In the traditional method, olives are poured into a circular "maccina," or crusher, in which two vertical stones rotate at about six revolutions per minute. The mash is then placed between stacks of fiber or nylon mats and gently squeezed by a hydraulic press, yielding a mixture of edible oil and oil bound to water. The oil is centrifuged, poured into stainless-steel cylinders, and left to stand for as long as three months. During this period, the liquid is frequently decanted into other cylinders as the solid material settles. Any remaining water is drained from the bottom of the cylinders. Filtering and more centrifuging eliminate any solids that are left. Finally, the oil is bottled.