If you have purchased your Jack LaLanne Power Juicer at a yard sale or at the thrift store without an instruction booklet, rejoice in your great find. The instructions for operating a power juicer are easy to follow, and in no time at all you'll be able to enjoy fresh juice from your own kitchen. Nothing compares to the nutritional value of vegetable juice. Its liquid vitamins are easily digested and delicious.
Before you begin to use your juicer, make sure the top is assembled correctly. Place the receptacle on the base, the filter inside the receptacle, the blade inside the filter and tighten it up gently with the crescent tool, turning it slightly clockwise until it's snug. Fit the lid with the pulp guard onto the top and lock into place. Plug the unit in once it's fully assembled.
Place your cup beneath the spout and begin to feed washed vegetables, greens and fruits into the chute and guide them into the blades using the pusher. Chop larger vegetables so that they are small enough to fit into the chute. Experiment with different fruits and vegetables for flavor and health benefits.
Unplug the unit before you clean it. Clean it after every use. Remove the pusher and lower the locking bar. Remove the lid and the pulp collector. Use the crescent tool to unscrew and then remove the blade, carefully. Remove the filter and then the receptacle. Clean these parts in warm soapy water. Be extra careful with the mesh filter and the blade. Never use bleach on the mesh filter.
The motor is located in the base and it cannot be submersed. Wipe it down with a warm wet cloth to clean it. The other parts are actually dishwasher safe, but the base is not.
Lisa Russell has been a writer since 1998. She's been published in Rethinking Everything Magazine, Playdate, AERO and Home Educator's Family Times. She has a Bachelor of Science in business marketing management and a professional background in marketing, education, cosmetology and hospitality.