Preview
Victoria 8 Inch Cast Iron Tortilla Press. Tortilla Maker, Flour Tortilla press, Rotis Press, Dough Press, Pataconera Seasoned with Flaxeed Oil, Black - TOR-003 reviewed by Skillet Director
Norpro 6" tortilla maker reviewed by Skillet Director
HIC Harold Import Co. 43172 Tortilla Press for 6-Inch Tortillas, Silver reviewed by Skillet Director
Tortillada – Premium Cast Iron Tortilla Press with Recipes E-Book (10 Inch) reviewed by Skillet Director
Eleganceinlife Cast Iron Tortilla Press 7.3" Cast Iron Flour Corn Tortilla Press Maker Tortilla Press Heavy Cast Iron reviewed by Skillet Director
Title
Victoria 8 Inch Cast Iron Tortilla Press
Norpro 6" Tortilla Maker
HIC Harold Import Co. 43172 Tortilla Press
Tortillada Premium Cast Iron Tortilla Press
Eleganceinlife Cast Iron Tortilla Press
Brand
VICTORIA
Norpro
HIC Harold Import Co.
Tortillada
Eleganceinlife
Prime Benefits
-
Price
$24.99
$19.31
$18.93
$49.99
$29.87
Preview
Victoria 8 Inch Cast Iron Tortilla Press. Tortilla Maker, Flour Tortilla press, Rotis Press, Dough Press, Pataconera Seasoned with Flaxeed Oil, Black - TOR-003 reviewed by Skillet Director
Title
Victoria 8 Inch Cast Iron Tortilla Press
Brand
VICTORIA
Prime Benefits
Price
$24.99
Checkout
Preview
Norpro 6" tortilla maker reviewed by Skillet Director
Title
Norpro 6" Tortilla Maker
Brand
Norpro
Prime Benefits
Price
$19.31
Checkout
Preview
HIC Harold Import Co. 43172 Tortilla Press for 6-Inch Tortillas, Silver reviewed by Skillet Director
Title
HIC Harold Import Co. 43172 Tortilla Press
Brand
HIC Harold Import Co.
Prime Benefits
Price
$18.93
Checkout
Preview
Tortillada – Premium Cast Iron Tortilla Press with Recipes E-Book (10 Inch) reviewed by Skillet Director
Title
Tortillada Premium Cast Iron Tortilla Press
Brand
Tortillada
Prime Benefits
Price
$49.99
Checkout
Preview
Eleganceinlife Cast Iron Tortilla Press 7.3" Cast Iron Flour Corn Tortilla Press Maker Tortilla Press Heavy Cast Iron reviewed by Skillet Director
Title
Eleganceinlife Cast Iron Tortilla Press
Brand
Eleganceinlife
Prime Benefits
-
Price
$29.87
Checkout

