Preface: I have been aching for one of these bad boys for ever since I went vegetarian over a year ago and vegan nearly a year ago. I thought time and time again I would grab one, but could not afford it with the debt pay I’ve been trying to kill. (That said, if I totaled the cost of all the paper towels I’d wasted I’m pretty sure I could have bought this out right). Either way, Meg was a life saver here.
I had done a lot of research about which tofu press I would end up with, but the TofuXPress is by far the winner based on reading reviews and from the written description. How it would pan out when put to the test in my kitchen? Well, here we go.
Ease of use: 5 star
It’s brilliantly easy to use. I mean, you don’t even need to read the instructions (which is always my favorite kind of device). There are a few recipes in the included pamphlet, but to be honest I haven’t tried any of them. Other than that you really just plop the tofu block in and let it presssss.
Effectiveness: 5 star
Magic. It’s magic. This piece of equipment is magic. I have used to press tofu, but additionally my homemade seitan (that I keep refrigerated in a broth) is no problem for this baby too! What used to cost me nearly a half a roll of quality paper towel is now handled with this, and it goes without saying this is infinitely better than the “paper-towel-and-pot-with-water” method. It also doubles as a marinating container with a plastic lid that attaches unobtrusively to the bottom. How much better can it be?
Overall: 5 star
I cannot speak to the other brands I’ve linked here or that you might find on the internet. I have no place to say one way or the other, but what I can say is that this is worth the money (even if it seems like a lot (seriously, total what you spend in paper towels and then realize that this is still superior in execution)) and for any tofu eater the result of this pressed block will make for the best tofu dishes you have ever eaten. Likelihood to recommend to a friend? 100%! ;)
Additionally: I’ve added a few photos of the device itself and a few dishes I’ve made with it since it’s arrived. Enjoy!4 comments