Tabletop fruit press VP-5 - Wine press
Latvian Post - Delivery to United States Priority (1-2 weeks) - 91.57€
FedEx Economy - Delivery to United States (7 business days) - 94.21€
Express Post - Delivery to United States (6 business days) - 102.19€
UPS Express - Delivery to United States (2 business days) - 113.93€
DHL Express - Delivery to United States (3 business days) - 142.66€
- Basket capacity: 5 liters
- Basket height: 240 mm
- Basket diameter: 180 mm
- Dimensions and weight of the press: 28x34x42 cm, 8 kg
- Dimensions and weight of the packaging: 31х40х51 cm, 9 kg
- External diameter of the drain pan tube: 18 mm
- Performance: 17-25 liters per hour
- 3 years warranty
- Made in Latvia
Tabletop fruit press model. Due to its small dimensions, the press is convenient to use in any kitchen. Perfect for a beginner winemaker, producing a small amount of juice, making liqueurs, other drinks or dishes.
For crushing apples, the BETM-1 potato grater with an apple crushing blades can be used. Its performance is quite enough for a fruit press with a basket volume of 3-5 liters. Apples need to be cut into 4 parts prior to being crushed in such grater. The ESE-018 electric fruit crusher can also be used. In this case no pre-cutting is needed, whole apples can be crushed.
5 liters of crushed apples is placed in the basket. In one cycle of operation (loading crushed fruit, squeezing juice, unloading) 2,5-3,5 liters of juice can be produced.
With this kit, more than 17-25 liters of juice per hour can be squeezed, if several people work at the same time, for example, the whole family. The first person picks and washes the fruit, the second crushes the apples, and the third person presses the juice. This fruit press can also be used for pressing juice from pears, grapes, other berries, other fruits and vegetables.
This model of fruit press is ideal for squeezing juice from various berries, as well as experimenting with different combinations of fruits and berries, for example, you can prepare a liter jar of apple-pear juice, a jar of apple-pumpkin, apple-carrot, apple-cherry, apple-rowan juice. You can crush apples on a regular or electric grater. Before squeezing the juice, the berries must be passed through a meat grinder or crushed with a wooden masher. The fruit press is also useful when making your own cheeses and for squeezing excess liquid when making potato pancakes or zeppelins.
The working screw has a trapezoidal thread 20x4. The thread length in the frame is 30 mm. Such a pair of screw and nut holds the load well and will serve you for a very long time. A bronze bushing and thrust bearing significantly reduce friction during rotation of the screw, reduce wear of working surfaces and ease the fruit pressing process itself.
All parts of the press in contact with the juice, as well as all fasteners and the screw handle are made of natural oak or food grade stainless steel (AISI 304).
Stainless steel drain pan and piston
The juice collection drain pan, piston and basket rings are made of food grade stainless steel AISI 304, drain pan wall thickness – 1,5 mm. Piston thickness – 6 mm.
Powder coating of the frame creates a strong and durable protective coating.
There are rubber feet on the base of the press for easy carrying and protection of the frame coating. When pressing juice, it is enough to hold the press by the frame with one hand and turn the screw with the other hand.
For the convenience of working with the press, a silicone tube can be put on the tube of the drain pan, the other end of which can be placed in the juice container. For this press, a 16x20 mm tube is suitable.
Everything you need to get started is already included in the set
The press set includes: metal frame with wooden platform, trapezoidal screw, thrust bearing, juice collection drain pan, basket, piston with bronze bushing, filtration bag (100% polyester), user guide.
Choosing a juice filtration bag
To obtain pure juice with a minimum pulp content, you need to use bags with a fine mesh: 100% polyester (lavsan) or 100% linen. Such a bag is suitable for squeezing juice from apples, pears, pineapple, ginger, rhubarb, grapes and other juicy hard fruits, berries or vegetables that contain large fibers. Berries and fruits with fine fibers will clog the filtration bag (e.g. black currant, plum, peach, etc.).
Linen fabric is very strong, one of the few fabrics that is stronger when wet rather than when dry. Linen bags are a little bit more expensive, but more environmentally friendly, since when replacing the bag, plastic does not get into nature. Linen is a natural fiber that is completely biodegradable.
If you would like to have juice with pulp, then you need to use a bag with a coarse mesh (100% polypropylene). Such a bag is suitable for pressing juice from plums, apricots, peaches, red currants, black currants and other berries and fruits. A coarse mesh bag can also be used for apples, pears and grapes, but the juice will be less clear in this case.
Recommendation: It is always good to have one spare bag so that the juice making process does not stop due to a torn filtration bag.
|Mrs Jillian Dougan
This is a fantastic and very efficient juicer. I used it for school demos and it’s quick and quite clean at extracting juice! United Kingdom (customer review from Pressfruit Ltd.)
We are really pleased with the quality of the press and it makes great apple juice. The press is very easy to clean and store. United Kingdom (customer review from Pressfruit Ltd.)