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Vita Juice JuicerBPA free parts
Vita Juice JuicerEasy to use
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Vita Juice JuicerVertical, multipurpose cold press juicer
Vita Juice JuicerIncludes bonus Sauce & Dessert Maker
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EZY KLEEN Stain Remover - ½ kg white powder - view
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JUICERS AUSTRALIAMulti-purpose stain remover - HIGHLY RECOMENDED
JUICERS AUSTRALIAIs juice backing up your chute? Juicing taking longer than it used too?
JUICERS AUSTRALIAExcellent for cleaning juicing screen, auger, twin gears etc
JUICERS AUSTRALIAEnsures juicer operates at optimal performance - like new
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JUICERS AUSTRALIAUp to 5 year supply
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~ Vita Juice Juicer ~
easy to use - robust - more nutrients without the fuss!

VideoVideo - watch the Vita Juice Juicer in action
VideoVideo - watch the Sauce and Dessert Maker in action
JUICERS NEW ZEALAND About the Vita Juice Juicer
JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Sauce & Dessert maker - bonus attachment!
JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Benefits of Juicing
JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Creations - what you can juice & make
JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Comparison - cold press juicers versus high speed juicer
JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Juicing Tips
JUICERS NEW ZEALAND FAQ - frequently asked questions
JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Specifications
JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Warranty - 10 years
JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Contents of Packaging - what comes with your new juicer
JUICER NEW ZEALAND Replacement Parts
JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Testimonials / Reviews - Vita Juice Juicer
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Watch how easy and versatile the Vita Juice Juicer is to use. More nutrients, without the fuss!
5.42 minutes




  • About
  • Comparison
  • BONUS Sauce & Dessert Maker!
  • Benefits of Juicing
  • Creations
  • Juicing Tips
About the Vita Juice Cold Press Juicer - top

The Semak Vita Juice cold press juicer - in 4 flavours!
Capable of extracting up to 1 litre of carrot juice in just 3 minutes!

Launching the latest in juicing technology, the Vita Juice Cold Press Juicer. New Zealand's quietest juicer, but loud with features!

The first vertical juicer with a double edged cutting technology! This revolutionary advance has also enabled adding a bonus sauce maker, exclusive to the Semak Vita Juice Juicer.

Retain all the Vitamins in your juice, along with the enzymes and minerals that you know are preserved by cold press juicing. Add the sauce attachment to sauce fruits and vegetables; or grate cheese, mince cooked meat, chicken, and fish or grind nuts to make delicious sauces, soups, pates and dips. The possibilities of the bonus sauce maker are endless. Crumb biscuits, crush M&M’s, grate cheese, mince chicken or prepare a soup in seconds and retain the raw food properties of the food.

The Vita Juice‘s quiet induction motor gently squeezes juice and pulp slowly and quietly with loving care to preserve nature’s gentleness and life giving living food properties. Natures intricate design is replicated in the superior design and function of this sensational appliance.

Having trouble with finicky children, ulcerated mouth due to medical treatment, difficulty chewing or digesting food, weight control or yo-yo dieting? Let the Semak Vita Juice Juicer provide a natural option and be your ultimate partner in health, nutrition, diet and portion control.

  • World First Double Edged Ultem Screw (Auger) to maximise cutting and crushing performance

  • Powerful 200 watt motor!

  • Powerful Reducing Condensing Induction Motor slowed to 37:1 ratio or 47 rpm for superior juicing performance

  • 5 Step Safety Mechanism

  • Easy Carry Handle

  • Bonus Sauce & Dessert Maker

  • 10 Year Domestic Warranty

  • 1 Year Commercial Warranty

More nutrition - silent operation - more power!
Comparison - top

Vita Juice cold press juicer versus High Speed Centrifugal juicer
The best water in the world comes from vegetables and fruits - Max Gerson
Bonus Sauce & Dessert Maker - top

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Bonus Sauce and Dessert Maker for the Vita Juice Juicer
3.08 minutes


Sauce and Dessert maker
Benefits of Juicing - top

Benefits of Juicing
Creations - top

JUICER SAUCE & DESSERT MAKER
  • Juices
  • Sorbets
  • Fruity Icy Poles
  • Cocktails
  • Meal Replacement
  • Portion Control
  • etc

Suitable for:

  • Wheatgrass
  • Kale
  • Carrot
  • Kiwi
  • Banana
  • much more...
  • Mash boiled eggs
  • Shred cooked meats
  • Puree vegetables for soup
  • Mince garlic / ginger
  • Crush nuts / condiments
  • Blend condiments / spreads

Suitable for:

  • Soft Fruits
  • Baby Foods
  • Icy Granitas
  • Nuts

Includes a beautifully illustrated colour recipe book:

Recipe Book
Create all sorts of wonderful foods
Juicing Tips - top

More Juicing Tips - for Cold Press Juicers - top

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Never put the pulp back into the juicer, it will damage the juicing screen and makes void the warranty!

