Giveaway: Weston Deluxe Electric Tomato Strainer

August 7, 2018

Five years ago, I wrote about the Roma by Weston Brands. It was the first electric tomato strainer I’d ever encountered and it totally changed how I preserved tomatoes. I went from someone who did mostly whole, peeled tomatoes to someone who did 30 or 40 quarts of puree each season.

As much as I loved it, that original model did have some issues. The body was so light that when you pushed the tomatoes through, it would tilt precariously (a problem I remedied by perching my elbow on the body to keep it level). It also splattered badly when you pushed the tomatoes through, because there was nothing covering the screen.

I am delighted to say that Weston Brands has thoroughly redesigned their electric tomato press and this new model (the Weston Deluxe Electric Tomato Strainer) is terrific. The body is heavier and less prone to tipping. There’s a screen cover to prevent splatter. It has a 250 watt motor which flies through food. It can go in reverse if something gets stuck. And it assembles so easily.

For my unit’s maiden voyage, I used it to quickly puree applesauce (it’s still a little early to be doing tomato sauce around here). I quartered every apple in the house, heaped them in a big pot (peels and cores included), and cooked them until soft. Once I started, it took all of five minutes to mill all those apples.

If you’re looking for something to make your tomato preservation easier, I definitely recommend it! This week, I’m giving away one Weston Deluxe Electric Tomato Strainer to a lucky Food in Jars reader. I hope it transforms your tomato process as much as it did mine. The giveaway is open to US residents only. Please use the widget below to enter.

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Disclosure: Weston Brands provided the review unit you see pictured here at no cost to me and are also providing a second giveaway unit. All opinions are my own.

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200 responses to “Giveaway: Weston Deluxe Electric Tomato Strainer”

  1. I make/can stewed tomatoes and salsa and this year I would like to try tomato sauce!!

    Thanks for an opportunity to win BIG!!

  2. Tomato jam is a new favorite, but usually quartered tomatoes is what fills up the pantry. If I had this, though, I’d be saucing (and apples too!).

  3. I use the chopped tomatoes recipe from the first book in all kinds of recipes. I’ve been making batch after batch this summer!

  4. I love to make apple sauce, but I usually just dice and cook to death in the crock pot then work over with a potato masher. This tool would really simplify that process!

  5. As attached as I am to my Mom’s old hand-crank food mill, this would make putting up quantities of tomatoes and apples much less daunting.

  6. Oh! Oh! I so want this. I’ve been surfing amazon on and off for years looking at these, trying to decide which is the best model. I have a hand mill that I really love (I can take it entirely apart for cleaning and it can go in the dish washer) but still, it is a bit of a pain. An electric one? Oh, I’d be canning everything in sight.

  7. Our tomatoes are just beginning to ripen, so I will be in the market for such a gadget. This is fancier than anything I was hoping to get.

  8. I like to roast the tomatoes, onions, peppers and garlic then I use a food processor to sauce it up, I’d love to try this tomato strainer and see how it works.

  9. My first favorite way is quartered followed pretty closely by a smoked sweet paprika tomato jam. Tomatoes are just barely starting to come in for me and I’m pretty excited!!

  10. I am a whole peeled tomato preserver, but I also love to make salsa & tomato jam. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Just the push I need to make another batch of tomato jam.
    Does the widget work? I couldn’t tell if my entry truly was submitted.
    Fingers crossed.

  12. Without this nifty tool I often just wash tomatoes and throw them in a ziploc bag in the freezer. I then use them in chili or marinara sauce, BUT I have to pick out the skins!

  13. I usually can pureed and crushed ?. I squeeze a lot through my fingers so I can say this would help with the larger batches lol. Thanks for the give away.

  14. I make a lot of tomatoes sauce and juice. I can get tomatoes for four dollars a bushel so this would be quite handy to have.

  15. Definitely could have used this today! I spent a good portion of the day using my hand mill to make roasted marinara sauce!

  16. This would make a great addition to my canning season. I always look forward to tomato season and the farms where we can self pick freah organics to take home and can. I do whole, quarters, diced, sauces and the juice. This would make a great consistency for my shashuka and sauce recipes rather than the process I use now.

  17. I’ve canned the Food In Jars fresh tomato sauce the past few years and it’s been the nicest treat all winter long!

  18. This looks so great! I usually just can my tomatoes whole, but would love to do more sauce or just crushed tomatoes if I had an easier way to do this.

  19. would be wonderful to have the electric mill to make tomato sauce. I’m sure the time saved would be tremendous.

  20. I joined a CSA this year and have been overwhelmed by the number of tomatoes each week! Would love to process them like this. I’ve only made salsa and canned that before. Would love to preserve more tomatoes for the winter months!

  21. I love making tomato nectarine relish at this time of the year. I got the recipe from my moms friend who passed away several years ago. It’s incredibly delicious and it reminds me of Lois who was a funny kind woman whom we all miss.

    • Would you mind sharing the recipe for the tomato nectarine relish please? Either here or email me at drags59 at yahoo dot com

  22. My tomatoes are just coming in and it looks like it will be a huge crop this year. This would make processing so much easier than hand milling.

  23. I’ve dehydrated tomatoes and packed in olive oil in the past. This year I’ve specifically planted tomatoes for sauce – they are still growing (fingers crossed). Thanks for reviewing this Weston food mill, I’m glad it’s been useful. Someone is going to be very lucky at the end of your giveaway.

  24. I’m fairly new to canning and so far my favorite way to can tomatoes is whole. From which I learned from your post on 5 ways to preserve large tomatoes. I’m hoping to try my hand a sauce and jams later this year.
    Thanks for all the informative posts and giveaway.

  25. I learned to can tomatoes from my Sicilian neighbor and her monster strainer — would love to have my own for my own batches of tomatoes and apple butter!

  26. I am brand new to preserving food and haven’t canned any of our tomatoes yet, but this would be so helpful in my learning process!!

  27. Freezer tomato sauce with whatever other veggie is on it’s last legs (peppers, green beans, broccoli, onion, kale, etc). Bring to a simmer, reduce, puree, then freeze in pint size jars.

  28. I’ve had your first post about the Weston tomato strainer bookmarked all this time. Exciting to see a new and improved model!

  29. My husband requested I make two dozen half-pint jars of your tomato jam this year. It’s amazing how many tomato based items we go through each year! Sometimes it’s hard finding the right number that will last us the whole year until tomatoes are available again. I personally enjoy using your recipe for diced tomatoes that you created for the Mrs. Wages website. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!! The electric tomato strainer would certainly cut down on a lot of processing time, which is always nice :).

  30. I love a simple cooked tomato sauce with onions, that way I can use it in almost any type of dish (Italian, Mexican, Indian, etc)

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