Fabio Leonardi electric tomato milling machines have specific instructions and tips for use. Each unit comes with a paper manual detailing
assembly and cleaning instructions which are also linked to at the bottom of this description. In addition to this information, Fabio Leonardi has detailed prep and process tips for tomato milling:
- To begin, remove leaves and stems from tomatoes. Then place a handful of whole uncut* tomatoes in the top SP hopper (bowl). Before you turn
your unit on, coat the spiral with olive oil, place one bowl beneath the screen chute to catch seeds and peels then add a second under the tip of the screen to collect the processed
- Move the switch to position "I" to turn on the machine. Guide the tomatoes through the hopper using the supplied pusher. Maintain a healthy level
of tomatoes in the hopper. Do not run on empty. If desired, run the processed tomatoes through a second time for full extraction of the tomato meat if necessary. The resulting product of this machine is a separation of the water and meat of a tomato from the skin and the seeds. With the resulting product, you can preserve the tomato for later usage or create a tomato sauce by cooking the resulting produced product to a thicker consistency.
Unique Fabio Leonardi Feature: Gasket-less operation - most tomato milling machines utilize a gasket in between the screen and the body of the tomato processing head. Gaskets become dry, cracked, carry bacteria, and need to be replaced repeatedly over time. The Fabio Leonardi machines eliminated the gasket and instead designed the chute to capture the juice through the threads of the screen attachment. One of those seemingly logical things most companies should have figured out but only comes with over 100 years of tomato milling experience: We are capturing juice, why prevent the juice from flowing - just capture it!
Included with the MR0 Tomato Milling
- MR0 Motor
- Your option: SP3 - 2 1/2" Diameter Neck, or SP5 - 3" Diameter Neck Tomato Milling Attachment
- One year limited warranty
Cleaning and Maintenance of the MR0 Tomato Milling Machine
Do not run the machine empty. After usage wash all parts of the machine (consisting of 6 easy to
disassemble parts) with water and mild detergent and dry thoroughly. Coat the metal pieces with olive oil prior to storage. The spiral is designed to scrape against the inside of the stainless metal screen, this is what allows the tomato to be trapped against the screen in an ever tightening spiral. Because the spiral is cast some imperfections will wear off during the first run in the form of metal shavings. Use stale bread with olive oil or older tomatoes with olive oil as a first run, discard the batch and clean the machine. Please read the product manual found linked at the bottom of the page for more details.
MR0 Tomato Milling Machine Accessory
You can use this same machine as a meat grinder. Our suggested grinder attachment is the TC8 or TC12 found in related items. This attachment should allow the appropriate amount of meat grinding to not overwork the motor. Also look at the sausage stuffers, also found in related items, as a great way to utilize pork, beef, deer, or any other type of meat you may have on hand and run through the grinder attachment.
Fabio Leonardi Manufacturer Info
Fabio Leonardi made the first tomato crusher in 1917. For over 80 years this practical, economical, safe and durable utensil has been distributed not just in Italy but all over the world and used not just to obtain tomato sauce but also for fruit and vegetable juices and purees. The models now produced by Leonardi recall this long tradition united with the improvements developed during the years that made these machines more functional and durable, with the natural evolution of the design. In the Leonardi
production there are also meat-grinders for small and medium quantities, sacker machines, kneading
machines and other accessories all connectable to the motors made by Fabio Leonardi.
As the premier distributor of Fabio Leonardi products in the USA I felt it was
important to visit the factory and stand toe to toe with those that carry the commitment of quality in a
company so rich in its tradition of quality. I did just that in February of 2007 I saw the different
generations tracing back the 99-year history of the company. The passion and commitment to quality was
impressive. It wasn't that huge of a factory, and probably looked a lot like it did for the last half
century. It was a modest structure not far from the center of Bologna, Italy.
I personally consider Bologna to be the culinary capital of the world with all the influences of Tuscany and Italy centered in one point of heavenly bliss. The passionate affair with food in this region is probably why this company's products are world renown for quality and longevity. Originally this company was focused on the local growers in Tuscany, helping them bring their harvest to market and transform the succulent tomatoes of the region to what are now world famous culinary creations of that region.
From that passion for food grew a passion for quality that Fabio Leonardi has passed down through
subsequent generations and that passion extends to every aspect of the manufacturing process. Although
it was difficult to keep my eyes from glazing over when his grandson was talking about the perfect
temperature and cooling cycle of the castings, how each type of metal is painstaking chosen, and the
process of machining is so carefully monitored. You could tell that manufacturing quality was passion of
this mans soul. By the time he was talking about the perfect finish for each piece of all I could think
about was the terrace at the cafe we were to sip Chianti and look at the panoramic view of Bologna in
the valley below while enjoying our lunch. I had all the information I needed feeling assured that the
tradition of quality that made this brand world-renowned was still alive and well in the psyche of the
Manual: MR0 1/2 HP Tomato Milling Machine Manual
QB ID: MR0-SP5/NC