Learn about the Squeezo Strainer

Easy to use

A while back, we obtained a Squeezo that came from a garage sale.  Now I know that some of you may be asking what’s a Squeezo?

A Squeezo looks like a big old fashion heavy metal hand operated meat grinder with a long nose.  The difference is that the auger, which pushes the food through to be ground, extends into the long nose, which is tapered about six to eight inches out from the unit.  This long nose is a cone shaped sieve.  The small end of the sieve is open.  On the underneath of the sieve, is a downward slanting chute.  The entire unit attachs to the counter just like the old meat grinders.

The purpose of a Squeezo is to make puree and juice out of fruits and vegetables such as apples, pears, tomatoes, berries, pumpkin, squash and more.

For example, run quartered or small tomatoes through the Squeezo.  Drop them in the top and push them down with the wooden pusher.  As the tomatoes are forced through the Squeezo, the pulp comes out through the sieve and down the chute into the waiting bowl.  The skin and the seeds are pushed through the end of the sieve into another bowl.  The pulp is ready to use and you can use the dry skins and waste for your garden.  A large amount of tomatoes can be processed in minutes.

We recently made applesauce.  The apples were quartered but not skinned or cored.  They were steamed until soft.  The soft apples were then put through the Squeezo.  The pureed apples came out of the sieve into a bowl and the peeling and seeds came out of the end of the sieve into another bowl.  The plain applesauce with no sugar added was then processed in a water bath canner.

There’s nothing like a Squeezo Strainer for making tomato sauce, applesauce, fruit leathers, jams, and jellies.  There is no need to peel or core with this kitchen helper. As you turn the handle, the fresh purees and juices simply run down the drain tray as the seeds and peels are pushed out the end of the screen.  It does all the hard work for you, providing you with delicious juices and purees!

Ours has proved to be quite handy.  The next thing we are going to try is pumpkins and squash.  We will let you know how that turns out.

Howard

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7 Responses to Learn about the Squeezo Strainer

  1. Brad Ford says:

    Chickens love the “waste” pulp from such a strainer, tomatoes and peaches especially. The tomato juice you obtain can be boiled down for excellent home-canned tomato sauce.

  2. sidetracksusie says:

    I am jealous…so jealous. Great garage sale find! I’ve put the Squeezo in my Amazon cart 4 or 5 times now, just can never “check out”, due to my hanging on my my money. They are expensive.

    Meanwhile, I’m struggling to get through two bushels of apples we picked (with as many more as I want still on the neighbors trees) using my 2 qt. Foley. My arm is sore, my son’s arm is sore and other chores are stacking up. I think I need to just buy the Squeezo.

    • Anonymous says:

      I grew up canning and haven’t done tomatoes on my own because I refused without a squeezo. My dad had a small truck patch just for our family of six. I just purchased a squeezo from their website and it was cheaper than amazon and free shipping. It’s nice to be able to support the actual producer without a middle man. Buy one its worth it!!!

    • Kathy says:

      I alao have a family of 6 and tight with money. Start with a cheaper off brand..Vicktorio. I have one I bought for $50 three years ago. I just got done canning…
      80 quarts of applesauce,
      24 quarts of ketchup, and
      24 pints of tomato sauce.
      All with my Vicktorio.

      Happy Canning!

  3. Brenda Ward says:

    Hi… am wondering has anyone ever tried juicing Greens with a Squeezo? My juicer does not get enough juice out of my Kale, Spinach, and the like… it goes to fast. Said something like a Squeezo blade will work better to get all of the juice out for Smoothies or soups ect. Has anyone tried this?

  4. Carol Eckels says:

    When making applesauce with my old Squeezo, half way through the process, part of my applesauce started to come out the end with my seeds, skin, etc. The part that came out the wrong end was thicker that what came out the normal sieve. Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be?

  5. Aveday4 says:

    Can this be used with peaches? Which sieve tomato, Berry or squash?

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