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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113 comments on “EZ Tofu Press: A Review

  1. Chloe

    I need this press as I never seem to cook tofu right and need to convince other people (meat eaters) of how good it is!!

  2. Ruth

    I have just learned that I LOVE tofu. I’ve been trying it in every way that I can. This gadget seems to be the best of the best! It will take my tofu obsession to a whole new level when I no longer have to to put it under a towering stack of cookbooks on top of a chopping block.

  3. Anna

    Everyone is going to say the same thing. I NEED IT! Tired of killing trees with paper towels.

  4. Sharon

    I would LOVE to have this tofu press. I have looked at it on-line, but we do not have the extra money to purchase one at this time. We have been vegetarians and are now transitioning to vegan. This would be a nice addition to my kitchen arsenal, and would save ALOT of paper towels.

  5. Julie Adams

    I LOVE the looks of this press. My past pressing is pretty pathetique. It falls apart or squishes between my fingers, or sometimes projectiles across the counter. (The day a piece landed in my husband’s first cup of coffee for the day was memorable.) I look forward to tofu that I can keep contained and “well-behaved.”

  6. Jenn Meyer

    I’m always looking for ways to make vegan cooking easier and more efficient. Pressing the extra moisture out of tofu is a tedious process, and one that has limited my creativity in the kitchen. The EZ Tofu Press appears to be an ingenious solution. I need one!

  7. Darla

    Would LOVE this! Like everyone else I’m tired of paper towels and my cast iron pan!! My daughter and I have become HUGE fans of baked tofu but it rarely makes it into recipes! We eat it straight from the pan when it comes out of the oven!!

  8. Karen D

    I’ve wanted one of these for quite some time now, and was hoping there’s be a giveaway soon somewhere.

    I often make my own tofu, and it can be problematic getting it firm enough for use. Stacked cans, topped by a dictionary or two. But after it’s basically firmed, this would give the little extra oomph needed!

    And for those days when I use ‘boughten’ tofu, it would be fantastic to remove some of the excess water.

    And, for when I’m making a dish with frozen & thawed tofu… so hard to get the water out enough before proceeding.

    Thanks for the chance, hoping!

  9. Tammy jones

    I’m trying so hard to get my men to eat less meat. My husband is a heart attack or stroke waiting to happen. His cholesterol and blood pressure are controlled with lots of meds and I want him to enjoy eating healthier. making tofu interesting for them is a challenge. Being able to have different textures would help hold it together in recipes.

  10. Diane

    I would love one of these presses to take camping with me. How awesome would it be to have an easy way to make grilled to tofu on the go! Thank you for the chance to win! :)

  11. Kristi A

    Tired of wet tea towels and using up paper towels and having to plan ahead! Would also be great for camping!!

  12. Emily Giese

    I would LOVE this! I’m always a little intimidated to prepare tofu meals, and this would be an awesome tool for me. I need to stick to my kitchen for dinner rather than eat out so often, anyway!

  13. Lisa

    I want an EZ Tofu Press because I need to save some trees! I use too many paper towels with the traditional method. This looks so easy, and it’s adjustable–no more digging for heavy pots and bowls for weight/pressing. Where have you been all my life?! :D

  14. Phyllis Carter

    I have always wanted to try this product. It really looks like a useful kitchen tool. Thanks for the review.

  15. Kaley

    I would love to own a tofu press for the same reason many others do- paper towel is wasteful and not as effiecient. I usually use plates and textbooks which is hugely awkward!! I haven’t been able to find one in my area and I eat tofu often. :).

  16. Vanessa Bodendorfer

    I would love a Tofu Press because it takes such a long time to drain and manually express the water from tofu. And, even then, it is never completely free of water. I would love to try some new marinades after using the Tofu Press :)

  17. Bonnie

    What a great giveaway. Would love to win this. It makes pressing tofu so easier. And the easier it is to prepare, the more tofu we will eat!

  18. Nicole

    I’d love it to save on the paper towels and be able to add more flavor to my tofu dishes.

  19. Amy

    I would love to win this (of course)! I am constantly washing dish towels which I use to press tofu – waste of water, energy, and detergent. Thank you.

  20. Christine Usack

    Sounds better than freezin’ and then squeezin’ the water out! Count me in!

  21. Lucinda

    I would love to have this tofu press as my current method of pressing a block between two plates with a stack of dictionaries and thesauruses is a little cumbersome. (When I want to look up a word, I actually always use the internet – the dictionaries and thesauruses are being kept strictly for culinary purposes!)

  22. Joy Panganiban

    I love tofu. I just pinch off some and eat it as is. I would eat a lot more if I had this tofu press. I need this tofu press! I would keep it out on my kitchen counter to remind me to add tofu and ingredients from one or more your recipes to my weekly grocery list. I will display it for my friends and family to see and when they ask about it, I will share your face book page and website. My husband likes your recipes, also. I promise to love and cherish it everyday.

  23. Jen

    Pick me, pick me! :) This is already in my Amazon wishlist. I’ve loved tofu for years – my favorite is to press it, dress it, and bake it. (I am almost ashamed to admit I didn’t realize pressing tofu was even a thing until a few months ago. I’ve been vegetarian for a year, and vegan for about 6 months)

  24. Ruta

    I definitely need this! I know it works better than a plate with something heavy on top of it.

  25. Marcy

    It’s definiteLy time for me to ditch the plates and foil wrapped bricks inside of casseroles. Boy would I love one of those. Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. caroline

    I could really use this press. I became a vegetarian recently and I just can’t seem to cook tofu the right way. I suspect because it stays too wet.

  27. Kara Owens

    I’m almost always late with everything, including the timing of pressing tofu vs. the timing of my rice cooker. This means I’m stacking pots and pans on top of the cutting board in hopes of pressing the tofu quickly, which usually ends up smooshing the tofu unevenly… and then the pots and pans end up crashing to the floor. I’d love a Tofu Press to keep my tofu un-smooshed and my kitchen floor free of rolling pots and pans!

  28. Douglas Davis

    I would love to have this press. A lot of times I will make something else because I don’t want to go through the hassle of dragging out plates and weights and waiting for it to drain. I also trash a lot of tofu because it expires before I use it.

  29. Kristen

    I hate throwing out paper towels and stacking a tower of cans on top of tofu over a strainer and bowl which I’m sure one day is going to fall and injure someone in the family… Also think it may help get my daughter helping with and therefore eating tofu :)))

  30. Katie Francis

    I have ruined endless blocks of tofu trying to wring it out between kitchen towels. This press would rock!!

  31. Quadri Lasisi

    I eat tofu after my workout as a post workout meal. It would be great if I didn’t have to squeeze out all the water when my arms are already tired from performing push ups, pull ups, and chin ups. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win this thing.

  32. briana Pilewski

    I would LOVE this! would make cooking so much easier and quicker! and being quick is a necessity when cooking for a toddler too!

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