Cleaning & Care of Filter Cloths & Bags
The cleaner you keep the cloths and bags the longer they will last.
Rinse them thoroughly after you have finished juicing.
Immediately after use turn the bags inside out and run cold water through them. Fill the bags with cold water, hold the top closed and squeeze the water out through the bags several times to rinse thoroughly. Then turn the bag back the way it was (with the long seam showing) and repeat. If you are using flat filter cloths rinse them well in cold water. Rinse again, fold wet, wring them out by hand, place in plastic bags and store in the freezer to keep them clean and bacteria free until their next use.
When ready to juice, thaw the bags or cloths in cold water, press out excess water, and the bags are ready to use.
WARNING: If cloths and bags are allowed to dry before washing, the minerals in the juices will coat the fabrics so that they will become brittle and no longer porous. If they are immediately rinsed in hot instead of cold, the result will be much the same. Either way, the lives of the cloths and bags will be much shorter.
Bags and cloths must be hand washed as needed. Use warm water for washing (DO NOT BOIL). Then rinse again with cold water, fold wet, place in plastic bags and store in the freezer. For cleaning agents we recommend bio-degradable, non-toxic, non-detergent cleaners available at your health food or grocery store.
Bags and cloths can be soaked in a water-vinegar solution. Use 1/4 cup vinegar to 1 quart of water and soak no longer than 20 minutes.
If you follow these instructions your filters should remain soft and last a long, long time.