Fruit Press. 1.3L Aluminum/Stainless Steel
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- Italian Made
- Stainless Steel and Aluminum, Painted Base & Cross Bar
- For Pressing Fermented Fruit
- Not for Pressing of Hard Foodstuffs Such as Nuts, Almonds, Fruit Pits, Etc.
- Basket Approx. Six Inches Wide and Five Inches Tall
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I used it one evening for three fruits: ripe apricots, strawberries, and grapes. The apricots and strawberries at the top of the press simply turned to mush and oozed out around the 1/4 inch gap between the press plate and vessel, resulting in a mess on top of the plate surrounding the shaft with very little juice collected.
Next I tried the grapes, I collected apout 3/4 cup of juice, but in the process the thin aluminum plate at the base warped so badly from the pressure that the entire press now sits at an angle about 15 degrees off of vertical. When I realized how badly the press had bent I discontinued use. When taking the grapes out, I found that some of them hadn't even split open yet, even though the "intense pressure" had caused the press to bend. I then put the grapes into a steel mixing bowl, pressed them with a potato masher and then pressed down with another steel bowl before putting them in a strainer. This produced about twice as much juice as I originally collected from pressing the grapes in this fruit press.
If it had been built with a steel base and a tight fit where the pressing plate meets the vessel holding the fruit it would likey work nicely. However, it is poorly designed and constructed. Also, after washing the press, I woke up the next morning to find the shaft and bottom of the press plate rusted. So much for the "Stainless Steel" in the title of the item. This was especially disturbing as the rusted parts come into contact with the food items you're working on.
Hopefully the return process will go smoothly.
Be warned that you should use something between the pressing plate and the nut milk bag because the shaft spins freely and there's a snap-ring that holds the pressing plate and shaft together that can snag your nut milk bag and tear a nice hole in it.
I had an empty Lavazza espresso can so I cut the bottom from it with a can-opener and placed that circular piece between the pressing plate and the nut milk bag the next time I tried pressing some apple pulp and it did well to protect the bag from being damaged again.
It dented the metal disc pretty well so I imagine I'll have to find a more durable solution, perhaps a wooden disc instead.
Works as it should
Easy to use
Easy to clean
Can destroy your nut milk bag
not easy to store(Unless you just keep it on the counter), it's awkwardly shaped
two-handed operation; no way to secure the base to the counter
This is a much better juicer than an electric juicer like a Breville, etc. Because it's WAAAAYYY cheaper, doesn't add heat and removes much more of the liquid from the pulp. You could throw the pulp put out from a masticating. etc juicer into a nut milk bag in this thing and press pout a bunch more juice.
Be sure that if you're going to use a nut milk bag with it, put something between the bag and the pressing plate that will protect the bag from damage as I mentioned above.
-The components are very cheap. Before I even used it the paint already scratched off the handle.
-The spout needs to be longer. Since it is so short it makes a big mess if the liquid slowly drips out.
-The rod that twists down is either rusting or is picking up rust from inside the red bar. This rust falls into my product. I would not recommend this at all.
- I used this to make almond milk because I thought it would work better than squeezing the pulp through a bag. However, this is not the case. There is so much liquid left in the bag, it's not worth using it.
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