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Dear Kuvings,

I live on a rural property and have a number of very productive apple trees and I make apple wine by cutting apples up and boiling them in water and straining the water off them and adding sugar and then adding yeast and eventually bottling wine. But I have always wanted to make apple cider for which I would need an apple press which seemed to be impossible to obtain by mail order to where I live. So after some research my husband decided a coldpress juicer would probably do the job and so we did some research and decided on your one and I bought one last weekend.

I already had a Breville juicer but in an experiment with this juicer, using two buckets of apples I got 4 L of apple juice and a lot of wet pulp. And so it wasn’t going to give me the best sort of apple juice. And so after following all instructions for assembling your one after making sure everything was clean, this morning I put it to use. After I had juiced two buckets of apples, I had 10 L of juice. I was amazed.

Now being very careful with the juicer and not letting it exhaust itself, I found that juicing one bucket of apples carefully took fifteen minutes after which I would turn it off and leave it for at least half an hour and sometimes even longer before continuing and in this manner over an entire morning with lots of time to do other things while the juicer had a rest, I got 30 L of wonderful apple juice from six buckets of apples and then that was all I needed so I cleaned the juicer carefully and reassembled it and put it away.

Anyway I just wanted to tell you how impressed I was with the quality of the juice I got from your juicer and the fact was that the pulp was almost dry. I took the pulp and gave it to the chooks and they thought it was wonderful and possibly we will get apple flavoured eggs for a while. Now I guess you wouldn’t recommend using your juicer as the equivalent of an apple press but if treated carefully and given plenty of time to have a cool down and a rest, it performed perfectly for no longer than fifteen minutes at a time. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with my Breville one now it seems to be insufficient. Well anyway, sometime I’ll try again with pears to make peri but I won’t be making 30 L of that, maybe just 10 L or even just 5 L.

So my wish to make apple cider is now well on the way and I could not have done it without the help of your amazing coldpress juicer.