Maximizer Cider Making Tools
Whether you’re just learning to make apple, pear, or grape juice, or you’re a serious wine maker, the Maximizer line has the equipment to minimize your effort and maximize your output. Maximizer presses are strong and durable enough to handle an orchard full of produce year after year!
are impressively strong and durable. They’re available in 20 liter (5.3 gallon) and 36 liter (9.5 gallon) pulp capacities and include these quality features:
- Sturdy ratchet mechanism creates tremendous pressure
- High strength, 3/4-inch solid steel handle
- Heavy-duty cast iron pressing plate
- Stainless steel juice pan with 1-inch drain pipe
- Fast tip-off design for loading & unloading fruit
- Rapid-retract mechanism to quickly raise the pressing plate
- Stylish solid teak basket that's pre-sealed with food safe sealant
- Striking apple-red paint color
- Low, wide stance for optimum stability
- Safe to hose-wash for fast cleanup
Grinder Swing Arm Mount
Maximizer presses are available with or without a GSAM feature that enables you to mount a Maximizer apple grinder directly to your press. Learn more about the Maximizer apple grinder below, or click here.
Mesh Bags for Press Baskets
We recommend purchasing at least one mesh basket-liner bag to use with your press. These liners keep fruit pulp from squeezing out between basket slats, allowing you to achieve the maximum juice yield from your produce.
Maximizer Apple Grinder
Take your juice yield to the next level with the robust Maximizer fruit grinder. Grinding apples into a pulp before pressing will increase your juice yield by about 3X, compared to pressing them whole. The Maximizer grinder features a super strong cast iron body with a food-safe powder coat finish. The stainless steel teeth that are set into a large rotor have the “bite” to turn your apples and pears into a pulpy mixture that’s ready to press into gallons of delicious juice. The Maximizer’s large flywheel maintains smooth inertia that isolates your arm from the aggressive grinding action, and is equipped with a comfortable handle that makes operating the grinder easy for young and old. Mount the grinder to a support of your choice, or attach it directly to your Maximizer GSAM press.
Save time with the apple grinder hopper extension for the Maximizer grinder. This sturdy stainless steel hopper will gently guides your produce down into the grinder. With this accessory hopper you can grind for longer without stopping to refill.
The Maximizer hand crank corn sheller makes the job of removing every kernel of grain from corn ears extremely easy, and allows you to turn out 10-15 bushels of shelled corn per hour (about ten seconds per corn ear).
To use, simply drop your dried corn ear into the sheller feed cup and crank the handle. The sheller drops shelled corn below, and ejects the empty cob to the side. The hinged pressure plate is controlled by spring tension and is easily adjustable with a thumb screw. One setting accommodates a wide range of corn ear sizes, so adjustment is typically a set-and-forget task. The flywheel rotates so smoothly and easily kids will have fun taking their turn at cranking too—they won’t even realize they’re working!
The corn sheller is made of premium cast ductile iron throughout and powder coated in attractive red or red with green.
This sheller also hulls walnuts, so whether you have piles of corn ears, or walnuts in the hull, this is non-electric corn thresher will save you considerable time and effort over shelling by hand.
Maximizer brand: Exclusive at Pleasant Hill Grain
Making your own cider, juice or wine with your family and friends can be a fun fall activity with Maximizer products from Pleasant Hill Grain. Give us a call today if you have questions. We look forward to serving your needs!