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When you need to turn apples to pulp, our exclusive Maximizer® apple grinder is the tool for the job. When pressing apples for apple cider, you'll get about three times more juice by pulping them first, compared to pressing them whole.
The Maximizer apple grinder uses strong stainless steel teeth set into a large stainless steel rotor. As apples are ground, the load on the grinder's teeth changes rapidly. The Maximizer's large twenty pound flywheel is an important feature, providing rotating mass that maintains speed and makes an otherwise jerky and difficult effort smoother and easier.
Some people like to grind into a bucket and dump into their cider press, mounting on a sawhorse or similar support. Others prefer to mount the grinder higher so the pulped apples drop directly into the pressing basket. Mounting slots are provided for either back or bottom mounting, and fruit pulp exits through the bottom discharge.
The Maximizer turns your apples into the right texture to get the most juice from your harvest. It can also be used with pears and other large, pit-free fruit. Like all Maximizer® products, this fruit grinder is built tank-heavy with a ductile iron body and 3/4” stainless axle rod for years and years of steady, reliable service. It's an heirloom-quality machine that can be expected to serve you, your children, and their children.
The Maximizer arrives assembled except for attachment of the flywheel and handle, which takes one to two minutes. The rotor can be reversed for turning from the opposite side.
“The set up, use and cleanup are all very straight forward and simple. The system works like a dream. Fast grinding with relatively little effort and easy to spray the whole thing down with a hose afterward. Simple to use, very powerful.”
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“This apple grinder is very well built… also, Pleasant Hill is a great company to buy from. They ship fast, and respond fast.”
– Aaron S., NE
This product is made in India!
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Step-by-step instructions, recipes, illustrations, countless tips, plus interesting bits of the history and lore of cider. You get them all in the 213 page book Cider, by Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols. It's a great book, the ideal companion to your fruit press, and shipping is free when purchased with your fruit press!
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