Tlayuda Press by Doña Rosa
Deep in the labyrinthine heart of Oaxaca’s Central de Abastos, Doña Rosa has been selling tortilla presses (of all sizes) to locals for longer than she can recall. From the first time we worked with this style of press, we have consistently marveled at how such a simple, seemingly straightforward tool could make such an outsized impact on a finished tortilla. Unavailable in the US, its pure heft and tight calibration make a range of tortilla thicknesses possible (where every other commercially-available press falls disappointingly short).
Upon multiple special requests over the years, we’ve brought back as many of these handmade presses that our suitcases could carry. Entertained by our efforts, Doña Rosa eventually agreed to make a limited number of presses just for Masienda. For extra style and food safety, we commissioned the presses uncoated and imported them to Los Angeles, where we had them professionally powder coated with FDA-approved paint.
This model is a 40cm version of our popular tortilla press — perfect for tlayudas or pressing multiple tortillas at once! This one clocks in at a hefty 41 pounds.
Disclaimer: Due to the overall heft of the product, these handmade presses may have subtle imperfections in paint, that do not affect usability. Use caution when opening and closing the lid, minding its edges and corners, which can be sharp. Paint may wear in high-contact areas after extensive use. Handle with care.
Tortilladora Specifications (photo shown for scale between Tortilla Press and Tlayuda Press)
Base Dimensions: 17.5″ x 15.75″ x 11.5″
Capable of producing tortilla diameter up to 14”
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