Do You Have a Victorio?

Last week, as I was describing to one of our visitors how I make applesauce, I was reminded that I have an awesome new tool in my kitchen:  my Victorio food strainer.

I guess it’s not really new anymore, but it feels new because I don’t get new “toys” very often and I only found out about the amazing Victorio last summer.  How in the world did I ever make applesauce or tomato sauce without it??  Whichever of you wonderful ladies told me about this last year – thank you!  Because of it, I can not wait to make sauce this year.  It has simplified my canning process so much.

Our tomato plants are loaded with small green tomatoes, which means that soon, it will be loaded with big red tomatoes!

The Victorio is discounted right now to $51.58 at Amazon, so I wanted to be sure you knew about it and could take advantage.  With the amount of money I save making our own apple and tomato sauces, and the amount of time I save making them with the Victorio, I would have to say that it was one of the best ways I’ve ever spent $52!

Comments

  1. am says

    Nope, I don’t have one! I’m more of a “waste not, want not” person, so I just core, cook, and blend – skin and all. There’s a lot of nutrients in the skin that I don’t want to go to waste too. To each her own though I suppose.

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    Laura Reply:

    What I love about the Victorio is that I don’t even have to core the apples. Crazy easy. I’ve done it the way you describe as well – I love how you can’t even really tell the skin is there!

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  2. Mary says

    I saw your post last year. The next week I was at a garage sale and they had a Back to Basics food mill/strainer that looked the same as the Victorio (and also sold on Amazon) in a box for free. I said “Why is this free?” The man said he thought it was missing a part. I took it home figuring maybe I could get the missing part. It wasn’t missing a part. Free is a very good price! :-)

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    Laura Reply:

    WOWWWW!!!

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  3. Pam says

    My mom has had one since the early 70′s & it was the first tool I bought (after my pressure cooker) when I started doing my own sauce…best tool ever!

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  4. Colean Brunner says

    I have one but I find I have to roast the tomatoes before I put them through otherwise it’s too hard to turn and it keeps popping off the side of my counter. With oven-roasted tomatoes it’s great though! I find the metal strainer crazy hard to clean of tomato guts so any tips you have would be appreciated!

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  5. Agnes says

    Do what our boys do and you will be done with your applesauce in record time—–they remove the handle and hook an electric drill to it!

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    Stephanie Reply:

    What a great idea!

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  6. Rhoda says

    Growing up in WI, every snow day off from school was spent peeling, cutting, and cooking up apples for sauce until my mom got one of these. Amazing how it worked. Oh the memories! And with 5 kids (with VERY healthy appetites) we went through a lot of applesauce! And the best part–usually mid afternoon, when we’d finally be finished, the storm usually abated enough that we could go out and enjoy the fresh mounds of snow. (I do have to add that we still did a lot of peeling and cutting as we liked chunky applesauce better than smooth, but the smooth was a lot easier to make with the victorio.) Thank you for the little walk down memory lane.

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  7. Susan H. says

    I use mine for making seedless raspberry and blackberry jams, too (way more fun than straining after cooking).

    BTW, the manufacturer cautions NOT to use an electric drill, as it will wear out the parts quickly (they aren’t made for the kind of wear and heat build up caused by the rapid movement of the drill).

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  8. Rebecca says

    I have a Roma that is very similar. I love it! I have the additional screens, so I do my raspberries, pumpkins, grapes, and salsa! Both the food strainer and the screens were gifts! Woohoo, for useful gifts!

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  9. Heather says

    I made tomato sauce for the first time last year. Loved the fresh sauce all winter, hated the peeling and removal of seeds! Does Victorio remove seeds and skin?

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes it does! That’s why I love it so much. It makes the process of making sauce so much easier!

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  10. Agnes says

    We’ve used the electric drill for 100′s of quarts of applesauce with no problem. But it is a personal choice.

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