Applesauce is easy with helpers like these. I bought this food strainer last year and it makes sauce making go fast ..... especially when you have 4 boys that want to do the hard work of turning the crank. It took us only about 2 hours to go through 2 1/2 bushels of apples. We froze 17 quarts of applesauce and I canned 8 pints of apple butter. YUM!