There has been some talk about different methods/equipment for getting the cider out of apples. And I think I am familiar with the traditional ways (grinder, mesh bags, press). But for now, until my many younger trees come into full production, I don’t really have enough apples to justify a full cider pressing operation. But I would like to make a bit of cider with some of the smaller harvests I am getting now, and was thinking about the kitchen juicer appliances one sees around. Quite a few different brands of those, mostly it seems patterned on the same design: a high speed grinding wheel and something that presses the fruit into that wheel. And then some means of separating the juice from the pulp.
I am curious if any of the folks here have tried using such machines for making small quantities of homemade cider. If so, how did it work? Which style/brand machine did you use and would you recommend it.