|MR0 380W Tomato Milling Machine
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”
“The Fabio Leonardi MR0 is great tomato miller for households with larger tomato gardens and smaller commercial applications. The MR0 has the same construction as other Fabio Leonardi tomato millers and is offered in both a uncovered version and a covered version.
The Fabio Leonardi MR0 features a 1/2 horsepower motor. The MR0 features the same mounting point as the MR9 and MR7 motor units. This is a great feature of the Fabio Leonardi line of tomato millers.
The MR0 can either be paired with the SP3 or SP5 tomato milling attachments. We recommend you pairing your MR0 motor unit with the SP3 tomato milling attachment as the production level of that milling attachment closely matches the output levels of the motor unit. The SP3 tomato milling attachment has a neck opening of 2 and 1/4 inches in diameter. The screen measures in at 5 and 1/2 inches in length and 2 and 1/2 inches in diameter at the base of the tomato miller. The SP5 tomato milling is slightly larger and has a neck opening of 2 and 3/4 inches in diameter. The screen is 6 and 3/4 inches long and 3 inches in diameter. The SP5 tomato milling attachment was designed for high levels of production.
Both of these attachments are made from cast iron and stainless steel. The tomato feed spiral is made from cast iron and the tomato milling screen is made from stainless steel. During your first run on you Fabio Leonardi MR0 you will notice metal shavings in your processed food. This is due to the spiral and screen forming a tight fit. We recommend that you use old tomatoes or wet bread during your first run to capture the metal shavings so you can throw them out. After your first run you will have to lubricate your tomato milling attachment with olive oil before you use it as the tomatoes haven’t reached the screen yet.
One unique feature of the Fabio Leonardi line of tomato milling attachments is that they use a spring to add constant pressure on the tomato feed spiral. This is to ensure that you get the most tomato juice and meat from each tomato during your production run.
Also you will notice that there is no gasket between the tomato milling screen and body of the attachment. This is because rubber gaskets can easily become contaminated after a period of use and can also become brittle. Fabio Leonardi recognized this and designed the catch trough to sit under this connection and catch and juice that leaks out. When you attach the screen to the body of the tomato milling attachment, it rotates in a counter-clockwise motion. This is due to the tight fit of the spiral and screen and to counter act the rotational force of the spiral. As the spiral turns it will tighten the screen to the unit.
Assembly of the Fabio Leonardi MR0 is very simple. To align the driveshaft, leave the tomato milling screen attached loosely. This will allow you rotate the feed spiral to the correct position to align it with the motor unit. There is also a locking bar on the motor unit that will need to be aligned also. Once everything is aligned insert the tomato milling attachment and rotate upwards.
The MR0 motor unit is also compatible with the TC8 meat grinder attachment. This meat grinder shares the same construction qualities of the SP3 an SP5 tomato milling attachments.
The Fabio Leonardi MR0 tomato milling machine is a perfect choice for houses with larger tomato gardens and commercial applications where the level of production needed is not that high. Fabio Leonardi tomato milling machines are built from the highest quality material available and have been built that way for nearly 100 years. 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.”
MR0 Tomato Milling Machine Specifications
What does this mean to you?
Our medium duty tomato milling machine will work in a variety of settings from frequent home use to every-day restaurant expectations. If you are gardener and jar/can your fruits/veggies, have a small business or are just happen seek quality and versatility in a tomato milling machine: this unit is for you!
MR0 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:
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
Cleaning and Maintenance of the MR0 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.
MR0 Tomato Milling Machine Accessory Compatibilities
You can use this same machine as a meat grinder. Our suggested grinder attachment is the TC8 found 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.
QB ID: MR0-SP3/NC