Nov 5, 2018
We bought Lehman's cider press this year and are so glad we did! We had a bumper crop of multiple types of apples and the fresh cider is absolutely fabulous! Yesterday, we processed several bushels of Whitney crabapples which resulted in a very good cider - both sweet and tart at the same time! Lehman's American-made press is very well constructed and extremely easy to use and to clean. Some edges on the components are sharp and, like the instructions tell you, you should take care to protect your hands when assembling and disassembling the press. We bought an oversized Rubbermaid bin in which to store all the clean components when the press isn't in use. We are storing the press outside under an eave that's in a protected location and saved the shipping box to use as a cover for the press. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you buy two bags for the press AND the food-safe grease that Lehman's offers. Both made a big difference in the ease of use of the press. Lastly, we also recommend buying 2 or 3 large (20 quart) aluminum bowls - they're indispensable when making cider and many other things.
Sep 3, 2016
We used our stainless steel grinder and press for the first time today. Everything worked perfectly and we supplied many of our neighbors with fresh cider. The kids really enjoyed being a part of the process. My only suggestion would be to offer some type of a handle for the press mechanism to make it easier to turn. We ended up using a hockey stick (which the kids loved), but it would be great if Lehman's could come up with something!
Nov 5, 2015
Absolutely love it!! Easy to clean. 15mins. 4 wing nuts, 1 cotter pin, 3 items that lift out, no wood to worry about with the stainless steel. Really smart design that can crank out the cider!
Sep 9, 2014
Used this press for the first time. Fantastic product. Well designed, well built.