Melissa DelMastro

When you’re in the process of opening a juice bar, it’s easy to get caught up in designing the space and deciding on menu offerings. After all, Americans consumed 6.6 gallons of juices per capita in 2015, so you’ll want to make sure your establishment and items are appealing. You’ve probably ordered a lot of your juice bar equipment, such as commercial juice machines, utensils, serving receptacles, and more. But have you given much thought to how these tools will be used? Although operating a juice maker may seem fairly straightforward, there are several safety considerations you’ll need to keep in mind. The following tips should allow you to promote a healthy and safe environment and produce products that will enhance your customers’ well-being.

Preparation and Utilization Tips For Commercial Juice Machines

  • Always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions prior to using commercial juicers
  • Keep all electric cords, plugs, and motors away from liquids
  • Tuck cords away to prevent dangling or tangling
  • Ensure your juicers are properly assembled prior to use
  • Use your juicer on a dry, flat surface only
  • Have commercial juicers inspected regularly and repaired quickly when needed
  • Before and after handling produce, thoroughly wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Inspect all produce and cut away any bruised areas
  • Discard rotten produce and throw away any questionable fruits and veggies
  • Wash all produce prior to use and scrub firm produce to remove debris
  • Dry produce with a paper or clean cloth towel after washing to prevent bacterial growth
  • Refrain from juicing carrot tops, most citrus peels, and rhubarb leaves due to health risks
  • Never push produce through the juicer with your fingers; always rely on the components included with your juicers
  • Always switch off and unplug your juicer when not in use or prior to cleaning, assembling, moving, and storing
  • Prioritize proper training for all employees on juicer and juice safety

These tips will ensure that your juice bar or restaurant is safe and healthy for everyone who walks in the door. By prioritizing employee and customer safety from the start, you’ll be able to reduce the risk of injury or food-borne illness in your establishment. To find out how our commercial juice machines can make your endeavor even more successful, contact us today.