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND The emphasis of cold press juicers is to produce a high quality juice. This is accomplished by 1) cutting hard produce into smaller strips / pieces 2) and juicing slowly. Although patience is essential, the rewards are really fantastic.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Cold press juicers are excellent for juicing vegetables or a combination of vegetable and some fruit.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Cold press juicers are really good at juicing wheat grass, but you must feed wheatgrass through the juicer very slowly, or congestion WILL occur.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Cold press juicers often struggle with soft fruit such as watermelon and especially pineapple; although the Vita Juice Juicer is really good with most soft fruit. (The LexSun Standard Juicer, LexSun Elite Juicer copes with sloppy fruit the best. The Angel Juicer really struggles with sloppy fruit and fruit in general, although the optional Soft Fibre Screen does help.)

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND When juicing a lot of soft fruit such as pineapple or watermelon, simply feed the pieces through slower and be patient. Adding some carrot, beetroot or celery also helps prevent clogging.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND When juicing apples, Granny Smith apples (or similar) are best, as they are a hard fruit and contain more juice. Some varieties of red apples are not suitable for cold press juicers (or high speed juicers) as they have a dry consistency, which results in a mushy pulp, little juice and clogged juicing screen.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND EZY KLEEN Stain Remover - multi-purposeFibrous produce such as kale & celery can be very difficult to juice. Tip: 1) Use young leaves, 2) Feed very slowly through your juicer, 3) omit the fibrous stalks and 4) add carrot intermittently to clear any blockages / congestion that may occur.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Cleanliness: It is essential that your juicer be properly cleaned and maintained for normal use. The small holes in the Juicing Screen must be thoroughly cleaned and unblocked; otherwise unnecessary harm can be caused to the gearbox and motor, and juicing will be slower and more difficult. Juice backing up the chute? In 99.9% of the cases where the juice backs up the chute and the juicer is not operating as good as it once was, it is because the tiny holes on the juicing screen have become progressively clogged after repeated use, and normal washing is not always sufficient to remove the pulp. Solution: Soak the part/s in a dessertspoon of Ezy Kleen powder and warm / hot water overnight; rinse in water the following morning and the juicer will usually operate just like new. Ezy Kleen can be purchased here.


Difficult to Juice Items Warning and Making Ice-Cream
 

Warning!JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Juicing sugarcane - cold press juicers should NEVER be used to juice sugarcane under normal circumstances. Sugarcane is extremely fibrous and tough and WILL destroy your cold press juicer if you feed sugarcane as lumps, pieces or even strips. EXCEPTION: The only acceptable method of juicing sugarcane with a cold press juicer is to cut the outer husk etc off the sugarcane, then blend the sugarcane in a blender such as the Omniblend V Professional Blender, until it has become a smoother consistency, then slowly pour through your cold press juicer so that it can separate the juice from the pulp. If your juicer struggles or groans whilst juicing sugarcane, either feed the blended sugarcane more slowly, or stop juicing sugarcane altogether.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Juicing coconut - should NEVER be used to juice coconut under normal circumstances. However, coconut can be juiced if you follow the instructions for juicing sugarcane above.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Juicing pomegranate - although cold press juicers can juice pomegranate, the seeds must be removed first or damage to the juicer can ensue.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Juicing Bananas - you cannot juice bananas with cold press juicers! If you try to juice bananas with cold press juicers, it only results in a mess of squashed banana.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Making ice-cream - most cold press juicers are capable of making ice-cream and sorbet etc. A common mistake is to take frozen bananas and strawberries straight from the freezer and put them down the chute, which in most cases results in breakage of the juicer. Putting frozen food down the chute is like putting rocks in your juicer, DO NOT DO IT! To prevent damaging your cold press juicer, let your frozen fruit unfreeze a little so that it loses its 'rock like' features.




