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Nostalgia PBM500 Professional Peanut Butter & Nut Butter Maker
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- Simply fill the large see-through hopper with up to 1 lb. of your favorite type of nut and turn the unit on
- Durable die cast aluminum auger dispenses nut butter in seconds
- Use the oil dispenser to achieve the perfect consistency
- Customize with sweeteners and spices, like honey, sugar, and cinnamon
- Try with almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds and more
- Two-position on/off power switch
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Make Your Own Nut Butters
Create Homemade Nut Butter
Customize any nut butter to your liking with sweeteners and spices. The possibilities are endless.
All Kinds of Nuts
Make butter out of your favorite nuts or seeds. Try peanuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds and more.
The durable die-cast aluminum auger dispenses nut butter in mere seconds.
1 Pound Hopper
Add 1-pound of your favorite nuts into the hopper. Use the oil dispenser to achieve the perfect consistency.
The Nostalgia PBM500 Professional Peanut Butter Maker quickly makes fresh and natural, spreadable, ready-to-eat nut butters with ease. Simply fill the large hopper with your favorite type of nut and switch on the unit. The powerful motor and durable die cast auger work together to dispense flavorful nut butter in a matter of seconds. Use the oil dispenser to achieve the perfect nut butter consistency. Finish by adding sweeterners and spices, like honey, sugar and cinnamon, to customize your creation! Try with almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds and more.
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My first test was to fill the hopper with about a pound of peanuts from Trader Joe. I turned it on, and right away there was a strong smell of ozone- a sign that the motor brushes were arcing. This is common with cheap AC motors, and hopefully it'll go away as the motor runs in. Almost as quickly, peanut butter started to come out of the machine in long, thick, ribbons. It looked and tasted rather dry, and a little gritty, which told me that this machine wasn't grinding the peanuts as finely as the machine at the local grocery.
My next test was raw cashews, who gave the same result. The machine includes an oil dispenser into which you can pour peanut oil or any other oil if you want a smoother, more spreadable nut butter, but that shouldn't really be necessary if the nuts are ground finely enough.
Disassembly for cleaning is very easy, but cleaning by hand is difficult. I tried using a combination of brushes, chopsticks, and hot soapy water but finally gave up and put everything in the dishwasher. You really have to clean nut grinders very thoroughly, as any oil left inside will eventually go rancid. After a trip through my dishwasher there was still a fair bit of residue in the plastic insert. I worked it out with a broken chopstick and then rinsed with hot, soapy, water.
I really can't recommend this grinder, as it just doesn't grind nuts finely enough to be spreadable without adding a significant amount of extra oil. I'm going to take the ground peanuts I made and use them to make a West African ground nut stew, and the grinder is going on the shelf in the basement until I can donate it to the local Salvation Army.
I cleaned the device fillowing the instructions and after everything dried overnight, reassembled and tried again.
The recipe also stated that, for drier nuts like almonds, more oil may be needed. So, hoping I could get a less chunky texture, I added half again as much oil as indicated in the recipe, but this time nothing came out. The auger wouldnt pull anything through.
I again cleaned the device, let it dry and reassembled.
The third time I pre-chopped the almonds (also indicated in the book so the device didnt have to "work so hard") and added the same oil as above, and it still didnt come out except a few puffs of powdered almonds and almond chunks.
In each time I verified the oil was coming out and I turned the oil holder.
On the 3rd attempt I also verified the auger was turning prior to putting in the ingredients.
In each case, in order to not waste the food, I had to finish the butter in a small food processor. It took about 20 minutes to get to a constistancy that wasnt too chunky, but seems to me might be a lot cheaper to grind almonds in a coffee grinder then use a small food chopper/mixer (I got mine for $6 at the market) and mix it in there with salt and oil. No 3rd step here to mix the salt in afterwards.
After reading the comments about the mixture of aluminum and plastic parts, I decided to add on the 4 year warranty. After looking at the pieces I don't think there'll be any problem in home usage, where my son is only making a pint of peanut butter every couple of weeks. Still I feel good that he should be able to get several years of service out of it.
The top 'funnel' area is too long and allows too many nuts to drop down into the auger area at once - especially if you pre-chop as suggested.
The auger inside is too 'flat' (the only way I can describe it) to actually mash the nuts.
You have to literally use a minimum of 1 lb at a time because the insides are so large.
I tried the recommendations:
*Chop the nuts first (of course when you chop, some nuts get finer than others)
*Add oil (they recommended canola oil - bad taste. sunflower oil was better)
Basically all this unit did was to blend the oil with my nuts and fine bits that came from chopping. Tried several times - even fed the output mix back in the top to see if it would mash up more - to no avail.
I didn't even care about the noise - just wanted my almond butter!
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So I think this one was defective