If you've ever seen a commercial tortilla press and wondered if you could have one in your own home, have we got news for you. We researched some of the best-selling, top-rated products available to put together these tortilla press reviews to help you find the right one for your kitchen. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features to keep in mind.
Material: Most of these products are made of cast iron which is the traditional material for a tortilla press. We did find a few that are made of aluminum which is much lighter and a little easier to clean and store.
Diameter: This is the diameter of the actual press which isn’t necessarily the same as the diameter of the tortillas you can make with it. Usually, the tortillas will end up being just a bit smaller than the press.
Includes Paper: These tools work a little better if you line them with paper before pressing the dough. It prevents the dough from getting stuck and helps it peel off in one piece so you end up with the perfect tortilla.
Hand Wash: All of these items should be hand washed. In fact, most of them can just be wiped clean with a damp cloth and don’t require any soap or anything. This is especially true of the cast iron models.
Dimensions: Dimensions are most important when you’re thinking about how and where you’re going to store your tortilla press. Make sure you have enough space in your closet, shelf, or countertop to store your press when you’re done.
Seasoned: Some of the cast iron presses come pre-seasoned with oil. This conditions the cast iron and helps makes it non-stick. This is one reason why you shouldn’t use soap or really scrub cast iron presses clean.
Now that you know a little more about tortilla presses, let’s move into our product reviews. If you’re in a hurry, make sure you check out our top and budget picks first to get an idea of the range that’s available. They’re right at the top of the list so they’re really easy to find. Stick around if you can, though, you never know which of these products will be the right fit for you. Ready? Let’s get started.