Figured Maple and Copper Tortilla Press with Burl Handle
The curling, the fiddle back, the shiny shiny burl, the matching copper resin throughout 😍This is one of our favorite pieces - and it makes tortillas!
The tortilla press body was made from highly figured maple and a warm blend of copper and mahogany colored resin. One continuous board is used and divided to make the two halves of the press allowing for a flowing aesthetic when opened. The matching burl and resin handle and figured vertical posts and pressure bar complete the look.
Each of our tortilla presses are wet sanded to 10,000 grit and polished with food safe, non-toxic Odie's Oil to protect the beautiful wood and make it silky smooth. They make perfect tortillas every time! Enjoy a piece of functional art that you can keep out on your kitchen counter proudly.
We make new tortilla presses regularly so be sure to keep an eye on our shop for new listings. If you are interested in commissioning a press (perhaps you want it to match your kitchen or you have a favorite color) don't hesitate to start a conversation with us so we can make you something special.
For daily maintenance and tortilla making, use parchment paper, wax paper, or a cut open ziplock bag on either side of the dough to keep your tortilla press clean and prevent your tortillas from sticking. If it gets a bit messy, wipe down with a damp cloth. If necessary, scrub with hot soapy water for deep cleanings. Do not soak.
To treat your press, give it a good oiling anywhere from once a month to once a year depending on how often you use it. If it seems to be getting a bit dry then oil away!:
How to oil:
1. Clean your tortilla press thoroughly: scrub the wood and then wipe it clean. Let it dry.
2. Apply the wax/oil: using a clean soft cloth (or paper towel if you must), apply any of the following treatments to your board:
- Odie's Oil
- raw linseed/flaxseed oil
- food grade mineral oil
- liquid coconut oil (food safe MCT oil)
- carnauba wax
3. Let it soak in overnight or at least for several hours.
4. Remove the excess: with a soft cloth or towel, buff off the excess so your board doesn't feel damp or sticky.