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Our Products


The Vat Pasteurizer

We feature 15 Gallon and 30 Gallon pasteurizer and cheese vat built in the U.S.A. Both units are now 3A and FDA approved for use in any state in the country and are in stock for quick delivery.

"THE VAT" is built in Dayton, Ohio, USA by Northwestern Tools, parent company of JayBee Precision Inc., and is available in two sizes, a 7 to 15 gallon (26 to 56 Liter) and a 17 to 30 gallon (64 to 112 Liter) version. Built of durable stainless steel construction, "THE VAT" is delivered ready for operation and utilizes 220 single phase service suitable for use in any country world wide.

"THE VAT" is a very versatile machine that can be used to pasteurize, heat and mix many liquids such as:

  • Milk
  • Apple Juice
  • Various other Liquids


FJ16 Deluxe 4-gal. Stainless Steel Pasteurizer - $1590.00

This pasteurizer is not 3-A approved and should not be used for commercial purposes.

Deluxe Stainless Steel Pasteurizer will process 4 gallons/16 liters of milk to a temperature of 156F/70C in about 1 hour. Inlet and outlet hoses fill the water bath which is sealed against any contact with the milk and which provides a constant and gentle heating function. The water bath may be flushed with cold water to stop the heating process. A timer, thermostat, audible signal and light provide security against over-heating or under-heating of the milk. Instructions included. 120VAC, 1800 watts. Wt. 26 lbs.


Milkplan Chillers/Holding Tanks

We are pleased to announce that we now offer the following Milkplan chillers/bulk tanks.

Milkplan is a well-established European brand with over 25 years of tradition and experience in manufacturing milk coolers, which guarantees reliable and efficient milk cooling. Milkplan coolers offer years of trouble-free performance, the lowest operating cost, precise temperature control, and a wide range of standard features and options. All coolers are made of stainless steel, and their ISO 9001:2000 certificates ensure high quality.

Available in sizes 15, 30, 60 and 80-gallons:

  • 15-gallon: $2495
  • 30-gallon: $2995
  • 60-gallon: $3995
  • 80-gallon: $4495

Prices quoted do not include shipping, and are subject to change

The insulated double-wall container and the quality of the Milkplan built-in components ensure low energy consumption. All Milkplan milk coolers come equipped with electronic programmers with a digital temperature display. They are free-standing, and simply plug into a standard 120 Volt 20 Amp outlet. Adjustable feet enable easy leveling.

They all come equipped with agitators, essential for quick cooling, and will easily cool your milk down from 95'F to 39.2'F in less than 2 hours.

The tanks must be 10% full in order to work properly (and not freeze the milk inside).

The milk temperature set point is adjustable. The "shoe box" styled lids keep your milk cool and secure. The outlet valve is a manually-cleanable butterfly valve.

We guarantee full service on the tank from our skilled technicians for one year.

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The Ultimate Hardwood Cheese Press! - $169.99

Newly released on the market! This Hardwood Cheese Press was made for home cheese makers, designed and manufactured right here in the USA! Made from a beautiful grained hard maple, with a lighter basic color with various shades of darker marbling.

  • Perfect to make all types of hard and semi-hard cheeses.
  • Ergonomically designed handles and followers to reduce the stress to your hands and fingers.
  • Comes with 2 hoops, now larger and taller than other presses, to prepare a 1 lb to 5 lb cheese!
  • Designed to accept the hoops in perfect position every time!
  • Hoops are made of food grade heavy duty water pipe. Professional cheese makers prefer this type of hoop over the metal hoop type, as it won't cause too fast of cooling the cheese during pressing time.
  • Made with all food grade materials, will last a very long time, sturdy hardwood with stainless steel fasteners that are made in the USA!
  • Easy to use; small enough to just place it into baking pan to allow for draining... therefore no mess, no fuss...
  • Finished wood with all natural 100% Tung Oil, no odor, no petro-chemicals, FDA approved for food contact... makes the wood water proof, will not turn rancid. We use real wood, not plastic.. latest research confirms that wood inhibits bacterial growth, which is not the case for plastics such as melamine. Now you know why everyone is going back to butcher block cutting boards!
  • No need for gauge... as you just turn to tighten as whey is released. So Simple! Easy to Clean! Just can't say enough about this press... it's the best!
  • With proper care, this cheese press should last a lifetime! (soap and water, no dishwasher!)
  • Dimensions: Base: 7" x 7", Unit Height 11", Large Hoop: 7" tall x 6" wide, Small Hoop: 7" tall x 4" wide

Please note: Tung oil is a nut oil and those with nut allergies may be sensitive. Please contact us if you want our cheese press but need one without Tung Oil and are willing to have one with a finish used for making butcher blocks.


Milky Electric Cream Separator-- 60 L / Hr - $1655.00

Milky Electric Cream Separators are extremely quiet, well-designed and feature quality materials and workmanship throughout. Milky Electrics use the familiar spinning disc technology, but with features that improve safety, balance and durability. Now improved with a stainless steel float (instead of plastic), the fully electronic control starts the Milky smoothly and reaches full output only after about 30 seconds, putting less stress on the motor. The attachment design of the milk tank along with the broad rubber feet give additional stability. The spinning disks are made out of aluminum, the milk container is stainless steel, and the milk and cream spouts are made out of food-grade plastic.

NOTE: Milk separators are not recommended for use with high-butterfat milk such as that of Jersey cows.

Capacity 60 Liters (63 Quarts) per hour. Weight 17 lbs.


Milky Electric Cream Separator-- 85 L / Hr - $805.00

Milky Electric Cream Separators are extremely quiet, well-designed and feature quality materials and workmanship throughout. Milky Electrics use the familiar spinning disc technology, but with features that improve safety, balance and durability. The fully electronic control starts the Milky smoothly and reaches full output only after about 30 seconds, putting less stress on the motor. The attachment design of the milk tank along with the broad rubber feet give additional stability. The spinning disks are made out of aluminum, the milk container is aluminum, and the housing and milk and cream spouts are made of food-grade plastic.

NOTE: Milk separators are not recommended for use with high-butterfat milk such as that of Jersey cows.

Capacity 85 Liters (90 Quarts) per hour. Weight 9 lbs.


Milky FJ10 Butter Churn 115V/60HZ - $2125.00

New design Milky Butter Churn has moved the motor to the side yet remains simple in design and convenient to operate. The transparent cover makes it possible to visually monitor the butter churning process. A safety feature turns off the motor when the cover is removed. The cover has a hole for adding cold water for washing the butter while the motor is on and the bottom of the cream container has an outlet for draining. The churn will handle from 1 to 4 liters of cream. Instruction booklet included.




Hand Butter Churn--Complete - $190.00

Hand Butter Churn will churn 2.5 quarts of cream into fresh delicious butter in approximately 25 minutes. Churn features a 4-to-1 gear ratio, balanced grip, steel machine-cut gears, steel frame, nylon bearings, maple wood paddles (dasher), oak handle and thick Anchor-Hocking glass jar. Very stable, low-center of gravity design. Fully assembled and ready to use, instructions are included. (For replacement glass jar, order stock no. 45102). Ship weight of complete churn is 10 lbs.









Plain Stainless Steel Pail

A long-time favorite, our Plain Stainless Steel Pail is heavy one-piece seamless construction throughout. Made out of 18-8 Type 304 stainless steel, the seamless construction assures greater tensile strength. With a mirror polish outside and satin finish inside, this pail is easily cleaned to the most exacting standards. Cover sold separately. Weight 3.25 lb.

  • 9 qt - $72.50
  • 13 qt - $79.00
  • 16 qt - $90.00
  • 20 qt - $125.00