Maximizer® Fruit/Apple Cider Press

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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


Maximizer® Fruit/Apple Cider Press

Basketful of 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.

  • “Your fast-retraction feature is quite a time saver. We hadn't used a press of any kind before, but it's clear that the smaller turning circle makes raising the screw much faster than it would otherwise be. Kudos on smart design!”

    – Rog & Stef M., WA

Children picking applesBest materials

A frame made of 3/16" wall thickness steel tubing combines with a solid pre-sealed oak or 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.

New 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 apple cider press

Maximizer® Apple Cider Press with Wood Basket

  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"
Outside Basket Dimensions (Dia x H) 14" x 17" 12" x 14"
Inside Basket Dimensions (Dia x H) 12.5" x 17" 10.5" x 14"
Net Machine Weight 108 lbs. 89 lbs.


Maximizer® Apple Cider Press with Stainless Basket

  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) 13" x 17.25" 10.5" x 14"
Net Machine Weight 100 lbs. 81 lbs.

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The wood parts of the Maximizer press arrive pre-sealed. For future maintenance, we have an excellent coating product available below.

  • “Great product at an excellent price. The press was well packaged, easy to assemble, easy to operate, and very well built.”

    – Bryan A., NY

We recommend ordering one or more accessory mesh basket-liner bags to use with the press.

It's important to keep the acme forcing screw well lubricated with ; this greatly reduces wear and turning effort, and dramatically increases maximum pressure and juice yield.

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 and are both excellent choices.

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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Brand Maximizer
Color Red
Power Manual
PHG Exclusive Yes
Origin Imported
Warranty Length 1 year


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