Estrattore Extractor Plus 65L - 250L Essential Oil Still Distiller Italian Made Direct Import
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ESTRATTORE EXTRACTOR PLUS 65 - 250 LITERS - ITALIAN MADE - 24 MONTH WARRANTY
The steam distillation is a technique that allows to extract essential oils from herbs (fresh or dried) by their transport by water vapor. The passage of the steam, generated by boiling water, through the plant material, makes the cell walls more permeable, up to breakage and leakage of the essential oil, which is condensed in a serpentine cooled by a recirculating water , separating into essential oil and floral water. The essential oil settles on the surface as it has lower density.
- Leaves and small branches
- Essential oil
- Aromatic water
These extractors require a heat source. You can use an electric plate for the model 65L with a standard boiler only. For all models you can use a gas cooker, and for the Bain-Marie models and larger models 125L and 250L, you can only use a gas stove.
Do you need the Separating Funnel with Holder?
This add-on optional accessory is a Pyrex glass funnel which has a teflon tap, suitable for the separation of essential oils. You can used this to separate the essential oil from the aromatic water after the extraction operations. It comes with a support for separating funnel with base plate, support rod and support ring. You can see this accessory at 6.07 minutes in the instructions video below.
There are two boiler types with this extractor, the standard boiler or the bain-marie boiler. The standard boiler is a single chamber, whereas the bain-marie boiler is a double boiler. The bain-marie boiler allows for the distillation of more delicate herbs. Using the bain-marie boiler stops the side of the vessel overheating, preventing burning loss.
The below video shows you an example of the process from start to finish, demonstrating the steam distillation of the branches and flowering tops of Rosemary, for the extraction of the essential oil with detail on the assembly of a distiller with a Estrattore Extractor Plus 125L capacity distiller.