Tortilla Press - Prensa Tortillas - 7 inch

Tortilla Press - Prensa Tortillas
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Product Features
  • 7 inch in Diameter
  • Product of Mexico
  • For Corn Tortillas
  • Prensa para Tortillas - Tortilladora


CORN TORTILLA PRESS - Tortilladora - Prensa Tortillas

Tortilla Press 7 inch diameter for Corn Tortillas.

Tortilla press for flattening balls of dough into thin tortillas. It is made out of Aluminum and is 7" in diameter. Approx. 4.9 lbs. Tortilladora. Prensa para Tortillas.

How to make masa and tortillas from corn tortilla flour and how to use the tortilla press and comal:

3 cups of Maseca Tortilla flour or masa harina
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 to 2 cups lukewarm water

Mix ingredients in a bowl with a fork. Gather into a ball, and knead dough until smooth and no longer sticky. Cover with a towel and allow to stand for 1 hour.


To make tortillas, line the base of the tortilla press with a sheet of plastic wrap. Pinch off balls of dough from the masa. Center the masa on the lined tortilla-press base. Cover the masa with a sheet of plastic wrap. Lower the top of the press and push down the handle. Open. The tortilla will have plastic wrap on the bottom. Carefully peel away the plastic on top. Place your hand under the tortilla. Flip the tortilla onto the other hand so the plastic is on top. Carefully peel away the plastic. Flip tortilla onto a preheated, very hot griddle or comal. When the tortilla begins to dry on the edges, flip it over. Cook until the top begins to puff. Tap lightly with your fingertips to allow for even puffing and let cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove tortillas, wrap in a napkin or clean towel, and serve.

Video How to use the Tortilla Press & Comal

Video How to use a Tortilla Press by Cook123

Use a Tortilla Press to make Tamales

Tip from Debbie McDade: We discovered how useful a tortilla press is for spreading the Masa in making Tamales. We make the dough then press a ball of it between 2 pieces of wax paper (which can be used many times). Then we remove 1 piece of the paper and lay it on the corn husks. Remove the other piece of paper and fill, roll, and cook. You wouldn't believe how much easier it is to make tamales!


Prensa Tortillas - Prensa para hacer tortillas - Tortilladora - Prensa Manueal para Tortillas de Maiz

Prensa para aplanar bolitas de masa para hacer tortillas. Tortillero. Tortilladora. Torteadora. Prensa para hacer tortillas.


Para hacer una tortilla se toma la masa necesaria, se hace una bolita que se coloca en el centro de la prensa manual, encima de un pedazo de plástico transparente de 20 x 20 cm. (fig. 1), se le pone encima otro pedazo de plástico igual, se cierra la tapa de la prensa y se presiona: naturalmente, cuanto mayor sea la presión ejercida, más delgada quedará la tortilla.
Se abre la prensa y se quita el plástico superior empezando por una esquina del lado del mango. Se desprende el otro pedazo de plástico junto con la tortilla y con cuidado se voltea ésta sobre los dedos de la mano abierta, desprendiendo el plástico. La tortilla se extiende sobre el comal caliente; cuando empieza a inflarse se aplana un poco con la mano. Se voltea la tortilla tres o cuatro veces hasta que se dore en algunos puntos en ambos lados, y se coloca en una canasta especial (chiquihuite o tlaxcal), en el cual las tortillas apiladas se envuelven en una servilleta gruesa.


Se puede usar harina de maíz nixtamalizado (MASECA), la cual se amasa con 1 1/4 litros de agua tibia por cada kilo de harina y se deja reposar. De 1 kilo de maíz se obtienen 1.500 gramos de nixtamal y 1.600 gramos de masa, que dan aproximadamente 50 tortillas de 14 cm. de diámetro. De 1 kilo de harina de maíz nixtamalizado se obtienen 2.250 gramos de masa y aproximadamente 75 tortillas.
Las tortillas recién hechas son más sabrosas, pero se pueden recalentar; en este caso, es conveniente pasarles la mano húmeda encima una vez que estén en el comal. Recién hecha, la tortilla presenta por una cara una fina, o sea una piel delgada que, para la elaboración de algunos platillos, se desprende en el momento de sacarla del comal.
Las tortillas del día anterior sirven para infinidad de platillos y antojitos y en este libro se dan varias recetas de ellos (chilaquiles, enchiladas, totopos, etc.) Y una tortilla del día anterior, simplemente tostada sobre el comal o la plancha, dorada y crujiente, se le denomina "tostada" y es el complemento perfecto de un buen guacamole o de unos frijoles refritos.


