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Old 05-28-2014, 09:15 PM   #11
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I have this one. It works well for me.

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That's the one I have, too. I only use it maybe 3 or 4 times a year, and it's held up well so far. If it breaks, a replacement is less than $20.

If I were making tortillas every day, I would probably buy a more expensive one, though.
Do either of you make corn tortillas with this or just flour?
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:17 PM   #12
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When I see tortillas made on TV with a hand press, I've seen them use parchment or plastic to prevent sticking.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:40 PM   #13
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I make both--corn and flour tortillas. I had to get a press to make the corn ones. I use parchment or waxed paper when pressing them. I tried using my krumkake iron, two plates, cast-iron skillet (which was the best option of the three--would've thought the krumkake iron would have been). But by far having the press does mean I can make corn tortillas that don't fall apart when cooking them or trying to "roll" them (and I am quite talented with the rolling pin--I make flatbread that is so thin you can read the writing on my pastry cloth), but I could not roll corn tortillas.
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:17 AM   #14
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Do either of you make corn tortillas with this or just flour?
Both. Like CWS, I find the flour tortillas easier to work with. Gluten makes all the difference in the world. But corn tortillas have a much better flavor, so it's worth the work. I also agree that they are pretty much impossible to make without a press.

I've often wondered if there might be a happy compromise somewhere. Maybe a tortilla made from a combination of corn and flour. One of these days when I'm feeling experimental I suppose...
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...I've often wondered if there might be a happy compromise somewhere. Maybe a tortilla made from a combination of corn and flour. One of these days when I'm feeling experimental I suppose...
I have bought corn/flour tortillas. Not sure how much corn they contained. They were close to flour tortillas.
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...I've often wondered if there might be a happy compromise somewhere. Maybe a tortilla made from a combination of corn and flour. One of these days when I'm feeling experimental I suppose...
I have bought corn/flour tortillas. Not sure how much corn they contained. They were close to flour tortillas. Tortillas Flour & Corn Recipe | Quick & Easy Mexican Food Recipe Ideas
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Have you seen this one Chief? Nothing stronger than cast iron.

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