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Harvest Bounty Apple Cider Press with Stainless Basket
Ready for your apples! The Harvest Bounty apple cider press features sturdy construction and simple features that work well.
Quick swing-away design: The top yoke of the Harvest Bounty cider press quickly swings out of your way for easy basket loading-and-unloading access. The speed and convenience of this design makes everything work faster and easier.
Best materials: Built of heavy gauge steel and forged frame parts, stainless steel pressing basket and heavy gauge stainless steel pan, the Harvest Bounty cider press is built for years of fun and reliable durability. When shipped, the press legs are bolted down to a wooden board which you can use as a base, or reuse/recycle. The board prevents leg damage during shipment.
“The Harvest Bounty press is easy to set up and easy to clean. Effortless pressing and lots of fun. The only hard part is getting the apples off the trees!”
– JGH, CA
Features of the Harvest Bounty™ Apple Cider Press:
- Strong handle easily creates high pressing force
- Acme screw thread for years of service
- Strong steel frame
- Full stainless steel juice pan
- Heavy gauge stainless steel pressing basket
- Strong cast iron pressing plate
- Frame yoke swings away easily for full basket access
- Available in 4 or 5 gallon pulp capacity
- Wide, low stance for great stability
- Fruit press works great for apples, pears, grapes, other fruits
- Arrives fully assembled
- Cleans up fast with a garden hose
Harvest Bounty Fruit Press
|19 Liter (5 Gallons)||15 Liter (4 Gallons)|
(W x D x H)
|17" x 16" x 31-1/2"||17" x 16" x 28"|
(Inside Dia x H)
|9.87" x 15.37"||10.1" x 11.62"|
|Net Machine Weight||58.8 lbs.||55.4 lbs.|
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“I'm very pleased with the Harvest Bounty press so far. It's built to last! I got the stainless steel cylinder and use it with a mesh bag and it performed very well. Clean up is very easy.”
– Jud M., ID
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The press works as expected. The only two drawbacks are:
1. The tripod design is unstable: when opening the yoke the whole thing tips over.
2. The stainless "basket" is not a basket, just a cylinder. It make is hard to remove the pulp.
It would be nice to have a basket with a handle.Moderator:
Eddy, we recommend using the holes in each of the feet to fasten the press down. That both prevents tipping and keeps the whole press from rotating as you turn the screw down (and back up again.) One option we've found handy is to screw the press down to a half sheet of plywood or chip board; if you go that route, be sure the board is large enough for the operator to stand on, so their weight on the board keeps the press from both tipping and rotating. About the "basket", that's traditionally the name used for the (traditionally) wood-slat cages surrounding the fruit, which, historically, don't have bottoms. We've tested stainless baskets with a bottom and found that they then rotate with the screw, which isn't really desirable. Thanks for the 5 star review and have fun!8 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you?
High quality, heavy-duty well built cider press. Very easy to use. Just pick up a small can of food-grade stain and coat the wooden basket with it, let it dry for a couple days. Works excellent if you use an apple grinder first. then put the apple pulp into the press. You'll get 3-4 times more cider than if you just chop the apples into small pieces. Should be able to get a 2 gallon bucket full of cider out of each full basket of apple grindings (we got the larger basket on our press, and always got ~2 gallons per basket full). No need for those expensive $700-800+ presses, this one does the exact same thing... you just need to buy the apple grinder separately (we clamped ours to a picnic table then filled up 5 gallon buckets with apple grindings, then dumped those into the press). Kids love making cider and squishing the apples. We freeze it in quart ziplock freezer bags then thaw one out when we want to drink one. On the apple grinder... it works best if you chop em in half then throw em in the grinder... and crank it over a few turns then backwards a turn, then forwards again a few turns... that keeps it from getting clogged up. When all said and done, just spray the press and grinder really well with a hose then let it dry off before storage for next use or next year. We made 15-20 gallons of fresh cider with ease last fall from old apple trees on the old farm property.Moderator:
Our wood baskets do come presealed now, but periodic maintenance is certainly in order. It's crucial to keep the forcing screw lubed with food grade grease too, both for the (dramatic) reduction of turning effort and for wear and rust prevention. Also it's worth noting that juice yields vary widely depending on the juiciness of the apples being used. Thanks for your review Nicholas, lots of good tips!2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
I was absolutely and pleasantly surprised at how well this press worked. Very well made and stable on the wooden base its shipped on. Absolutely be sure to get mesh bags. Excellent quality and good looks to boot.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
Get the mesh bag and fold it over on itself when pressing the apple mush. I did not do this the first few pressing I made. Apple mush shot up from the press covering me in apple mush. Once was not enough. I had to repeat the apple baptism three times before I realized what to do. Fold the mesh bag over on itself. The first step: get the mesh bag. Cleaning the mesh bag requires lots of effort but is well worth the trouble. Cider is delicious.Moderator:
The mesh bag can be thrown into a clothes washing machine after pressing for effortless cleanup. Thanks for your review, Frank.4 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
My dad and grandfather built a wooden cider press in the early 1900's. Dad sold the old one for $50.00 without telling us! Imagine how I felt when this family heirloom was gone. So, I found this new version as a birthday present for my husband, (and me). We are delighted and can't wait to get our first batch of cider going. We are thrilled to be able to bring back this family practice and show our granddaughters and my students how cider is made. Thank you for this beautiful rendition of our old traditional one. Elaine and John0 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Looking forward to using it late summer on grapes, more to come.Was this review helpful to you?
The cider press we originally ordered was out of stock. We were contacted immediately and a comparable press was substituted. The customer service was great and the delivery prompt. So far we've pressed 30 gallons with Red and Yellow Delicious, Honey Crisp and a mystery apple from a tree we planted over 20 years ago. It tastes so fresh and sweet. We plan to use this for years to come.Was this review helpful to you?
I've used this product once since setting it up and I'm very pleased with the Harvest Bounty press so far. It's built to last! I got the stainless steel cylinder and use it with a mesh bag and it performed very well. Clean up is very easy. I got the hand-crank grinder as well, and find that it likes the apples to be cut in half to process them well (whole apples get hung up easily) but that is not a problem. I would recommend this product to anyone.Moderator:
Jud, we're guessing that your apples are pretty crisp. Letting them ripen a bit more, or letting them sit for a couple of weeks after picking, will enhance feeding with the grinder. Thanks for your review!Was this review helpful to you?
The Harvest Bounty press is easy to set up and easy to clean. Effortless pressing and lots of fun. The only hard part is getting the apples off the trees!Was this review helpful to you?
This press worked great for an abundant apple crop. If the apples are run through a food processor or masher before pressing, we would get 2-3 gallons of cider per pressing. We plan to use the bolts to attach it to a sturdier base - it ships with a small plywood base. Smooth working, easy to clean. Don't forget to order reusable mesh bags.Moderator:
The wood base that our presses arrive bolted-to is there for protection of the press during shipping. We do recommend using the holes in the press feet to fasten the press down securely during use. Presses can be bolted to a deck or pinned to the ground (heavy round tent pegs work well). Another option is fastening the press to a sheet of plywood large enough for the screw operator to stand on, which will prevent unwanted rotation of the whole press when the forcing screw is being turned. Thanks for your review Kathryn, and for your business. Happy pressing!Was this review helpful to you?
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|Basket Material||Stainless steel|
|Warranty Length||1 year|
|Country of Manufacture||China|
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