This manually operated grape crusher destemmer is similar to our base model, WE14
, but with the added longevity of a stainless steel receiving bin and metal flywheel. This hand-cranked crusher destemmer is perfect for the home winemaker processing small batches or those working in conjunction with friends who don't mind a little manual work! As the as the metal flywheel is cranked, the grapes are pulled by the agitator into the rollers where first the grapes are crushed. Next, they fall into the stainless basket where a rotating shaft with paddles separates stems from grapes. The crushed and destemmed grapes then fall through the basket while simultaneously the stems are pushed out the end and into a refuse can. All of our units feature removable easy-to-clean stainless grates where the grapes fall through after having been crushed.