Carnage in the Kitchen – Making Beet Juice at Home

Posted: November 7, 2012 by mobilemotions in Prototyping, Understanding User Needs
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This weekend I created beet juice from scratch. The process was interesting, time consuming, messy and somewhat smelly.

Process

I started by buying beets at Walmart.  This would not be my ideal choice for store, but I was there already and they had them.  They cost $2.00 per bunch and the bunches had either 3 or 4 beets on them (the lack of standardization was odd).  I bought 4 bunches ($8.00 worth for you math buffs).

When I got home I watched a few video online and prepared mentally.  After that preparation the video below starts.

Reflections:

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It did not take long to actually make the beet juice, as you saw from bunch to juice was only about 2 minutes.  However when this was multiplied by the 14 beets I bought and cleanup was included the process too about an hour.

The process was pretty messy.  Beets continually secrete a red juice that gets on a lot of things.  I didn’t find that the juice stained anything permanently, but I cleaned it up right away, so if you let it sit there may be staining issues.

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Results

We got about 20 ounces of juice out of the 14 beets.  I removed the jello-ie film off the top of the juice and then transferred it into glass containers for storage.  Here is a video of the results:

More videos of the process, for those who like that sort of thing, check out the YouTube playlist:

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