How to Get a Tax Break Buying a Commercial Juicer

How to (basically) get a 37% discount on your commercial juicer:

Since 2017 in the US tax code, Section 179 allows taxpayers to deduct or “write off” the cost of certain property as an expense when the property is placed in service.

Disclaimer: I’m not an accountant and this isn’t tax advice. Tax policies change from year to year, and they can vary depending on your entity type, industry, and other factors. Make sure to consult an accountant or tax attorney before making any decisions.

Section 179 Explained

Traditionally, when you purchased property for your business, you could only depreciate the expense over its useful life. For example, if you purchased new tables and chairs for your juice bar and they were expected to have a 10 year life span, you could depreciate the expense over 10 years. So, you could “write off” 10% of the purchase every year for 10 years – meaning you would decrease your tax liability a little bit each year for 10 years.

However under the new-ish Section 179 updates, you may deduct the entire purchase amount in the year it’s purchased. Section 179 is limited to certain types of equipment, such as cars, office furniture, business machinery (like juice machines), and computer equipment you use to run your company.

So, if you normally pay 37% taxes on your business profit, you can think of this as a 37% discount on the purchase of equipment.

How to take advantage of Section 179

Here is how you can write off the entire purchase price of a commercial juice machine or other business machinery:

  1. Talk to your accountant and make sure your business is eligible.
  2. Purchase the machinery and put it “in service” the year you want to write it off.
  3. Make sure to keep good records and save the invoice(s).
  4. Expense the purchase under Section 179 when you file your business taxes using form 4562.

How Much You Can Save on The Purchase

Let’s take an example and pretend you are purchasing a Goodnature X-1 Mini for about $14k total including accessories.

Price of Equipment $14,000
Typical tax rate 37%
Money saved on juicer with Section 179 $5,180
Effective price of equipment $8,820

As you can see, when you can expense the entire price of the equipment in one year, you’re Effectively paying a much lower price on the equipment.

Get Started Today

If you’re interested in purchasing a Goodnature commercial juicer and taking advantage of Section 179 for your juice bar this year, contact us today for a quote and shipping estimate.

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When To Replace Your Juicer Blades

Routine cleaning and other preventative maintenance can maintain the juicer’s efficiency and power for a long time. A little care goes a long way in helping your business make great juice products. Part of this care means maintaining the succulent blades. Learn how to do it with our juicer maintenance guide and when to replace juicer blades.

How long do the blades last?

The exact life span of juicer blades depends on the type of juicer you have and how you use it. In general, your juicer blades can last up to a few months. Pay attention to the condition of your juicer and how your blades hold up over time.

For example, if a juicer serves hundreds of customers a day, the blades will wear out faster than if you used them once or twice a week. The type of ingredients you take in the juice will also affect the blades since hard fruits and vegetables will wear down the blades more than soft produce. Disassemble the juicer regularly to clean and inspect it. This will help you monitor the condition of your machine, so you always know when the juicer blades need to be replaced.

Tips to make juicer blades long lasting

Taking good care of your juicer is key to helping your blades – and all other essential parts – last longer. Here are some tips to keep the juicer blades in good condition even when you use the juicer every day

Cleaning best practices

Proper cleaning is essential when you take care of your juicer. Always refer to your device’s user manual for exact cleaning operations. Fortunately, Juicernet’s commercial fruit juice machines are easy to disassemble and clean. Some juicers have parts that can be washed in a dishwasher, which makes cleaning simpler. Clean the juicer and the various parts regularly – if you use it once a day, clean it once a day too. This will protect your blades and keep the machine running smoothly.

Use the correct blade size

Some equipment, such as pineapple slicers, have different blade sizes. Always make sure you use the correct blade for the size or type of fruit you are processing. Using the right blade size gives you the best results and keeps your blades in top shape.

When the juicer blades are damaged

General wear and tear is a sign that a well-squeezed machine has been used. What do you do when your blades start to wear out? You have a few options depending on the type of juicer you have. Some juicers allow you to sharpen the blades to be as good as new. Others need replacement blades.

Juicernet has a higher warranty on juicer parts and services. When you buy juice products from Juicernet, you can rest easy knowing that you have access to the best parts, services, and any other necessary maintenance of your juice machine. Never worry about losing sales due to old juicer blades. Shop with confidence when choosing quality products at Juicernet.


Achieving the Maximum Output From Your Juicer

Powerful and efficient juicer can help you serve more customers in less time. However, even a quick juicer needs support to operate at maximum efficiency. If your staff and workflow are not keeping pace with your juice machine, you will continue to see delays in your orders. How do you create better efficiency in your business? Check out these tips to consistently maximize the production of your juicer.

To get the most out of your juicing machine, you first need to make sure that your entire business is ready to go. If you have to spend time cleaning and organizing equipment in the morning, you won’t be able to start efficient juicing right away. Try to have everything you need for an efficient juicing ready before you open your doors for the day.

First and foremost, clean all of your juicing gear the night before so it’s ready to go when you open in the morning. It also helps to have all the equipment you need – including your juicer and its parts, small pots and your products – on hand and ready to use whenever you need it.

Turn setting into a flag

Although your juicer is an important part of the juicing process, it can’t handle every task. Your employees should be well acquainted with all the other steps of the juicing process. Tasks such as washing produce, filling and running the juicer, and filling juice will fall on the shoulders of your employees, so make sure everyone knows how to perform their roles quickly and effectively. The better trained your employees are, the easier it will be for them to keep up with your juices.

Keep your juice in great shape

A big part of maximizing the output of your juicer is keeping it in perfect condition. Maintain your juicing machine by cleaning it at least once a day. You should also train all of your employees in the best practices for juicing so that you can eliminate operational errors. Finally, if the juicer malfunctions or becomes damaged, quickly remedy the problem by ordering the correct replacement parts or hiring an expert service technician to repair the machine. By keeping your juicer in good condition, you always ensure that your juicer delivers maximum efficiency.

If your business needs powerful and efficient juicers, look no further than Juicernet. Like all of our juicers, our commercial sugarcane juicer delivers excellent results for your business. We also back our products with a premium warranty on parts and service so you can run your juicer smoothly for longer.