Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How to Clean a Juicer

One of the reasons many people don't take up home juicing is because it involves a lot of cleaning. I wanted to share this ad for Jade Yoga because it looks like the model Amy Ippoliti, a yoga instructor and lifelong juice enthusiast, has got it figured out.

Amy Ippoliti for Jade Yoga

She's brilliantly tucked a composting bag inside of the part of the juicer that shoots out the pulp. What a great way to make clean up and composting easier!

I went to her website and found more great juicing advice. In a blog post entitled, "Why I can't go a day without juicing," Amy recommends investing in the  Breville Elite 800 ($300, whoa!).  She writes, "It gives the silkiest, most quality juice and is a long lasting, easy to clean machine!" All the parts except for the mesh filter basket/Nutri Disc and food pusher can be washed on the top shelf of the dishwasher. Unfortunately, the basket can be the hardest part of a juicer to clean. Amy recommends using OXO Good Grips Dish Brush instead of the brush that comes with the machine to clean the basket.

Jolie Kerr, of's Ask a Clean Person column, dispensed some good advice for getting both your juicer and the produce you're juicing clean. Check it out: I Drank the Juice and It was a Mess.

I have a Breville Compact Juice Fountain ($100). I like it. I don't even mind the clean up (though it does keep me from making juice if I am in a time crunch). Drinking juice makes me feel like I am doing something special for myself, which always feels nice. My favorite juice is Kris Carr's Make Juice Not War Green Drink.

Do you have a juicer? What's your favorite juice to make at home or drink out at a juice bar?

Olivia Lane is a Blogger, Green Living Educator, and Health Coach trained at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She's also author of Baking Soda & Bliss: The Healthy & Happy Guide to Green Cleaning 

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