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 Post subject: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:38 am 
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Does anyone have a favorite tofu press, one that works for any shape or size of block tofu? After years and years of pressing between plates, weighting down with books, and wrapping in cloth napkins, I think I am ready to purchase a tofu press. The hands are getting tired and I have even shattered two plates, while pressing on the plate to remove the excess moisture from the tofu. Any suggestions? I looked at Amazon and there were a lot of offerings. Also are there any other websites any one would recommend checking out. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:54 am 
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I love the tofuxpress. http://tofuxpress.com/
Have had mine for going on 4 years, use it a lot (used it testing for 5 cookbooks, so it has been used perhaps above average?)
Never had an issue.
Key is to use it correctly, and keep it clean of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:03 am 
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I'm pretty sure the xpress is the one I see mentioned most often on blogs.

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:05 am 
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I received a tofu press for Christmas two years ago, and find I actually prefer my cookie sheet/cookbook combo. I can get more tofu pressed in a shorter amount of time.

But I don't have the tofuxpress- mine is just two pieces of hard plastic with bolts; when I press the tofu between them, one side often gets more pressure than the other, making the block lopsided and uneven. I can see with the way the tofuxpress is set up, this would not be an issue since it looks like the tofu sits in a box. Now I kinda want a tofuxpress!

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:20 am 
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in2insight wrote:
I love the tofuxpress. http://tofuxpress.com/
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The more I look at this, the more it seems like a great tool and worth the cupboard space. It seems less messy than the press I have (or the cookie sheet method), since I still have to put towels out since the pressed water is not contained. in2insight, do you ever leave tofu in the press overnight in the fridge? (Kind of a set and forget deal)? And do you just pour the water off the top when you're ready to use it?

Thanks for starting this thread SNS- it seems I didn't know what I was missing with my inferior press!

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:53 pm 
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Another vote for the tofuxpress! I received mine as a gift - do my partner know the way to my heart or what? - a few years ago, and I use it all the time. I'm considering getting a second one for those recipes/occasions that call for ginormous quantities of tofu!

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:16 pm 
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Desdemona wrote:
Another vote for the tofuxpress! I received mine as a gift - do my partner know the way to my heart or what? - a few years ago, and I use it all the time. I'm considering getting a second one for those recipes/occasions that call for ginormous quantities of tofu!


I wish I had two of them. I love my tofuxpress and take it on vacation with me (when I will be cooking). It does a much better job than I was doing without it.

I leave mine in the fridge until I'm ready to use it, often overnight but not longer than that. Sometimes the tofu is uneven when you pull it out of the press but this is due to unevenness in the tofu block itself, not the press.


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:57 pm 
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I also love my tofu xpress and have often wished for a second one. It bugs me that sometimes the tofu is uneven, so after it's been in there 10 minutes or so I usually press down on the big side with my thumbs to even it out and that does the trick. If you're not weird about little ticky-tacky things like I am, then just let it do its thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:41 pm 
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"do you ever leave tofu in the press overnight in the fridge? (Kind of a set and forget deal)? And do you just pour the water off the top when you're ready to use it?"

I do! Yes, just pour the water out.
One thing to keep in mind, the softer the tofu, the more water it will have.

The tofuxpress is also a great marinating vesale. One the pressing is done, either leave the block whole, cube it or slice it, return to the xpress, add marinate, use the cover that comes with, and into the fridge.

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:31 am 
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i love my tofu xpress too and much prefer it to wasting tons of paper towels and making a rickety tower.
i do however find it doesnt always press evenly and ive noticed lately my tofu seems to fall apart easily after i finish pressing it even if im using the xtra firm.'

i do think that maybe that is more of an issue with the quality of tofu available around here rather than the press???
do i press it too long?

i dont know

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