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Offline Ian J

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Tortilla Press
« on: September 13, 2022, 04:52:43 PM »
I'm in the UK and want to buy a tortilla press as the largest tortilla I can find for sale are 10 inch.

But I can only find 10 inch presses, are larger presses available in other parts of the world?

I was seriously thinking of getting a cast iron book binding press and using that.

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Re: Tortilla Press
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2022, 06:13:27 PM »
I don’t know if you have Etsy in the UK. They have all sizes available. Most are wood some are steel. If you want a commercial grade here in the USA you would be looking at $2000 for a 15 inch.

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Re: Tortilla Press
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2022, 08:27:16 PM »
They are pretty easy to build if you're at all handy.

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Re: Tortilla Press
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2022, 05:48:54 PM »
I don’t know if you have Etsy in the UK. They have all sizes available. Most are wood some are steel. If you want a commercial grade here in the USA you would be looking at $2000 for a 15 inch.
We do have Etsy but most of the presses are again only 10 inch and I'm not too keen on wood as I plan to give it some real hammer.

They are pretty easy to build if you're at all handy.

Sadly I'm not handy at all, but I may see if there are any local fabricators that would be willing to build me one.

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Re: Tortilla Press
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2022, 10:45:27 PM »
We do have Etsy but most of the presses are again only 10 inch and I'm not too keen on wood as I plan to give it some real hammer.

Sadly I'm not handy at all, but I may see if there are any local fabricators that would be willing to build me one.

Check craigslist, fb marketplace, offerup, and any locally dominant classifieds services for people selling what look like DIY presses.

They are probably game.
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Re: Tortilla Press
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2022, 04:42:15 AM »
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Large metal manual tortilladora 12x12 for $119.00


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Re: Tortilla Press
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2022, 08:25:26 AM »
Practice makes pizza

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Re: Tortilla Press
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2022, 10:24:20 AM »
Here in Texas, you generally see larger flour tortillas rolled out by hand. For that matter, all the best tortillas are rolled out by hand.
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Re: Tortilla Press
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2022, 08:29:07 AM »
Here in Texas, you generally see larger flour tortillas rolled out by hand. For that matter, all the best tortillas are rolled out by hand.

Is hybrid approach viable? A press to get the round shape right and rolling pin to size it. Mine are always something that should be in biology books under amoeba if I start from ball.

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Re: Tortilla Press
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2022, 10:01:46 AM »
Is hybrid approach viable? A press to get the round shape right and rolling pin to size it. Mine are always something that should be in biology books under amoeba if I start from ball.

Absolutely.
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