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Norpro Cast Aluminum Tortilla Press

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6 inch
  • Traditional tool for forming corn tortillas
  • Made of heavy cast aluminum, polished to a chrome finish
  • Presses out 6-inch tortillas
  • Recipe included
  • Wipe clean with damp or dry cloth
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Size: 6 inch
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 1.2 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00004UE8E
  • Item model number: 1063
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
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Size: 6 inch

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This traditional press allows home cooks to make corn tortillas that are superior to the mass-produced product found in supermarkets from Oaxaca to Cheyenne. Simply follow the easy recipe included with the press, roll up a ball of dough, press it down lightly with your fingertips in the center of the press, and push down the press's lever. Not only does this yield better-tasting tortillas, it's tons of fun--especially for kids. Norpro's 6-inch press is made of heavy cast aluminum polished to a chrome finish. --Fred Brack

Product Description

This traditional press allows home cooks to make fresh corn tortillas. simply follow the easy recipe included with the press, roll up a ball of dough, press it down lightly with your fingertips in the center of the press and push down the press's lever. norpro's 8-Inch press is made of heavy cast aluminum polished to a chrome finish.


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Customer Reviews

This is for CORN tortillas!
madame
Reject pliable aluminum and purchase a stiff cast iron one that you inspect visually for a proper gap between the plates near the hinge.
W. Hernandez
The press is easy to use and clean up.
Renofund

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

372 of 381 people found the following review helpful By Michael Klouda on July 15, 2002
Size Name: 6 inch Verified Purchase
I'll admit that at first I was a bit frustrated with making my tortillas. This quickly ended after I figured out a few things and my second batch was so much fun to make.
This is what I do:
1) Mix up the maza and keep it moist. I roll out the balls first.
2) Use 1 sheet of wax paper.
3) Fold the wax paper in half (I do this diagonally so that it fits)
4) Put the wax paper so that the open end is at the hinge side of the press and the folded part of the wax paper is at the handle side of the press. This will help in removing the tortillia.
5) Put your tortillia ball about 1 inch off center towards the hinge of the press and then fold over the wax paper and close the press. The maza being off center will keep it evenly pressed. If it is in the center it tends to get pushed forward too much and hangs off the press.
6) Open the press and run the wax paper with your hand a few times prior to peeling of the paper. This helps to break the bond. Turn the paper over and do the same thing to the other side. The tortillia now will fall out the paper very easily.
7) Since the paper peels off the tortilla from back to front, the tortillia will not rip. If the paper were the other way it tends to rip the tortillia as the handle side of my press makes the tortillia thinner there.
Hopefully this helps get you started. I love this press. Wish it were bigger though.
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151 of 157 people found the following review helpful By madame on December 5, 2012
Size Name: 6 inch
I have had to laugh at most of these reviews. People just don't understand the use of this press. This is for CORN tortillas! Not Flour. Flour Tortillas cannot be pressed. The dough is to elasticky. They have to be rolled out. For corn tortillas, you need to buy masa flour (corn flour) at the store. Its in the mexican section. Not corn meal. You only add hot water to the flour. No oil or fat of any kind. You have to use a piece of plastic under and over the ball of dough to keep it from sticking to the press. I use a gallon zip lock bag cut on 3 sides. After pressing you carefully peel it off and lay it on the hot griddle. let it cook on both sides. If your dough is cracking it is to dry. If the tortilla is bubbling up while cooking its to wet. Once you get the hang of it the tortilla will poof at the end. There are some videos on youtube that may help you.
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161 of 178 people found the following review helpful By William Jenks on October 21, 2003
Size Name: 6 inch
This is a sturdy tortilla press. Freshly made tortillas are a heaven sent delicacy compared to store-bought ones.
That being said, beware of the limitations. If you are looking to make burritos, for example, with your fresh tortillas, this won't do. The diameter of the tortillas you can produce is just too small. The other limitation is that it is difficult to get thin tortillas.
As a result, what you can produce with this is closer to what might be most purely "authentic" - a relatively small, relatively thick tortilla more suitable for eating alone or as a "soft taco" than anything else.
I like this product, but I continue to look for something to let me make larger, thinner tortillas.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful By C. Hanifen on January 19, 2001
Size Name: 6 inch Verified Purchase
I have had one of these for many many years and it finally died on me. I purchased another of the same to replace it, that's how much I loved it!! I highly recommend these to anyone who wants to make their own tortillas. It sure is easier than rolling them!!
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Tobias Fünke on February 8, 2009
Size Name: 6 inch Verified Purchase
My wife and I are were not very impressed with this tortilla press. Compared to a plastic one that we originally had, this one is much better. Unfortunately, it would not press tortillas as thin as we wanted, and 6.5 inches was smaller than we thought it was going to be.

We later switched to the 8 inch cast iron press that is also sold on amazon, which we have been much more satisfied with. The cast iron press will thin out our dough as thin was we want, even to the point of being too thin if we push it that hard. The size of the tortillas is much more convenient as well. If we want smaller tortillas, we just use less dough.
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132 of 153 people found the following review helpful By W. Hernandez on July 20, 2004
Size Name: 6 inch
There's often a construction detail that is left out in manufacturing these. Though this thing does press the masa into a disk, it will come out uneven in thickness. If you watch the top plate when you press the masa ball, the top plate will warp or bow as the masa lump resists it in the middle. The tortilla is pinched thinner near the handle. That's one problem. The other problem is the gap between the plates near the hinge. I don't think the manufacturers carefully gauge the gap between the plates nearest the hinge. If the plates actually touch near the hinge area, and they often do, the masa gets extremely pinched to transparency in that area. If this happens along with the warping when pressing, you get a tortilla that is fat in the middle and piched at two edges. Viewing it on edge you get a flying saucer shape.

Five solutions:
1) After pressing, even out the thickness with fingers or rolling pin. It helps if you press slowly, release and press slowly again. Pressing slowly prevents the warping of the top plate creating a more even tortilla. If you press too hard to fast, you risk snapping the handle.
2) Reject pliable aluminum and purchase a stiff cast iron one that you inspect visually for a proper gap between the plates near the hinge.
3) Acquire a mesquite wood one that is properly gapped near the hinge. If it's not you can always unscrew the hinge and reposition it. Pine wood is too soft to stand up to time.
4) Go back to hand rolling.
5) Buy packaged sawdust shaped to look like corn tortillas.

BTW - As a side note, 6 inches for a tortilla is a bit small and really kind of girly man size. Maybe they're supposed to mimick Tapas proportions from Spain.
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