cleaning brush, get rid of any obvious residue and then soak the basket in warm, soapy water for around ten minutes and continue cleaning during the soaking process.
Once this has been completed, you should run your hot tap and ensure that the basket is getting a good rinse, removing all the dried debris and suds off the basket.
This method is exactly the same for the jug, however you might notice on the jug some stains caused by citric acid. If this is the case, you should do the following step.
Due to the nature of the juicer, there is a strong possibility that the clear plastic will become discolored over time. This is unfortunately a natural process and there is very little to do about it.
However, the chances are significantly reduced of long term stains if you clean immediately after use each time.
Avoid the urge to use strong cleaning agents like bleach as it will likely not work on these stains anyway and there is a very strong chance of becoming seriously ill if you do.
Breville juicers are great machines to have and if they are looked after correctly and cleaned thoroughly and regularly, they should have a strong life span.
If you are having technical issues with your juicer, you should consider speaking with Breville directly.