Vigo Cross Beam Press 12 litre

Product Ref: THB00669

Price: £260.00

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General Information

Classic cast iron and oak press suitable for pressing milled apples, crushed grapes and pressing small or seeded soft fruits, e.g., grapes, blackberries and elderberries. Our most popular press suitable for families or apple days.

Robust cast iron base is much more durable than pressed steel and will not rust and bend in the same way

Pressure plate and crossbeam can be swung to one side enabling Crusher A or the Economy Crusher to fit on top, allowing the apples to be milled directly into the press, saving time and effort

Makes light work of mounds of apples! Up to 4½ litres / 8 pints of juice in one pressing.

How it Works

Swing the cross beam off the press. Line the press cage with a straining bag (optional; available separately) overlapping the side of the press. If using Crusher A or the Economy Crusher(available separately) to mill the apples, locate the crusher on top, mill the apples directly into the press until it is brimful, and remove the crusher. If using the Pulpmaster to mill your apples, swing the cross beam off the press and fill the press cage with crushed fruit, fold the edges of the press bag to cover the pomace making a parcel. Swing the pressure plate over the press cage and crushed fruit and use the butterfly nut to secure in place. Turn the pressing bar, which will steadily lower the pressure plate. The juice will soon flow down through the press staves into the plate gully, ready for collection. Collect the juice in a food-grade bucket, ready for freezing, pasteurisation or irresistible instant drinking.

After Care

Easy to clean, simply hose down with fresh water after use and dry with a clean cloth. Lubricate the non-food contact metal parts with food grade grease; this will also inhibit corrosion of these parts. Store in a clean, dry place.


  • Press cage made from fashioned oak staves girded by iron hoops
  • Pressure plate made from seasoned oak mounted onto a cast iron diamond shaped plate
  • All wood from sustainable European and American forest plantations, seasoned and coated with food-compatible varnish
  • Threaded spindle mounted through an iron cross beam supported over the cage and the wooden pressure disc is permanently attached to the end of the spindle through an iron bracket
  • Robust, cast iron base plate with lip to aid pouring, supported on cast iron legs
  • Leg boltholes allow press to be mounted on a stand or table at a convenient work height
  • Ironwork protected by a tough baked-on British made polyester coating meeting British/EU safety standard EN71 toy standard
  • Basic Cider & Juice Making booklet by championship winning Bollhayes Cider maker Alex Hill is supplied free with this press
  • A free tub of food grade grease is supplied with this press
  • Height: 57cm / 22½ "
  • Cage diameter: 28cm / 11"
  • Overall diameter: 43cm / 17"
  • Weight: 29.4 kg / 65 lbs