This press worked great to make our 2 pound block of cheddar we made (from 2 gallons of whole milk). It was easy to add weight (50 lbs) and the cheese came out uniformly round. We are glad we bought it! (Posted on 11/25/2013)
Not flimsy at all. Plastic is thick and durable. The follower plate is also very thick and rigid. The follower is just a flat plate and does not have any type of "handle" or outset walls to hold a press foot, can, or whatever you want to use. So if you're only making 1-2lbs of cheese, you'll have to make sure your press is able fit down inside the cylinder or use a can as a spacer or something. It has a bottom with holes and also 6 little nubs on the bottom which keep the bottom off the counter and allow liquid to escape. As was said in the Q&A, the diameter of the cylinder changes maybe 1/4" from bottom to top. The follower goes ALMOST all the way to the bottom. 1 lb loads could be done with this. (Posted on 10/23/2015)
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