- Our smallest electric milling machine (does the work for you!)
- Best seller and customer favorite
- Fantastic gift
- Manufactured by Fabio Leonardi in Italy
Tomato Milling.com is proud to offer it's newest line form Fabio Leonardi. This tomato machine is suitable for home or light commercial applications. It is ideal for squeezing both unprocessed or boiled tomatoes and other fruit and vegetables suitable for producing juices, purees and conserves. For tomato milling machines, meat grinders and sausage stuffers, there really is no other choice for quality, reliability and style. 2 year limited warranty included, terms and conditions apply.
Words from our Pomodoro Residente Esperto di Premere “Resident tomato press expert”
“Fabio Leonardi is the standard when it comes to electric commercial grade tomato milling machines. The MR7 & MR9 are built to last and will provide you with the level of production a commercial application needs. The MR7 & MR9 come in either a covered or uncovered versions. The uncovered version allows you to permanently mount the motor to your desired work surface.
The MR7 & MR9 both feature a 1 H.P. motor and the same mounting point. These motor units are both compatible with the SP3 and SP5 tomato milling attachments. The difference between these tomato milling attachments, is the production amount of these attachments. The SP3 has a 2 and a 1/4 inch neck opening, the screen is 5 and 1/2 inches long, and at the base of the screen is 2 and 1/2 inches in diameter. With this tomato attachment, you will have to quarter your tomatoes so that they will properly fit down the neck of this tomato miller. The SP5 tomato milling attachment has a 2 and 3/4 inch neck, and the screen measures in at 6 and 3/4 inches in length and 3 inches in diameter. This tomato milling attachment will have a very high rate of production because of its overall size. Fabio Leonardi has include a splash guard with the SP5 due to the amount of tomatoes in the crusher.
The SP3 and SP5 are constructed from cast iron and stainless steel. During your first production run, you might notice metal shavings in your product. This is due to the screen shaping the tomato feed spiral so that is a perfect fit We recommend that your first production run is with a product that you don’t mind throwing away. You will have to add olive oil before each production run after your first one to lubricate the spiral and screen.
One unique feature of the Fabio Leonardi tomato milling attachments is there is a spring placed at the base of the tomato feed spiral. This is to place a constant pressure on the spiral so it removes as much of the tomato meat and juice as possible from the skin of the tomato.
You will notice that there is no gasket between the screen and neck attachment. This is because gaskets are generally made of a rubber like material and can become contemned after a period of time. Rubber can also easily break down and fall apart. Fabio Leonardi designed the catch trough to sit underneath this portion of the tomato miller and catch the leaking tomato juice. Also to attach the screen to the tomato milling machine, to tighten it, turn the screen in a counter-clockwise motion. To loosen the screen turn it in a clockwise motion. This is due the spinning of the tomato feed spiral, at it turn, it is constantly tightening the screen due to the friction created by the spiral and screen.
Assembly of the Fabio Leonardi MR7 and MR9 is very simple. To properly align the driveshaft, leave the screen loosely attached. Use the screen to rotate the tomato feed spiral to the proper location. Align the flat portion of the attachment point on the tomato miller with bar on the motor and insert your tomato miller. Rotate the tomato miller up and lock it into place.
The MR7 and MR9 are both compatible with the TC22 meat grinder attachment. This meat grinder has the same construction qualities of the SP3 and SP5.
The Fabio Leonardi MR7 and MR9 both have a momentary reverse switch. When you are working with this production level, it is possible for a jam to occur. This function allows to to reverse the tomato feed spiral to spin the opposite direction to clear the jam.
The MR7 and MR9 is a great choice for commercial applications where the level of production needed is very high. Fabio Leonardi tomato millers have been around for nearly 100 years and are crafted from the finest materials. These 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 canning accessories. We have a educated staff standing by 7 days a week to assist you with whatever you need.?
MR2 Tomato Milling Machine Specifications
- 1/4 Horse Power - 180 Watts
- 18/10 Stainless Steel Screen
- Double Threaded Screw Feeder
- Heavy Cast Iron Neck Treated with Special Resins - 2" Diameter
- SP2 Stainless Feed Bowl - 7.5" Diameter x 4" Depth
- Permanently Lubricated Spheroidal Cast Iron Main Gear
- Production: 300 pounds per hour
- Output Revolutions: 120 per minute
- Motor: Asynchronous with Condenser
What does this mean to you?
As our smallest tomato milling machine, measuring just 12" x 5 1/2" this unit won't take up a lot of counter space. It is perfect for household use or in a small restaurant/bistro. The MR2 makes a perfect gift for a professional chef or family cook. Homemade pasta sauce is just a click away. Weight: 22 lbs.
MR2 Tomato Milling Machine Operation
Fabio Leonardi electric tomato milling machines have specific instructions and tips for use. Each unit comes with a paper manual detailing assembly and cleaning instructions which is also linked to at the bottom of this description. In addition to this information, Fabio Leonardi has detailed prep and process tips for tomato milling:
- To begin, remove leaves and stems from tomatoes. Then place a handful of whole uncut* tomatoes in the top SP hopper (bowl). Before you turn your unit on, coat the spiral with olive oil, place one bowl beneath the screen chute to catch seeds and peels then add a second under the tip of the screen to collect the processed food.
- Move the switch to position "I" to turn on the machine. Guide the tomatoes through the hopper using the supplied pusher. Maintain a healthy level of tomatoes in the hopper. Do not run on empty. If desired, run the processed tomatoes through a second time for full extraction of the tomato meat if necessary. The resulting product of this machine is a separation of the water and meat of a tomato from the skin and the seeds. With the resulting product you can preserve the tomato for later usage or create a tomato sauce by cooking the resulting produced product to a thicker consistency.
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 MR2 Tomato Milling Machine
- MR2 Billy Motor
- SP2 Tomato Milling Attachment
Cleaning and Maintenance of the MR2 Tomato Milling Machine
Do not run the machine empty. After usage wash all parts of the machine (consisting of 6 easy to disassemble parts) with water and mild detergent and dry thoroughly. Coat the metal pieces with olive oil prior to storage. The spiral is designed to scrape against the inside of the stainless metal screen, this is what allows the tomato to be trapped against the screen in an ever tightening spiral. Because the spiral is cast some imperfections will wear off during the first run in the form of metal shavings. Use stale bread with olive oil or older tomatoes with olive oil as a first run, discard the batch and clean the machine. Please read the product manual found linked at the bottom of the page for more details.
MR2 Tomato Milling Machine Accessory Compatibilities
You can use this same machine as a meat grinder. Our suggested grinder attachment is the TC5 in related items. This attachment should allow the appropriate amount of meat grinding to not overwork the motor. Also look at the sausage stuffers, also found in related items, as a great way to utilize pork, beef, deer, or any other type of meat you may have on hand and run through the grinder attachment.
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.