Frequently asked questions...
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It can damage or reduce the life-span of your press. Stirring redistributes the bulk of the dry (or nearly dry) cake to the bottom of the bag. With no remaining liquid content the cake will not rise into a consistent layer. This places enormous pressure on the wear strips and cylinders.
Chances are that you wouldn’t get enough juice out of the cake to justify the time spent during the second press cycle. Honestly. Keep the cake layers thinner and spend your valuable time making gallons of juice, not juice shots for ants.
Seriously, the “plunger” is only there to motivate stubborn produce down the tube. Leafy greens are notoriously bad about going down the slide. Just give them a gentle push and let gravity do the bulk of the work. A sharp blade (sharp is key) will bite into the produce and help pull it through.
Regularly verify the sharpness of that blade. We’ll let Google help you with the various ways you can check, just make sure you select a method that keeps you out of the first aid kit. Replace the blade if it’s dull. Trying to shred produce on a dull blade is a waste of labor and productivity. Spend your time making juice, not fighting the blade.
1) Spare blades. Order more when you get down to a week supply or less.
2) 3-4 sets of bags. Rotate bag sets throughout the week, keeping one in reserve. Replace each set as soon as it is unserviceable.
3) 1-2 gallons of oil. This stuff is expensive to rush ship… think 1-2 times the cost of the oil. Order replacement oil after your 6 month oil change and have the next batch on-hand down the road.
4) An oil filter. This one’s not so expensive to overnight, but it’s not worth the air freight cost. Order a new one right after you change the oil. Oh, and check to make sure it’s tight… no use wasting perfectly good hydraulic fluid.
Initially we recommend you fill the bag 1/4 full, run the press and check the produce rise. Add or remove produce on subsequent press cycles until the produce rises to just below the top of the bag.
If the cake (the dry remainder) is still too wet (and squeezing produces a trickle of juice) try reducing the amount of produce in the bag. Thin film pressing is more efficient than multiple presses.
With the exception of the Model TT, all our presses come with motor overload protection, so you don’t have to worry about that one time it goes unnoticed.
Your yield will depend on if you are juicing your produce separately or together as a mix. If you want to get the most from a specific item you may find that having a separate press exclusively for that juice means you can adjust the shredder and press to suit that juice without losing time from cleaning and changing over the produce.
We can often make adjustments to current machines that increase the yield of the produce or the overall output. You may not need to buy a new machine right away, although if your business grows significantly a new machine now might be a better option. Schedule a call with us and we can go through your situation with you and get you some answers.
Sure, we treat all presses as our own. You will get the same standard of service and care that every Juiced Rite customer receives.
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