Winegrowers Supplies - Mills - for milling apples, pears and other fruit without stones, others for vegetables including leafy vegetables
Note: if the apples are over-ripe they will have more 'mush' with the pieces. The same applies for pears, which are always mushy.
A Belt press also struggles to press pears or very mushy apple pulp. A pack press is the best in that situation, with very thin layers of pulp.
Small electric Mill: £375
up to 600 kilos/hour, 230 volt 1.12 kWatt motor, stainless steel hopper 35 cm diameter, only 95 cm tall,
inside the hopper is a kind of auger which also prevents anyone reaching down to touch the chopping blades (Health & Safety requirement).
The stainless steel chopping blades are the same as in the larger mill below, it's made by the same Italian manufacturer.
Italian Mill: £545 or entirely in stainless steel £650
with stainless steel chopping blades:
throughput up to 1000 kilos/hour, strong stainless steel hopper, 230 volt 1.5 kWatt motor,
with switch and short supply cable with EU-plug, 27 kilos, this is a very solid machine, 140 cm high x 60 cm x 53 cm,
the top of the hopper is about 5 cm lower in height than the Speidel mill.
The clearance under the pulp outlet is 35 cm.
This is a top quality mill and should not be confused with similar looking but smaller and slightly cheaper mills.
Spare pair of stainless steel chopping blades, £40.20
A customer e-mailed me:-
Iíve made 2 videos of the Italian mill and put them on my youtube cider channel. Just thought you may like to put a link to them from your website so people can see the thing for real and in action.
Its already had 90 views in a week for the first one. The second one, of it in action, only went up today but people were already asking to see it running. Just click on these links to watch the videos:-
http://youtu.be/n3uTGqg5zrs and then http://youtu.be/jst_UKc6oas
I'm impressed with it. Its going to do a sterling job.
or the Speidel Mill: £595:-
There is no electricity supply cable with the Speidel Mill, it has a blue Schuko type plug.
I can supply a black rubber Schuko trailing socket with earth pin: for £7.95
Before loading apples into the hopper, switch the motor on first, or apples will jam between the blades and housing, so the motor will hum and not turn.
It's quite noisy so I recommend wearing ear defenders.
Voran RM centrifugal grater mills:-
with a rotating 'tool' and replaceable screens/graters to adjust the size of milling.
RM 1.5 - about 650 kilos/hour, 380 volt 1.5 kWatt,
RM 2.2 - about 1000 kilos/hour, 380 volt 2.2 kWatt,
or with 230 Volt motor, 400 Euros extra
RM 5.5 - about 4200 kilos/hour, 380 volt 4.0 kWatt,
cutting screens/graters: 7, 9, 12, 16 mm, 75 Euros each
round hole: 3, 5, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16 mm, 49 Euros each
slotted hole: 9 (cherries, rowanberries), 17 (plums) and 33 (peaches and apricots) mm, 75 Euros each
RM 5.5 Version with shredder disk, 3225 Euros
The RM mills above are mainly for apples, pears and other hard fruits and vegetables, there are optional different size graters.
Advice is to use small-hole cutting screens for crunchy/fresh apples and larger-hole cutting screens for stored apples or softer apples.
For leafy vegetables like Kale and Spinach or others with a lot of fibres the only Mill that really works is the RM 5.5 Version with a shredder disc.
The shredder disc is installed above the standard RM 5.5 milling system, it cuts the long fibrous material into shorter pieces, afterwards the RM 5.5 mills as normal.
The shredder disc must be removed for milling apples, pears etc; it's easy to change.
Voran BG mills:-
The main use of the BG mills is for milling waste material, prior to composting. They give good results with leafy vegetables.
They are not suitable for apples or other fruits because the rotating 'tool' is too fast and mashes fruits too finely.
The rotating 'tool' on the BG pushes some material better through the sieve/screen than the tool installed on the RM5.5.
BG2: with 5 mm sieve/screen, including kit for wet material, 3720 Eurosup to 4500 kilos/hour of wet material, 380 volt 5.5 kWatt,
replacement pre-cutting double-knife, 236 Euros
extra sieves/screens:, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 12 mm, 66 Euros each
the shredder disc is 266 mm diameter.
BG3: with 5 mm sieve/screen, 5635 Euros + kit for wet material, 355 Eurosup to 9000 kilos/hour of wet material, 380 volt 11.0 kWatt,
replacement pre-cutting double-knife, 277 Euros
extra sieves/screens: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 12 mm, 86 Euros each
the shredder disc is 300 mm diameter, up to 1500 kilos/hour of dry material (eg bread).
or Hand operated: 101101136 apple mill Baby 40x40
Very strong, with a large stainless steel 40 cm x 40 cm hopper, £195
The apples are sliced by hooked blades and crushed by serrated rollers.
Whole apples can be put into the hopper, they don't need to be cut first, although it is faster if they are cut.
Prices shown are exclusive of Vat.
Delivery usually will need to be charged at cost.