Frequently asked questions
Can I work with wet hands?
Do you have wet hands? It is preferable to dry them off first before turning the device on or off. The slowjuicer has a power button that is finished with silicone and is splash resistant.
Can I use fruits with seeds?
Yes, this is possible with the slowjuicer. Please note, a hard cherry stone, plum stone or apricot stone may damage the sieve. Always remove hard seeds before making juice. Rule of thumb is, if you can chew on the seed with your teeth and it does not hurt, it can go in the slowjuicer without issues. Kernels of e.g. apples and citrus fruits, etc. are no problem. Kernels or seeds of, for example, papaya or Galia melon are best to be largely removed with a spoon first.
Can I make juice from berries or grapes with seeds?
Yes, this is possible with the slowjuicer. It is important to make sure to do this with reserve. Some seeds give a bitter taste. The pit residues derived from berries and grapes may also be expected to accumulate in the sieve. So check whether the output continues to run well. If it stalls, clean out the seeds from the press first before proceeding. In general, you can use 500 g up to 1 kg of berries or grapes with seeds to make juice without problems. Seedless grapes are ideal.
Can I use hard and / or fibrous vegetables?
Naturally, you can do this with the slowjuicer. Fibrous vegetables, stems from herbs or celery can be very tough. Carrots and beets are very hard. So if you use these products, make sure you cut them into small pieces before use. It is good to mix them with soft pieces to improve the output of the device. Allow the device to “consume” them before entering more. Entering too many hard pieces too quickly into the machine can ultimately cause it to wear out quicker or even damage it. Rule of thumb is that you cut pieces which you could put in your mouth by hand to eat.
Clean the slowjuicer immediately after use. This is easiest and fruit acids will have less impact on the plastic parts. Use the supplied brush to clean the sieve. Since almost all fruits and vegetables do not contain fat, it is best to use water only for everyday cleaning. If you only occasionally use detergent and a soft sponge, then the plastic parts will last longer. The components of the slowjuicer can NOT be washed in a dishwasher.
I get foam on my juice, why is that?
This mostly has to do with the type of vegetable / fruit and sometimes with the freshness of the type of vegetable / fruit. Products such as wheat grass and kale will produce more foam than cucumber or melon. Mainly soapy vegetables or old produce can cause foam to form. This is due to the type of vegetable and cannot be prevented completely. It often helps to mix things in the opening. So if you are making juice with different products, then it is best to alternate these in the fill opening to reduce foam.
How long will my juice keep well?
It is best to drink the juice directly or on the same day because the nutritional value will decrease with time. If you want to preserve the juice longer, put it in a glass bottle and fill it up to the brim so that there is no room for oxygen, then close it with a cap. This will keep it well in the refrigerator for 48 hours. Some juices like apple juice will turn brown over time. Vegetable juices keep well longer. If you add lemon to vegetable juices, then it will cause them to turn an army green colour. This is because lemon ensures the breakdown of chlorophyll in the vegetables.
How do I prevent the press from getting blocked?
The cause of a blockage is usually feeding the machine too many large pieces too fast. You cannot place half a carrot in the filler neck and expect it to go through at once without problems. Add products to the filler neck as if it were your own mouth. In pieces and not too fast, give the press the time it needs to process the products and compress them through the output. It also helps to alternate hard pieces with soft ones.
How do I prevent the output from clogging with fibres?
Long strong fibres of leafy vegetables could potentially clog the output opening. So make sure you cut these fibres shorter (approx. 2 cm) It is best to have a large cutting board with chef’s knife to cut everything into smaller pieces. This facilitates the input and improves the extraction and output. (The smaller the pieces the easier and better it goes) This is less important for soft – not fibrous products such as melon / apple / cucumber, etc. But the harder and more fibrous the product, the more it helps to first cut it into smaller pieces the same size you would eat them yourself.
Is there an easy way to clean the output opening?
Certainly, the brush has a tapered tip at the back. First, open the silicone tab and then use the back of the brush in order to remove fibres from the opening. Optionally, a chopstick also works very well. If you cut the long fibres short, then this will also be easier because no/less long fibres remain.
There are suggestions for recipes:
Because you can easily press all vegetables and all types of fruit with a slowjuicer, your possibilities are endless. Often your preference in flavour will determine which juices you like to make But try new variations regularly. It is fun, delicious and allows you to discover new flavours.