I am using the old tooth brush to clean the edges of the blade. It is a good juicer. I bought it to recover from my constipation and pails problem. To drink more fiber foods. I use to drink 1.5 to 1 litter of watermelon daily. I helps me little bit to come out of the problem. Thanks for the device. Got a review that drinking more juice like me may affect the kidney. But what ever I love to have the juicer. It's really awesome !