The apple trees branches are bending with heavy fruit, pears and apples are falling off the trees, and grapes are threatening to take over the yard. What to do with all of the excess? You can only dehydrate and can so much fruit. The next best option is juice!
Photo courtesy of our housewares supervisor, Lynn.
The Victorio Steam Juicer makes it super easy to process a lot of fruit into delicious juice that can be preserved and used later for drinking, jellies, popcicles, etc. There are several parts made of stainless steel so they are easy to clean. Not only can you use it for steam juicing, but also as a steamer, stockpot, blancher, colander, or roaster.
How do you use the steamer juicer? It’s simple. The base is a thick stainless steel pot that you can alternatively use for cooking. Placed on top of that is the juice kettle, which is the part with the silicone hose hanging off it. Stacked above that is the colander, where you will put your fruit. Finally, it’s topped off with a lid. Fill the base with water, top with juice kettle, colander filled with fruit(s) of choice, and finally the lid. Set the juicer to boil, and let boil for the appropriate amount of time depending on your fruit. Empty your juice into hot jars to be immediately processed, or set aside. Make sure the base doesn’t boil dry during this process!
Kitchen setup complete with steam juicer- Photo courtesy of our housewares supervisor, Lynn.
Steam Juicer in action making grape/pear juice. Photo courtesy of our housewares supervisor, Lynn.
Pear juice preserved in our Lock Eat Jars. Photo courtesy of our housewares supervisor, Lynn.