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IMUSA Cast Iron Tortilla Press
 
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5.0

The IMUSA cast iron Tortilla Press is simply the best!

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from Elizabethtown, PA

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        Comments about IMUSA Cast Iron Tortilla Press:

        We eat a lot of Mexican food in our home. Due to health issues my daughter and I can't have the store bought tortilla shells beacause of the preservatives. Making them ourselves is very time consuming and messy when you don't have the proper tools. We used two plates to press our tortilla shells once only to end up with a broken plate. We also rolled them out between plastic wrap, but they ended up in odd shapes and thicknesses. My sister in law had a press and showed me how it worked and I knew I had to get one! I did a lot of research on line before I purchased one, and found that the IMUSA is the best tortilla press for the best price! I didn't want and electric one because what do you do with it if it breaks? However I was concerned about it being hard to press down. I have tendonitis in both hands and can't do a lot of heavy work. After using my IMUSA tortilla press I was very impressed! It was so easy to use and I had no pain in my hands after using it. My kids love using it as well. We just cut a quart size freezer bag apart and placed on half of it on the bottom plate of the press, set the tortilla ball in the center, slightly towards the back, and put the other half of the plastic bag over the top of the ball and pressed. It was so easy! I love this product! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in making tortillas. It's worth the investment!

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        2.0

        This tortilla press just takes up space in my cupboard

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        from Bemidji, MN

        Comments about IMUSA Cast Iron Tortilla Press:

        I was given a tortilla press (or Chapati Press as we know it) about a year ago. At first, I was thrilled with the idea....no more rolling out and re-rolling out dough trying to achieve a perfect, round, flat circle.

        The basic advertised use of this kitchen gadet, is to take a lump of dough, set it in the middle of the press, and simply press down. Voila! A perfect flat tortilla!

        Yet, I have a couple problems with it. 1) It makes itty-bitty tortillas. I don't know about you, but my husband and I like tortillas big enough to fill with something and still roll up. My press turns out circles about 3-4 inches across. 2) It doesn't help me with the thin-ness issue. Even when I basically lean all my weight on the press, it leaves them thicker than we like and than I can roll out myself. Thick means they take longer to cook too! and 3) It's heavy. For a little gadet, this thing can really pack a punch. Mine is made out of cast iron or something, and even picking it up from my shelf I have to be careful not to drop it.

        But, perhaps it's user error rather than utinsel. If you're still leaning toward getting one, please let me ask you to not buy a painted one. Ours is green. And the green paint chips off and falls in our tortillas. So, just get it plain!

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        3.0

        invest in a professional one

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        from Fort Worth, TX

        Comments about IMUSA Cast Iron Tortilla Press:

        I started making my own tortillas not too long ago after weighing out the cost of making my own versus buying my own.  I bought this tortilla press from Target.  First of all, it is SUPER heavy, not something you want falling on the ground.  When I started making my first batch, the tortilla stuck to the press, so I had to add some wax paper or plastic baggies to keep the dough from sticking.  Kind of inconvenient and a little messy.  The tortilla press works well, except that it doesn't get the tortilla real thin.  There is too much space between the top and bottom parts that the press doesn't get the tortillas thin.  I had to use my rolling pin to get it the "thinness" that I wanted.  Even then I couldn't keep it into a perfect square.  The tortilla press does a good job at flattening the dough, but not a good job at making it perfect.  You couldn't even wrap or roll these because they would be too thick.  I wouldn't recommend this product to others.

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