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larry_stewart 06-21-2015 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by CWS4322 (Post 1426445)
Larry--I have one of these:


Italian Tomato Press | Williams-Sonoma


We plant 300 tomato plants (about 2500 lb worth). I don't use it for anything else. I don't find the cranking is tiresome. I run the tomato pulp back through it 3 x. I love mine. It is easy to clean (comes apart, plastic parts go in the upper tray of the dishwasher). Unless you plan on using it throughout the year or need it for commercial purposes, I'd say no to an electric one. The result is not the same as running the tomatoes through a juicer.


I hate my food mill. I never use it. It is too much bother to clean.

Sounds like good advice to me :smile:
Ive got about 1/10 the amount of tomatoes as you do.
I feel the same way about my mill, and i just don't think its as efficient as other devises ( such as the one you mentioned above).

Thanks

CWS4322 06-21-2015 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by larry_stewart (Post 1426455)
Sounds like good advice to me :smile:
Ive got about 1/10 the amount of tomatoes as you do.
I feel the same way about my mill, and i just don't think its as efficient as other devises ( such as the one you mentioned above).

Thanks

PS--the chickens love the seeds and skins.

CWS4322 06-21-2015 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Whiskadoodle (Post 1426392)
That depends. How many tomato bushes did you plant.

I have a hand crank food mill and a cone shaped Chinois with a wooden pestle. I think the Chinois looks cooler on the counter, makes me think I "know" what I am doing. :ermm: It takes up a lot of storage space. It has finer holes so that's the one I use for either deseeding raspberries for sauces and tomatoes. That's all I think I ever use them for.

I use the Chinois for making wild grape jelly and making chokecherry jelly--to get the seeds/pits out before hanging the bag of juice. That's how my mom used hers.


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