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.
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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
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.