Make Your Own Fruit Juice
The Cross Beam Fruit Press is perfect for both the amateur and professional juice maker alike. Use to press apples and any soft seeded fruit like grapes, pears, raspberries, strawberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and more. You can fill it with already crushed fruit or simply place a fruit crusher on top and crush directly into the press.
This Press uses only the very best materials; cast iron for the base plate, legs, spindle nut and crossbeam, sustainable oak for the basket and stainless steel for the handle, this press should last a lifetime. Use with a straining bag. The crossbeam makes all the difference; it swings away from the press so that you can crush your fruit directly into the basket and empty your used pulp really easily.
Using The Press
Swing the cross beam off the press. Line the press cage with a straining bag (optional and available on this site seperately) overlapping the side of the press.
If using a Crusher like the Economy Crusher(available separately) to mill the apples, place the crusher on top, mill the apples directly into the press until it is brimful, and remove the rusher. If using the Pulpmaster to mill your apples, swing the cross beam off the press and fill the press cage with crushed fruit.
Fold the edges of the press bag to cover the pomace making a parcel. Swing the pressure plate over the press cage and crushed fruit and use the butterfly nut to secure in place. Turn the pressing bar, which will steadily lower the pressure plate. The juice will soon flow down through the press staves into the plate gully, ready for collection. Collect the juice in a food-grade bucket, ready for freezing, pasteurisation or instant drinking.
Choose Your Size:
We stock these cross beam fruit presses in two different sizes; 12 Litres and 20 Litres. You can choose the required one using the 'Press Size' Tab above the 'Add to Cart' button. The 12 Litre press basket has holds 11 kg (24 lbs) of crushed fruit and easily produces up to 13.5 litres (3 gallons) an hour. The 20 Litre press will produce 18kg (40 lbs) of milled apples which will give a juice yield of up to 8 litres (14 pints) of juice, depending on the variety and ripeness of fruit.