Operation of the home hand oil press: this is how you press pure oil from seeds and nuts. The press is hand operated but easy to convert into an electric oil press with the motor set.

The Piteba oil expeller is a small hand-operated press for home-use. With the standard press you press oil from all seeds and nuts with over 25% oil. From now on you press your own oil from a very wide range of seeds. Also read how you can easily make an electric press with the motor set, an electric motor that fits on any Piteba press ...

How easy is it?

Check out the video first. It will make it very clear.

More videos at the bottom of the page.




Fill the press with seeds or nuts and turn the crank. The oil flows out of the press through the oil slit. The press cake is pressed out of the cap.

How much oil do you get from one kilo?

Fill the press with seeds or nuts and turn the crank. The oil flows out of the press through the oil slit. The press cake is pressed out of the cap.

How much oil from 1 kilo? >


The pressed oil is turbid when it leaves the press. If you want a clear oil, leave it for a few days at room temperature. The oil will clarify.


Mount the press on a sturdy table or workbench with the supplied bolts.
The third picture shows the Mounting set.


Slide the screw with washer in the press tube. Screw the cap and adjustment bolt on the press. Slide the crank on the shaft of the screw and fasten it. Now put the funnel on the inlet. Use the funnel of the EasyFill set.  An alternative funnel can be made by cutting off the upper part of a PET bottle. Find a bowl or cup for the oil and a cup to catch the pulp.


Fill the bottle with lamp oil (paraffin oil) and secure it with the rubber band under the press. Now turn on the small burner and wait about 10 minutes. The press is warm now, so more oil will be produced. It remains cold pressed oil (oil temperature below 40 ° C). If you think the oil gets too warm, use a slightly smaller flame. Above 25 ° C (tropical conditions), the burner usually does not need to be used.

Setting of the adjustment bolt

By using the adjustment bolt the pressure can be adjusted. The further you tighten it, the higher the pressure in the press will be. For some seeds and nuts the adjustment bolt is not used. For most species, I have determined the setting. If you want to press something that's not in the list, just try out.

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Press cake

There are all kinds of applications for the press cake. For example, the peanut or walnut press cake is edible after roasting. Other nuts and seeds can be used as animal feed or compost.

Easy cleaning of the cap (new)

The cap has recently been fitted with an adapter ring so the rock-hard press cake can now easily be removed from of the cap. Usually with a finger and otherwise with a round log and a small hammer.

The adapter ring is now also available in the cap of the Parts Set (parts set can be ordered in the shop).

Improve press results

Sometimes you encounter unexpected problems. The press cake becomes stone hard and no oil is produced!

Do not panic because this is very easy to solve. Add a small amount of water to the seed, exactly as described on page 2 of the manual (located at the bottom of the page under "Information") and as shown in the pictures. Weigh the seed with the tool, add 1 scoop of water, shake a little and leave for 48 hours (24 hours in small seeds).

Much more information available under the following button:


Use Piteba tool and the crank as a balance

Add 1 cup ( 15ml ) water

Store for 2 days for water absorbtion

Motor driven oil press

The motor set is a compact electric motor and gear box for the PITEBA oil press. The motor replaces the crank. All the properties of the hand press are maintained.

In case of overload the motor stops. The very low RPM of the screw ensures cold pressed oil production. No need to use the small burner if the nuts or seeds are at room temperature. Due to the friction in the press the seeds heat up sufficiently to obtain an optimal result.

Electric oil press



I know how frustrating it can be if pressing fails. You have carefully followed the instructions and tried everything imaginable, but you have still not succeeded? In that case: send me an email and I will respond as soon as possible. As I regularly work in production myself, it may sometimes take a short while to answer since there is no call center or auto answer. I will answer your questions myself, personally.

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