|SP3 Handle Tomato Crusher
- Large hopper to hold fruits/vegetables
- Easy to use handle
- Quickly attaches to your tabletop to prevent shifting. (Table thickness: 1.5" or less, Bevel allowance: .25")
- Quality materials (stainless steel filter)
- Manufactured by Fabio Leonardi in Italy
Tomato Milling.com is proud to offer its newest line from Fabio Leonardi. This tomato crusher 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.
The SP3 version varies from our other manual unit in several ways. First, is the size difference - this SP3 unit has a larger hopper, longer handle and more substantial body. Either SP Tomato Crusher will get the job done, but the SP3 has those few extra details many cooks appreciate! 2 year limited warranty included, terms and conditions apply.
Words from our Pomodoro Residente Esperto di Premere “Resident tomato press expert”
“The Fabio Leonardi SP3 hand operated tomato miller is great for home use or light commercial applications. The SP3 tomato miller is one of the largest hand operated tomato millers on the market today. The Fabio Leonardi SP3 tomato miller shares most of the built qualities of the commercial line of Fabio Leonardi tomato millers.
The SP3 features cast iron and stainless materials in its construction. The hopper on the SP3 tomato is 10 and 1/4 inches in diameter and 4 and 1/4 inches deep. This is a very large hopper on a hand operated tomato milling machine. This is due to the level of production that this tomato miller is capable of achieving. The size of the neck is 2 and 1/4 inches in diameter. You will have to quarter most tomatoes to use with this machine. The body of the Fabio Leonardi SP3 is made from cast iron. As the tomatoes are grabbed by the cast iron tomato feed spiral, they are pressed tightly against the stainless steel tomato milling screen. The tomato milling screen measures in at 5 inches long and approximately 2 and 1/2 inches at the base. The size of the screen is what determines how many tomatoes will be able to processed at once.
When you are cleaning your Fabio Leonardi SP3 manual tomato miller, you will notice that there is no gasket between the tomato milling screen and body of the tomato miller. This is because rubber can easily be contaminated with bacteria and can break down over time. This will allow some tomato to leak from the tomato miller, so Fabio Leonardi designed the catch trough to sit under this connection to collect the leaking juice.
Also during your first run with your Fabio Leonardi SP3 tomato miller, you will notice some metal shavings in your product. This is from the tight fit of the tomato feed spiral and tomato milling screen. The feed spiral is made from a softer material so it will form a tight fit with the milling screen. During your first run we recommend using wet bread or old tomatoes to catch the metal shavings. After this first use, you will have to lubricate the tomato milling screen olive oil before each use.
The clamping base of the Fabio Leonardi SP3 will fit tables that are less than 1 and 1/4 inches thick.
The Fabio Leonardi line of tomato millers carries with it a history of quality and durability. The SP3 manual tomato miller shares many of the great qualities of the Fabio Leonardi commercial tomato milling machines. The Fabio Leonardi SP3 will bring you years of use and will last for generations to come. TomatoMilling.com is dedicated to providing our customers with high quality tomato millers and accessories. We have a educated staff that is standing by throughout the week to assist you.”
SP3 Handle Tomato Crusher Specifications
Not just for tomatoes, the SP3 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 Tomato Crusher body is all metal & safe for use with food products. The hopper and the filter are made from 18/10 stainless steel and the handle is made of plastic. The spiral works to discard the seeds and skins. So start milling your fruits and vegetables at home with the SP3 Handle Tomato Crusher today!
- Hopper Dimensions: 10" Diameter; 6 1/2" Depth
- Neck Diameter: 2 1/2"
- Screen Length: 8"
- Spiral Length: 8 1/2"
- Trough Dimensions: 10" Length; 7" Width
SP3 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 SP3 Handle Tomato Crusher
Cleaning and Maintenance of the SP3 Handle Tomato Crusher
After usage wash the machine with water and mild detergent and dry thoroughly.
SP3 Handle Tomato Crusher Accessories
While parts of the SP3 Handle Tomato Crusher may be used as accessories to other Fabio Leonardi Meat Grinder machines, there are no accessories designed specifically for the SP3 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.