Category: General

How to Care for your Cold Press Juicer

Cold press juicers are a valuable addition to one’s home. However, they may also have been very costly to purchase and machinery is prone to get damaged if not cared for. With an important investment in one’s health and kitchen, it is equally necessary to maintain and care for this piece of equipment so as not to waste a purchase which could last for years otherwise. Given here is a concise and straightforward guide on how to take care for your juicer.

Firstly, you must know what material you will need to clean your cold press juicer machine. If you’ve previously owned a blender or similar kitchen equipment, you might be familiar with just how difficult it is to properly wipe all its nooks and crevices clean. For your ease, described below are tried and tested ways of minimizing these efforts.

Cleaning Tools

You might want to look in a general store for some of the tools which we will mention below. All of the tools which we will recommend will be ones that are easily available in most areas or otherwise easier to find online. Additionally, they are very cheap. A pipe cleaning brush, composed of stiff nylon bristles hanging on to one end of a long pipe, is an easy to use tool designed to reach the insides of any pipe or tube-like structure the depths of which no other tool might be able to touch. These are perfect for cleaning out difficult to reach areas like the pour sprout of your juicer. A nylon cleaning brush or a toothbrush with stiff nylon bristles would be perfect for cleaning out the juicer’s filter basket. These bristles would force any remaining residue to come loose and to then be washed away easily. To clean the most reachable surfaces of your juicer a regular sponge with one side having an abrasive, rough surface will do just fine in getting your dishwasher scrubbed evenly into the insides of the juicer.

The Cleaning Process

It is often the case that you need to perform multiple tasks simultaneously in the kitchen and you do not have the time to wash each piece of equipment and dish as soon as you get done working on it. When such is the case, it is always a bad idea to leave your dirty juicer in open air for the unwashed particles in it to dry on the juicer’s surface. These dried particles become such a hassle to clean! Leave your juicer in the sink and turn the tap on until the juicer is filled with warm water. The water will help keep the particles moist and make the juicer easier to clean when you are ready to.

Then you can at any given time proceed to cleanse your juicer with tools such as a pipe cleaning brush, a nylon scrubbing brush, and a sponge. Be sure not to make harsh strokes with the brushes as that could damage the juicer’s plastic surfaces. Once you have cleaned your juicer in depth, dry it out with a kitchen towel so that the mechanical parts embedded inside the juicer’s body may not absorb and hold water. Set the juicer upside down on a piece of newspaper on the counter so that any excess water still inside may flow out and make sure that you clean your cold press juicer after each use.

Waist Trainers- Do They Really Work

While you’d think that waist trainers were a new fad brought forth by the Kardashian sisters you’d be wrong.  Waist trainers or corsets as they were called in days of old have been around for centuries. Ever since Eve donned her leaf women have wanted to accentuate the positive and a corset is a great way to get the curves every woman wants and every man desires.

What exactly is a waist trainer?

Good question!  Waist trainers are bands of fabric worn around the waist to pull the abdomen in tightly giving a woman more pronounced curves.  Often these body shapers are worn under clothing and help women have a more slender looking midsection. Women are also wearing them while they work out to give them more focused results in their tummy area.

The history of the corset:

Corsets first gained popularity in the Victorian era in sixteenth-century Europe.  However the earliest image of what appears to be a corset dates back to 2000 BC. Prior to the Victorian era corsets were tightly laced bodices worn from childhood until the wedding night to ensure modesty in young girls.  In the 1500’s corsets were introduced to France via Italy. At that time corsets were often worn with large bell shaped skirts popular at the time.  The corset not only made the waist slender but it also pushed the woman’s bosom up. By the mid sixteenth century corsets were popular among European and British women and often featured whale bone to keep them ridged and stiff.

By the 18th and 19th century corsets were less constricting and much more comfortable.  At this point they were mainly used to support the breasts and improve posture.  In the late 19th century worries about the dangers of the corset began to circulate causing a decline in their popularity.  However by the early 20th century they reappeared this time rebranded as “health corsets”.  The new design forced the torso forward and the hips back creating an “S” or swan effect.

Waist trainers today:

Today’s best waist trainer for women are used for health and aesthetics.  These trainers are worn to actually move the wearer’s internal organs giving her slimmer abdomen.  It is suggested that you begin wearing the waist shaper for a few hours a day working your way up to 12-14 hours.  As your body gets used to the tightness you slowly cinch it down more and more until you reach your desired size.

Some women wear their waist trainer while they work out resulting in a focused sauna type treatment on the abdomen.  The claim is that by increasing heat in the area you in effect melt unwanted fat away. Studies show that you can lose 2-4 inches in a matter of days.  It has also been touted that by wearing the waist trainer you’re are forcing your abdominal muscles to stay engaged thus working them and getting them toned much quicker than if you were not wearing a waist trainer.