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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 to back easily for easy basket access
- 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
- Includes heavy duty cast iron pressing plate
Clearance: MacIntosh Fruit Press 5 Gallon + Stainless Basket
This is an R1 clearance item. Please check the tables below to see how we rate our clearance items.
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.
“We found this to be a wonderful wine press... I recommend it highly.”
– Sheila B., MN
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.
MacIntosh™ Apple Cider Press
|19 Liter (5 Gallons)|
|Frame Dimensions (W x D x H)||22" x 16.5" x 34-1/2"|
|Basket Dimensions (Dia x H)||9.87" x 15.37"|
|Net Machine Weight||55.05 lbs.|
For more details see the specs tab, above.
“We 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.”
– Burleigh R., MN
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.|
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|Product Weight (lbs.)||55 lb.|
|Basket Dimensions (Dia. x H)||9.87" x 15.37"|
|Basket Material||Stainless steel|
|Capacity (volume)||5 gal., 19L|
|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 Dawn E. in WI on 4/12/2016 - Verified BuyerI purchased the fruit press to accommodate our small orchard's Honey Crisp apple needs and have been extremely impressed. The product was delivered on time in a very sturdy container. Construction is even better than expected and the MacIntosh is a work of art. The minimal ssembly was completed by my elementary aged daughter. The pressing screw glides effortlessly through the pressing process so easily, my daughter easily completed the first press with her fingertips, completely pressing all liquid. The remaining fruit pulp is easily removed by using the fabric mesh bags, sold separately, and was fed to the chickens. Cleanup is completed with soap and water. I added lubricant to the metal shaft as well.
Besides Honey Crisp apples, our orchard also includes: Concord grapes, red Latham raspberries, yellow Anne raspberries, Bartlet pear and Stella cherries. The fruit press was used to press from the entire orchard. Note - each fruit was pressed separately and then blended together for taste in the kitchen.
The price for this labor saver was a steal. The fruit press has become my best friend, next to the bees.
23 out of 23 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Michael J. in MI on 3/20/2016 - Verified BuyerUsed it first to squeeze honey out honeycomb, worked great.18 out of 18 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By JohnnieAppleCider on 9/9/2016 - Verified BuyerI am quite pleased. The press has surpassed all my wishes. Easy to operate, easy to clean and most important, the yield is wonderful.
I bought 3 of the mesh bags and use all 3 in each press with 2 circular pieces from a plastic cutting board separating them. The mash is divided into thirds and the cider can only exit out the side of the press. I've found this to be very effective in increasing the amount of cider and the speed of doing so.
Overall, I have nothing but praise for the McIntosh press. Easy to set up, easy to use, easy to clean. I've had it in use for a couple of weeks so far and the only issues I've had is the yield has been so good that we had to buy another freezer to accommodate the cider and even then we've given away almost 20 gallons and there are still more apples to come!15 out of 15 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Kristine H. in VT on 10/21/2015 - Verified BuyerBought this last year and love it. The frame is compact but sturdy, and feels like you can put a lot of pressure on the fruit to squeeze out maximum juice. I also like that the optional grinder is separate from the press as one person can work the press while another grinds fruit for the next batch--it's more efficient having a separate unit.Moderator:
Yep, the MacIntosh will take a lot of pressure. Our presses have more steel in key areas than others do, to prevent damage under high loads. Keeping the forcing screw well-lubricated with food grade grease will ensure that the turning effort stays easy while producing that force, too. Thanks for your review Kristine, we appreciate it!14 out of 14 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Garry L. in IN on 9/20/2017 - Verified BuyerI have used a couple of cider pressed a long time ago. I looked at our loaded apple trees and decided nobody could eat that much apple sauce or apple butter. Time to buy our own cider press. It was delivered in under a week. It looks great! Best thing, it works as great as it looks. Family loved the cider. Should have splurged and bought the apple grinder too. Well I guess there is Christmas coming up. If you plan on pressing more than a few gallons, this press is ideal. We love it so much, we are starting a new family and friends cider pressing day to share our delicious homemade cider and teach the young ones. The people at Pleasant Hill are so nice and helpful, I could not imagine ordering from anyone else.11 out of 11 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Kearsarge Meadows, Warner NH on 10/29/2015 - Verified BuyerInstead of once again begging and borrowing other peoples' cider presses, we finally decided to SPLURGE and get our own. Pleasant Hill Grain had the best combination of photos, descriptions, and helpful people on the telephone. We bought this press from PHG, set it up and used it for several days. After pressing over 20 gallons of cider, we let our friends use it, too.
The MacIntosh press is rugged, beautiful and functional. We absolutely love it and are very happy we bought it.
Thank you Pleasant Hill Grain for your help!11 out of 11 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 Dana K. in PA on 6/19/2016 - Verified BuyerI ended up with too many apples to juice and not enough to take to a commercial cider press. The MacIntosh Press was just right. It was well made, sturdy, easy to use and easy to clean. I was impressed with how much juice I got from the apples. I am looking forward to trying other fruit in it this year. I am hoping for a good grape harvest.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 Greg P. in OH on 5/11/2018 - Verified BuyerBest bang for the buck I found.4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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