Disclaimer: I received this item for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Sheri Ann Richerson from ExperimentalHomesteader.com is joined by Jeffrey Rhoades who takes us step-by-step through the Manual Oil Press assembly process.
Sheri Ann Richerson from ExperimentalHomesteader.com is joined by Jeffrey Rhoades who takes us step-by-step through the Manual Oil Press assembly process. We chose raw Spanish peanuts for our first time making oil.
This manual oil press was everything I was expecting – and more because it was easier to use than I thought it might be! I own a lot of hand crank appliances and they can be hard to turn, but this one was pretty easy to crank. It is adjustable so if it is too hard you can adjust it to make it easier. Since we are not used to using a hand crank appliance it did take some time because we had to rest, but once we are used to using it, this is going to be a piece of cake!
For our first try, we chose Spanish peanuts. We started with a quart jar full and only used about 1/4 of the jar – if that. We did not measure but the peanuts did fill up the hopper on the manual oil press. The end result was just under 4 ounces of peanut oil. The residue was so minimal it isn’t even worth mentioning. The peanut cake that came out the other end of the machine was pretty dry but our poultry sure did enjoy it. As for the quality of the oil, I have never tasted such fresh, light peanut oil in my life and I look forward to pressing oil from our walnuts, olives and sunflower seeds. This manual oil press is ideal for home use – not too large – and makes being a little more self-sufficient possible. I love that I can now know how my oil seeds are grown.
We found the manual oil press easy to assemble and the instructions easy to follow. Now I admit I did my research so I had a pretty good idea of how this machine would work before it even arrived.
I am very happy with my purchase and I encourage anyone considering an oil press machine to give this a good look. I certainly recommend it!