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  • Specifications
  • Warranty
Testimonials - Vita Juice Juicer Reviews - top

What our customers are saying...
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Vita Juicer - review / testimonial

2017, October. Peter Teeth, Christchurch, New Zealand.
"awesome! my juicer [Vita Juicer] is the only appliance I would have a funeral for. thank you for all your help."

[JUICERS NEW ZEALAND: in relation to a part enquiry.]

Vita Juicer - review / testimonial

2017, September. C. Driscoll, New South Wales, Australia.
"..I am taking the trouble to contact you because I value very highly this Juicer [Vita Juicer.] It is incredible . I am a disabled man with restricted mobility.

I would go as far to say that the Semak Juicer has kept me alive. It certainly has facilitated weight loss and helped me avoid becoming sick with cold & flu during Winter. I'd be lost without it...

..This machine means that much to me..."

Vita Juice Juicer - review / testimonial

2017, March. Martin L., St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia.
"Great service, and it arrived quickly - thanks.

The juicer [Vita Juice Juicer] is a bit better than i imagined it to be and is easy to set up and operate and easy to clean too - phew!

It has a tough / strong feeling about it, which I really like.

The Koreans really do know how to make good products!

Thanks again."

Vita Juice Juicer - review / testimonial

2017, January. Cassandra Gray, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
"I'm extremely happy with the Vita Juice Juicer that I purchased from you last year.

It's better than most cold press juicers that I have owned and I particularly love how easily the Vita Juicer juices soft fruits such as pineapple, which most other juicers struggle with.

Its easy to use, easy to clean and strong. My parents want one now too!

You sell great products. Thanks again!"

Vita Juice Juicer - review / testimonial

2016, October. W. Wallace, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia.
"I've got to say that the Vita Juice Juicer really is a great juicer!

I was looking for a cold press juicer that was robust, easy to set up and easy to use - and I have found it! It feels quite powerful and chomps up the carrots, ginger and everything else I throw at it with ease; turning it all into a rich, awesome tasting juice.

It [ Vita Juice Juicer] is very quiet and my wife likes the juicer too!

Even though our kitchen is very small, as the vertical juicer has a small footprint, my wife lets the Vita Juice Juicer stay on the kitchen bench permanently.

Thanks again for a really top product!"

Contents of Packaging / Parts Legend - top

Vita Juice Juicer parts

Parts Included: . Truly functional - Simply Beautiful
 
  • 1 x Juicer Base / Main unit
  • 1 x Squeezing Bowl / Drum
  • 1 x Squeezing Basket / Juicing Screen
  • 1 x Rotating Brush
  • 1 x Auger / Rotation Screw
  • 1 x Hopper / Container Cover
  • 1 x Pusher
  • 2 x Jugs
  • 1 x Cleaning Brush
  • 1 x Bonus Sauce & Dessert Maker attachment / Drum
  • 1 x Bonus Hopper / Container Cover for juicing
  • 1 x Recipe Booklet
  • 1 x User Manual

Sauce and Dessert maker

Vita Juice Juicer components
Specifications - top

Country of Manufacture South Korea
Brand Name

Semak

Model Vita Juice VJ2012 - (original name Cooksense HD 8801 Slow Juicer. Although Semak originally designed the Vita Juice Juicer to their specifications, there are now several models under varying brands that look the same e.g. Tribest Slowstar Juicer)
Type Vertical cold press juicer
Usage Domestic and commercial use
Introduced to New Zealand

February 2014

VitaJuice Cold Press Juicer - choice of 4 colours
White Colour
Weight - with Box 9.2 kg
Weight - unpackaged 6.5 kg
Easy to assemble Yes
Easy to clean Yes (very easy to clean)
Dishwasher Safe
  1. No. Parts must be washed by hand
  2. Do not boil or wash any parts of the juicer in temperatures of 40 C and above
  3. Do not place any parts in a dishwasher or dryer
Juices Wheat-Grass Yes very well
Juices soft and hard fruit Yes very well
Juices soft and hard vegetables Yes very well
Design & construction Very high quality
Build materials
Auger BPA free ultra tough Ultem plastic and stainless steel
Strainer / Juicing Screen BPA free ultra tough Ultem plastic and stainless steel
Drum and other parts BPA free plastic
Speed (Auger / Rotary Screw) Super slow 47 RPM
Rating Power Voltage

