What to look for in a Cross Beam Press
Check List of Features
You will probably only buy a press once. So, here is a list of features you should look for in a Cross Beam Press.
Cross Beam Press Features
How does the top of the press swing away?
Increasingly important, for two reasons. Firstly, it must move away to allow you to place a crusher on the top without it restricting the operator. Secondly, when it comes back to the start position, the pressing and locking mechanism needs to be incredibly strong and secure. As a matter of face, the pressure applied when pressing fruit is enormous.
Cheaper copies will simply not take this pressure.
What is the base plate and pressing plate made off?
All parts on ours are Stainless/Aluminium where appropriate. So, they will not corrode with the acidity of the fruit. This is particularly relevant when pressing apples as they are very acidic. They will eat away at any paint and steel.
Furthermore, they also strong enough to withstand the pressure, as this is enormous.
How does the spindle go through the Cross Beam?
Our Cross Beam presses have through a pre-inserted block of hard steel. Cheaper versions will just sheer.
Are the wooden sides of the press made from Evaporated Beech Wood?
Other wood will swell after pressing and cleaning. The other styles of Cross Beam have a Stainless mess basket (yes stainless is essential if it’s not wood) or Stainless Steel slats instead of the wood.
Is the base reinforced?
Cheaper casts won’t last and take the pressure. They crack remarkably easily.
Is the basket completely separable?
Our basket comes to bits in two complete halves making cleaning much easier.
What about the feet?
The feet (on the larger presses) come with pre drilled holes making it easy to fix the location.
What guarantee do you get?
Our Cross Beam Presses come with a 5-year guarantee. These should last you a lifetime if looked after properly.
Our Italian manufacturer has been producing these presses for over 50 years and they are still made in the traditional way but incorporating modern techniques. They, like us, have a reputation to uphold quality and customer satisfaction.
We also know we are the cheapest on the market for a quality press. Subsequently, we won’t be beaten on price. So, if you can buy the same quality delivered cheaper we will refund the difference.
The Traditional Crossbeam Press With Wooden Basket
In this video, Richard discusses the Traditional Crossbeam Press. Available in various sizes. See them below. A guide for you prior to purchase. Features the F15, F20, F25, and F25 (INOX) crossbeam presses.
All our presses are normally in stock in the UK. Any damage or problems are shorted immediately. Similarly if you find you have bought the wrong size (its not every day you buy a wine press so it’s quite easy to get it wrong) we are happy to exchange. Either by carrier or more simple just bring it back and we will do it there and then.