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I have shared a little bit about this before, when I was just starting to tinker with other methods of making nut milks. You might remember how I used an old antique cheese press to squeeze out the milk. So with those same thoughts still rolling around in my head I started to do a little research about cheese presses. During my late night Google searches I found a company that sells several different sized ones. I took a gamble and ordered their smallest model, hoping it would be a nice and manageable size for the kitchen counter.
I love making nut milks for two reasons: for the milk of course but more so for the nut pulp which I love to use in my recipes. So, when I do make nut milks, I make large quantities and my hands get so tired and cramped from all the squeezing of the nut milk bag.
My husband had a great idea using a book press that we have. But it is so large and heavy! Not to mention not everyone can easily get their hands on one. :) So, I spied our antique cheese press that was on display above our kitchen cabinets. It worked beautifully but had a few design flaws. This new cheese press that I ordered works like a charm!!! Not only does it make for pain-free hands, it really squeezes the pulp dry! I took some pictures and I hope you can see the amazing results. I have never been able to get so much nut milk out of the pulp before. In the picture to the right you can see where we added some tubing from Home Depot to the spout. It worked perfectly. You can click on each of the pictures below to enlarge them.
I ordered this unit through the Beverage People. I am impressed with their quality and service. This is the exact one I ordered, but be aware the photo on their site showed an all silver one and when it came to the house, it had red on it.
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