Summer time is close and that means lots of garden fresh produce! Whether you grow your own or buy it at the farmers market, the window is short! If homemade sauces, jams and salsas are what you seek we've got some exciting news: We're now the U.S. retailer of Reber Electric Tomato Strainers! These guys have been producing some quality Italian made equipment for some time and are very well known in Europe! When we learned about their wares, we knew they were just want many of you canning enthusiasts have been looking for.
Here's how it works: As tomatoes are fed into the hopper, they are moved down a spiral auger and pressed against the holes on the screen/cone. The auger gets progressively smaller, and the tomato continues to along the strainer holes. Only the pulp is able to exit the holes, and the seeds and skins are forced out the end of the cone into a waste bucket or even directly into your compost pile!
We've tried all the tomato strainer machines out so you don't have to. That's right. Plastic ones, Vintage Ones, Cast Iron Ones, Aluminum U.S.A. Made ones. While we're partial to U.S.A. made products, we had to throw in the towel with this one. No one makes a tomato strainer quite like the Italians, and for just a little more than some of the nicer manual models out there, you can have an electric model that'll get the job done faster for years to come! Whether you call it a tomato strainer, tomato squeezer, tomato mill or tomato machine, they all do the same thing: process tomatoes fast for canning... Super fast! Tell you more?
Here's what you get: A 400W heavy duty electric motor with gears permanently lubricated with food grade oil. The motor is fitted to accept a beefy square shaft which means it won't round off or strip out like that value blender you bought at the discount store. The hopper, slash guard and collection tray are all stainless steel. The auger housing is cast iron and coated with a food grade epoxy that is resistant to corrosion and rust. The auger itself is constructed from a food grade resin for maximum durability, quiet operation and NO metal shavings or grinding. This model is capable of processing up to 300lbs of tomatoes per hour. In other words, as fast as Uncle Sal can feed them into it!
If that's not enough, come fall time you can put this machine to use making some of the freshest apple sauce out there. The included strainer cone has 1.5mm holes and is great for apples, but we also offer cones for a variety of other food projects like jams and salsas. Bringing the people you love together to continue a time honored food story? Now that really is amore!
Start planting now, because this may be your most productive harvest season yet!
~A.W. Cornwell - Director of Sales