EZ Tofu Press: A Review

EZ Tofu PressRecently, I was sent the EZ Tofu Press * to try out. As I mention in all the reviews here on VegKitchen, I only review products that I personally like and can recommend, and that I feel would make life in your plant-based kitchen easier and more enjoyable!

And so, the bottom line is that I do like the EZ Tofu Press. There is absolutely no learning curve to using it; just place the block of tofu in between the two rectangular plates, tighten the screws, and place over a plate (or as I’ve done, right in the sink, propped on one side so it can drain). If you’d like, you can tighten the screws a little if you’d like a firmer texture for your tofu. The whole process can be done in 5 to 15 minutes.

I’m a fan of using tofu pressing devices. They do a better job of it than using the towel or paper towel method, and especially with the latter, it’s a lot less wasteful. I’m sure that in all my years of using tofu, I’ve gone through rolls of paper towel — multiply that by many thousands of tofu users, and that’s a lot of trees!

Pressing tofu helps it to absorb marinades, sauté to a firmer texture, and in general, pick up the flavors of whatever it’s being cooked or stir-fried with, such as Sautéed Tofu With Green Veggies, below. And if you’re using it uncooked, for instance, mashed  to make something like Tofu Eggless Salad, it holds the dressing better and is less likely to get watery when leftovers are stored.

Sautéed tofu with veggies2The EZ Tofu Press is easy to clean and is dishwasher safe; it is less costly compared to some other tofu presses, and is quite durable. For those who use tofu at least once a week, it’s quite a handy gadget to have in the kitchen.

Full disclosure:
EZ Tofu Press provided VegKitchen this product sample for review, but did not otherwise compensate the reviewer for this post. The reviewer was not obligated to review this product. VegKitchen only chooses to review books and products that we can wholeheartedly recommend to our readers to enhance their healthy, plant-based lifestyles.

* This post contains affiliate links. If the product is purchased by linking through this review, VegKitchen receives a modest commission, which helps maintain our site and helps it to continue growing!

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173 comments on “EZ Tofu Press: A Review

  1. Heather Brambilla

    I currently press my tofu by placing it in a colander in my sink with a heavy pot on top. Not only do I get 2 dishes dirty, I tie up my sink the the process. Tofu Press – I need you!

  2. Kyla

    I’d eat more tofu I think if I could find a way to get the firm dry texture the same as from the pricey deli near work.
    This press sounds like the right start.

  3. Susan

    I’m an environmentally conscious vegan. My only bad habit is using recycled paper towels to absorb water when I’m pressing tofu. I would be paper free if I had this tofu press.

  4. Nava Post author

    Elizabeth, this giveaway closed at 9:00 am EST, so sorry. Check out the EZ Tofu press in any case; it really works well and is truly “EZ”!

  5. Veronica

    I would love to have a tofu press, as it sounds like it would make my life so much easier. Please enter me in the drawing.

  6. Nava Post author

    Veronica, this giveaway closed at 9:00 am EST, so sorry. But do check out the EZ Tofu press, it works beautifully.

  7. Lucy

    I need this in my life! I’m so sick of balancing weights on chopping boards, making a mess and using heaps of paper towel. This would be so much easier and continent and with a baby due in a few weeks convenience sounds pretty great.

  8. Nava Post author

    Lucy, Veronica, this giveaway closed at 9:00 am EST, so sorry. But do check out the EZ Tofu press in any case; it’s such a useful item to have in the kitchen.

  9. theresa sprague

    I am just starting to use tofu and anything that will make the transition easier is KUDOS with me !!!

  10. Nava Post author

    Theresa, this giveaway closed at 9:00 am EST, so sorry. I hope you’ll check out the EZ Tofu press in any case; it’s really useful and works beautifully.

  11. Ingrid van de Wetering

    I can’t get one of these in Holland, so to have one really would light up my vegan life! :)

  12. Joyce Bair

    I would love to win this. I never plan ahead and end up doing a piss poor job pressing my tofu with a dinner plate and cans (which always fall off).

  13. Nava Post author

    Joyce, the giveaway ended this morning — VK’s giveaways are fast and furious — but I do recommend this press; it’s well worth the small investment!

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