It took a while to get used to this machine but I’ve got on well with it since. It’s been a good year for tomatoes!
*Mainland UK Only* Dispatch w/c 18.9.23
1 Year Guarantee. Made in Lecco (Lombardia) to restaurant standards in food safe Polypropylene with full spare parts back up.
See a review by Steve Ott of Kitchen Garden Magazine Aug 2018
Pop the tomatoes in the top, turn the handle, and it will separate the tomato pulp (passata), from the skin and the seeds. A must in every Italian kitchen. Bottle the passata and then use for pasta, pizza, sauces, ketchup, soups etc.
You can Choose between two sizes:
- Passata Machine Velox £32.99
- Passata Machine "Large" £39.99
Passata – Passata is NOT liquidised tomatoes nor passed through a mouli both of which will give you a cloudy, bitty and unpleasant ‘passata’ instead of being smooth, red and velvety.
You could do it the traditional way and dip the toms in boiling water, removing the skins and passing them (passata) through a sieve which is time consuming. Alternatively, there are some passata machines on the market but we recommend the Rigmonti one we’ve supplied here for 20 years, great value and it will process about 50kg of tomatoes per hour. Simply fix it using the large sucker to a work top, put the tomatoes in the hopper, turn the handle, the passata comes out one side, the dry skin and pips the other.
How to hermetically seal a jar - Fill your sterilized jars with the passata, a dash of olive oil and a pinch of salt, rosemary or garlic or chilli to taste….Then simply put the lid on hand tight, place jars into a deep saucepan with water to just under their lids, place a tea towel in between, cover and bring to a rolling boil and simmer for 20 mins. Turn the gas off and then allow to cool before removing the jars from the water and store in the larder or a cool dark airy place.
Polypropylene is recyclable, has no toxic waste, no toxic emission, no halogens and no flourocarbens so it is low impact on the environment
This has been a revelation. What took an hour with a mouli took just 10 minutes with the passata machine, and it's a much better consistency. We put the pulp through 4 or 5 times until it was quite dry, and it yielded more than the mouli. I'm really impressed and wish I'd had this at the start of the tomato season.
It hasn’t had much use yet, but it certainly appears to do the job. I am happy to recommend it.
Great idea to make your own pasta and this machine makes it so easy. Put the tomato's through a couple of times and little waste. Makes a great texture. The only downside...cleaning!
A quite excellent piece of kit. Easy to use and clean and makes beautiful passata. One of those appliances about which you ask yourself, 'why didn't I get one of these years ago?' Highly recommended.
Purchased as a birthday present for a friend who loved it, said it worked well & will be really useful.
Superb machine. Very well made, works extremely well, easy to clean
It took me a little while to set it up and it needs to be on a really smooth surface to grip on to it to prevent moving around. Still not sure if I set it up correctly, however it did the job and it separated the skin and pips well. Bit of a job to clean!
Works well on both cooked and fresh tomatoes. I do put the pulp through several times. Cleaning is easy, but did not realise in the beginning that the Pusher could be taken apart. Some more cleaning instructions would be helpful. It is advisable to cut up tomatoes, then it is easier to get the pulp out.
Really pleased. Prompt delivery. Used it loads to process tomatoes from the garden. Works a treat.
This little machine is the business! I'm very impressed by it's simple yet rugged and easy to clean design and how much suction it gets onto the worktop. It's a dream to use and easy to dismantle for cleaning. I found that putting the skins and seeds back through the hopper at least twice yields a lot more juice. I can't wait for my main crop of San Marzano to ripen, the results should be great.