This unit gives you extracting, straining, and bottling in one step. As the honey runs down it is strained through a stainless steel filter and stored in the attached honey tank. When you finish, detach the extractor from the tank and raise it off the floor onto something that gives you clearance to bottle. Cover with the stainless steel tank cover and leave it for several days to settle. The air bubbles will rise to the top and then you can bottle your crop. The all-stainless tank is T.I.G. welded and is 21" in diameter and 17" tall. (220 lbs. /18 gal. tank). This extractor will extract 3 deep frames, 9 medium frames, or 9 shallow frames.