SP2 Speedy Handle Tomato Crusher
- Easy to use - great family project
- Attaches to your tabletop. (Table thickness: 1.75" or less, Bevel allowance: 1")
- Quality materials, durable food-grade plastic body, cast iron with nickel coating spiral, stainless steel spiral and clamp
- Manufactured by Fabio Leonardi in Italy
Tomato Milling.com is proud to offer this amazing tomato milling machine line from Fabio Leonardi. This tomato crusher is suitable for home applications. It is ideal for squeezing both unprocessed or boiled tomatoes and other fruit and vegetables suitable for producing juices, purees and conserves. This tomato milling machine is a fantastic combination of new age materials where needed for easy cleaning / long life and heavy duty traditional metal materials where needed for performance. 2 year limited warranty included, terms and conditions apply.
Words from our Pomodoro Residente Esperto di Premere “Resident tomato press expert”
“The Fabio Leonardi SP2 Speedy hand operated tomato milling machine is perfect for use at home. It is lightweight and compact, which makes it a great addition to your kitchen tools. The SP2 Speedy features similar built qualities of other Fabio Leonardi tomato milling machines.
The body of the Fabio Leonardi is built from a tough polycarbonate that is nearly indestructible. Fabio Leonardi dyed the body of the SP2 Speedy a bright orange to help with hiding tomato stains. The hopper is built into the body of the SP2 Speedy which makes it easier to store. By having the hopper built-in, you don’t have to worry about storing a separate parts of your tomato miller. The polycarbonate body of the SP2 Speedy is also dishwasher safe.
The tomato feed spiral and tomato milling screen are constructed from the same materials as other Fabio Leonardi tomato milling machines. The tomato feed spiral is construed from cast iron and the tomato milling screen is made from stainless steel. During your first production run, you might notice some metal shavings in your product. This is due to the tight fitting between the feed spiral and tomato milling screen. We recommend using some wet bread or old tomatoes during your first run. The feed spiral is intentionally made from a softer material so it can form to the screen to provide the tightest fit. After your first run, you will need to add olive oil to lubricate the screen and spiral before you use your tomato miller.
The clamping base of the Fabio Leonardi SP2 Speed to attach to any table that is less than 1 and 3/4 inches thick.
The Fabio Leonardi line of tomato millers is known for their build quality and durability. This is evident in the SP2 Speedy. The Fabio Leonardi tomato millers are built to last and will be passed down to generations to come. TomatoMilling.com is dedicated to providing our customers with high quality tomato millers and accessories. We a educated staff standing by to assist you 7 days a week.”
SP2 Speedy Handle Tomato Crusher Specifications
Not just for tomatoes, the SP2 Speedy Handle Tomato Crusher can handle your fruits as well as your vegetables. Make delicious preserves, purees, and juices with ease. The main body of the SP2 Speedy Tomato Crusher body is an orange color food grade plastic. The plastic body is nearly indestructible, colored to not show staining over time, and dishwasher safe. The clamp and the filter are made from 18/10 stainless steel. The spiral is made of nickel coated cast iron. It is the combination of metal spiral and metal screen that ensures a thorough milling of the tomato. The handle is made of stainless steel and plastic.
- Hopper Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 6"; 3" Depth
- Neck Diameter: 1 1/2"
- Screen Length: 4 1/2"
- Spiral Length: 7"
- Trough Dimensions: 8 1/4" Length; 5 1/2" Width
SP2 Speedy Handle Tomato Crusher Operation
- Mount to table top with chute over the edge into food grade bucket or pot.
- Put the fruit or vegetables (without stones or stalks) into the hopper and press them into the body of the machine.
- The screw feeder, rotating about its axis, will push them forwards and against the screen.
- The juice will come out of the holes in the screen and fall into the trough which conveys it to your collection receptacle, while the seeds and peels are eliminated through the small opening on the end of the screen.
- It is possible to put the seeds and the skins back into the hopper in order to obtain an improved squeezing.
Unique Fabio Leonardi Feature: Gasket-less operation - most tomato milling machines utilize a gasket in between the screen and the body of the tomato processing head. Gaskets become dry, cracked, carry bacteria, and need to be replaced repeatedly over time. The Fabio Leonardi machines eliminated the gasket and instead designed the chute to capture the juice through the threads of the screen attachment. One of those seemingly logical things most companies should have figured out but only comes with over 100 years of tomato milling experience: We are capturing juice, why prevent the juice from flowing - just capture it!
Fabio Leonardi Manufacturer Info
Fabio Leonardi made the first tomato crusher in 1917. For over 80 years this practical, economical, safe and durable utensil has been distributed not just in Italy but all over the world and used not just to obtain tomato sauce but also for fruit and vegetable juices and purees. The models now produced by Leonardi recall this long tradition united with the improvements developed during the years that made these machines more functional and durable, with the natural evolution of the design. In the Leonardi production there are also meat-grinders for small and medium quantities, sacker machines, kneading machines and other accessories all connectable to the motors made by Fabio Leonardi.
Included with the SP2 Speedy Handle Tomato Crusher
- Body with hopper
- Counter Clamp
Cleaning and Maintenance of the SP2 Speedy Handle Tomato Crusher
After usage wash the machine with water and mild detergent and dry thoroughly. The Plastic body is dishwasher safe. the screen, spiral and handle are not. To preserve the spiral and screen in optimum condition coat in olive oil after cleaning.
SP2 Speedy Handle Tomato Crusher Accessories
There are no accessories designed specifically for the SP2 Handle Tomato Crusher.
As the premier distributor of Fabio Leonardo products in the USA I felt it was important to visit the factory and stand toe to toe with those that carry the commitment of quality in a company so rich in it's tradition of quality. I did just that in February of 2007 I saw the different generations tracing back the 99-year history of the company. The passion and commitment to quality was impressive. It wasn't that huge of a factory, and probably looked a lot like it did for the last half century. It was a modest structure not far from the center of Bologna, Italy.
I personally consider Bologna to be the culinary capital of the world with all the influences of Tuscany and Italy centered in one point of heavenly bliss. The passionate affair with food in this region is probably why this company's products are world renown for quality and longevity. Originally this company was focused on the local growers in Tuscany, helping them bring their harvest to market and transform the succulent tomatoes of the region to what are now world famous culinary creations of that region.
From that passion for food grew a passion for quality that Fabio Leonardo has passed down through subsequent generations and that passion extends to every aspect of the manufacturing process. Although it was difficult to keep my eyes from glazing over when his grandson was talking about the perfect temperature and cooling cycle of the castings, how each type of metal is painstaking chosen, and the process of machining is so carefully monitored. You could tell that manufacturing quality was passion of this mans soul. By the time he was talking about the perfect finish for each piece of all I could think about was the terrace at the cafe we were to sip Chianti and look at the panoramic view of Bologna in the valley below while enjoying our lunch. I had all the information I needed feeling assured that the tradition of quality that made this brand world-renowned was still alive and well in the psyche of the current management.