26 Reviews
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69% Recommend this product (18 of 26 responses)
By Gary
Very good tortilla press
November 21, 2020
Press worked very well squeeze the Mesa just to the right thickness
Easy to use
By Terri
North Carolina
Sturdy but
October 5, 2020
I like it but it doesn't press the dough thin enough. I think I'll get a thin piece of wood & cut it to size of the press
By Zale
Kansas, USA
Does exactly what I want it to do
August 19, 2020
This is a good solid tortilla press, does a great job and is easy to use. Also not expensive. The finish isn't fancy, but I didn't buy it to look at. I got it to make tortillas and it does that great.
Economical, simple operation, fast and easy to use. Especially good if you have a lot of tortillas to make. Also low-profile enough to store in a drawer. Not finely finished. If you want a fancy press to enhance your decor or impress your friends, this isn't the one you want.
By Fredy B.
Flanders, NY
Great product
July 26, 2020
Great product as advertised. Strong material/ heavy duty. Not made in China would definitely recommend.
By Rose
Basic tortilla press
July 13, 2020
I like it. It's surprisingly heavy. Does the job and my tortillas come out uniform all the time. Be sure to use either 2 sheets of parchment paper or 2 quart size storage bags when you press the corn dough so it doesn't stick to the press. Easy to wipe clean and store away for the next day's use.
June 29, 2020
The lining material on the iron seems to be rubbing off easily, even after washing.
Also, It is heavier than you think! just a heads up!
By Max
Berkeley, CA
Very good quality.
May 31, 2020
My first time buying and using a tortilla press, could not have been easier or better. Very heavy and well-made, great value and much easier to make homemade tortillas than expected.
By Tamara
Northport, Washington
Easy to use, built well.
May 18, 2020
This product is exactly what I wanted and expected. Works well and is sturdy
Works like it is supposed to. Was a little lose in the handle but still works well.
By Zaira
Nashville, TN
works well
May 16, 2020
Love to make tortillas
By Gennie
Puerto Rico
Perfect press
May 14, 2020
Just what I was looking for!
By Dale
Rock Island, Il.
Works great.
May 14, 2020
Heavy duty, easy to use and clean. Much easier and faster than a rolling pin.
By Martin
Works like a charm
May 12, 2020
It presses tortilla as you expect. I used it multiple times. The cast iron makes the pressing effortless.
By Glenn
Milwaukee, WI
Great cast iron press
May 20, 2019
Nicely made heavy duty press. Works great. I would recommend this to anyone!
By John
San Diego
Nice tortilla press
December 29, 2017
Great price on a standard style cast iron press. SUPER fast shipping and nice people to deal with.
Traditional silver coating to help with rust issues. I'm sure it will last a log time with a little care. None
By Trixie
Finally, Fresh Tortillias
October 17, 2017
I'm from LA and I miss fresh tortillias. Corn tortillias are always stale here, and flour tortillias are too salty. So I thought I'd try my hand at making them myself. And it's so easy to do with this tortillia press. I really love it. It's fun, and the tortillias are delicious!
Low tech solution to an age old problem.
By Judy
Torrance, CA
Quick tortillas
February 17, 2017
Since I first tried this it was the best I have ever had!i
By Ginger
Great product, shipping was fast
May 23, 2016
Love the press and skillet.  Would recommend this.
By Richard G.
fRANKLIN, PA. 16323
December 7, 2014
By Barb
tortilla press
February 1, 2012
I think this is a well worth it item. made great works very well and cleans so easy.
use parchment paper great used alone sticks
By Tiffany
Marysville, WA
Perfect Tortilla Press
January 30, 2012
Once I got the hang of making the dough the correct consistency, making tortillas was a breeze. Nothing tastes better than homemade tortillas.
By liora
Review for Tortilla Press Cast Iron
July 3, 2011
The tortilla press is pretty heavy and is a little hard to clean since the edges are not smooth. Its always a good idea to press the tortillas between two pieces of parchment paper. This makes the cleaning easier. For the price, its a pretty good tortilla press.
By Del
Review for Tortilla Press Cast Iron
September 6, 2010
A great item. Very simple and very sturdy. Makes a very good tortilla.
By Maria
Review for Tortilla Press Cast Iron
August 27, 2010
Good quality item, makes great tortillas or gorditas. Highly recommended.
By Brian
Review for Tortilla Press Cast Iron
April 24, 2010
The tortillas are a bit thicker than store bought -- this made the hard shells I made a little too hard, but other than that its a nice press for the price. The Cast Iron handle feels like it might snap one day, but even if it does, its so heavy it would work until i got a replacement. Would have rated 5 star if it was steel ( 3 star if aluminum -- aluminum bends under pressure, get the cast iron) but I have not seen any steel presses. I would buy this press again knowing what I know now.
By Anna-Mae
Review for Tortilla Press Cast Iron
April 8, 2010
I purchased this for my friend who was impressed with my home made tortillas and wanted to make some herself. She is delighted with the tortilla press and is trying out many of your Mexican recipes.
By Sofia
Review for Tortilla Press Cast Iron
January 30, 2010
This is the authentic cast iron Tortilla Press from Mexico to make at home fresh corn tortillas. It works perfect and its easy to use.


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