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Harvest Bounty Apple Cider Press

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Features

  • Strong handle easily creates high pressing force
  • Acme screw thread for years of service
  • Strong steel frame
  • Full stainless steel juice pan
  • Drip pan discharge height is 6.25"
  • Solid American red oak or 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

Description

Harvest Bounty Apple Cider Press

TARIFF HEADS-UP

Tariffs could soon be imposed on three categories of PHG products: Fruit presses, fruit grinders, and corn shellers. Prices will jump sharply if this happens, so we encourage you not to wait once you’ve made a decision!

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.

  • “I was absolutely surprised at how well this press worked. Very well made and stable… excellent quality and good looks to boot.”

    – Larry M., MD

Best materials: Built of heavy gauge steel and forged frame parts, solid oak or 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.

Harvest Bounty™ Wine Press/Fruit Press with Wood Basket

  19 Liter (5 Gallon) 15 Liter (4 Gallon)
Frame Dimensions
(W x D x H)
17" x 16" x 31-1/2" 17" x 16" x 28"
Basket Dimensions
(Inside Dia x H)
9.9" x 15.4" 9.9" x 12.1"
Net Machine Weight 67.2 lbs. 61.25 lbs.

 

Harvest Bounty™ Wine Press/Fruit Press with Stainless Basket

  19 Liter (5 Gallon) 15 Liter (4 Gallon)
Frame Dimensions
(W x D x H)
17" x 16" x 31-1/2" 17" x 16" x 28"
Basket Dimensions
(Dia x H)
9.87" x 15.37" 10.1" x 11.62"
Net Machine Weight 58.8 lbs. 55.4 lbs.


For more details please see the specs tab, above.



We recommend ordering an accessory mesh basket-liner bag to use with the press. Traditionally, disposable cheesecloth is used to keep finer fruit pulps from squirting out between the basket slats under high pressure, but our mesh bags are reusable and much more convenient.

The wood parts of the Harvest Bounty press arrive pre-sealed. For future maintenance, we have a good coating available below.

It's important to keep the acme forcing screw well lubricated with food safe grease; this greatly reduces wear and turning effort, and dramatically increases maximum pressure and juice yield.

Apple Grinders

Maximizer apple grinder

As with any press, to get good juice yield from apples you need to pulp them first. Proper pulping lets you get three to four times as much juice from the apples, compared to pressing the fruit whole.

Our Maximizer™ apple grinder and Electric Apple Grinder are both excellent choices.

Electric apple grinder crusher

We offer a wide selection of apple presses: Click to see our category page of all apple cider presses!

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Specs

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Brand Harvest Bounty
Power Manual
PHG Exclusive Yes
Origin Imported
Warranty Length 1 year

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Reviews

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  • Most sanitary of all the presses
    By on - Verified Buyer
    For making wine I have used two other presses. Both were the wooden slat type. While these types are more traditional they also require lots of maintanance. Once the fruit acids get through the original finish its virtually impossible to keep the slats from turning black. Consiquently, requiring about 30 minutes or more of preparation time with every use. This stainless basket is a quick wash w/ a soapy spung and a rinse w/ the hose and I'm making juice. I like the cast steel parts of this press over the bent pipe version offered. My thought is the pipe parts will "work" during pressing and will eventually crack. There's no way these cast steel beams are going to ever crack. As a retired logging equipment/ hydrolic mechanic this is just my personal opinion. This is an outstanding value in a fruit press.
    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Excellent Apple Cider Press
    By on - Verified Buyer
    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!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Impressive Press
    By on - Verified Buyer
    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!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Simply Amazing
    By on - Verified Buyer
    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.
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Solidly built
    By on - Verified Buyer
    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!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great investment
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Well constructed, we filled it up with bashed apples and got a good gallon of the best apple juice we ever tasted. We would like more information on bashing tools. My husband used a stick which was very tedious. Great buy!!
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Easy peasy.
    By on - Verified Buyer
    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!
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great Press
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Great Press! We have only had it for 2 weeks and have made 10+ gallons of cider. Others had mentioned that 5 gallons of apples create about 2 gallons of cider and that seems accurate. The press was easier to turn than I expected. My 11 yr old son can crank it down 95% of the way. I understand the other reviews about the stability issues of the press, but if you fasten it to the floor, or put it on a larger sheet of wood you can stand on, that issue goes away. So far I am very pleased with this purchase.
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Worked great!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Built very well and sturdy, which was key as we processed >50 lbs of pears for cider. The crank is very sturdy, and the mesh bags worked like a charm!
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  • Heavy Duty
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Product is well built. Works as it should. If you are looking for a durable press that should last for decades buy this one.
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