The food mill is used to strain or purée fruits and vegetables. By placing cooked fruits or vegetables in the mill and turning the crank, the semi-circular blade oversweeps, compresses and scrapes food. The bar that straddles the container applies constant pressure against the cutting plate and crushes the food, while retaining seeds, skin, and fibers. The food mill comes with three cutting plates allowing for a variety of textures. These interchangeable cutting plates have perforations of either 1/16”, 3/32” or 5/32” (1.5mm, 2.5mm or 4mm). This food mill’s output is approximately 3 lbs. per minute and fits on any 7” or larger receptacle.