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First Press

The First Press TM has everything you need to make olive oil except the olives. The First PressTM has been imitated numerous times, but none of the knock-offs have the same quality and successful track record. The mill has stainless steel hopper and grind components and can process 5 gallons of olives in a few minutes. The paste is then mixed in the malaxer, which has stainless steel mixing blades, for 30 to 60 minutes. In the final step, the paste is put on special filter mats and slotted plates which allow up to 15 pounds of olives to be pressed every 30 minutes for an ideal throughput of about 30 pounds of olives an hour. The filters are reusable and should last several seasons. The olive water and oil is caught in the decanter where it is separated by gravity. Water is tapped off the bottom and then the decanter can be used to fill bottles.

This product was featured in Pressing Times, The Olive Oil Source's former monthly newsletter.

Price is FOB Santa Ynez, CA. This price does not include taxes, handling, or shipping. If picked up personally in Santa Ynez, local tax is applied and no shipping and handling charges apply. If shipped, fees depend on destination. Your total at check-out will not include shipping costs for this item. We will request a shipping quote and get back to you for approval. We will not process your credit card for this item or the associated freight costs until we have your authorization. Please note that a handling fee of $450 is charged for all items shipped to cover crating costs. Total shipping weight is about 400 lbs. Ships via trucking company. Not shippable to Canada.

First Press TM home olive oil press includes:

  • Mill

    • 1hp electric motor 120 volts AC
    • All stainless steel grinding chamber and hopper

  • Mixer

    • 120 volts 9 amp motor
    • 4 1/2 gallon capacity
    • Food grade mixing container with stainless steel mixing blades

  • Press

    • Painted steel construction 24 x 28 x 62 inches high
    • 20 ton hydraulic press - manual lever action
    • Adjustable 3 foot press travel
    • 2 sets of proprietary filter mats and free flow spacers including:

      • 38 slotted plates for filters 4 unslotted plates
      • 72 filters

    • Catch pan, paste mold and scraper
    • Solid wheels with levelers 198 lbs.

  • 4 1/2 gallon Decanter with bracket
  • User's manual
  • Case of 12 square bottles, 250ml with corks
  • Measuring scoop
  • Safety goggles
  • 2 - 18 quart mixing containers for paste
  • 1 - 22 quart oversize container for warming paste during mixing
  • All necessary tubing, valves and corks
  • 1 year warranty against defects in manufacture or workmanship
    (Filter system for olive oil recovery U.S. Pat No 6,269,271)

The First Press TM home olive oil press is intended for use by the hobbyist for home consumption or for the orchard owner who wants to test small quantities of olives for blending purposes or determining readiness for picking. It is not sold for the production of olive oil for resale.
These are complete units that will produce excellent, quality oil. The First PressTM is warranted for 1 year for defects in manufacture or workmanship.

Calculating oil yield from the First Press TM: For 30 Lbs of Olives

Yield of oil is 5% to 25% by volume depending on the oil content of the olives and other variables. We cannot guarantee your yield because of the many variables involved, but if 10% is taken as an example, for a bucket filled with 30 Lbs of olives, you would get 3 Lbs of olive oil, which is 1.34 Liters or 0.35G.

An 8-hour day could yield about 10.7 Liters, or about 42 250ml bottles to give for gifts or for your own use.

Review from David, Northern California

The First Press is very well constructed and makes great olive oil. If you have a few trees, it is a wonderful way to use the olives instead of letting them go to waste. It is also an excellent method to learn about the subtleties of making your own olive oil. It is quite a lot of work, however, so what we do is invite friends and have a party while we press. Everybody goes home with some home made olive oil.

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