Do you have to drink the juice drink right away or can you make batches and store in the refrigerator for later use?
It is best to drink the juicer right away after making it. This ensures that you receive the most nutrients- vitamins, enzymes, minerals.. If you did want to store the juice, I would recommend using a green power juicer or green life juicer, as there juices can be stored longer with the least amount of nutrition loss. I personally drink juice that I make as soon as it is made, and IF I store the juice (which is RARE) I only store it for up to 24 hours.
Assuming I want to start with one 16-ounce glass of juice a day, how much will the fruits/veg cost on a weekly basis?
It depends on the produce costs.. Well it takes me about 5 pounds of carrots to make about 5 cups of juice. So if carrots cost $.25 a pound, it would cost $.50 for a 16 oz glass a day.
When I juice some fruits and vegetables, how long before it starts to lose its potency in my fridge?
I always recommend drinking juice as soon as its made for highest nutritional value. It starts to “degrate” immediately after its made, much like an apple turns brown, once cut open.
I generally drink juice RIGHT after its made.. If for some reason, I need to store it, I do not store juice for over 24 hours. If storing be sure to store it in a sealed container with NO excess air space in the fridge.
How do I remove the stains from my juicer?
Try putting them into a pan/bowl/bucket of OXI CLEAN solution overnight or for a few hours.
From my observation of juicers that friends have is the problem of frothing of the juice. Does any juicer deliver a juice that does not have this problem?
Most juicers produce a froth. Some produce less froth than others. I can suggest using a strainer to strain the juice as it comes out of the juicer before it goes into the collection bowl to reduce the froth. It has also been reccomended to use a gravy seperator to remove the froth.
Is it safe to wash the parts of my juicer in the top rack of my dishwasher?
I always recommend to hand wash the juicer parts. Please note that the “motor base” of the juicers should not be placed under running water, they should be wiped down. If the “basket” or strainer is a little hard to clean with a sponge, I recommend using a vegetable brush with stiff nylon bristles to help you get it clean. I once put my juiceman II parts in the dishwasher, and the catch basket melted. So I do not recommend placing juicer parts in the dishwasher.
I have noiticed some of your juicers include “brushes” to clean the juicer. Do I need a special brush to clean the other juicers?
While most units do not come with “special” brush, (due to hard to reach places) I find a “dish brush” and a “bottle brush” (usually under $1) at a supermarket works great to assist in cleaning the juicer. Some people even use a toothbrush!
Will the fruit and vegetable juicers juice citrus?
Citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, have a bitter outer rind, and juice from a “whole” orange would be too bitter to drink. It also contains indigestible chemicals. One solution is to grate away the outer rind (the orange coloring on the orange – it is best to leave the white “pith”, as valuable nutrients are contained within the white area). The more common method, is to slice the fruit in half, and then using a “reamer” style juicer or a citrus press to press out the juice.