Q. What sort of vegetables and fruits can the Healthyjuicer accept?
A. The Healthyjuicer is designed to do an excellent at juicing wheatgrass and can accept leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, sprouts and parsley.
Q. How big is the healthyjuicer? Is it portable?
A. The healthyjucier is small and compact. Without the handle it is only 7.5" high by 8" long. It is great for traveling, and takes up little room in the kitchen
Q. How long does it take to make a glass of juice?
A. It depends upon what you are juicing and how much you are inserting into the juicer at a time and how fast you are turning the handle. Typically it will take less than 5 Minutes to make a 1 oz. serving of wheatgrass.
Q. Does the juice made from the Healthyjuicer contain any pulp.
A. The juice does contain a small amount of pulp which is an added health benefit. You may use the included strainer to remove any excess pulp if you desire
Q. Is the juicer durable? What is it made of?
A. The Healthyjuicer is very durable. It is mostly made of Polycarbonate (Lexan) that is almost indestructible (Lexan is used to make bullet proof glass). The auger is made of high density nylon and has a stainless steel insert on the end which is where most of the force and crushing takes place. The inside of the end cap also has a stainless steel insert.
Q. Does the juicer require electricity?
A. No, the juicer is completely hand powered and does not require any electricity.
Q. What sort of warranty does the juicer have?
A. The Healthyjuicer has a one-year warranty against parts malfunctioning due to manufacture defects under normal usage.
Q. Is there an advantage to having the juicer made out of plastic as opposed to metal?
A. Contrary to what most people think, It is actually better to have the juicer made out of plastic. Metal juicers can corrode over time as most fruits and vegetables are somewhat acidic.
Q. Can the juicer accept peanuts, almonds and other nuts to make nut butters?
A. The healthyjuicer does not make nut butters.
Q. Does the juicer accept soft fruits such as bananas and avocados?
A. No, the Healthyjuicer does not work well with very soft fruits or vegetables with a low moisture content such as bananas and avocados, these need to be pureed in a food processor.
Q. Can you crush ice or frozen fruits and vegetables?
A. No, it is not recommended that you use the juicer for ice or frozen items.
Tips on using the Healthyjuicer
If you experience juice leaking from the front of the end cap, you may need to tighten the end cap slightly with the included wrench (do not over tighten) this is best done when the body of the juicer is mounted to the base.
After you finish juicing it is best to slightly loosen the end cap with the included wrench before removing the body for cleaning.
If you experience a lot of resistance when juicing you may want to reverse the handle direction slightly every few turns and /or reducing the amount of material you are inserting.
It is necessary to use the small white end cap when juicing wheatgrass.
When you are finished juicing with the healthyjuicer and ready to clean it, remove the handle and un lock the base. Tilt the base and body slightly back towards you to help remove any excess juice making sure the juicer spout is over the cup. Then tilt the body and base forward and place them over the sink. You may then slide the body forward off of the base, loosen the small cap and proceed to wash out the components. It is not necessary to wash the base but just to wipe it clean with a damp cloth or sponge.
If the base seems to be stuck to the surface try turning the locking knob slightly back again and it should un-stick the rubber base.
If you are unable to turn the locking knob on the base of the healthyjuicer, please make sure the body is slid fully into the slot of the base.
If the base slides around or becomes loose make sure the surface and base are completely dry before reattaching.
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