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Heather's picture

tomato press (post #55757)

Does anyone use one of these traditional tomato presses? I make a lot of roasted tomato sauce from our crop and I've been using a food mill. The action of turning the mill (for hours) is very hard on my thumb and I think the crank on the side of the press might be easier to use than the one on the top of the mill.
Also, does it create a very fine purée or is there some texture left?

Jean's picture

(post #55757, reply #1 of 168)

I have this version and love it.


tomato pressIt makes a nice puree, thickness depends on how juicy your tomatoes are.  I usually run the pulp through at least twice to extract all the goodness that I can.


I also use it for applesauce. I cook the washed, quartered (unpeeled & uncored) apples in the microwave, run them through the press, add a dash of vanilla, taste and add sugar only if very sour. Nice to have fresh applesauce any time of the year. It makes a nice pink sauce if your apples are colorful. Oh, and I run the pulp through again with the apples too. Amazing how little waste is left.




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madnoodle's picture

(post #55757, reply #2 of 168)

I bought the same one last year (most likely on your recommendation), and I love it. 

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Heather's picture

(post #55757, reply #3 of 168)

The red is very cute! Thanks, I may just have to get one of these.

deejeh's picture

(post #55757, reply #15 of 168)

Another vote for Jean's tomato press!  I've had one for years, and it's indestructible and easy on the thumbs.  (Oh, and makes good puree, as well.)


deej

Gretchen's picture

(post #55757, reply #4 of 168)

Dad gummit Jean, and Heather, you're no better. Now I want to make tomato sauce!!

Gretchen

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Jean's picture

(post #55757, reply #6 of 168)

Reasonably priced here.



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MadMom's picture

(post #55757, reply #7 of 168)

Okay, I have to show my ignorance and ask.  What's the difference between this and a food mill?



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Jean's picture

(post #55757, reply #12 of 168)

It is a type of food mill, but it separates the pulp/peel from the 'meat' rather than  grinding it up. The puree comes out one spout and the 'garbage' out another.




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Jillsifer's picture

(post #55757, reply #13 of 168)

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh . . . hi.


Could a couple of you enablers please step over here and finish convincing me that ONE measly Amish paste tomato plant (which is producing nicely, thank you) doesn't justify this expense?


Please?????


 


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Heather's picture

(post #55757, reply #18 of 168)

But you can make applesauce too!

Jillsifer's picture

(post #55757, reply #19 of 168)

But . . . see, that's just it. I DO make applesauce--every year, successfully, withOUT this contraption.


Oh, to h*ll with it. I'm ordering one.


 


Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

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FL.Cook's picture

(post #55757, reply #26 of 168)

Every time I open this site, I find something else I don't need!!!  Now, really how much tomato sauce or applesauce am I going to make with all the kids long gone.  Plus, where am I going to store it!!!  I am going to talk myself out of it !!!  YES!!!  Well maybe!!!  Red is not my color!!!

Carole
KitchenWitch's picture

(post #55757, reply #24 of 168)

but you'll have a bunch of those Amish Paste ones next year, because you are so happy with the one from this year.


besides, I'll want to borrow it next year when I plant tomatoes.


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Jillsifer's picture

(post #55757, reply #44 of 168)

You are NOT helping.

 


Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

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SallyBR1's picture

(post #55757, reply #55 of 168)

She normally does not help, you know.... can you spell enabler????

:-)

 


 


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Jean's picture

(post #55757, reply #25 of 168)

update--puzzle finished at noon today. :)



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Heather's picture

(post #55757, reply #17 of 168)

My food mill doesn't grind up the peel--it stays in the sieve part along with the seeds.

MadMom's picture

(post #55757, reply #20 of 168)

That's what I thought.  I don't use mine that much, but thought it separated the pulp from the seeds and skin.



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Marie Louise's picture

(post #55757, reply #21 of 168)

I just want to go on record here that I don't have one!

Quilter's picture

(post #55757, reply #27 of 168)

Neither do I. 


I'm almost embarrassed to admit it, but I use an old fashioned cone-shaped collander, with a wooden 'masher'.  I use it for applesauce and tomato sauce.  It makes great applesauce, but not so great tomato puree.  Obviously, I'm completely behind the times. 


But (she whines) I've got this really small kitchen, and I really don't have any room for any more gadgets.  Really.

Jean's picture

(post #55757, reply #28 of 168)

I store mine down the basement and haul it up in the fall.



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schnitzel's picture

(post #55757, reply #36 of 168)

I store mine down the basement and haul it up in the fall.


Same here. Still in its original box.


madnoodle's picture

(post #55757, reply #39 of 168)

Moi aussi.

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Rich02's picture

(post #55757, reply #22 of 168)

An old Italian lady from when I was very young named ( Really) "Dago Ann" recommended I buy a "Squeezo" from  Agway.  It was 19.95 and I use it every year.  She is long gone but the Squeezo lives on and four of my grandkids want it when I advance to the next stage of the cosmos.  Rich

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Heather's picture

(post #55757, reply #30 of 168)

The only Squeezo I found by Googling cost $239!

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #55757, reply #31 of 168)

lots of them on ebay! cheep cheep cheep!

~RuthAnn
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Heather's picture

(post #55757, reply #32 of 168)

I'll check eBay. They don't look very sturdy, I'd like to see one up close.

schnitzel's picture

(post #55757, reply #37 of 168)

My Victorio Strainer is similar in design to the Squeezo and it's very sturdy.


Heather's picture

(post #55757, reply #43 of 168)

I'll have a look at that, thanks.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #55757, reply #35 of 168)

ok - how many CTers logged into ebay in the past 24 hours and searched for tomato press??????

care to guess?????

:-)

 


 


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