You simply place your raspberries in the hopper and crank out juice! It's that simple!
Berries in top (don't you love this heath-code nightmare? don't' worry, the jelly is hair-free)
Juice comes out this way,
Seeds go out that way! Notice how clean the seeds are of juice.Well, it's usually that simple. I found that after a while the scroll, which is like a drill that is inside the screen,was getting full of seeds and it was then mushing the seeds up and pushing them out into the juice. Ew. So I took it apart, cleaned it out and put it back together. It worked for a while, but the same things started to happen again. I began to suspect that we had the wrong sized screen. This is what it say here: The parts for today's Squeezo will fit most older Squeezo models; however, if your Squeezo is over 20 years old, we recommend you call us to check proper sizing.
So, I thought I'd take out the juicer I used last year. I'm not even sure what it's called.
You put your berries in the cone and use a cone-shaped pestle to push the juice out the sides. It doesn't get the seeds quite as clean as the Squeezo does, but it works well enough.
Well, maybe not so well enough. I knew how much juice I was loosing after using the Squeezo. I happen to have another knock-off Squeezo that I got last year from the same grandmother who found me the real deal. I thought I'd get that out and see if it would get the last bit of juice off the seeds.
As you can see, many of the parts are plastic, and the screen is covered, so you can't watch he magic happen! But we gave it a shot.
FAIL! As you can also see, the fake Squeezo (let's call it a "Feezo") didn't get the seeds nearly as clean as the Squeezo. I ended up getting about another 1/2 cup of juice from the Feezo.
Look at all that potential jelly! It all went to the chickens.
Later that night, when it wasn't 4 million degrees and only a balmy 2 million I boiled up the juice and made jelly. I also brought a gigantic canning pot to a boil and processed the jars this time.
All in all, a successful day.