Fitted with Type 'I' plug 230 V / AC / 50 Hz
Fitted with Type "I" plug

Motor Power Consumption 200 Watts - energy efficient reducing motor
Power Cord 1.4 Metres
Operation Time 30 minutes continuous use or less (that is a lot of juice!) - then at least 5 minute rest is recommended
Fan Cooled Yes
Noise level Extremely quiet at just 30-40db
Extraction Method Cold press extraction via dual edged single gear Rotary Screw
Safety Features
Yes 5 Step Safety Mechanism
Yes Automatic Safety System - will not start unless fully assembled
Yes There is no blade or sharpness with the Vita Juice Slow Juicer juicing mechanism, which makes the juicer super safe. Children and seniors can use the machine very safely and conveniently
Feeding Chamber / Chute Opening
Width 42 mm
Height 35 mm

The chute opening needs to be smaller than high speed centrifugal juicers, primarily because the Vita Juice Juicer is a slow speed, cold press juicer.

Chute opening
Unit Dimensions
Width 195 mm
Depth 190 mm
Height 431 mm (without plunger)
Height 460 mm (with plunger)
Operating and Instruction Manual

Vita Juice Operating and Instruction ManualYes 19 page comprehensive User's Manual:

  • Contents
  • Parts
  • Important Safeguards
  • Warnings and Cautions
  • Assembling the Units
  • How to Assemble
  • How to Use
  • Warnings and When the screw stops while the machine is in use
  • Disassembling, Cleaning and Caring for the product
  • The points you have to know before using the Vita Juice Juicer
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Specifications
  • Warranty
Recipe Book

Beautifully illustrated recipe bookYes Includes a 130 page Recipe Book:

  • Beautifully illustrated
  • Full colour pictures
  • Assembly / disassembly tips
  • How to put ingredients in the juicer tips
  • Operational tips
  • Troubleshooting tips
  • Preparation of ingredients tips
  • 25 pages of Raw Juice recipes
  • 35 pages of Soymilk recipes
  • 19 pages of Mixed Juice recipes
  • 25 pages of Simple Cuisine recipes
Recipe Booklet - Sauce Maker

Recipe Booklet - Sauce MakerYes Includes a 11 page Recipe Booklet:

  • Fresh Tomato Sauce
  • Basil Pesto Spread
  • Aioli
  • Fresh Cherry Relish
  • Green Apple Sauce
  • Kiwifruit Salsa
  • Tropical Fruit Sauce
  • Hummus
  • Tartare Sauce
  • Green Olive & Chilli Pesto
  • Bruschetta Topping
  • Mango Chutney
  • Orange Cranberry Relish
  • Tasty Tzatziki
Replacement Parts Yes. complete range of spare parts on hand
Standards
CE ISO9001
Safety Standard IEC 60335-2-14:2011 Electrical Safety
Safety Standard CISPR14-1:2000 Electromagnetic Compatibility
Warranty

Warranty PeriodDomestic
* 10 year warranty on motor
* 5 years warranty on electrical, parts and labour

Commercial
* 1 year warranty parts and labour

Servicing
Any servicing of this product is via our service agent in Kenepuru, Porirua, New Zealand

(* If the product is used according to warranty instructions and operating manual.)

Warranty Terms - (see 'Warranty Claims / Servicing' Tab)

Packaging:
     
  Width 535 mm
  Depth 275 mm
  Height 305 mm
Well packaged
Outer packaging

Well packaged
Beautifully packaged
Warranty - top

Warranty PeriodDomestic
* 10 year warranty on motor
* 5 years warranty on electrical, parts and labour

Commercial
* 1 year warranty parts and labour

Servicing
Any servicing of this product is via our service agent in Kenepuru, Porirua, New Zealand

(* If the product is used according to warranty instructions and operating manual.)

Warranty Terms - (see 'Warranty Claims / Servicing' Tab)




FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions - top

I hate reading instructions and want to start juicing straight away - what tips can you give me? FAQ

  1. Read the Instructions!
  2. Read the Instructions!
  3. ...
Vita Juice Operating and Instruction Manual

I've got a technical issue with my Vita Juice Juicer, what do I do?

Please see the FAQ for suggestions on how to overcome the most common problems people experience.

If unable to resolve the issue, email JUICERS AUSTRALIA via the Contact Us page, outlining a brief description of the fault, how it occurred and any supporting photos if applicable. We will respond usually within 24 hours.

