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11-06-2006, 07:18 PM
soo i just bought a champion..yaay!! :D
but..i tried to make carrot juice..and the booklet it comes with isnt very descriptive (or maybe im illiterate). in short, carrot pulp exploded everywhere, and a lot of the inside of the juicer is stained orange now.
is this normal?
if so, its cool. i dont mind the stains at all, and ill just wear a mask.
i bananaed, but couldnt find much. any advice on how to tame this monster would be greatly appreciated. :p
11-06-2006, 07:41 PM
Did you have a bowl or something at the end to catch the pulp?
You also want to make sure you use a firm, but gentle push of the tamper to push the carrots down...not too fast...so it can masticate and possibly send the pulp out less messy!
Also, yeah, carrots will stain your parts something awful. I know this is probably gonna ruffle some feathers, but I used bleach water to remove the stains...you could also try lemon juice but if that doesn't work and you don't wanna use bleach, I'm not sure what else might get those off. Maybe an old toothbrush dipped in hot water and then some salt water or baking soda might do the trick as well OR dip the toothbrush in a baking soda/lemon juice mixture...that might work too.
11-06-2006, 07:50 PM
.... carrot pulp exploded everywhere, and a lot of the inside of the juicer is stained orange now....is this normal?
Of course it is. Carrot pulp should be all over your walls, your ceiling, your counter and all your other possessions... See, what it is, your juicer knows how to play with it's food. :D
O.k., I'm being silly. Did you put a screen in? Did you put the RIGHT screen in? With the screen the juice comes out one end, and the pulp comes out the other.
As far as stains, part of the love of juicing. Ummm, you're going to wear a mask because your juicer stains? I'm confused.
11-06-2006, 07:50 PM
yea i used a bowl after i figured out where the juice came out from lol
ok ill try that, thankyou!
Sharon in Colorado
11-06-2006, 07:58 PM
When I had the Champion, I'd tie a plastic grocery bag around the end for the explosions.
11-06-2006, 08:34 PM
The juice comes out almost directly underneath where you put the food in.... and the pulp comes out the front round part (the part most people thinks looks like a sausage maker, gross). I use two bowls...one to catch the juice and one to catch the pulp. The pulp may have flown out the front too fast the first time because it's new and the blades inside are really sharp. I would suggest not pushing in the food so hard at first and then as the blade begins to wear down over time you will have to push harder. My champion is a nice orange and pink color (from carrots and beets) all over the inside. I wipe off the outside asap when I get stuff on it so it doesn't stain that part. I don't really care about the color of the rest of it. It's a pretty orange/pink! :)
P.S. After you use it for a long time a little rust might develop on the metal part that you slide the blade on....I just scrub it off and grease it with olive oil.
11-06-2006, 09:54 PM
I always use 2 bowls, one that fits under the screen and one off the end to catch the pulp. I lay a dish towel over the shoot and the bowl, like a tent, so nothing flies across the room. (although the suggestion of tyeing a bag around the end is genius)
I juice for a family and usually do about 20 carrots at at time. I didn't get a manual as I bought mine second hand and it may be a little worn down so at first it got clogged after 6 or 7 carrots and the parts and the pulp would warm up. I'd have to stop, rinse everything and start again. My solution has been to slow down, and hold the tamper down firmly for 5-10 seconds when it backs up. It is even ok to push down on the tapered end slightly...this gets a clog to come shooting out. Most importantly I have started "mixing it up". I put in some carrots, then soft tomato or cucumber to "wash" it out, then more carrots, then an apple or something.
I finally got a copy of the manual and read that it is actually ok to push down a little on the end.
With something really non-juicy like broccoli, I add a splash of distilled water.
I hope this helps a little and isn't stuff you already know...
11-06-2006, 11:16 PM
thanks guys so much :)
im excited to try again tomorrow no
11-07-2006, 07:53 AM
Eatyourbroccoli - I just wanted to say that your original post cracked me up...esp. the part about wearing a mask!
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