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— Ed Casey, CA
- Strong stainless steel teeth
- Rugged ABS rotor
- Super strong cast iron body
- Food safe powdercoat finish
- Massive large diameter flywheel
- Large, comfortable wood handle
- 3/4" stainless steel axle rod
Clearance: Maximizer® Apple Grinder
This is an R1 clearance item. Please check the tables below to see how we rate our clearance items.
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 ABS 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.
“Purchased this with a Maximizer press and couldn't be more pleased with the performance. With the hopper extension. apples are ready to squeeze quicker than anything I've used in the past. The flywheel makes the cranking easy!”
– Kevin B., NY
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.
An optional wood hopper is available for the Maximizer grinder.
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“Great apple grinder at a fair price, and super quick shipping!”
– Eric R., MI
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||44 lb.|
|Housing Material||Cast iron|
|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 T. in MI on 4/14/2016 - Verified BuyerHigh quality grinder. Large and heavy wheel make the grinding process very easy. Highly recommend.18 out of 18 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Bill H. in NH on 4/12/2016 - Verified BuyerDoes a good job for the backyard cider maker! The mounting holes could be a little larger for a more secure mounting on the table and allowing it to be put toward a table edge so that the crushed apples can just fall into a bucket or container from the table!Moderator:
Not sure if you're envisioning mounting with only the two rear-most holes, but we'd regard that as an unsound approach. A strong and easy solution would be to make a simple braced-angle adapter out of plywood or wide planking, like a giant bookend. That would allow mounting at the very edge of a table or bench. Thanks for your review Bill, we appreciate your taking the time, and we appreciate your business!17 out of 17 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Alan K. in IA on 4/12/2016 - Verified BuyerDo yourself a favor and get the hopper extension with the hopper unit. The grinder works very well. Well balanced very durable. Grinds s a whole load of apples in a matter of minutes. Easy to clean. I wish I had bought a larger press as the grinder can easily keep up.15 out of 15 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Steven S. in MO on 4/12/2016 - Verified BuyerThis crusher works well to mash apples and other fruit. It must be bolted to a table or bench to lock it down and establish the centrifugal effect necessary for easy crushing. The hopper is minimal, only holding five or six apples, but there is an accessory hopper kit that is a must have if you plan on mashing large amounts. Using it I could mash a five gallon bucket of apples in less than ten minutes and then feed them into the press. Having one person turn the crank and another feed the fruit in works best as the hardest part is to turn the crank on a loaded start.14 out of 14 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Maynard T. in ME on 3/28/2016 - Verified BuyerThe weight of the cranking wheel helps out greatly when you encounter a concentrated bunch of apples that hit the teeth all at once. Your hand/arm doesn't slow down or stop like the ones without this flywheel feature. I think that I will get the hopper extension which will make it easier to not drop as many apples when filling the grinder.14 out of 14 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Jerry H. in NE on 5/11/2016 - Verified BuyerI tried a food processor the season before... very tedious and the pulp was too fine. This grinder makes the job much easier. I appreciate the weighted flywheel. Even with the wheel the grinder will bog down if fed too heavily. Overall a good product for the money.13 out of 13 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By David W. in MN on 4/11/2016 - Verified BuyerThe construction of this grinder is top notch, and the weight of the flywheel makes the grinding easy - the centrifugal force keeps the grinding speed consistent without a lot of effort.10 out of 10 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Richard S. in PA on 4/11/2016 - Verified BuyerBested my expectations. Turns easier than expected. Working with crab apples and small bitters and goes thru them like butter.8 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Susan E. in MI on 9/9/2016 - Verified BuyerThis grinder is heavy duty, and very well made. I have wild apples which are very hard and I'm able to put in about three at a time and I can still grind them. I have stripped out previous grinders because the apples are so hard. It also helps to let the apples sit for a week after you pick them.
The grinder is extremely heavy and you will need heavy sawhorses to mount them on. We were able to follow the diagram included and build a mounting frame out of two 2x4s. The grinder cleans up well with a garden hose and a small long handled brush. There was some staining on the white plastic drum from letting the pulp sit there for a few hours but it's just cosmetic.
The wooden hopper is nice if you are trying to grind more quickly and allows you to toss the apples in without really aiming. We attached it using wing nuts instead a of the nuts provided so I have a quick release when I need to take it off. I have another bushel of apples to grind this weekend for cider and I'm looking forward to using it.6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Kevin B. in NY on 8/6/2016 - Verified BuyerPurchased this with a Maximizer press and couldn't be more pleased with the performance. With the hopper extension. apples are ready to squeeze quicker than anything I've used in the past. The flywheel makes the cranking easy!6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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