If the issue cannot be resolved by email, it may be necessary to return the product to our Authorised Service Agent for assessment and or repair. In this situation, simply contact the repairer via your Warranty Card for a work order number. Include the work order number, your contact and delivery details and your "proof of purchase" with the appliance. Appliances returned without "proof of purchase" will be held for up to 3 months until the "proof of purchase" is received.

Provision of a work order number does not guarantee that the repair will be covered by warranty.

On receipt of the appliance and accompanying documents the appliance will be assessed. If deemed under warranty it will be repaired and you will be informed when the appliance can be collected.

If deemed not under warranty, a quotation for the repair will be sent to you. We will require credit card details to be able to proceed with the repair.

Issues typically not covered under warranty are:

  • Parts broken or lost by accident or misuse
  • Electrical faults caused by infestations eg. Cockroaches
  • Strainers broken by forcing too much product into the juicer
  • Incorrect operation

My juicer will not start

  1. Ensure that the plug is properly inserted in the power outlet and that the cord is in good condition,
  2. Ensure that the power is turned on.

The appliance WILL NOT work unless the appliance is fully assembled. Ensure that the juice head or sauce head is properly installed on the motor base that is correctly locked in place.

There are 2 safety locks on the juice head that must be correctly aligned for the appliance to work.


I cannot get the lid on

It is impossible to put the lid on properly if the juice bowl and hopper is preassembled on the bench and then placed on the motor base.

Put the juice bowl on the juicer and the internal components, and lastly put the lid on and lock into place. The juice bowl cannot be removed as a completely assembled part either, so remember to remove the lid first then the juice bowl.


My juicer stopped in the middle of juicing

If it has become jammed by putting in very large pieces, or overloading it with too much hard fruit / vegetable, try reversing by pushing the reverse switch and then forward to continue juicing.

The appliance is thermo protected and designed to cut out if the motor gets too hot. This is a sign that it is juicing more than it should. Allow the appliance to cool down and it will restart.

The appliance also contains a fuse to protect the motor. If the motor fails to restart, the juicer will need to be returned to us and the fuse checked.


The strainer does not separate the juice

It is likely that the strainer holes may have become blocked. Remove the strainer for cleaning.

We also highly recommend that you use Ezy Kleen Stain Remover occasionally, which is a great product for thoroughly cleaning the small holes in the juicing screen and keeping it like new.

EZY KLEEN Stain Remover - multi-purposeCleanliness: It is essential that your juicer be properly cleaned and maintained for normal use. The small holes in the Juicing Screen must be thoroughly cleaned and unblocked; otherwise unnecessary harm can be caused to the gearbox and motor, and juicing will be slower and more difficult. Juice backing up the chute? In 99.9% of the cases where the juice backs up the chute and the juicer is not operating as good as it once was, it is because the tiny holes on the juicing screen have become progressively clogged after repeated use, and normal washing is not always sufficient to remove the pulp. Solution: Soak the part/s in a dessertspoon of Ezy Kleen powder and warm / hot water overnight; rinse in water the following morning and the juicer will usually operate just like new. Ezy Kleen can be purchased here.


Juice is leaking from the juice bowl

Check that the rubber seal underneath the juice bowl is in place.

The juice bowl may be too full and clogged up, allowing juice to leak from the seal around the drive shaft. Remove the juice bowl, check and clean.


The fruit and vegetables are coming back out of the juicer and not going in

Switch the button to forward.


What's the best way to prepare vegetables for juicing in the Vita Juice Juicer?

We recommend preparing your fruits and vegetables by cutting them into a size so that the pieces will just fall through the feeder chute without needing to be pushed down.

The smaller the better with hard items such as carrot and beetroot etc.


My juicer is making a grinding sound?

Stop using the juicer and decide if the noise is mechanical or being caused by the ingredients.

If it is mechanical, contact Semak to organise servicing.


My juicer is jamming. How do I prevent this from happening?

The Vita Juice Juicer operates best when you regulate the speed at which you feed the fruits and vegetables down the chute; as well as the right size of fruit / vegetables.

The general rule is that harder vegetables like carrots / beetroot / ginger etc, need to be smaller and fed into the juicer slower than say apples or oranges.

In terms of size, a small amount of preparation in advance of juicing will ensure optimal results and the fastest juicing.

If the machine does jam or stop, press the reverse button for 2-3 seconds and this will unblock the offending fruit / vegetable and you can then continue juicing by switching to forward.


