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Fruit and vegetable strainer tips

 Food prep

  • Use with softened or pre-cooked foods only.
  •  Fruits with large seeds are not recommended for processing with the FVSFGA because the large seeds can break or clog the screen when pushed through by the worm gear.
    •  This can include apples, blackberries, and most grapes. 
  •  When processing fruits with very small seeds, e.g. blueberries and strawberries, the seeds may come through the holes in the screen and be seen in the final product.

Guiding foods with the stomper/wrench

  •  Never use the wrench to attach the securing ring to the strainer body.
    • The securing ring should only be finger tightened. FGA Securing Ring.jpg
    • The wrench should be used only to remove the securing ring.FGA Stomper.jpeg
  • Food pieces should be dropped into the top of the Feed Tube and gently guided and pressed with the stomper.
  •  Force should NOT be used while using the stomper. Forcing food through the housing can cause liquid to back up in to the mixer.

Liquids backing up into mixer 

  • Although an "O" ring was added to the worm gear shaft in 2004 to help prevent this occurrence, excessive pressure can force juices to back up into the mixer.
  • Excessive pressure is not necessary to feed items through the Fruit and Vegetable Strainer because the worm gear assembly is self-feeding.
    • Food pieces should be dropped into the top of the Feed Tube and gently guided and pressed with the stomper.
    •  If liquid appears in the hopper when processing large amounts of high moisture foods such as tomatoes or cranberries, continue to operate the mixer until all the liquid has drained from the hopper before adding more food to be ground. 

Stains on white housing

To remove stains from the plastic parts, rub a small amount of oil or shortening over the stains, wash in warm sudsy water, rinse and dry.

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