|The Back 2 Basics Model 220 Food Strainer & Sauce Maker|
You might remember my recent posting, Food Mills vs Food Strainers, where I talked about the differences and the benefits of a food strainer. I also mentioned a purchase I made over at Chefscatalog.com of my Back2Basics Model 220 Food mill. Looks like the price went up a little - was $28 now $35... inflation is hard at work, get yours now before its too late! Just kidding...
Well I got it in the mail and just now have remembered to bring the pictures to work so I can tell you all about it! So here are a few pictures, right out of the box...
|Installed on my kitchen table|
|Mounting it to the table|
The first thing I notice when I clamp this thing down to the table is that the clamp feels pretty rock solid. This is actually really important because if you are going to be cranking down on the handle trying to push production as fast as possible, you're not going to want it to wiggle around! That said, make sure the table or whatever you mount it to is also solid! Our kitchen table is a 1970's chunk of looks-like-wood plastic... it's not the best for the job, but it works.
|Add handle here|
|The handle, crank and the nut that holds it on.|
|The handle and nut installed.|
|The inside of the frame... with the spring installed.|
|The default screen with the regular auger... don't miss the gasket inside the screen though!|
If you look inside the red auger you'll see part of a shiny piece of stainless steel, or so it appears. This is slotted and fits over the shaft in the previous picture. The spring also pushes against this piece of stainless forcing it against the screen. You can also see on the RH side of the screen a little set screw... this needs to be all the way out, as it will get in your way when you install the screen if it's not!
|Installing the screen and auger.|
|Auger and Screen installed. Notice where the set screw is?|
|Spout and squirt guard installed.|
Amazon was good to me this year! I wasn't sure how it would work out, but I went out on a limb and purchased the accessory kit for the Roma food strainer for $12 (it now costs ~$25 at the moment).
|B2B Auger (left) and Roma Grape Auger (right).|
|Back 2 Basics gasket|
The gasket on the B2B is thicker, beefier... but on the model I used in the past, it didn't have any gasket... only time will tell how much of a difference this makes. I'll let ya know when I figure it out!
B2B Food Strainer and Sauce Maker Manual
Take care and God bless!