What's the best way to prepare leafy greens for juicing in the Vita Juice Juicer?

Roll leaves into cigar shaped parcels and then fold them in half, ensuring that the size is not too big for the feeder chute.

You may notice with some shinier leafy greens that they can on occasion clog the strainer - this can be remedied by adding a few pieces of carrot or other fibrous vegetables, which then clears the mechanism.

Also, wet leaves will not pass through the juicer as well as drier leaves, so when washing produce, pat it dry with a kitchen towel before inserting into the juicer.


What's the best way to prepare fruits for juicing in the Vita Juice Juicer?

Ensure you cut pieces into a size that will easily drop down the feeder chute.

Remove skins from citrus fruits. If the strainer becomes clogged, then this can be remedied by feeding a different textured fruit or vegetable through. The strainer has very fine holes. Some soft fruits such as kiwi fruit and banana can clog the holes in the strainer as it is being crushed and becomes the consistency of mashed banana. If this occurs try following the soft fruit with fibrous fruit eg. Pear or apple or even a wet fruit eg watermelon or orange.

We also highly recommend that you use Ezy Kleen Stain Remover occasionally, which is a great product for thoroughly cleaning the small holes in the juicing screen and keeping it like new.

EZY KLEEN Stain Remover - multi-purposeCleanliness: It is essential that your juicer be properly cleaned and maintained for normal use. The small holes in the Juicing Screen must be thoroughly cleaned and unblocked; otherwise unnecessary harm can be caused to the gearbox and motor, and juicing will be slower and more difficult. Juice backing up the chute? In 99.9% of the cases where the juice backs up the chute and the juicer is not operating as good as it once was, it is because the tiny holes on the juicing screen have become progressively clogged after repeated use, and normal washing is not always sufficient to remove the pulp. Solution: Soak the part/s in a dessertspoon of Ezy Kleen powder and warm / hot water overnight; rinse in water the following morning and the juicer will usually operate just like new. Ezy Kleen can be purchased here.


How does the Vita Juice Juicer juice items such as celery and vanilla pods?

The Vita Juice Juicer has no blades, so some fibrous fruits and vegetables that have a "stringy" construction need to be pre-cut before juicing.

Simply cut items to a short length of ½" ( 12.5mm) to avoid fibres getting wrapped around the internal mechanism.


What's the best way to clean the Vita Juice Juicer?

We do not recommend that you put parts in the dishwasher, as the chemical/s in the wash tablets may adversely affect the materials that the juicer is made from.

The quickest and easiest way is with warm clear tap water and simply rinsing. Wash up should be completed in under a minute and can be made easier by running a container of clear water through the juicer after the final juice has been made.

Remove the top juice bowl section from the juicer and disassemble completely. Pay particular attention to cleaning the juice bowl and the auger. Remove all waste every time that the juicer is used. If not cleaned thoroughly, remnant waste can cause a health hazard.

Remove the waste seal (orange rubber seal beneath the juice bowl) every time the juicer is used, remembering to replace it at the conclusion of juicing.

We also highly recommend that you use Ezy Kleen Stain Remover occasionally, which is a great product for thoroughly cleaning the small holes in the juicing screen and keeping it like new.

EZY KLEEN Stain Remover - multi-purposeCleanliness: It is essential that your juicer be properly cleaned and maintained for normal use. The small holes in the Juicing Screen must be thoroughly cleaned and unblocked; otherwise unnecessary harm can be caused to the gearbox and motor, and juicing will be slower and more difficult. Juice backing up the chute? In 99.9% of the cases where the juice backs up the chute and the juicer is not operating as good as it once was, it is because the tiny holes on the juicing screen have become progressively clogged after repeated use, and normal washing is not always sufficient to remove the pulp. Solution: Soak the part/s in a dessertspoon of Ezy Kleen powder and warm / hot water overnight; rinse in water the following morning and the juicer will usually operate just like new. Ezy Kleen can be purchased here.


Can I put the Semak Vita Juice Juicer parts into a dishwasher?

No, we do not recommend using a dishwasher to clean juicer parts.


Can I make frozen sorbets with the Semak VitaJuice?

No. The VitaJuice is not designed to crush frozen items and doing so will likely result in damage to the strainer, which will not be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.

We understand that some people have been doing this on YouTube, but they will inevitably end up breaking their machine by doing so and repair will not be covered by warranty.


