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Maximizer® Fruit/Apple Cider Press with Stainless Basket

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$557.00 - $635.00
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  • Large-diameter Acme screw
  • Reversible ratchet
  • Durable Acme screw thread
  • High pressing force & low effort
  • Sturdy pressing handle
  • Commercial duty construction
  • 3/16" wall thickness steel tubing
  • Steel juice pan with 1" drain pipe
  • Oak or stainless steel basket
  • Pre-sealed wood parts 
  • Upper frame yoke tips 90° to the side easily
  • Fast retract handle socket
  • 5.3 or 9.5 gallon pulp capacity
  • Wide, low stance for stability
  • Press apples, pears, grapes & more
  • Assembles in minutes
  • Fast cleanup with garden hose
  • Strong cast iron pressing plate
  • Modular design 
  • No tools necessary for dissambly
  • Optional GSAM for Maximizer apple grinder

Description

Maximizer® Fruit/Apple Cider Press with Stainless Basket

Please Note: Prices of many products are under unprecedented inflationary pressures now, and resupply continues to be very difficult with many delays. Factories are having trouble getting critical parts due to ongoing Covid-related supply chain disruptions, and overseas shipping costs passed “insane” weeks ago. In early 2021, we could ship a 40' container from overseas in for $5800. Currently it's $17,400 to $27,000. If gas had gone up as much, it would now cost over $200 to fill up a Honda Pilot. And the last change in container shipping rates was upward again. Our resupply lead-time for some goods has increased by 12 months. There are many other factors as well, and the bottom line is that retail goods prices will be going up, and availability will be going down. Increased general inflation means your dollars are worth less daily, making needed goods more valuable than cash. All of this means now is the time to order what you need, whether it’s still in stock for now, or on its way to us.

Woman holding fresh applesWhether you have a few apple trees or a larger orchard or vineyard, the Maximizer® apple cider press provides the top quality construction and superior design features you need. To call the construction of the Maximizer fruit press stout would be an understatement... this is the Sherman Tank of fruit presses. Its frame has the strength to withstand tremendous pressure, and the acme-threaded forcing screw and solid ratchet mechanism make it easy to create that pressure. (The forcing screw is 1" diameter on the 5.3 gallon model & 1-1/4" diameter for the 9.5 gallon model.) With a Maximizer cider press you can quickly and easily develop pressures that will send other presses to the scrap heap. Higher pressure = higher juice yields and more production in less time.

Fast tip-off design

With the pull of a single pin, the upper yoke of the Maximizer press tips fully out of your way for full basket loading-and-unloading access. The speed and convenience of this design makes the pressing operation fast and easy.

Best materials

A frame made of 3/16" wall thickness steel tubing combines with a heavy stainless steel pressing basket and stainless steel pan to make the Maximizer a cider press you'll enjoy using for many years. The Maximizer presses arrive in two shipping boxes and require assembly.

GSAM feature

The Maximizer-GSAM fruit press features an integrated Grinder Swing Arm Mount (GSAM) that allows you to mount an optional apple grinder right on your press for maximum convenience and productivity. The GSAM provides you with a secure mount for the optional apple grinder. It puts the grinder just where you need it to rapidly pulverize apples for full juice extraction, and then just as easily it swings your grinder out of the way for pressing.

  • “We were so impressed with the speed with which we received our apple press! Thank you. Sturdy beautiful machine that works flawlessly.”

    – Toni T., MT

Girl holding apple with heart cut out

Fast Retract feature

The Maximizer presses now feature a very handy Fast Retract handle socket. After the juice has been squeezed from a batch of fruit and the forcing screw has been ratcheted backward a few strokes to relieve pressure, remove the ratchet handle from its horizontal socket and drop it into the adjacent vertical socket. This Fast Retract feature lets you spin the forcing screw and pressing plate quickly back up to the top of the basket. 

Important notes: When used with the optional grinder in place, the base of the Maximizer-GSAM press must be secured to prevent tipping. You can do this by bolting the legs (using holes provided in the feet) to a base such as a wood deck or concrete pad. Another option is to bolt the feet to a 4' x 4' sheet of plywood, 1/2" thick or more (plywood not included.) In the accompanying images, the press is not mounted in the manner required for operation. Proper secure mounting of the press legs prevents tipping and also optimizes operation of both the press and the grinder. 

Features of the Maximizer GSAM press with stainless basket

Maximizer® Apple Cider Press

  36 Liter (9.5 Gallons) 20 Liter (5.3 Gallons)
Frame Dimensions (W x D x H) 24.75" x 17.75" x 43" 22" x 15.5" x 36"
Basket Dimensions (Dia x H) 12.5" x 17" 10.5" x 14"
Net Machine Weight 100 lbs. 81 lbs.

For more details see the specs tab, above.

This fruit press is also available in another version, identical except that it includes a solid oak basket, instead of a stainless steel basket. Click here for the Maximizer press with wood basket.

Lubricating the Acme Screw

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.

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.

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

The top U.S. fruit-pressing states are Washington, California, Oregon, Idaho, Texas, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Colorado… We ship apple cider presses free to the 48-contiguous U.S. states!

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 Maximizer
Width 19.5"
Depth 15.25"
Basket Material Stainless steel
Color Red
Power Manual
PHG Exclusive Yes
UPC Does not apply
Origin Imported
Warranty Length 1 year

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