Sturdypress “Foldaway”

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A swing lever cheese press that fits into a 6 x 6 x 24 inch box.

It can press a 6 inch diameter ( 3 gallon ) batch of Cheddar at 7 PSI ( 200 lbs )more about the foldaway

foldaway instructions4The lever arm has 2 notches on the top, one to fit into the bolt on the swing and the other to hold the weight hanging on the lever arm. It also has 2 notches on the bottom, one for high weight pressing( MA=12) and the other for low weight pressing ( MA=6).

The plunger also has 2 positions, one for low weights and one for high weights.

HIGH POSITION              LOW POSITION

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To find any pressing weight, multiply the weight on the lever arm times the mechanical advantage ( MA ).              PRESSING WEIGHT = LEVER ARM WEIGHT x MA

For example; 8 lbs hung on the lever arm and using the high position( MA=12) would give you 8 x 12 or 96 LBS pressing on the cheese in the mold. Since 1 gallon of water weighs about 8 lbs, then hanging 1 gallon of water gives you about 96 lbs pressing weight. To find any pressing weight, you can use the calculator on this site. Just enter the MA ( 12 or 6) in the first section of the calculator, then your mold diameter in the next section, then enter the pressing weight you want and the calculator gives you the amount of weight ( or amount of water ) to hang on the lever arm.

Folds up or down in less than 20 seconds.

Designed and crafted by SturdyPress.

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Foldaway $99 USD in US and Canada

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