Which bag, blade, and grinder settings should you use?
This is a basic guide for the EG-260 grinder used with the X-1 and X-6 presses.
If you are mixing ingredients, usually the best combination is the 1/4″ blade at a speed of 40 Hz, and the medium weave press bag. We recommend mixing ingredients, since it makes the grinding process easier and you can achieve a better yield.
General rules of thumb are:
For firmer fruits and vegetables a smaller holed grinder disc is recommended.
For softer fruits and vegetables a larger holed grinder disc is recommended.
The size of the disc can be found stamped along the outer edge.
For fine grind use 3/16″ or 3/32″ tooth grinder blade, medium grind – 1/4″, coarse grind- 1/2″ or 5/16″
Speed also effects the grind. Use a faster speed on the grinder for a finer grind.
Trial and error is a good approach simply for learning what works best for your business and specific recipes.
If you are juicing ingredients separately, this is what we recommend:
Apple – Med bag / coarse grind
Beet – Tight bag / fine grind
Carrot – Tight bag / fine grind
Celery – Med bag / medium grind
Leafy Greens (kale, spinach, etc.)- Med bag / medium grind
Cucumber – Med bag / medium grind
Ginger – Tight bag / fine grind
Grape – Tight bag / mix with other ingredients, or do not grind
Pear – Tight bag / coarse grind
Pineapple – Med bag / coarse grind – do not remove the rind
Pomegranate – Med bag / do not grind
Romaine Lettuce – Med bag / medium grind
Wheat Grass and Herbs– Med bag / grind with other produce or using separate food processor
Almonds and other nuts – Wide bag / soak in water and grind using a blender or food processor (don’t use the EG-260)