I Should Become a Victorio Salesman

I think I might just do it.

I love the Victorio Food Strainer so much that I may just go into business. I’ll pack a bunch of apples and tomatoes into my kids’ wagon, then I’ll go door to door, demonstrating to everyone I meet how wonderful the Victorio is for making applesauce and tomato sauce. I’ll show everyone how easy it is to set up, how much time it saves in making these great sauces, and how lovely the finished product is. Once they see it, they will hug me and thank me for sharing this invaluable kitchen tool. Then they will excitedly begin chopping some apples so that they too can easily make applesauce in their brand new Victorio.

It will be beautiful. Can’t you just picture it?

Sure, some will be skeptical. They will say to me, “Thanks anyway, but I already know how to make applesauce. It’s easy. You just have to core the apples, cook them, then run them through a blender.”  And then I will tell them that as easy as that is, using the Victorio makes the process even easier and saves even more time! And I will add some exclamation marks to the end of my sentence because of how much time this will save them.   !!!!!!!

Yes, it just might be my new career. But first, I’ve got to finish using my Victorio in my own kitchen to make my own tomato sauce and apple sauce…

This message was brought to you by the Heavenly Homemaker after quickly and excitedly finishing a delicious batch of tomato sauce.

Comments

  1. Rebecca Klein says

    I asked for this Victorio for my birthday and got it this week from my husband! I got to use it last night for applesauce and loved it. Thanks to your recommendation I now can make sauces so much easier and with much more fun! Every cook should have one of these! Now I am waiting for my tomatoes to ripen so I can put those through the Victorio too. Thanks!!

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  2. Jenni says

    I will definitely be looking to get one of these for the upcoming apple season! With 2 small kids, I need all the help I can get on saving time. I was also wondering if you had a spaghetti sauce recipe, or maybe even a dry mix to add to tomato sauce. We are on our last store bought jar, and are looking for a healthier, homemade option for sauce. Thanks for all the great recipes!

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  3. Kimberly Simpson says

    I love mine, been using for years. I use the salsa screen for processing my tomatoes and then cook them down until thicker and can. The only thing better than this strainer, is this strainer with the electric motor attachment!!! Maybe next year.

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  4. says

    I’ll stick with the “waste now, want no” method and use as much of the apple as possible. Besides, why would anyone throw away the nutritious skin?!

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  5. says

    I’ll stick with the “waste not, want not” method and use as much of the apple as possible. Besides, why would anyone throw away the nutritious skin?!

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    Laura Reply:

    When cooking the skin with the apple, I feel that much of the nourishment from the skin has been released into the sauce already. (Or at least that’s what I tell myself.) And my family really prefers it smooth.

    For tomato sauce, we definitely prefer it without skin and seeds, which makes me LOVE the victorio for that alone! :)

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    Randi Reply:

    I guess I just don’t understand. I use the whole apple (minus the core & seeds) and the whole tomato, and when I blend it it comes out smooth with no trace of skin even noticeable. I just see throwing those out as being wasteful, but I suppose others could say that about me composting my watermelon rinds instead of pickling them or making something else out of them.

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    Allie Zirkle Reply:

    I always run my “waste” pile of peels through twice. Even a bushel of apples only nets a cup of “waste” so it’s safe to say that a lot of the peel is added into the sauce and NOT wasted! The watermelon analogy cracks me up. I’m sure people would cringe that I toss out my egg shells rather than dry and sprinkle on a garden or as hen feed….

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    Lana Reply:

    But is the skin sprayed with pesticides? I get concerned with all of the recipes I see to make jelly with the skin unless it is organic skin.

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    Randi Reply:

    Around here we just pick our own apples off our own property. I just know that there are a lot of nutrients in the skin and it blends up just fine for me so I don’ understand why others wouldn’t use it, but to each her own. I’m also a potato-skin eater, so maybe I’m just odd.

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  6. Allie Zirkle says

    I’m so glad you love the Victorio so much!! I recommend setting a cutting board on the counter to attach the device to help catch all the extra juices that seem to run off the back and miss the bowl.

    Have you used the berry screens to make jam?

    Allie

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  7. Jill says

    Do you have a recipe for homemade tomato sauce? We prefer our applesauce more chunky…does this allow for that?

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    Allie Zirkle Reply:

    Sure does! You can use the salsa filter or a different filter which allows for a more chunky chop :)

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  8. Bobbie says

    My daughter just bought one of these in the past week and loves it, has already used it for tomato sauce and we will be using it for applesauce soon!!

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  9. says

    The other day I saw a recipe for applesauce which is made by roasting apples in the oven, then slipping off the skins and pureeing the roasted apples. It sounded delicious, and I think I am going to try it once apples become abundant here in Southestern PA. Have you ever heard of, or tried this method of making applesauce?

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    Laura Reply:

    I haven’t, but it sure sounds good!

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  10. Angela says

    I feel this way about my Vitamix mixer. I make applesauce in it as well and about a zillion other things. The friction of the blades is so fast that it will make hot soups for super lazy days! They are expensive and I felt guilty buying mine but I’ve had it 5 years and it’s showing no signs of slowing. Even though they say you can do most of your mixing in it–I still use my stand mixer for those chores.

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    Jamie Garcia Reply:

    My mom moved to Canada with my sister’s family (she married an oil rig worker) so I got to “hold” her
    Vitamix and I LOVE IT! Much less clean up than the Victorio but smaller batches, which works for this season in life right now (two under 4 yo and 8 months preg :)
    We used the Victorio to make Tomato sauce and salsa last harvest and really liked it too, but it was a lot of mess to clean up in our small kitchen. Considering these days I cannot even see my counters 99% of the week I appreciate the lack of mess from the Vitamix. It was an answer to prayer to get one for free, b/c we sure cannot afford the $300-500 price tag!

    Thanks for the tips and recipes Laura!

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