Oil expellerThe PITEBA oil press (expeller) is manually operated. The press has been developed both for nuts such as walnuts, groundnuts and coconuts, and for seeds such as sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and many more oil seeds. All seeds and nuts with more than 25% oil can be processed with the standard device. Despite the slight heating with a small burner the oil can still be considered as cold pressed. The clean oil clarifies in a few days and can then be decanted. No need for filtration. The standard press can also be used to produce a nut paste such as peanut butter and marzipan. The website gives useful tips on application of vegetable oils such as soap making and floating candles and on different methods for mounting of the press etc.
NutcrackerA manually operated nutcracker has been specially developed to assist the users of the PITEBA press who want to produce walnut oil. However, this nut cracker is also suitable for cracking almonds, hazelnuts and argan kernels. The seeds inside the nuts may break. This will not impede the oil extraction and may, in fact, be an advantage.