In a lot of the juicer reviews I’ve read, people would complain that vertical slow juicers suck because it can’t juice celery. Why? It clogs the pulp ejector port; it is a valid complaint.
But the truth is a lot of manufacturers don’t properly educate people on the proper way of prepping vegetables before juicing them, particularly in extractors like these.
I’ve had my share of bad luck juicing celery in my Hurom juicer (yes, it clogged, and it was a pain removing the pulp), but after researching about this, I’ve found the correct technique in doing so without clogging the juicer.
Why do fibrous greens like celery get clogged in a vertical juicer? Because the pulp ejection port is small and it turns at a 90-degree angle, so if you put in celery whole, chances are the fibers will clog and get stuck.
How to then can you prevent clogging?
It’s simple; you need to chop the stalks into smaller chunks, around half to an inch long. You need to do this so the fibrous strands of celery will not clog the ejector port.
Sure it will take a few minutes to prep, but it will save you a ton of time in terms of pulling out the fibers and unclogging. Trust me, I’ve been there and done that.
Here’s how I did it
Here’s how the pulp ejector port looks.
See no clogs.
Here’s a bonus recipe if you want to get started.
- Three celery stalks
- Two green peppers
- Two green apples
If you’ve tried this recipe, please let me know in the comments section below.