Make sure the machine is running at full speed before beginning to juice.
Do not force feed the juicer. For most fruits and vegetables a slow, steady push down the chute will work best.
There is no need to cut into sections a fruit or vegetable that will fit whole into the feeder chute. If it must be cut, cut only into large pieces that easily fit down the feeder chute.
When making a drink that uses a combination of more than one fruit or vegetable, we suggest alternating the various fruits or vegetables when placing them in the machine. For example: Carrot Apple Juice – place one or two pieces of carrot in feeder chute, then a piece or two of apple. Keep alternating in this manner.
When juicing leafy greens we suggest that you twist and roll the greens into a ball the size of a golf ball. Always place the greens into the juicer first, followed by crisper vegetables such as carrots, celery, etc.
When juicing any very soft fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, grapes and peaches, we suggest that you alternate with firmer fruits and vegetables.
Cleaning the Fruits and Vegetables: Before you begin juicing, thoroughly wash all dirt and sprays from the fruits and vegetables. A vegetable brush can be used to clean carrots, celery, etc. Cut away any decaying or diseased portions of the fruits or vegetables.
Preparing the Fruits and Vegetables: It is not necessary to peel your fruits and vegetables as many of the valuable food elements are under the surface near the skin. Exceptions: cucumbers, pineapples, oranges and grapefruit, etc. These should be peeled.
These hints are provided by Omega Juicers.
JuicersThe best and healthiest of juices are generally the ones you produce yourself. Store-It Foods has a wide variety of juicers, both manual and electric, for your food storage and food preparation needs.