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Piteba oil press

 
Josef Theisen
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I have been considering the purchase of a Piteba oil press lately. I would love to be able to press my own cooking oil and further reduce my dependance on industrial food. I have read some posative things other places online. Just wondering if any of the Permies crowd has anything (good or bad) to say about them.

Here is a link to the product page at Bountiful Gardens
http://www.bountifulgardens.org/prodinfo.asp?number=SOI-9418
 
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I have a piteba press. I wanted to be able to have the ability to press seeds/nuts into oil. It really takes quite a bit of grunt work to produce oil so you need to have a stable or dedicated place to mount the press. Hazelnuts, almonds, sunflower, and styrian pumpkin seeds have all produced oil for me. You do have to filter or let settle for a clear product. My other half is gluten intolerant so the nut cake that is watse I want to play with and see if I can dehydrate it a bit more (it is almost dry) and come up with a useable flour but I haven't done much to that end.
I have seen them offered for less than Bountiful has them at so google about a bit.
 
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For more info, go to Piteba.

Be sure to click on:
* Report
* Performance
* Seeds

They also have user's manuals online, and even a video:



They even have instructions to rig it to a bicycle (under "Tips")

 
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I would love to have one too! I saw it in the Bountiful Garden's catalog and circled it along with a list of other things haha I already have a stainless steel manual juicer and a manual flour mill from Wondermill, so this would be the ultimate edition! but im lowon funds, let me know if you guys find a great deal or a two for less deal who knows!
 
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Welcome to the forum Blaine. I ended up buying mine on e-bay. Still had a hard time justifying the purchase. I used my locavore reasoning since filbert orchards are within my 100 mile circle.
 
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thank you! Im so thankful for this forum, its amazing! Im still dealing with alltoomuch to get Amazon out of hair from buying the flourmill on their credit system(bad idea)! But after that im sure theoil press will be on my mind, and with the same reasoning lol, there's a crowd of walnut/almond trees and wild seeded grapes nearby, here in vacaville CA. the manual juicer has produced sunflower seed oil once, but it was strenuous!
 
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Robert Ray wrote:I have a piteba press. I wanted to be able to have the ability to press seeds/nuts into oil. It really takes quite a bit of grunt work to produce oil so you need to have a stable or dedicated place to mount the press. Hazelnuts, almonds, sunflower, and styrian pumpkin seeds have all produced oil for me. You do have to filter or let settle for a clear product. My other half is gluten intolerant so the nut cake that is watse I want to play with and see if I can dehydrate it a bit more (it is almost dry) and come up with a useable flour but I haven't done much to that end.
I have seen them offered for less than Bountiful has them at so google about a bit.


I have been wanting one of these for a while because I have macadamia trees. Macadamia oil is supposed to be superior to olive oil. I had been thinking until recently that when I get my press I would just give the cake press to the chickens. I'll still do this for my lower-grade nuts, but I had been thinking that if you use good nuts and put the cake press into the food processor that it would be a good high protein flour. Seems to me that defatted nut flours would be closer to wheat flour, but in searching I havent seen much info on this or people doing this with their nuts.
 
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ak han wrote:
Robert Ray wrote:I have a piteba press. I wanted to be able to have the ability to press seeds/nuts into oil. It really takes quite a bit of grunt work to produce oil so you need to have a stable or dedicated place to mount the press. Hazelnuts, almonds, sunflower, and styrian pumpkin seeds have all produced oil for me. You do have to filter or let settle for a clear product. My other half is gluten intolerant so the nut cake that is watse I want to play with and see if I can dehydrate it a bit more (it is almost dry) and come up with a useable flour but I haven't done much to that end.
I have seen them offered for less than Bountiful has them at so google about a bit.


I have been wanting one of these for a while because I have macadamia trees. Macadamia oil is supposed to be superior to olive oil. I had been thinking until recently that when I get my press I would just give the cake press to the chickens. I'll still do this for my lower-grade nuts, but I had been thinking that if you use good nuts and put the cake press into the food processor that it would be a good high protein flour. Seems to me that defatted nut flours would be closer to wheat flour, but in searching I havent seen much info on this or people doing this with their nuts.


I definitely would find a use for macadamia press cake. It should make a good flour for cakes, cookies, and brownies.
 
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Has anyone tried to build the bike-ified version?
 
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The piteba press now has an attachment for making olive oil - https://www.piteba.com/eng/olives.html

Apparently for some olives, you can press direct. But for others you just use the press to make the olive past and still have to press the oil out.



I think it's time I splashed out and did some experimenting...
 
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