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Old September 14, 2012   #1
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Default difference between food mill and reber tomato machine?

I see folks speaking of food mills to get out seeds and skins, especially when making tomato sauce/juice. I bought a Reber Tomato Machine that seperates skins and seeds and dumps the puree into the pot for cooking down.

Do I need a food mill also? or is the tomato machine sufficient?? It gets out all the seeds and skins perfectly right from the start.
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I looked up what you have and it looks like a much better version of what I have.

Here is an Amazon link for "tomato mill"
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ds=tomato+mill

Strictly speaking, the first round thing is a "mill". But now days there are all these newer machines that do it better and easier.

So no you don't need a "mill" too.

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I agree with Carol. I started out with a Foley food mill - it was far more work to get the tomato seeds out of the screen base, and I do mean lots of work. I use a Victorio mill now and it has made my tomato sauce making almost a breeze!
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Thanks,..that was just the response I was looking for
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I second the Victorio mill. I'm not familiar with the Reber machine. The Victorio has different screens for different produce. We process lots of pumpkin and its a breeze!
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The Reber looks amazing, basically a souped up version of the Victorio which I third and it works great.

But that thing looks like a beast, i want one now.


This one right?http://www.reber-snc.it/Sito%20Ingle...modoro_eng.htm
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Lowlander, is your machine hand crank or motorized???

I use a hand cranked Back to Basics Food Mill and it works just fine. It is very similar to the Reber "non motorized" products.


Oh, BTW, my BTB only cost me 57 dollars U.S.
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Holy shmoley, they don't give those things away, do they!!!
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Yeah, I, too, noted that Reber is "REAL PROUD OF THEM". For those prices, I can buy half a dozen more Back-to-Basics hand crank types and then hire people to turn them.
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Old September 15, 2012   #10
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yeah folks, they ARE proud of them. But But But they are from Italy,..and who would know tomatos better than italians,..right

ContainerTed, Mine is motorized. I can do 10 walmart bags full of tomatos in maybe 15min this thing kicks the skins and seeds right out the end and into the trashcan that we place there, and the pulp goes right into the pot we place under the shute.

We ran 60 plants this year, so efficiency is the name of the game. I have 2 partners in the garden with me, and we split all the cost, work, and canned goods.

This machine has a meat grinder attachment, cheese attachment, etc etc. After you buy the whole unit, you just add attachments (which they are also mildy proud of as well).

not one single seed to be found, even when you have an initial, uncooked down amount of 10gallons or more.
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