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- Strong handle easily creates high pressing force
- Acme screw thread for years of service
- Strong 1.5" tubular yoke & solid steel threaded sleeve
- Full stainless steel juice pan
- Drip pan discharge height is 6.25"
- Stainless steel pressing basket
- Frame yoke tips back for easy basket access
- 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
- Includes heavy duty cast iron pressing plate
Clearance: MacIntosh Fruit Press 4 Gallon + Stainless Basket
This is a scratch and dent, or otherwise blemished clearance item. Please check the tables below to see how we rate our clearance items.
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!
The perfect apple cider press for everyone's back yard!
Turn your apples into delicious juice... and unforgettable family memories... with the MacIntosh apple cider press exclusively from Pleasant Hill Grain. With solid heavy duty construction, this press is built for quick and easy operation, and many years of reliable, trouble-free service.
Fast tip-off design: The frame yoke of the MacIntosh apple cider press quickly tips 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: With its rugged yoke made of 1.5" steel tubing, stainless steel pressing basket and heavy gauge stainless steel pan, the MacIntosh cider press is built throughout with quality components that make it a joy to handle every time you use it. 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.
There are presses on the market that look similar to the MacIntosh, but aren't as strong. At Pleasant Hill Grain we refine our product designs continually, often in ways that don't meet the eye. Our MacIntosh has extra reinforcment under the tray to withstand higher force, allowing you to get more juice from your fruit without damaging the press.
“We found this to be a wonderful wine press... I recommend it highly.”
– Sheila B., MN
MacIntosh™ Apple Cider Press
|19 Liter (5 Gallons)||15 Liter (4 Gallons)|
|Frame Dimensions (W x D x H)||22" x 16.5" x 34-1/2"||21.5" x 16.5" x 28"|
|Basket Dimensions (Dia x H)||9.87" x 15.37"||10.1" x 11.62"|
|Net Machine Weight||55.05 lbs.||52.55 lbs.|
For more details 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 holes under high pressure, but our mesh bags are reusable and much more convenient.
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.
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Descriptions of Ratings for Clearance Store Items
(Expanded descriptions in next table)
|Minimum Discount||Mechanically Perfect||Free Shipping Over $59||Standard Return Policy||Full
|R1||Returned. Non-working surfaces have new or nearly new appearance. Working surfaces may have slight wear marks.||10%||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|R2||Returned, nearly-new appearance. Slight to moderate flaws on non-working surfaces.||15%||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|FR||Factory-refurbished unit.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|D||Brief demonstration use only, not previously sold.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|DIS||Discontinued.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Varies by item|
|U||Used.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SDB||Scratched and/or dented, or otherwise blemished.||Varies by item||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NOS||New old stock.||Varies by item.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bottom Line: If you’re a highly detail-oriented person, we recommend sticking to “R1.” But after a week’s use, the only real difference between one of these items and a brand new one will be the money you saved.|
Expanded Ratings Descriptions
|R1||Very close scrutiny is required to tell that the item isn’t brand new. Working surfaces may show slight wear; for example, the bottom-inside of a Bosch mixer bowl may show swirl marks because Bosch mixer whips are designed to “float” against bottom of bowl. Non-working surfaces (cabinet, control panel) look essentially new. Carton may not be perfect.|
|R2||Typically has a small scuff or mark on a non-working surface like a mixer cabinet or the top of a pressure cooker lid.|
|FR||Mostly returned items which have been brought fully up to new-equipment performance specs at the factory.|
|D||Demonstration items have been operated briefly at Pleasant Hill Grain.|
|DIS||These items have never been used but we no longer sell them at full price in our store because it was discontinued by us or by the manufacturer.|
|U||Has had light use.|
|SDB||Has moderate damage or blemish on a non-working surface, such as a scratch or dent in the housing, or paint blemish.|
|NOS||A brand new item that isn't the newest model.|
Did we forget something? If you need more information about this product, please tell us what else you'd like to know with a quick email or live chat!
|Product Weight||53 lb.|
|Basket Dimensions (Dia. x H)||10.1" x 11.62"|
|Basket Material||Stainless steel|
|Capacity (volume)||4 gal., 15L|
|Warranty Length||1 year|
We stock this product in our Nebraska warehouse. Most of our shipments are by FedEx Ground or Home Delivery and you should receive your order in four business days or less from ship-out. Click here for more information about shipping.
By Michael J. in MI on 3/20/2016 - Verified BuyerUsed it first to squeeze honey out honeycomb, worked great.17 out of 17 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Fred P. in MN on 9/18/2017 - Verified BuyerI got this to process apples for wine making and it exceeds expectations. Works well, and is very durable. Awesome purchase!10 out of 10 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Mac's in OR on 8/11/2017 - Verified BuyerThis is the second press we purchased which tells you we love it. We press the apples of 20 apple trees so we wanted a second press to speed the process. The apple grinder we purchased last year was also the perfect tool that doubled our output! Don't miss out on adding the grinder to your process.8 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Connie S. in MN on 9/18/2018 - Verified BuyerFeels good to make use of all the apples I have this year. I do like the press and the quality of the steel. Good construction and I'm glad I got the mesh bag. I should have the grinder too but for now I'm getting a workout mashing the apples with a big maul.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Lois S., FL on 8/14/2018 - Verified BuyerThis press is by far "top shelf. " It's heavy duty, easy to use and clean. Ships from Pleasant Hill in a timely manner and packed very securely. Very nice and friendly staff.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By James S. in WA on 1/1/2018 - Verified BuyerThe MacIntosh Apple Cider Press with Stainless Basket is an excellent product! Simple solid construction and carefree efficient operation, results in excellent juice! I highly recommend the MacIntosh Apple Cider Press to family and friends.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Tyler S. in IN on 10/27/2017 - Verified BuyerGreat seller. Thanks!! Awesome press. Much much better than others.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Burleigh R. in MN on 10/2/2017 - Verified BuyerWe doubled the amount of juice extracted from the apples by using our new MacIntosh. The press was a time saver in both the loading and unloading the mash along with the unbelievable ease of operation. We cut our overall processing time in half over the previous presses used. An additional Macintosh is in the future as we grow in cider making.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Steven G. in MN on 9/8/2017 - Verified BuyerPress was shipped fast and arrived in good shape. It's made of very heavy duty steel. I was impressed with how heavy the press is and seems like it will hold up. I debated between the wooden basket and steel basket version and very happy with the stainless steel basket. The stainless steel drip pan is also very useful and easy to clean. Cleanup is so much easier with this press since you need to just hose the whole thing down. I would recommend buying the food grade grease. The press did not ship with enough grease on it and had to grease it up. Plan to grease is every year before use and should not be an issue. I have pressed about 11 gals of apple cider with this press so far this week and hopefully will have many more gallons in the future. Now if I could only find more free apples...1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Mark J. in MN on 8/9/2017 - Verified BuyerFirst, this press was shipped and packaged far faster and better than I expected. The press is mounted on a 1/2 inch thick OSB panel with heavy duty cardboard and air pillows for additional support. Second, the stainless steel basket and bottom drip pan are made of heavy gauge material. The screw moved without any catching and the press plate was centered. The paint was in excellent shape and the machine is well balanced. Best press I have used (including the one I made as a group in my high school welding class.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
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