Juicing is a wonderful way to bring people into your restaurant, coffee shop, or even grocery store. But when it comes to keeping your customers happy, nothing helps more than keeping your juicer machine clean, maintained, and ready to go. A dirty juicer can make even the best juice bar recipestaste off at best and disappointing at worst. Here are a few simple tips to help you keep your commercial fruit juicer working properly so your patrons can enjoy their favorite fresh fruit juices time and time again.
Scrub the Machine Thoroughly Between Uses
Different juice bar recipes use different types of fruit. To make sure each juice tastes as great as your customers expect, each batch needs to be made by a clean juicer. In between each use, thoroughly rinse the grinding or pressing mechanism and clean out any remaining pulp or debris. You may not always need to use soap. Just make sure you use warm water and get rid of any residue between batches.
Take the Time to Sanitize
Even the best professional juicers can start to grow bacteria over time. Pulp and sugar left behind from each juice bar recipe start to grow bacteria when the machine isn’t cleaned properly. When you’re using the juicer multiple times each day, it’s normal that the pulp can start to build up. Instead of just scrubbing it between each use, take the time to sanitize the machine at the end of the day.
Only Use Fresh Whole Produce
The average American drinks about 2.7 gallons of orange juice each year and in 2015, this was by far the most popular juice in the country. With so many people enjoying the drink, you can bet they’ll be able to taste the difference between fresh whole oranges and fruit that was sliced a few days ago. Fruit oxidizes as soon as you cut it and that exposure to oxygen impacts both its taste and its nutrient content. By using only fresh whole produce in your juices, you’ll guarantee that your patrons are happy and can enjoy the pure taste of your recipes as you intended them to be.
Wash All Produce Thoroughly
Just as a dirty juice maker changes the taste of your juice bar recipes, dirty produce will do the same. Take the time to clean all produce thoroughly before you run it through the juicer. Get rid of any dirt and grime that’s left on the skin of the fruit or vegetables. Then trim away any dried bits or parts of the fruit that look bruised or damaged. This way, your customers will taste only the best parts of the fruit rather than having the recipe muddied by dirt or oxidization.
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