Remove & clean the juicer after use. Disassemble and scrub the juicer with a bottlebrush & Scotchbrite. Bleach treatment is the industry sterilization standard (approx. 1000 ppm).
Blast with water, press a stick to unclog the restriction nozzle.
Set all parts in a warm, dry place. Spread food-grade (jojoba, olive, safflower) oil on surfaces occasionally, but every time on the rotating parts. A drop of jojoba or lard to the shaft, retainer, and nut threads will insure a smooth, long lasting precision tool. It is important to not misplace or mis-assemble the screen in this type wheat grass juicer. After reassembling the 5 parts (thrust bearing flats facing each other, the key slot lined up, retainer 'gland-nut' not 'tight') The complete machine is like an 8 lb. dumbbell - be wise! The 'pulp outlet screw' must be free to turn, as this is the 'fine tuner' to the efficiency of the juicer. Back off two turns after turning this adjuster all the way in. Trial and error adjustments are required for the different juice materials. If there is a backup of triturated "stuff " in the inlet, back off the adjustment 1/2 turn at a time. A way to gauge progress is watching the spent solids ejecting and twisting regularly. Re-introduce the 'spent' pulp again, as required. Best results are had with crisp, hard, fresh root vegetables, herbs, and fruits. Early apples work well in these juicers. A hydraulic press is how one could get nearly all the available juice from the pulp. The wheat grass juicer (when properly adjusted) is really cool by itself (i.e. hand operated, which is your constitutional right and handy, indeed). The multi-speed foot-operated Juicycle® will enhance a pleasantly quiet experience. In my opinion one of the best inclusive features of this system is that there is no packaging, no landfill contribution, especially after a ride to the farmer's market. Cool! A ceramic or enameled-tin cup works for the initial capture. A stack of 6oz cups and a thin fillet knife and bucket rounds out the ensemble.. Remember to place the cup under the spout before starting! This wheat grass juicer sounds like open-mouth "chewing". Objects that are as large as the opening will sometimes 'stall'. Prepare smaller portions, and use the ram inductor('tamper'). Keep it safe.
All juicing methods can create damaging heat (130 Degrees Fahrenheit will damage this type enzyme). Back pressure (the 'pulp outlet screw' adjustment), friction, effort, and warm weather can build up 'warmth'. Refrigerating the clean juicer, raw product, and even propping a chunk of ice against the operation, or popping an occasional ice cube thru the process prevents heat build-up. The mechanism gets 'warm' on a hot day (a shady spot makes sense), but never hot. The concentrate portions can be diluted to taste with filtered water.
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