Velox Tomato Press and Strainer
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- Perfect for smaller jobs
- suction cup secure strongly to the table no need to clamp
- stainless steel screen
- Color is red
- Made in Italy
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The Velox Tomato Press removes seeds and peelings from tomatoes, leaving you with only the finest puree. the Tomatoe Press can also puree other fruits and vegetables through its durable stainless steel screen. The vacuum pressure base with lever holds firmly to your counter top with over 220 pounds of holding power and is made of natural rubber that is designed to resist age. This unit completely disassembles for easy cleaning and is dishwasher safe. It is made of a non toxic polypropylene that never stains, and comes complete with a matching bowl. color red
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My wife and I have a good sized garden so we get a lot of tomatoes on a daily basis. We had about 7 lbs sitting on the counter ready for canning when my wife decided she wanted to puree them instead. The first 2.5 lbs she did by hand w/ the blender for making into tomato soup. Worked okay, but no way to get the skins out, which turn into red sticks. The next day, this press came in the mail.
I set up this press, washed, cored, diced and simmered 4.5 lbs of tomatoes into hot mush. The tomatoes then got scooped into the press while I cranked away. The top funnel held two heaping cups of tomatoes. As I cranked, it very quickly and efficiently separated the pulp from the skins and seeds. There did seem to be some pulp left on the skins so I ran them through four more times, getting approximately 1 additional cup of puree.
In the end, the entire press process (5 times through) took less than 15 minutes (probably closer to 10). I was literally left with bare tomato skins and seeds (that went to the chickens). A few seeds worked their way through (maybe a half dozen total), but that's it. You can always can the puree, but my wife wanted to freeze the puree as she figured she'd use it over the next few months. My only real complaint was that the chute where the seeds and skins come out should be about an inch longer as it's tight having both the inluded collection bowl and the skins bowl sitting under their respective chutes.
While there appeared to be no instructions for clean up, it was easy to figure out. The handle comes out, the white chute comes off, and the press drum inside pops out for further disassembly down to an empty barrel, 2-piece "axel" shaft and spring. Very well thought out design, in my opinion.
Already have another gardener friend buying one of these!
The only down side to these presses is the squisher part which is inside is tough to clean. All in all though a great way to make a sauce base for the money and a great use of my garden tomatoes.
For applesauce, I cook peeled cored sliced apples til tender, and run them through the mill. Pure sauce comes out the front, chunky sauce comes out the side. About 50-50. Put both back together for canning. It was the best sauce. A masher could not have done this. One time through and done
Trick to take apart cylinder for cleaning: You have to take the end cap off and it sticks. The box say to push the two spring loaded fins up, to pop the end cap. I hold the cylinder vertical, cap pointing up. Press the bottom of one of the fins down on the edge of the sink, which pushes the fin up the slot, and pops the lid. You may have to do right fin, left fin a couple times. Only way I could do it with carpal wrists.
This is for smooth tomato sauce. Semi chunky applesauce. I did not expect it to crank so easily
the product came disassembled in an opened package. Took a while to figure out how to assemble, but I couldn't wait to find another one. It was a good buy