Converting a Washing Machine Into a Homemade Cider Press

Here's how to convert a washing machine into a homemade cider press. The article includes step-by-step building instructions, photographs and a cutaway diagram of the converted Maytag washing machine.



Make your own apple cider by following our do-it-yourself instructions on how to convert a washing machine into a cider press.
Photo by Fotolia/Nitr
Bridge Assembly for Washing Machine
The bridge assembly spans the top of the washing machine and supports the feed tube. The bridge is formed of two 1-by-8 boards, which cross off-center on one side of the agitator shaft. Adjust the board length to fit the surface of your machine.
Illustration by Nate Skow
Washing Machine Cutaway
To make juice, line the washing machine tub with netting to contain the pulp, install the shredder and bridge assembly, and set the machine to spin. Apples dropped down the feed tube will be minced by the shredder's nails, and juice will pour out of the washer's drain hose.
Illustration by Nate Skow

















Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.

(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here