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Old 12-09-2004, 12:56 PM   #1
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Tortilla press

Does anyone have one or has ever used one? I use tortillas quite a bit but don't really want to invest in something too expensive. I trust advice and opinions from you people over anything I would get on any other website! :D

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Old 12-09-2004, 01:22 PM   #2
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Yes I have one. It cost about $10. I used it once and couldn't even tell you where it is anymore. It worked very well, but for all the effort, I found it easier and almost as good to just buy store bought tortillas.
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:23 PM   #3
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Oops! I guess I meant tortilla "steamer." I probably wouldn't have the patience to make tortillas from scratch! Whenever I try to heat tortillas so they don't crack when rolling, they dry out so fast they crumble anyway, even when I "steam" them in a microwave between wet paper towels. :?
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:25 PM   #4
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you are heating them for too long, charc. I throw the flour kind in a dry non-stick pan until a couple of little bubbles appear, then flip them over, using my hand, for just a few seconds.
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:26 PM   #5
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That I can't help you with, sorry :oops:
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:37 PM   #6
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Thanks, folks! Every little bit helps! :D
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Old 12-09-2004, 03:14 PM   #7
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I have a tortilla press and I like it.

They are very cheap.

Homemade tortillas are incredibly easy to make, if you can't find good ones at your market.


Never heard of a steamer .... and wonder why you would steam tortillas anyway :?:
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Old 12-09-2004, 03:17 PM   #8
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dampc, i have seen those thick plastic tortilla containers that restaurants use to serve tortillas with fajitas (i hope you know the ones i am talking about) for sale in kitchen supply shops. they are supposed to be good for nuking tortillas, without drying them out. i would put a damp paper towel on top to add some steam, and only nuke it for a minute or so.
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Old 12-09-2004, 08:26 PM   #9
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Microwaves are just not that great with bread. If you nuke the tortilla a little too long, it gets tough/inflexible.

I have found that spraying each tortilla with a little water, wrapping the stack in foil, and then baking it at 225 for about 400 minutes (top oven shelf) gives me a nice soft tortilla.
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