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Cast-Iron Tortilla Press

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Traditional press with excellent leverage—great for large quantities. Insert masa and with one press, a fresh tortilla. Powder-coated (non-leaded paint dried at 180° Celcius) to prevent rusting. Hand wash and dry immediately to prolong rust-resistance. Use wax, plastic or parchment paper if sticking occurs.

  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Care: Hand wash
  • Dimensions: 7" d
  • Made in Mexico
Recipe for Homemade Tortillas:

Makes up to 24 tortillas

  • 2 cups masa harina (corn tortilla flour)
  • ½ cups warm water
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • Vegetable oil (for brushing tortilla press)
Procedures:

Note: Follow directions on mesa package as some brands may require different amounts of water.

Whisk masa and salt in a medium to large bowl; let sit for 5 minutes. Stir in 1½ cups warm water; knead in bowl until dough forms. The dough should feel firm and springy. If the dough seems too dry or too wet, add a little more water or masa until the right consistency is achieved.

Roll a golf ball-sized portion of dough. Cut two pieces of wax paper into the shape of the tortilla press. Lay one piece of paper on the surface of the open press. Place the dough ball in the center and place another piece of paper over it. Press down until the dough has spread to a diameter of 6 inches. If tortilla crumbles, dough is too dry (add more water); if it sticks to the wax paper, dough is too wet (add more masa). Repeat, pressing out 2 more tortillas.

Heat a large cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat; lightly brush with oil. Cook 2–3 tortillas until charred in spots and edges start to curl, 1–2 minutes. Turn; cook through, about 15 seconds. Transfer to a kitchen towel or tortilla warmer lined with towel; fold over to keep warm. Repeat, in batches, with remaining dough. Serve immediately or refrigerate and reheat.

 
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Home~Made Tortillas Taste Best.
This is a terrific product.I gave this to my sister~in~law because she Adores Mexican Cuisine. Please use parchement paper on top and bottom for ""ease"" of realese.May even need a bit of a mist of Canola oil or any Neutral oil.Great recipes on Authentic Masa Harina or any Food Grocery Stores that carry Mexican Foods. If watch Food Network Channel,key in ""Guy's Big Bite"" and search in recipes for Home~Made Tortillas.The Best have come across in a Long Time.Happy Cooking!Also, remember,smaller is better,and You ""roll"" into a ball before centreing and closing mechanism
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September 21, 2011
Worked but disappointed
We used our press for the first time the other night. It made decent tortillas but just before we finished the handle broke right off! We are so disappointed because we were really excited about this product.
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February 22, 2012
Handle Broke!
This worked great the first 2 times I used it. Then, last night, while I was making corn tortillas for dinner, the bottom plate snapped in half. It wasn't worth the money at all!
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July 25, 2014
Broke on First Press
I've held off on buying a tortilla press because I have only made flour and rolling is the preferred method. I decided to make corn for fathers day and this one from SLT looked like good quality.

It arrived with no instructions, no tips, no recipes. Just a sticker with cleaning instructions. I had not recalled that SLT has a recipe on the website - too bad because even if they added a note with the product to check the website for details it would have been helpful.

After picking another online recipe and getting everything prepped, setting the first ball down between two pieces of parchment, I closed the top, applied pressure, and snapped the bottom plate sheer across.

Maybe it's a defect, maybe I have Herculean strength, but I don't see how I should have been able to break this thing on the first press. #Fai
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June 16, 2014
Horrible quality!!!
I received this press for Fathers Day, could hardly wait to try it out. The first 2 tortillas came out perfect! On my 3rd one, the entire handle broke off! I used a rolling pin for the remaining dough. Come on Sur La Table, I would have thought you offered better quality merchandise than this!! Looks like the same lack of quality as the ones offered by other vendors
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June 18, 2014
 

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