20 Litre Cross Beam Fruit Press

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** Available for pre-order. Back in stock June 2024 (estimated). We will dispatch as soon as in stock **

See 36 Litre Cross Beam Press as possible alternative

20 litre fruit press constructed from solid cast iron, a tub of food grade grease and a beginner’s guide to making fruit juice and cider.

  • 18kg basket capacity, yielding up to 8 litres / 14 pints of juice per pressing (dependent on fruit variety and ripeness).

  • Built in ratchet mechanism for easier pressing.

  • Uncompromising build quality: Solid cast iron base and crossbeam, stainless steel tray and screw mechanism and solid beechwood cage and pressure plate.

  • An excellent, traditional fruit press that’s ideal for those with several productive apple trees or grapevines. It will produce a good quantity of juice quickly.

We would recommend adding a straining bag (not included) to gather unwanted debris and residue when pressing - available here.

Note: Apples must be crushed into a pomace before pressing. See 'How To Crush Apples' and 'Crushers and Mills' for further info.

All our presses come with a comprehensive 2 year warranty against faulty workmanship.

Swing the hinged cross beam off the press. Line the press cage with a straining bag (available separately) overlapping the side of the press.  If using Crusher A or the Economy Crusher (available separately) to mill the apples, locate the crusher on top, mill the apples directly into the press until it is brimful, and remove the crusher.  

Fold the edges of the press bag to cover the pomace making a parcel.  Place the pressure plate and bearing block onto the crushed fruit within the press cage and swing the cross beam back into position lining the screw up with metal bearing.  Place the handle in the slot and use a ratchet mechanism to lower the pressure plate.  The juice will soon flow down through the press staves into the juice tray, ready for collection. Collect the juice in a food-grade bucket, ready for freezing, pasteurisation or irresistible instant drinking.

  • Welded steel frame protected by a tough baked-on polyester coating, meeting British/EU safety standard EN71 toy standard
  • Press cage made from fashioned beech staves girded by iron hoops 
  • Free standing heavy beech pressure plate with handles upon which a wooden block with metal bearing rests 
  • All wood from sustainable forest plantations, seasoned and coated with food-compatible varnish 
  • Screw fitted with ratchet mechanism for ease of use, which operates through the hinged lockable beam 
  • Stainless steel juice tray with outlet spout 
  • The frame feet have boltholes to enable the press to be fixed to a stand at a convenient height for pressing and juice collection 
  • Basic Cider & Juice Making booklet by Alex Hill  
  • A free tub of food grade grease is supplied with this press 
  • Height:  89cm / 35 " 
  • Cage height:  24 cm / 9½"
  • Cage diameter:  37cm / 14½" 
  • Overall width: 61cm / 24" 
  • Weight:  38 kg / 84 lbs 

Easy to clean, simply hose down with fresh water after use and dry with a clean cloth. Lubricate the non-food contact metal parts with food grade grease; this will also inhibit corrosion of these parts. Store in a clean, dry place.