Customer reviews for Italian Tomato Press

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Italian Tomato Press

Italian Tomato Press : Originally manufactured for Italian restaurants, it processes fresh or canned tomatoes. Press attaches to counter or tabletop by suction. Stainless steel. Hand wash. Made in Italy.
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3 out of 8(38%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Italian Tomato Press
Review 1 for Italian Tomato Press
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Well Worth It.

PostedJuly 5, 2010
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Mrgarden
fromyulee, fl
Price was great, have seen these for $50 - $300, mine was $20. A little inconvenient to mount to the counter to use and must use shallow bowls as it's not very tall. Quarter the tomatoes and drop them in and just turn the handle. That's it. No boiling , no burnt fingers and no real work. Seeds and peel out one end, pure pulp out the other, NO WASTE. Very easy to use.
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Review 2 for Italian Tomato Press
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Been looking for this

PostedJune 23, 2010
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hobby
fromMo
With gardern season here, I have been wanting to find this piece of equipment so I didn't have to keep borrowing from friends. Now I can use it when my tomatoes are ready and not when someone else is done using it.
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Review 3 for Italian Tomato Press
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Kind of flimsy

PostedJune 11, 2010
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gattrell
fromLexington, KY
I sent this back. It didn't seem sturdy enough to process nire than a few tomatoes. The material was sort of like flimsy tin.
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Review 4 for Italian Tomato Press
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3 / 5
3 / 5

It's ok

PostedMarch 29, 2010
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Wiredawg
fromUtah
The Italian tomato press is ok. It certainly does the job, but is very awkward to use. There are no directions, in Italian or English, so exactly how to put it together and make it work is pure guess-work. The working mechanism is very awkward and noisy. The tray where the juice/sauce comes down is vey low to the countertop and if you are going to be making a loot of sauce, would not be very useful as you would have to change the bowl often as a small bowl is the only thing that would fit. Washing is somewhat difficult. The sheer size of the main part makes it unwashable in all but the larger type sinks.
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Review 5 for Italian Tomato Press
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Total Waste of Money

PostedJune 21, 2009
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Foodmaestro
fromThornhurst, Pa
I was extremely disappointed in this product. It is clumsy and difficult to operate. The crank is a struggle to turn and the design is not very good. Processing tomatoes on a large scale is a real chore. I expected this to make the job easier but it was not efficient and even though I am a strong guy , this required a good deal of effort to operate. I suggest you DO NOT BUY THIS. I wouldn't pay a nickle for it and have no intention of using it again.There is nothing good about this device.
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Review 6 for Italian Tomato Press
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Unusable

PostedAugust 23, 2008
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sauceman
fromEpsom, NH
Although I've bought many fine products from Chef's catalog, this one was just awful.
It is flimsy, it won't clamp to a standard-sized countertop, and if you clamp it to a cutting board and clamp _that_ to the countertop, you still need to hold it by hand. And the sheet metal is so thin, this is extremely uncomfortable.
The crank is very hard to turn no matter how finely you slice or dice the tomatos. It is very hard to clean. The sauce it produces is watery, and the "waste" it produces contains most of the paste.
I can't believe the people who built it ever actually tried to use it. I was happy to pay the high price based on the description, but now I wouldn't take one for free.
Stay away.
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Review 7 for Italian Tomato Press
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2 / 5
2 / 5

the design could have been better

PostedJanuary 25, 2008
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PiFace
fromBy-the-Sea Oregon
This does work by allowing the sauce go into one bowl and the seeds and pulp into another bowl at the same time. However, where the sauce comes out you have to use a shallow bowl because the channel is very low and where the pulp comes out it is high enough that you can use a taller bowl. I think the design should be the other way around, because you need to empty the sauce bowl quite frequently and you have to be careful not to make it too full or you would be spilling your precious sauce.
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Ratings-only reviews for Italian Tomato Press
Based on 1 ratings-only review
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5 / 5
5 / 5
1 of 1 recommend this product