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 Post subject: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:08 am 
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Anyone have the tofuxpress tofu press? I am a little tempted to buy one. But it is a tad pricey for such a simple tool. If you have one is it worth the money?


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:12 am 
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YES. Totally worth it. Takes about 5 seconds to get your tofu out of the tub and into the press and then you're done. It's really so much better than what I used to do (sandwiched between baking sheets lined with paper towels, with heavy stuff on top).


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:12 am 
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I love my tofu press. I bought it on the recommendation of several friends, all who love it. It really was worth the money for me - it makes pressing tofu so easy and messless.

I bought 2, but it turns out I only *need* one, unless we have guests, which is so rare.

I'd definitely buy it if I was you!

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:18 am 
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Thanks!!

Yeah, I get so sick of the waste of all of those paper towels that are used when pressing.

I will be buying one!


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
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Love it, love it, love it. I think it's paid for itself in reduced paper towel usage. And it presses the 'fu much more thoroughly than my old paper towel/cast iron skillet/dented cans method. Occasionally I wish I had a second one but probably not often enough to justify the cost.

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:47 am 
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Yes, it so worth it. It presses much better than the book method. I like the texture much better and it's easy to place in the fridge overnight. I didn't use paper towels I always used dish towels (no waste).


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
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I'm not concerned about the mess, but what about time? Does it press faster than the pile-a-bunch-of-stuff-on-top method?


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:07 pm 
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I love mine!

creep wrote:
I'm not concerned about the mess, but what about time? Does it press faster than the pile-a-bunch-of-stuff-on-top method?

Yes, but the setup also allows you to throw it in the fridge while it is being pressed if you want it super firm. I often put tofu straight into the press after I buy it and just leave it until I need it (assuming it won't be like that for more than a few days).

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:09 pm 
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I'm not concerned about the mess, but what about time? Does it press faster than the pile-a-bunch-of-stuff-on-top method?


I don't think it presses faster but you can set it up a long time in advance. I like to put mine in the press a day in advance. Since it stays in the liquid you don't have to rush to cook it. And you can also marinade in it. The instructions say that you can press again after the marinade for a firmer texture.


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
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I thought about it forever but always told myself it is so ridiculously unnecessary. But then every review said "I thought this was ridiculously unnecessary, but then I got one and now I can't go back." And I agree with that review.

It's not necessary, at all, but it does make really really really yummy tofu. No matter how many cookbooks I piled on top of my beach towel-wrapped tofu, it never pressed as evenly or as much water out of tofu. The container also works well as a marinading dish, and though I have yet to use the light spring, I'm excited to try some different stuff. The pressed tofu sucks in so much marinade after pressing that I've found I need less marinade (which cuts on costs), because it'll permeate the marinade through the tofu even if water is used to create more.


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
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Kweldon wrote:
creep wrote:
I'm not concerned about the mess, but what about time? Does it press faster than the pile-a-bunch-of-stuff-on-top method?


I don't think it presses faster but you can set it up a long time in advance. I like to put mine in the press a day in advance. Since it stays in the liquid you don't have to rush to cook it. And you can also marinade in it. The instructions say that you can press again after the marinade for a firmer texture.

I do find it presses a lot faster! The blocks of tofu I buy are fresh/local and medium-firm so they are pretty big. A half hour in the press and they are half the size and I can dump a ton of water out. With the piling stuff on top method, they would just kind of fall apart. I think being able to keep it in the fridge while it's pressing helps it press evenly and hold its shape.


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:40 pm 
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Okay, y'all have convinced me to finally get one! I've broken so many things with the piling stuff on top method.


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
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I got one for my birthday and love love love it. even if you only press the tofu for 10 minutes, it totally makes a difference.

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:24 pm 
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Hmm...

I was one of these 'Why would I need this?'-people. I might need one now.

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:32 pm 
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I've wanted one of those bad boys for a while... I wish I could buy it at a store, though. Has anyone seen these at Whole Foods or anything?


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
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chaioli wrote:
I've wanted one of those bad boys for a while... I wish I could buy it at a store, though. Has anyone seen these at Whole Foods or anything?

I'm positive that they sold them at Rainbow, but that was back in fall 2010! Maybe they still do!


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
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Add me to the it presses faster camp. And not just because of the time and effort involved in wrapping tofu with towels, putting it betwen plates, finding heavy shiitake and balancing it all just right...

I find a ton of liquid comes off right away and I can just pour that off, and if I leave it overnight, I get a firmness I never got with the heavy things method.

I don't have a lot of kitchen gadgets bc I like saving space, but I love this and it has made all the difference in the world.

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
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Paloma wrote:
Hmm...

I was one of these 'Why would I need this?'-people. I might need one now.


Oh, except that they don't ship outside of the US. That dilemma just solved itself.

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
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Is it just me or is the tofuxpress.com website messed up? I keep trying to order but I can't get past the shipping estimate page... I tried in both Chrome and IE...


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
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vijita wrote:
chaioli wrote:
I've wanted one of those bad boys for a while... I wish I could buy it at a store, though. Has anyone seen these at Whole Foods or anything?

I'm positive that they sold them at Rainbow, but that was back in fall 2010! Maybe they still do!



Oooh, I'll check it out tomorrow, since I have to go there anyway. Thanks! I hope they still carry it.


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
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Paloma wrote:
Hmm...

I was one of these 'Why would I need this?'-people. I might need one now.


Oh, except that they don't ship outside of the US. That dilemma just solved itself.

Weird. I bought mine about a month ago and they shipped it to Canada, and I'm almost 99% sure they shipped anywhere at that time.


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
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They also sell through Amazon, if you're still having problems with their website.

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
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It says "until further notice Tofuxpress is not shipping outside of the US". That could very well mean that they used to do that until recently, but stopped doing it at the moment for some reason.

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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
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Dave the Cat wrote:
Okay, y'all have convinced me to finally get one! I've broken so many things with the piling stuff on top method.


I busted 3 very expensive cookbooks when my pile crashed to the kitchen floor. I tried to explain to my husband that it would have been cheaper to buy the tofu press in the first place. lol


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 Post subject: Re: Tofu Press
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:17 pm 
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I love mine and use it all the time. I press it overnight in the fridge or while I'm at work all day, and it's really firm by dinner. It's super easy and not messy at all. And then the press can go in the dishwasher! It's the perfect tool for the lazy/busy person who eats a lot of tofu (me). Totally worth the money.


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