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How to clean juicer?

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Posted by Georgianna on 5 years ago

I have an Omega maticating juicer. The masticator and the screen both have a significant build up on them. It's very hard and brownish. I always clean the juicer after using it with soap, water and the brush on the screen, and occasionally put it in the dishwasher, but this is more like long-term staining. I tried soaking it in white vinegar to no effect. It's so hard that it cannot be scratched off with a fingernail, or budged with a 3M scrubby pad. The build up has become thick enough that it seems to be effecting the efficiency of the juicer. To the juicer's credit, I have been using it a lot for the last couple of years. Has anyone else tackled this?

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Replies To How to clean juicer?

  • Piwacket

    5 years ago

    Give olive oil a try, put some on a cloth and wipe it on. I wipe down the white build-up on my Breville every few weeks and it gets rid of that white film - not sure if it will work on years of build-up. You might also check out the Omega internet site they probably have some hints on it or give them a call. Hope this helps.

  • Georgianna

    5 years ago

    FIXED! For the record, here's what worked. I contacted Omega. Their response was to soak the parts overnight in a solution of 1/2 cup Cascade liquid dishwasher detergent and 1/2 gallon of water. Then scrub. I did this twice, and also used my fingernails, and got them clean. They suggest such a soak on a monthly basis to avoid future build ups!

  • Gma leftcoast

    5 years ago

    I tried Piwacket's trick after soaking in vinegar and water, wiped everything with olive oil. My juicer was starting to under-preform; what a difference this made. I had been having a lot of pulp in my juices lately, and a lot in the tube clogging the screen, also having a heck of a time getting the end off after juicing. This made such a great difference. Thanks for the tip Piwacket.

  • Georgianna

    5 years ago

    Thanks! Good tip.

  • Danmcn61

    5 years ago

    Try a vinegar rinse and see if that helps

  • Kris93

    5 years ago

    Thanks, Georgianna! I've had EXACTLY this problem. So glad to know how to clean it, now. :)

  • MelodyK

    5 years ago

    What works for me is very fine grade steel wool. Use it gently and the deposits come of very easily.

  • Peyton

    5 years ago

    pay someone else to do it ;-) honestly that is one job, I do not like doing

  • Sweet Craver

    5 years ago

    all natural safe cleaner and really doe work, make a paste from baking soda and water rub in where the most dirty parts are and let it sit in the paste over night, next day brush clean with a clean tooth brush or cleaning brush of some kind, you be happily surprised how clean it comes out.

  • GarrickDee

    5 years ago

    I wouldn't use a steel wool, you might scrap off some plastic in the long run. What I'd do is disassemble it, rinse off excess pulp then wash it with a dish washing liquid like Joy. I use a small brush (used to clean baby bottles) to clean the juice and pulp ejector ports.

  • Baysidebob

    5 years ago

    I take a couple of those dishwasher detergent things; toss them in a dishpan of hot water and soak effected parts overnight. It all wipes off the next day.

  • yentl

    4 years ago

    Re cleaning juicer. I used this youtube video from john kohler of discountjuicers.com etc...the system hasnt failed me yet. Hope its useful

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