How to Clean Hamilton Beach Juicer (And the different types of juicers)

Making your own fresh juice at home is a simple way of increasing your fruit and veggies intake. Whether you’re juicing for weight loss or nutritional benefits, you can’t get enough of the different flavors of juices you can make.

Hamilton beach juicers is a versatile juice extractor that you can use to make fresh and delicious fruits and veggies juices from apples, beets, kales, oranges, carrots, etc. It’s a very easy-to-use juicer and also easy to clean but how do you clean a Hamilton beach juicer? Cleaning this juicer is easy because most of the parts are dishwasher safe, so you only need to put all the removable parts in the top rack of your dishwasher or you can hand wash them. Once you’re done juicing, use running water to rinse the strainer basket, then remove the pulp residue using an old toothbrush or a cleaning brush. To avoid staining the pulp bin, you can put a plastic bag in the bin that will collect the pulp and you can easily discard it once you’re done juicing.

What is a Hamilton beach juice?

These are electric juicers that are simple to use to quickly make fresh and delicious juices from carrots, apples, beets, apples, kales, and many more fruits and veggies. They provide you with an easy and quick way of adding color and nutrients to your daily diet. They’re budget-friendly, easy to clean, have good power, and versatile machines to have in your kitchen. The low-speed motor is very effective in juicing your leafy greens like kale and spinach and still have enough power to crush ginger root and apples.

Cleaning the Hamilton beach juicer

  • This is a very easy-to-clean juicer. Since most of the removable parts are dishwasher safe, except the base, you can opt to place them in the dishwasher or hand clean. This way you can remove all the parts that came into contact with the juice and clean them.
  • Clean the juicing screen thoroughly with a cleaning brush to remove all the juice and pulp particles to avoid residue buildup in the fine mesh of the screen. This will block the holes in the screen and cause pressure buildup when juicing causing the screen to crack.
  • The strainer basket filters the pulp from the juice and is a delicate mesh screen that you should handle carefully. It’s not properly cleaned with time, it can develop dried or stuck food particles that stick on the inside of the juicer. If it’s stuck to the juicer, use an old toothbrush and warm soapy water to gently scrub off the stuck food particles and lift the basket out.

Juicing

This is the process of removing fresh, natural juice from fresh fruits and veggies by removing most of the solid matter including the pulp and seeds. The juice you get contains most of the antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that are naturally found in the whole fruits and veggies. The juicing methods will vary depending on the equipment you’re using which includes squeezing the fruits with your hands or using a juicer.

Types of juicers

Juicers are a big part of living healthy, but not all juicers are made the same. Each juicer is capable of juicing certain ingredients better than the other. Here are some of the most popular types of juicers available in the market.

 
Centrifugal
Cold-press
Twin gear
Function
Extract the juice and remove the pulp
Remove pulp, extract juice, grinding, chopping
Extract the juice and remove pulp, grinding, chopping
Speed
3000-16000 rpm
80-120 rpm
80-160 rpm
Oxidization rate
Moderate
Very low
Very low
Noise level
Moderate – high
Low
Low
Juice yield
High, pulp tends to become wetter with time
Very high, pulp is dry
Very high, pulp is very dry

Centrifugal juicer

This is the most common type of juicer and operates with speeds of between 3000-16000 RPM and works best with thick and hard fruits and veggies and some can process leafy greens and soft watery fruits. It’s the fastest juicer that has a large feeding chute so you can put whole fruits like apples and carrots without chopping them which reduces your prep time. The mesh chamber has sharp teeth that shred the produce into pulp while the machine spins at high speeds to separate the juice from the pulp.

Just like the Hamilton beach juicer, these juicers are very fast and very easy to assemble and clean, and also very affordable. The drawback with these machines is the noise and heat they generate from all the high-speed spinning. The heat can cause a loss of nutrients in the juice and give it more bubbles making the juice taste less fresh compared with juice from a slow juicer. The juice also tends to separate quicker than from a slow juicer.

Masticating/ cold-press/ slow juicers

These juicers take longer to juice and they require more prep time because they have a small cute, so you’ll need to cut what you feed in beforehand. Despite their slow speed, they process hard and soft materials very well. The juice is fresh, thick, high quality has less foam, and can stay fresh for 1-2 days. They run slow so they don’t cause the juice to oxidize from cell destruction. You can get them with either a vertical or horizontal chute, but they tend to be heavy and cost more than other types of juicers.

Twin gear juicers

These juicers have 2 gears that pound, crush, or grind your fresh fruits and veggies into fine particles, extracting all the nutrients, enzymes, and juice. They use a low speed so the juice doesn’t oxidize and preserves the nutrients and enzymes. They’re very quiet compared to centrifugal juicers and you’ll need to cut hard foods into finer pieces. This is the most expensive of the two juicers above.

Conclusion

Cleaning the Hamilton beach juicer is very easy, but you need to be careful not to use hot water or dry it in the oven as it can damage the magnetic sensors. Make sure to thoroughly clean the juicer after every use, especially the juicing screen of any juice or pulp particles with a cleaning brush.

FAQ

How do I clean celery residue from the juicer?

Boil some water and add a teaspoon of salt for every quarter of the water. Salty water helps to soften the residue and you can then easily wash it off.

Is it hard to clean a juicer?

The internal components of a centrifugal juicer can be hard to clean, especially if you’re juicing stingy and fibrous ingredients.

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