Tortilla Press Hack

okay I’d like to do a quick video on
these tortilla presses a lot of them
have issues and some of the issues are
first they slide around that’s pretty
easy fix
okay get a if you’re gonna do them put a
piece of cloth on them either but here’s
the thing these things they don’t press
the dough thin enough and certain
sections of these things press it
thinner than the other and they they
stick to the plates and all that stuff
the dough sticks and I’ve seen people
they’ve had they watch people on YouTube
and they’ll take a there’s a black band
cutting up have like a flat put it in
there close the flap down then press it
down that hopes a little bit but there’s
still problems okay it’s not thick
enough to take the problem way that the
the press is not making the dough thin
enough to make it for Tia if you’re
doing flat breads you don’t need it that
thin which is fine but when you’re
making a tortilla you want it pretty
thin and these have issues doing that so
what I did by these flexible cutting
boards pretty much anywhere
the Walley world sells them for five
bucks and you cut them to fit your disc
you just cut them I like to use I found
clear ones and that’s what I used but if
you can see you just cut them to fit
that you cut two of them make two discs
out of one but you want to use if you
confine them the clear ones I think that
the lighter colors will work there’s a
reason why I want the want the clear
ones they’re easier to see
okay but so I cut them out I put one
right there right on the bottom there is
a little thickness to these okay
they’re pliable there they have a little
thickness so put that on the bottom you
put your dough right in the middle you
don’t have to offset it you know
normally they say offset your doing a
little bit to the back because it’s
gonna press down don’t worry about that
but you’re doing right in the middle and
then what you can do you take your
second one and you just set it right on
top your dough ball like that now
obviously I don’t have a dough ball in
there but it would be sitting on top
dough ball then you could take your top
and just hand press it down a little bit
if you want here’s the kicker then you
can spin it you know and work up like
that and keep spinning it now you got it
work down good enough you take your
thing and you mash it down mash your
deal down then you pick it up now since
I chose the semi clear ones if you can
see through there you can see how the
dough is spreading out in the disks now
say obviously the dough will get pinched
tighter here if you got a spot that’s
not working its way towards the edge say
like over here this spot over here it’s
not working its way towards the edge
quicker than this spot just turn your
thing around to where your thickness is
here and then put it down smash it and
you can keep doing this once when you
get it going you keep turning just a
little bit you know keep spinning
smash okay till you get it to the
thickness you want you know the
roundness is you want hell you can even
if it’s if it’s bad enough if it’s real
thin on one side says real thing over
here and real flip over here you can do
one of these numbers slide it to the
edge okay you can pull your pull your
disc out but things stick together
slide the edge put it down like that
then crimp it down and it’ll get that
spot to move thin out more that way now
here’s the real cool part so you got
your dough in there it’s all pressed out
it’s so easy just pick these two disks
up there’s nothing there’s nothing here
the dome is in here now I’m holding the
camera with one hand I know but say I
got the I got the things up like this
you pull them apart – the dough will
stick to one of these hats it’ll stick
one half will be clean the other half
will have the dough stuck to it so if
it’s stuck here and all you got to do is
take get it over by your your heat
source your pan and just peel it off
peel it off put it right there right in
your opinion much better
hello that idea you know I was using
that plastic bag deal it just didn’t
address the situations I was having it
helped but this these two discs will
help you tremendously I just like the
fact – that you could just you’ve got
your dough in there and you could spin
it repress it
spin it and repress it you know and if
you have to you can lay it on the side
put one little area then press it down
he’ll in fact is even if you used a
rolling pin you can still use this for a
rolling pin you put your dough in there
you can take your rolling pin and roll
over top of that if you wanted you
wouldn’t have to worry about your dough
sticking to your rolling pin you know
you just you don’t need you don’t need
to worry about you don’t have to flour
your rolling pin you can put your go in
there roll it out just like you normally
do but you’re just doing it in between
these two things put the thickness it’s
not that thick okay click between the
two of them between the two of them
that’s thick enough just thick enough to
fill up any any imperfections these
things may have that’s my video I just
wanted to show you so if you got one of
these things you know you can you can
use the colored ones if you want you
know I mean you can still see through
them a little bit you know it’s just a
little harder a little more difficult
but if you find you know the white ones
like these you can see through them a
lot better but they’re both crude
they’re all made out of pretty much the
same type of plastic and whatnot you
know so there you have it that’s the
hack for the press see ya

Tortilla Press Buyers’ Guide

What is a tortilla press?

A tortilla press is a device that has a pair of round flat surfaces to crush balls of dough into tortilla shapes. These are usually made of cast aluminum, cast iron or wood. Traditional tortilla presses need a plastic wrap or wax paper on top of and under the dough to prevent sticking to the press surface. But some modern tortilla presses offer an easily maintainable non-stick surface. These presses require you to apply vegetable oil on the surface after you use it, to maintain the surface and allow direct use the next time you need it. Traditional tortilla presses do not require cleaning as the dough never touches the device, and most modern presses have a dishwasher safe and detachable face.

How to use a tortilla press?

There are two methods to using a tortilla press, and it depends on the type of press you are using: a manual press or an electronic one. With a manual press, start by cutting two pieces of durable plastic or parchment paper and line the surfaces of the press. Wet your hands to avoid sticking and use your hands to flatten a ball of masa into a disc and place it in the center of the bottom press. Put the second piece of plastic or paper over the dough and press the top plate down. Then, lift the top plate and rotate the tortilla a half turn and firmly press again. Remove the tortilla and flip it onto a preheated griddle and cook it. If you are using an electric tortilla press, preheat it according to the manual and wet your hands. Wipe each plate using vegetable oil and place a slightly flattened piece of dough onto the bottom plate and close the lid. Then, lift the lid to release steam and close and cook for a few more seconds. Open the press and flip again for 10 more seconds, then move it to a tortilla warmer.

How to make thin tortillas?

Getting thin tortillas using a press can be hard at first, but once you find the technique that works for you, it will become routine. Make sure you’re using two sheets of heavy plastic, such as those from ziplock bags, and cut into squares that are bigger than the press. Experiment with different sizes of masa, and find the perfect ratio to achieve the thinness you want. Try placing it on top of the plastic on the bottom plate, a little closer to the hinged side, and not the exact center. Make sure that your plastic has no wrinkles. Lay the second plastic sheet on top of the flattened ball of dough, close the press and press down with slow and even pressure as far as you can. Once it is as thin as you would like, take it out and remove the plastic. Then place it on a cast-iron comal that you have preheated (not greased).

A product price updated on 2020-03-31 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate a Skillet Director team earns from qualifying purchases.

Author: Mark Miller

I have graduated The Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and became a chef assistant in one of New York city restaurants. I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I've worked as a chef in a 4* restaurant.