Ok- press arrived- review time:
Pros: simple yet robust- bucket and mesh bucket quite thick steel- strong.
Cons: I don’t think this will work well for honey unless you consistently do very large volumes l.
- spout not wide enough or in base- only 1cm wide- different than pictured on eBay
- works best with a full load- hard to always do with honey and not ideal
- the jack slips and loses compresino before it’s getting to full extension (made loud pop)- not sure what pressures I’m achieving- might work better with a higher quality jack…
- I think it won’t squash down far enough to fully compact wax- wax to honey ratio too low…
Dang! False economy again.
I tested it with grapes and got a lot less juice than I thought I would… about 1 liter- with some effort (too much effort). Completely delicious- but wasteful I think. Might be able to make it work if you kept adding grapes or apples into the squashed pile?