Manual Oil Press
Using this Manual Oil Press allows you to press your own oil either for your kitchen, or as a safe guard against supplies drying up.
Press your own oils from peanuts, rapeseeds, sesame, copra, cottonseeds, hazelnut, linseed, oil palm kernel, pumpkin seed, sun flower seeds, or even chopped up avocado skins and pips.
Bolt or Clamp the Manual Oil Press down firmly to a table top.
Insert the Seed or Nuts into the hopper and wind the handle until you feel the pressure build up.
Light the wick of the heater (Use Benzine or Methylated Spirits) and then wait until the oil starts to drip out.
Please be careful not to set the kitchen, pets and family alight!
Adjust the pressure as required.
Pre-mill, or grind what ever seed or nuts that you will be using to get a more efficient extraction time.
Approximately 1.398 kg of Sunflower seeds will give you 1 Litre of Sunflower oil. Results may vary depending on quality of the seed and how you operate the manual Oil Press.
The “cake” that is extruded can be used to for chicken and bird feed.
You should be able to press 1.3-1.6 liters oil per hour with the Manual Oil Press, again, depending on the quality of the Seed and the efficiency of the operator.
Mount the frame onto a sturdy counter.
Lubricate the washer with edible oil or Silicone paste.
Insert the screw shaft from the small end into the press cage
Thread on the press cage cap and screw on the terminal adjustment bolt.
Attach the crank arm to the screw shaft and tighten (Do not overdo it!)
Pass wick through the bottle cap, allow 5mm to protrude through the cap.
Use Benzine or Spirit alcohol (Paraffin can be used but it might get a bit smokey/sooty indoors)
Fill the fuel bottle to 80% full.
Place lamp bottle beneath press. Secure in place.
(Make sure that the area is safe and that you are prepared to deal with any fire that might be caused by knocking over the heating bottle)
Allow the lit wick to heat the press for about 7minutes (50-70° C) prior to loading seed into the hopper.
Ensure that the seed/nuts being loaded are clean and free from dust, grit etc. At the beginning of operation some oil may flow out of the adjustment bolt, this is normal. If discharged cake is to dry, or there is to much pressure on the crank handle LOOSEN it. On the other hand, if discharged cake is to oily, tighten the adjustment nut.
Allow oil to precipitate any solids our for 5-7 hours after pressing.
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