Is it safe to operate the juicer with wet hands?

The juicer is an electrical appliance. Care should be taken to ensure you have dry hands when switching the appliance on / off.

Do not attempt to switch the juicer ON or OFF if you have wet hands.


Can I re-juice the discarded pulp from the Semak VitaJuice in order to get more juice?

The Semak VitaJuice is very effective at extracting high yields from the first pass, but some users do put through the discarded pulp again to try and gain more juice yield.

The results vary from fruit to fruit so feel free to experiment!


Is the VitaJuice Juicer suitable for commercial environments?

The manufacturer's recommendation is for operation not to run for longer than 30 minutes at a time, with a suitable amount of time e.g. 10 minutes allowed for cooling in between. Therefore, if a commercial environment won't require usage beyond this, then yes; but if it's a busy cafe / bar, then we recommend to have a number of Semak Vita Juice Juicers to be used in rotation.

It is also important that appropriate training be given to any staff within a commercial environment, as the usual approach to commercial juicing of just jamming fruits and vegetables down a pipe will not work with a Vita Juice Juicer.

Semak equipment is manufactured for commercial application, however the Vita Juice Juicer is recommended for “light commercial” use only, e.g. 20-30 juices at lunchtime.


Do I need to core apples before juicing?

It is not necessary, but some people do not like the taste or texture of the juice with the pips and core in the juice.


What are the best apples for juicing?

We find that chilled granny smith apples, cored, are the best.

Some apples such as gala, red delicious and fuji tend to brown the juice due to oxidation, which some people find unappealing.


Do I need to peel citrus fruits before juicing?

Yes. Inclusion of the peel will make the juice taste bad.


How long will the juice keep, before it goes bad?

There's no specific answer to this as there are too many variables based on the type of produce and storage method.

We recommend drinking your Vita Juice juices immediately to enjoy maximum taste and nutritional benefits.

However, if necessary you can refrigerate juices: fruit juices tend to last longer from a taste perspective: 24-48 hours. For vegetable juice, unless you have vacuum storage containers, we'd advise 12 hours max. At the end of the day, fresh juice should be consumed freshly made – all other options deliver sub-optimal results.

In saying that, the juice will easily keep for 48 hours in a clean, refrigerated environment; with some customers routinely making up to 2 weeks of juice at a time!


Can I grind seeds, grains or legumes with the Vita Juice Juicer?

All of these require specialist mills for grinding [e.g. Wonder Mill.]

The juice bowl cannot grind these, but the bonus sauce maker can. Care needs to be taken to feed small amounts - say ¼ cup at a time, feeding slowly. If the sauce maker jams, reverse and restart. The appliance cannot do many kgs at a time. We recommend only doing single portions at a time.


What can I juice with a Semak VitaJuice and what should I avoid?

Yes you can juice:

  • Just about all vegetables
  • Just about all fruits
No you cannot juice: (attempting to do so will void your warranty)
  • Coconuts
  • Seeds
  • Unsoaked / roasted nuts
  • Legumes
  • Sugar Cane
  • Anything frozen
  • Fish / Meat
  • Liquorice root or other woody materials
  • Dried herbs / spices
  • Stone fruit with stones in

Can the Semak Vita Juice Juicer make pasta?

No. Pasta attachments are not supplied with this juicer.


Can the Semak VitaJuice make cold press olive oil?

No. This is a different process to juicing and requires different machinery.

The Semak VitaJuice is not able to make oils from olives or any other fruit / vegetable.


Can I buy spares for the Semak Vita Juice Juicer such as replacement wiper blades or jugs?

Yes!

Please visit our Replacement Parts page here. All of the most requested parts are listed there and can be purchased securely at your convenience.


Do I need to refrigerate fruits and vegetables before juicing them?

Apart from tasting better when juiced, refrigerated fruits and vegetables will provide a higher yield of juice than room temperature produce.

This is because the fibre in refrigerated produce is firmer when chilled and consequently provides more juice when crushed in the juicer, compared to softer / warmer fruit or vegetable.

For these reasons, we strongly recommend refrigerating all products you plan on juicing with your Vita Juice Juicer.


Rubber yellow stopper on the underside of the drum - what purpose does it serve?

The rubber yellow stopper acts as an ejection device for the pulp. When inserted into it's slot, it pushes pulp out of the pulp tube and generally keeps the tube from blocking.

