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A high quality, robust auto cooker / pasteuriser suitable for juice pasteurisation and jar preservation of fruit, vegetables, and even pickled walnuts.
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For bottle or preserving jar pasteurisation:
Fill the bottles or preserving jars to within 2.5cm / 1" of the top with clean, prepared juice or food (peas and beans keep longer if blanched first). Ensure that the bottle caps or rings of the jars are clean and dry. Fit the rubber seal and clip fasten the lids.
Place the bottles or jars on the rack that sits on the base of the tank protecting them from direct heat. Jars can be stacked one on top of another. Fill the tank with water to within 2.5cm / 1" of the top bottle/jars. Place the lid on the appliance.
Set the temperature gauge and bring the cooker / pasteuriser to the required heat. Then set the timer for the required length of time for full and accurate sterilisation. For more information on bottling fruit see How to bottle fruit.
For bag-in-box pasteurisation using a Filling Support Stand:
Place the bag collar into the support stand and fill the bag allowing some room for expansion of the juice to be heated. Exclude air before the tap is pushed part-way into the collar of the bag.
Place 2 x 5 litre bags or 1 x 10 litre bag onto the pasteuriser rack and set the thermostat. When the water temperature reached the set level there may be more air in the bags - remove the bags, place the bag collar in the Filling Support Stand, take out the tap, expel the air and then drive the tap fully home. Return the bag to the pasteuriser, set the temperature, place the lid on the appliance and leave for the full pasteurisation time. Allow the bags to cool before packing into the cardboard box.
Cooking settings and timings for individual drinks or foods are supplied with the machine.
(NB The 20 litre bag is not suitable for use in this pasteuriser as the tank capacity of the pasteuriser is insufficient)
NB Video shows the Classic Crusher A, 12 litre Cross Beam Press and the Stainless Steel Pasteuriser
Featured in the ‘On Test – Preserving’ article in Grow Your Own magazine, September 2013 issue by Dave Finkle: "There is more to this than meets the eye, I would ignore its title. Yes, it can pasteurise apple juice, but it can also be used for bottling your fruit and veg, yogurt-making and even as a tea urn. It will hold 27 litres, which is a handy amount. To finish off there is an adjustable thermostat and timer controls. A thermometer is also provided for accurate temperature readings." Click here to read Dave Finkle’s full article in Grow Your Own magazine, where he tried and tested some of our other preserving products!
Featured in ‘Going for gold’ article in Organic Gardening magazine by Ann Somerset Miles: ”If you want… apple juice which will keep, the final step is to pasteurise it; the instructions with the Vigo temperature- and time- controlled pasteuriser are excellent and easy to follow.” Click here to read Ann’s full article in Organic Gardening which also features some of our other products.
Mike's feedback, November: "I ordered the Centrifugal Mill, the 90 litre Hydropress and the Stainless Steel pasteuriser, the expertise and advice from Becky was first class... All of the equipment was put to use the following Saturday, we made 160 litres of cider and 30 litres of apple juice… I am absolutely delighted with all of the equipment and the service from Vigo."
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