The Paderno World Cuisine 5 quart stainless steel 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 perorations of either 1/16”, 3/32” or 5/32” (1.5 mm, 2.5 mm or 4 mm). This food mill’s output is approximately 3 lbs. per minute and fits on any 7” or larger receptacle.