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Mehu Liisa Fruit & Veg Steamer - 99059

By far the best quality multi-purpose juice extractor / steamer on the market, in our opinion! There are cheaper models on the market which just don't compare in terms of quality and durability.

  • The “Mehu Liisa”, is the successor to the original classic steam juice extractor – the “Mehu Maija” – and is an ingenious and versatile product from Finland, the home of berry juicing.
  • This 3–sectioned set of well-fitting pots is made of easy to clean, good quality 18/10 stainless steel. The manufacturer offers a 10 year guarantee.
  • The 4 litre / 7 pint capacity pan with heavy cooking base is suitable for use on all cookers.
  • Cooking by steaming is increasingly popular because vitamins and minerals are not leached into the cooking liquid so foods are more flavoursome & nutritious.

For use with fruits for juice, cordials, purees etc:

  • Perfect for extracting pure juice for drinks or jellies from: black, red & white currants; berried fruits like elderberries, loganberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries; rhubarb, hard fruits like crab apples & quinces and stoned fruits like damsons, sloes and plums. It is not suitable for citrus fruits.
  • Time saving! No need to de-stone fruits or strip stalks (crab apples and quinces need to be halved) and best of all, no need for slow, messy jelly bags.
  • By layering sugar with your fruit, delicious cordials can be made
  • Residual fruit pulp can be macerated in a blender & added to the juice to make puree or be made into jam
  • Pure juice can be used for wine-making

For steaming or blanching vegetables:

  • Excellent for steaming single or multiple vegetables to be served with a meal – approx 20mins in 1 pot
  • For blanching vegetables ready for freezing – this stops enzyme production that spoils produce & is suitable for most vegetables with the exception of leafy veg

Other uses:

  • Use the steamer for making jellied preserves: Caroline Pakenham, author of Making Jellied Preserves says of the Mehu Liisa, “I have been using a muslin and up-turned chair for straining for so long that I believed I couldn’t use anything else but I have to say that I have been experimenting with the Mehu-Liisa fruit steamer and have found it very quick. It isn’t too expensive and I would highly recommend it as a juicer and a steamer for all soft and stoned fruits in the making of jellies.”
  • The steamer can also be used for cooking meat, fish and a variety of puddings
  • The base pan is ideal for making soups, chutneys, jams & marmalades or boiling large pieces of meat (chicken, ham, beef or tongue for pressing etc)
  • The base pan is suitable for use as an oven casserole or roasting pot
Price: £125.00

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For Juice Production Fill the lower pan with water and place on the stove with the intermediate section over it. Fill the steamer section with fruit, place it on top, and cover with the lid. Steam from the boiling water in the pan extracts juice from the fruit; the juice is collected in the middle pan. Wearing gloves to protect your hands draw off the juice into pre-heated glass juice bottles by opening the clip on the plastic tube. Seal using plastic screw caps inverting the bottles to pasteurise the caps; store upright once cool.

For Cordials Layer the fruit with the sugar according to the recipe. See our delicious recipes

For Blanching Refer to the table of timings in the cookbook supplied

The stainless steel (18/10 grade) steamer consists of 4 parts:

  • 4 litre base pan with a stainless steel clad thick aluminium base to ensure efficient heat conduction on all types of cooker hobs
  • 4 litre juice collection pot with a flexible plastic juice outlet tube & spring clamp for controlling the flow of juice
  • Large 10.6 litre capacity fruit / vegetable basket
  • Stainless steel lid which fits the steamer basket and the base pan
  • Overall diameter: 30cm / 11¾”
  • Overall height: 41cm / 16" (including handle)
  • Weight: 4.2kg / 9 lbs
  • 46 page Mehu-Liisa Cookbook

Featured in the ‘On Test – Preserving’ article in Grow Your Own magazine, September 2013 issue by Dave Finkle: "Real high quality, no corners were cut here. The stainless steel, robust design certainly filled me with confidence. A lot of thought has gone into the steamer. It has so many possibilities, from steaming to juicing to making fruit jellies; it does everything you could want in the kitchen. It comprises of three sections that provide you with several options of use. There is so much you can do with it… Simply superb!" 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!

Pamela Deschamps wrote in The Kitchen Garden: "I had never used a fruit steamer but it is a simple clean operation which quickly converts soft fruits into delicious drink concentrates which set your taste buds tingling".

Caroline Pakenham, author of Making Jellied Preserves, uses a Mehu Liisa Steamer and wrote: "I have been using a muslin and up-turned chair for straining for so long that I believed I couldn’t use anything else but I have to say that I have been experimenting with the Mehu-Liisa fruit steamer and have found it very quick. It isn’t too expensive and I would highly recommend it as a juicer and a steamer for all soft and stoned fruits in the making of jellies."

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