Use this tool to crush pears, apples and other hard fruits for making large quantities of preserves or sauces, or before placing them in our Fruit & Wine Press. The crank handle efficiently transfers energy to the stainless-steel blades, which crush the fruits into chunks that are easier to press, process or cook. Simple to use: load fruit into the 16-qt. wooden barrel, then turn the lever to turn the blades. Crushed fruit drops down the chute. Built from heavy-duty, rust-resistant powder-coated cast iron. Stainless-steel facing, crushing blades and chute. Wooden drum and handles. Mounts to worktable or wall. Assembly required.