Assembly & Care
The frames of Maple Creek presses are made almost entirely of wood, so they require a little attention before use. All the wood parts must be sealed with a wood sealer and allowed to dry before assembly. EZ-Do Food Safe Wood Coating is easy to apply and prevents the wood from splintering or drying out.
A turning beam isn't included with the Maple Creek press, but you can easily make one yourself using a jigsaw and a 2x4. If you prefer to buy a ready-made handle, Pleasant Hill Grain offers the Maple Creek Press Handle Beam accessory.
DIY Fruit Press
With the growing trends of eating natural foods and do it yourself (DIY) projects, fruit presses are gaining popularity as well. Maple Creek offers the Maple Creek DIY Fruit Press Parts with included construction diagrams, so you can build your own old-fashioned fruit press.
To get the most juice from your fruit, check out our When pressing apples for apple cider you’ll get about three times more cider by pulping them first—compared to pressing them whole.
Fruit Presses at Pleasant Hill Grain
Pleasant Hill Grain offers a variety of fruit and wine presses in addition to the Maple Creek brand. Check out our
page to view our full selection of brand name and exclusive fruit presses. We’ll be happy to assist you if you have questions about pressing apples into cider or need help placing an order!