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Norpro Taco Press

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  • Use to mold tortillas into crisp, fried taco shells
  • Mold measures 4-1/4 inches in diameter
  • L-shaped handle rests on fryer rim to protect hand from hot oil
  • Made of chromed steel, with stay-cool rubberized plastic handle grips
  • Hand washing
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Product Details

Package Quantity: 1
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00004UE8A
  • Item model number: 1061
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,783 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Editorial Review Norpro Taco PressUse to mold tortillas into crisp fried taco shellsMold measures 4-1 4 inches in diameterL-shaped handle rests on fryer rim to protect hand from hot oilMade of stainless steel with stay-cool rubberized plastic handle gripsDishwasher-safeNeed more information on this product? Click here to ask. This is the essential tool for molding tortillas into crisp fried taco shells. Simply place a small tortilla into the mold (it measures 4-1 2 inches in diameter) and squeeze the handle to press the tortilla into a U shape. Plunge the press into hot oil and the tortilla fries into a crisp taco shell suitable for filling with ground meat or picadillo grated cheese lettuce and salsa. The stainless-steel press measures 13 inches overall and the handle forms an L shape so it can rest on the fryer s rim and protect your hand from hot splattering oil. Rubberized plastic covers the handle grips so they stay cool. The press is dishwasher-safe. --Fred Brack Features 1) Use to mold tortillas into crisp fried taco shells 2) Mold measures 4-1 4 inches in diameter 3) L-shaped handle rests on fryer rim to protect hand from hot oil 4) Made of chromed steel with stay-cool rubberized plastic handle grips 5) Hand washing Specification Binding : Kitchen Brand : Norpro Color : As Shown EAN : 0028901010614 Label : Norpro Manufacturer : Norpro Model : 1061 PackageDimensions_Weight : 0.25 pounds PackageDimensions : L:15.20 X W:2.00 X H:1.90 ProductGroup : Kitchen ProductTypeName : KITCHEN Publisher : Norpro Size : 13in 33cm SKU : FO-5F27-1RPK Studio : Norpro Title : Norpro Taco PressUse to mold tortillas into crisp fried taco shellsMold measures 4-1/4 inches in diameterL-shaped handle rests on fryer rim to protect hand from hot oilMade of chromed steel with stay-cool rubberized plastic handle gripsHand washing

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This is the essential tool for molding tortillas into crisp, fried taco shells. Simply place a small tortilla into the mold (it measures 4-1/2 inches in diameter) and squeeze the handle to press the tortilla into a U shape. Plunge the press into hot oil, and the tortilla fries into a crisp taco shell suitable for filling with ground meat or picadillo, grated cheese, lettuce, and salsa. The stainless-steel press measures 13 inches overall, and the handle forms an L shape so it can rest on the fryer's rim and protect your hand from hot, splattering oil. Rubberized plastic covers the handle grips so they stay cool. The press is dishwasher-safe. --Fred Brack

Customer Reviews

Will not use again, this is going to Goodwill.
krista
These tongs make preparation of corn tortillas for taco shells easy.
Lynne
Easy to use, it works excellent, strong and very well manufactured.
Norton Rodriguez

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By happy cooker on October 9, 2006
Item Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
There are two ways to use this utensil... plunge into deep fat, or cook one side at a time. If you do one side at a time, you actually have to fry one side, take hold of the cool side of the tortilla, and flip it over and fry the other side because of the configuration of the handle, you can't just turn the thing over. You have to flip the tortilla itself. Still a timesaver if you're used to molding them in the pan with regular tongs. I do wear a leather work glove on the hand I'm holding it with, though. It gets quite warm.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Donald C. Whitaker on November 29, 2009
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I read the previous reviews and almost didn't buy this product, but for the price I decided to give it a try. I was skeptical because of the "V" shaped comment in a previous review, but I was relieved to find the one I received is shaped to form a perfect "U" shaped taco. I have no complaints and I highly recommend this product.
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Jon Lemasters on November 17, 2006
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I have one of these. The picture is deceptive. These tongs actually just make a v shape taco. The picture shows the classic u shape. I have searched high and low for one that does the u shape with no luck. This product does work, if you don't mind having the v shape. (you will break the shell when you eat it).
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Gordon M. Wagner VINE VOICE on January 27, 2010
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I thought this was really a goofy purchase, I mean it just looks like a gadget, but when I tried it in a DEEP saucepan of 350 degree peanut oil it worked GREAT!

The size is right for the really small tortillas you can find at a tortilleria (WORTH THE TRIP BTW) but works with regular (US) corn (maize) tortillas. Obviously if your tortillas are cold (as in refrigerated) or stale (hello) they'll crack if you bend them too hard all at once. Try just holding them in the taco maker and lowering them into the oil. It'll soften in no time.

I found that about twenty or twenty-five seconds was ideal. I tried one for a full minute and it was crunchy, good for chips but not what I want in a taco shell. You do want to use a deep saucepan so you can cook the entire tortilla/shell in a single pass. You want some headroom at the top so that when the water escapes the tortilla as steam that you're not caught in the angry bubbling. A Progressive International Stainless Steel Splatter Screen works well here -- all the steam is also carrying microscopic bits of oil, which will eventually settle in your kitchen.

Really the best homemade taco shells I've ever tasted. Much easier than artistically creating each taco shell with simple tongs and a pan of hot oil. It looks like a gadget, but it really works well!

1. Use good oil (peanut oil is a good choice, expensive but worth it)
2. Get the oil hot (use a probe thermometer like Taylor Digital Cooking Thermometer/Timer)
3. If there's a tortilleria anywhere near you, check it out. The difference in flavor between supermarket tortillas and fresh (as in still warm) tortillas is day and night.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By klazy tweety on January 17, 2010
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this works a lot better than making taco shells the old fashioned way but since the corn tortillas are a little larger than the piece holding them, they sometimes fold over the ends making it difficult to remove the finished shell from the taco press. other than that i like this product.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By David Ray on October 8, 2010
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I purchased 2 of these because I make my own corn tortillas from corn flour and flour tortillas. Once you try made from scratch tacos you will never buy tacos from the store again, I promise you. So since this device is designed to either be submerged in fat or oil or doing one side then flipping the taco to the other side (which I prefer) I noticed when the one side cooked and I went to turn it, the other uncooked side pretty much fell apart. I solved this by: When the one side of the taco is frying in the oil, I take a metal dipper and pour the hot oil on the other side. This cooks it enough to when I need to take the taco out and switch it to the other side, it is stable enough to not crack. My sons LOVE my tacos and this device makes them beautifully uniform without all the puffy bubbles. Thank you.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sparrow on August 8, 2008
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I have looked EVERYWHERE for a taco press. You would THINK that California of all places would have such a thing. Of course Amazon.com came thru. Thankyou!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Derwin on January 17, 2009
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This product really works well. It makes the shell better than any restaurant and is easy to clean. We love it.
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