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Apple Presses

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Few things in life are as delightful as the pure, sweet goodness of fresh apple cider! Making apple cider is great fun too, with apple pressing products from Pleasant Hill Grain. From a 1.25 gallon tabletop fruit press to a 21 gallon stainless steel hydropress, we have the cider press with the capacity you need. Every apple press features smart design and quality construction that will provide years of reliable use. Click the products below to learn more!

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Whether you have a single tree or an orchard, we can equip you to extract every possible drop of delicious golden nectar from your apples. Our apple grinders and presses have the durability to work reliably for years, and they’re designed to make your part simple, easy and enjoyable!

Once your fruit is off the tree, two basic operations are involved in extracting the juice. The first is grinding the apples to a pulp. If you try to press your apples whole, you’ll get very little juice from them. But running them through a proper grinder reduces them to tiny bits that are ready to release their juice in the press.

Apple Grinding

Our Maximizer apple grinder does an outstanding job of preparing apples for the pressing stage. Built of heavy duty cast iron with a large laminated hardwood rotor, its stainless steel teeth are engineered to make short work of bushels of fruit. The Maximizer’s heavy duty flywheel provides the necessary momentum for smooth turning. This apple grinder can be mounted to the support of your choice, and our Maximizer line of apple presses includes an optional mount for the grinder that lets it lock into position over the press basket, then swing out of the way for pressing.

Another option is our Electric Apple Grinder, which offers high speed operation that’s as easy as flipping a switch and pouring your apples in. A heavy duty baffled chute keeps hands safely away from rotating blades, and it will operate only with the chute and its attached guard in place.

Variety of Cider Presses

When your apples have been pulped, they’re ready for the cider press. Presses are available in several styles and capacities, from a 1.25 gallon tabletop fruit press clear up to a 21 gallon stainless steel model that operates by water pressure.

Starting at the top end: 21 gallons is a lot of apple pulp—and our Stainless Steel Hydropress rapidly processes all of those apples in every cycle, with pressure provided by none other than your humble garden hose! Centered within the large stainless steel basket of the press is a cylindrical rubber bladder. With the turn of a valve, the pressure of your standard water supply expands the bladder and presses the juice out through the perforations of the basket. The hydropress is simple, fast, and highly effective!

Our Maximizer apple cider presses are very popular thanks to their capacity, features and strength. Frame members are made of rectangular steel tubing with a wall thickness of 3/16”. Available in capacities of 5.3 and 9.5 gallons, these apple presses have large diameter Acme-threaded forcing screws and long ratcheting handles that let you develop huge pressure for maximum juice yield. Baskets are made of solid oak, and sit on stainless steel juice trays. Frames are powder coated for long, rust-free service. The tip-off yoke design is a convenient time-saver that’s easy to use. The press can be purchased with or without the GSAM (Grinder Swing Arm Mount) that allows press-mounting of a Maximizer fruit grinder. Maximizer cider presses are a pleasure to use and they’re built to work for generations.

MacIntosh apple presses are offered in 4 and 5 gallon models. Like our Maximizer presses, they have tip-off yokes that provide quick, full access to the pressing basket. Their frames are heavy duty to withstand pressing forces, and they’re powder coated for lasting good looks. These apple presses have large diameter Acme forcing screws that let you bring lots of force to bear on your pulped apples, ensuring high juice yields. The T-handles on MacIntosh apple cider presses can be operated by one person, or you can share the load with an apple-pressing friend.

The simple and stout design of our Harvest Bounty cider press incorporates a pivoting top beam and stainless steel juice tray. Offered with 4 or 5 gallon pulp capacity, this cider press has a wide, low stance for stability and its Acme forcing screw lets you apply a lot of pressure to your apple pulp for good juice yield.

Would you prefer a traditional wood apple cider press? Our Maple Creek hardwood fruit press is as good-looking as it is sturdy, with its birchwood frame and massive cast iron cross beam. And with a 7 gallon apple pulp capacity, it’s certainly functional as well.

Not to be overlooked, our excellent 1.25 gallon Tabletop Fruit Press (and almond milk press) has a stainless fruit pressing basket and plate. It features an anti-torque plate that fastens to your table or portable mounting board, and an fine mesh liner bag that lets you press pulped apples and a variety of other types of fruit. You can also press ground and soaked almonds for delicious almond milk!

Apple Harvest Tools

Be sure to see our selection of quality Wells & Wade fruit picking bags. And our quality fruit picking poles will ensure that you can reach the fruit even at the tippy-top of your tree!

It’s so much fun making fresh apple cider, and there’s probably no finer activity for building lasting memories with family and friends! If you have any questions, please call us up. We use the products ourselves that we offer on our website, and we’d be happy to discuss the items that will best meet your needs!