It's designed to be unplugged from the slot so that the juice bowl can be easily cleaned.

Always make sure you re-insert the plug prior to juicing. Attempting to juice without inserting the plug into it's slot causes the Semak VitaJuice to juice inefficiently and the pulp tube to become blocked.

It can be easy to forget this, so get into the habit of checking on this before you juice each time.

We recommend that you keep a spare in the drawer at all times.





More Juicing Tips - for Cold Press Juicers - top

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Never put the pulp back into the juicer, it will damage the juicing screen and makes void the warranty!

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND The emphasis of cold press juicers is to produce a high quality juice. This is accomplished by 1) cutting hard produce into smaller strips / pieces 2) and juicing slowly. Although patience is essential, the rewards are really fantastic.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Cold press juicers are excellent for juicing vegetables or a combination of vegetable and some fruit.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Cold press juicers are really good at juicing wheat grass, but you must feed wheatgrass through the juicer very slowly, or congestion WILL occur.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Cold press juicers often struggle with soft fruit such as watermelon and especially pineapple; although the Vita Juice Juicer is really good with most soft fruit. (The LexSun Standard Juicer, LexSun Elite Juicer copes with sloppy fruit the best. The Angel Juicer really struggles with sloppy fruit and fruit in general, although the optional Soft Fibre Screen does help.)

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND When juicing a lot of soft fruit such as pineapple or watermelon, simply feed the pieces through slower and be patient. Adding some carrot, beetroot or celery also helps prevent clogging.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND When juicing apples, Granny Smith apples (or similar) are best, as they are a hard fruit and contain more juice. Some varieties of red apples are not suitable for cold press juicers (or high speed juicers) as they have a dry consistency, which results in a mushy pulp, little juice and clogged juicing screen.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND EZY KLEEN Stain Remover - multi-purposeFibrous produce such as kale & celery can be very difficult to juice. Tip: 1) Use young leaves, 2) Feed very slowly through your juicer, 3) omit the fibrous stalks and 4) add carrot intermittently to clear any blockages / congestion that may occur.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Cleanliness: It is essential that your juicer be properly cleaned and maintained for normal use. The small holes in the Juicing Screen must be thoroughly cleaned and unblocked; otherwise unnecessary harm can be caused to the gearbox and motor, and juicing will be slower and more difficult. Juice backing up the chute? In 99.9% of the cases where the juice backs up the chute and the juicer is not operating as good as it once was, it is because the tiny holes on the juicing screen have become progressively clogged after repeated use, and normal washing is not always sufficient to remove the pulp. Solution: Soak the part/s in a dessertspoon of Ezy Kleen powder and warm / hot water overnight; rinse in water the following morning and the juicer will usually operate just like new. Ezy Kleen can be purchased here.


Difficult to Juice Items Warning and Making Ice-Cream
 

Warning!JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Juicing sugarcane - cold press juicers should NEVER be used to juice sugarcane under normal circumstances. Sugarcane is extremely fibrous and tough and WILL destroy your cold press juicer if you feed sugarcane as lumps, pieces or even strips. EXCEPTION: The only acceptable method of juicing sugarcane with a cold press juicer is to cut the outer husk etc off the sugarcane, then blend the sugarcane in a blender such as the Omniblend V Professional Blender, until it has become a smoother consistency, then slowly pour through your cold press juicer so that it can separate the juice from the pulp. If your juicer struggles or groans whilst juicing sugarcane, either feed the blended sugarcane more slowly, or stop juicing sugarcane altogether.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Juicing coconut - should NEVER be used to juice coconut under normal circumstances. However, coconut can be juiced if you follow the instructions for juicing sugarcane above.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Juicing pomegranate - although cold press juicers can juice pomegranate, the seeds must be removed first or damage to the juicer can ensue.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Juicing Bananas - you cannot juice bananas with cold press juicers! If you try to juice bananas with cold press juicers, it only results in a mess of squashed banana.

JUICERS NEW ZEALAND Making ice-cream - most cold press juicers are capable of making ice-cream and sorbet etc. A common mistake is to take frozen bananas and strawberries straight from the freezer and put them down the chute, which in most cases results in breakage of the juicer. Putting frozen food down the chute is like putting rocks in your juicer, DO NOT DO IT! To prevent damaging your cold press juicer, let your frozen fruit unfreeze a little so that it loses its 'rock like' features.



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