Basic Safety Precautions When Using a Juicer Machine

by Best Juicer on March 29, 2013

Any person who finds comfort in drinking fruits and vegetables rather than eating it usually buy juicers to ease out their task of extracting juices out of these foods. A juicer, as the name suggests, is a kitchen appliance that keeps the fruits or vegetables solid component from its liquid form. Juicers mostly have plastic or metal container and are usually powered by electricity. Its system consists of a motor responsible for spinning the juicer’s grater metal sieve; one removable container which will be responsible for catching the liquid juice while another one will be the storage for the fruit or vegetable’s solid component.

How a Juicer Works

Users must have already sliced the fruits and vegetables that will be fed into the juicer. After which they will place the sliced foods into the juicer through its feed tube found on its top. A Food pusher will be used to force these foods into the juicer.

The grater found at the bottom of the juicer’s spinning basket will then chop the sliced foods further to make fine pieces of it. The force that pushes the food in the juicer together with the force made by the spinning basket will keep them pushed against the wall. With this concept, the solid components of the food are left on the basket while the liquid components are forced to pass through the basket’s mesh and then into the other container of the juicer.

Safety Tips When Using Juicer

Basing on the components a juicer is made of as well as how it functions, any person, especially those who will use the juicer for the first time should take necessary precautions when using it. Just as with any other appliances that have blades and other metal components that might injure you, it is always advisable to take extra cautions when using and cleaning it. Moreover, it is powered by electricity so there’s always a great pose for electric hazard. Below is a list of the safety precautions that juicer users must always keep in mind when using the kitchen appliance:

Basic Safety Precautions

  • As with any other equipment or house appliances, always have the habit to read the manufacturer’s instructions before using.
  • Never allow the appliance’s electric cord, plug or motor to get in touch with any form of liquid to avoid incidences of electric shocks.
  • Do not let the cord to hang loosely on a table or counter’s edge or even touch any hot surface.
  • As always, keep the appliance out of reach by children. Operating on the appliance may be feasible only under the supervision and guidance of an adult.
  • Regular inspection of the appliance is a must.
  • Do not attempt to clean other parts of the appliance not specified by the manufacturer. A simple way of washing your juicer is by segregating the non-electric parts from electric ones. Non-electric parts may be cleaned by soap and water or as prescribed by the manufacturer. After cleaning, make sure to thoroughly dry these components before assembling it back again. Leave the more extensive cleaning to the manufacturer’s service center.
  • Inspect the appliance’s components regularly which include its supply cord and plug. If any of the juicer’s components are found to have any damages do not attempt to repair and never use it unless attended by the serviceman.
  • Do not place the juicer on areas where touch of heat objects is apparent such as hot gas, heated oven or an electric burner.
  • Correctly place the food into the Feed Tube. If lodging occurs, do not use bare hands to push the food further instead use a food pusher or another fruit or vegetable. If these measures don’t work stop the operation and disassemble the juicer and remove the clogged food.
  • Always close the cover in place. It should also be properly secured before starting to operate.

 

Safety Precautions

  • When juicing a hard fruit, do not attempt to run the juicer at a fast rate and great pressure for more than a minute.
  • Juicers will always have Food Pushers included. This tool is intended to push the food further should there be any clogging. Never do the pushing using your fingers. Remember that juicers have blades in it and is intended to squeeze juice out of the food and not your fingers.
  • Take extra precaution when cleaning the Feed chamber. As much as possible do not touch the small sharp blades of the juicer’s filter as well as on its Feed container.
  • Make sure that you have everything properly assembled before using the juicer.
  • Do not expose the juicer to wet and hot surfaces. Don’t operate the juicer outdoors and as much as possible work on dry and flat surfaces.
  • Switching and unplugging of the appliance’s plug is necessary when the unit is not in use, before cleaning, before assembling and disassembling, before moving the appliance or before storing it.

 

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