Winegrowers Supplies  -  Mills - for milling apples, pears and other fruit without stones, others for vegetables including leafy vegetables

Before hard fruit such as cider apples and perry pears can be pressed to obtain their juice they first need to be milled; crushed, chopped, shredded, scraped or grated into a pulp.
There are different size mills available, the choice depends on how much fruit you need to process.
For plums, cherries and other stoned fruit a special de-stoner/pulper should be used first.

From conversations with my customers who use a hydro-press, the yield can be from 55 to 75 % depending:-
- on the type of apple: early large juicy ones or small hard cider apples.
- on the way the apples are milled: scraper mills producing mushy pulp, grater or chopping mills producing small pieces which hold the juice until pressing.
- on whether you re-press or not: mushy apple pulp tends to clog the holes in the press sack and the channels in the pulp through which the juice flows out, just as happens with grapes, so the time spent re-pressing is worthwhile as you can extract significantly more juice.
    Customers with chopping mills have told me they usually do only one pressing in a hydro-press.
With a hydro-press it's possible to extract virtually all of the juice, as with a Pack Press, but you may need to do a re-pressing.

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 400 kilos/hour, 220 volt, stainless steel hopper, only 950 mm tall,
inside the hopper is a kind of auger which also prevents anyone reaching down to touch the chopping blades (Health & Safety requirement).

 or Italian Mill:  £565
with stainless steel chopping blades:    
throughput up to 1000 kilos/hour, strong stainless steel hopper, 220 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.

It comes with a short supply cable with 2-pin (+ earth) Schuko plug. To make up an extension cable (3-core):-
- I sell a Schuko black rubber trailing socket with earth pin, to connect to the plug; for £6.95.
- or you can buy an IP67 waterproof cable connector (from 96672) and replace the Schuko-plug with this.

Spare pair of stainless steel chopping blades, £40.20

A customer e-mailed me:-

Hi Derek.
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:-  and then

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. You need to buy a black rubber Schuko trailing socket with earth pin:
    I can supply this for £6.95

Note: normal Schuko plugs/sockets don't have the earth pin, just earthing strips at the sides. They are not suitable.

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 scraper mills

   OM M1.1 - about 1000 kilos/hour, 380V 1.1 kWatt,
                      65 kilos, 1585 Euros + delivery.

   AMH - green - attached to Voran Pack Presses, using the
                motor drive from the press, 1335 Euros
   normally this mill runs continually during pressing, there
   is an option to stop the mill during pressing, 119 Euros

                 these have stainless steel internal parts.

Voran RM centrifugal grater mills:-

  with a rotating 'hammer' and a replaceable screen to adjust the size of grating.

   RM 1.5 - about 650 kilos/hour, 380V 1.5 kWatt,
              496 mm x 434 mm x 885 mm high, 28 kilos + 14 kilos frame,
              price including stand, 1340 Euros
              includes an 8 mm cutting-screen.

              extra screens:-
              8 mm cutting screen, 40 Euros
              perforated, round-hole: 10, 12, 14, 16 mm, 29 Euros each
              slotted-hole: 9, 17 and 25 mm, 40 Euros each

   RM 2.2 - about 1000 kilos/hour, 380V 2.2 kWatt,
              532 mm x 519 mm x 1151 mm high, 45 kilos + 14 kilos frame,
              price including stand, 1810 Euros
              includes a 9 mm cutting-screen.

              extra screens:-
              cutting-screen: 7, 9, 12, 16 mm, 46 Euros each
              perforated, round-hole: 12, 16 mm, 34 Euros each
              slotted-hole: 9, 17 and 25 mm, 46 Euros each

              or with 230 Volt motor, 400 Euros extra

RM 5.5 - about 4200 kilos/hour, 380V 4.0 kWatt,
              875 mm x 735 mm x 1510 mm high, 55 kilos,
              price including stand, 2890 Euros with cable and plug,
              includes a 9mm cutting-screen.
              extra screens:-

              cutting-screens: 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

    Version with shredder disk, 3160 Euros

Voran shredder mills:-

For leafy vegetables like Mangold and Spinach or others with a lot of fibres the only Mill that works is this one with a special shredder disc, or the similar Voran BG series:-

Universal stainless steel shredder with interchangeable cutting discs/knives, the hopper is varnished steel,
              also useable for pomaceous fruits, beets, potatoes, maize and waste.
              about 2000 kilos/hour, 380V 4.0 kWatt,
              875 mm x 735 mm x 1410 mm high, 55 kilos,
              Height of mash outlet 450 mm.
              various shredder disks are available; coarse, fine (for fruit), 165 Euros each
              price including stand, 2180 Euros

        There is no electricity supply cable with some of the above Voran mills, if you have a 230 Volt motor it has a blue Schuko type plug. You need to buy a black rubber Schuko trailing socket with earth pin: I can supply this for £6.95

Note: normal Schuko plugs/sockets don't have the earth pin, just earthing strips at the sides. They are not suitable.

or the Niko JM6000 mill up to 6000 kilos/hour.

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.