What to look for in a Spindle Press

Check List of Features

You probably will only buy a press once so here is a list of features you should look for.

Spindle Press

  • Mechanism for winding down is this a Ratchet? If not is it a fixed plate as this will make the turning down very difficult. Image two wooden blocks with a tremendous amount of pressure on them where are they to go? The friction will be tremendous. You will also find that you won’t get as much juice from a pressing. Unless you are very strong you will have problems without this mechanism. It can also snap easily.
  • Is the centre spindle made of Stainless Steel (A37 for the technical people) or is it just steel? The acidity of the fruit will destroy the steel very quickly.
  • Are the wooden sides of the press made from Evaporated Beech Wood? Other wood will swell after pressing and cleaning.
  • Is the base made from Pressed Steel which needs reinforcing? 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.
  • Do the feet (on the larger presses) come with pre drilled holes making it easy to fix the location? Are these feet attached to the base? They should be. You certainly don’t want them screwed to a wooden base as these will strip easily with the press.
  • What guarantee do you get? Our Spindle presses come with a 5 year guarantee. These should last you a life time.
  • Out 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 of quality and customer satisfaction.
  • We also know we are the cheapest on the market for a quality press and we won’t be beaten on price so if you can buy the same quality delivered cheaper we will refund the difference.
  • 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.