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. jessica montez

    A wonderful way to remove all the water from your tofu. Who likes water in tofu? My dad has one and I use it all the time When i visit him. It would be awesome to have one in my kitchen. I’m asking for it for christmas.

  2. Susan S

    I’m SO tired of wasting paper towels – this would come in so handy in my kitchen. Made your Shepherd’s Pie two days ago – so delicious!!! Thanks!

  3. Gail Westwood

    I would LOVe one of these Tofu Presses,as I usually press my tofu in paper towels, with something heavy on top. The press would work so much better, & thanks for sharing all you do.

  4. Nhu-Y Nguyen

    I have never thought there would be such a convenient device for removing all the water from tofu. This would save me time in cleaning up myself and the surroundings. Good invention!

  5. Katrina

    This is fabulous! We cook with a decent amount of tofu and have been toying with the idea of getting a press. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    ~Katrina

  6. Denise

    My 14 and 16 year old boys are interested in incorporating more tofu into our diets. This tool would really help!

  7. Tina.

    EZ Tofu Press has been on wish list for awhile. I’d would love one so I wouldn’t have to use my heavy books and so many paper towels for pressing my tofu. :)

  8. Mary Eleazar

    I’ve made the commitment to eat fewer animal products, and, as a single working mom, this will reduce my meal prep time while reducing my use of paper products. My kids might actually eat tofu!

  9. Amanda

    I would LOVE a tofu press because my although my cookbooks do a pretty good job, I hate worrying that I’m soaking them to ruin! Also, I LOVE this cookbook. I checked it out of the library!

  10. Rob Krzenski

    I’m getting tired of paper towels and heavy pots to press my tofu. Need a press real bad….

  11. Rachel

    This would be such a great addition to any vegan in the kitchen! I think alot of people are skeptical about tofu. I know I was! The idea of tofu held me back when I was starting my path to veganism. It was slimy, watery, and I had no idea what to do with it! Draining and pressing takes away time from focusing on the delicious additions to your meal. With the tofu press, it’s fool proof. It does the work for you! As a vegan, I’m always looking for extra hands in the kitchen!

  12. Jenifer

    I would love to own one of these, simple and effective design and great for a small city kitchen without a lot of storage or counter space. Plus very helpful to pull together a quick tofu meal after coming home from work.

  13. Carol W.

    I would like one of these – before I saw this post I didn’t even know there was such a thing! Thanks!

  14. Ellen

    I would love to have one! I’ve been intimidated as to how to prepare tofu, and I think this would help me get over my tofuphobia! ; )

  15. Fay Eastwood

    I recently bought one of these based on your review and would love to get another to give to my daughter!

  16. Beth

    I have been longing for one these for several years! This would be a great addition to any vegetarian kitchen and great time saver for cooking evening meals after a long day at work.

  17. June Meyers

    Boy could I use one of these…. No more paper towels and mess that I end with. Love tofu and this would make use it more often…

  18. Bob McKinney

    We eat a lot of tofu. On Wednesday, my wife gave birth to our second vegetarian child! A device like this would make our meal-making much more efficient!

  19. Dee Dorrier

    I am a vegan and love tofu. Teaching my grand children to eat vegan and how to cook vegan is such a great experience. The EZ Tofu Press will be a great way to teach my grand kids healthy way of life. And save the earth by using less paper towels.

  20. Windsong

    Sounds like a great addition to a working kitchen. Would love one of these tofu presses in my plant-based foods kitchen! First thing I’d try after pressing is marinating the tofu. ;-)

  21. Pam J

    WOW!!! I use tofu in quite a bit of my recipes. I didn’t even know this existed. It would really open up even more recipes I could use tofu with!!@!!

  22. Heather B.

    I’ve been wanting a tofu press for some time now… Some of the tofu I buy is not nearly as firm as I’d like (despite being labeled as “extra firm”), and that is when a press would be indispensable and would give me much better results when cooking that kind of tofu!

  23. Gendi

    Pressed, marinated and baked is the only way my daughter eats tofu. This press looks much easier than pressing it with my free weights! :)

  24. Sue

    This looks like a great eco – friendly way to get tofu ready for cooking. As a vegan I eat tofu several times a week and this looks handy & easy to clean!

  25. Angelic Rodgers

    I need a tofu press because I’ve already broken a Lodge Cast Iron skillet (yes, really) and my favorite bread bowl (a heavy glass one–I broke it first, then the skillet) in my “stack heavy things on the tofu” methods. Getting a EZ TofuPress would hopefully save the rest of my kitchen tools!

  26. Jessica medina

    I NEED this gadget! First of all I didn’t know these existed so planned on inventing one myself. I’ll chalk that up to forgetful googling.. But I really NEED this because my usual method of paper towels, sandwiched between 2 plates, adding the heaviest item I can find within an arms distance is not working out so well. It’s become a nerve racking game of jenga usually involving the glass jar of flour falling to the ground.

  27. Christa

    I am completely inept at pressing my own tofu, so I never make it at home! I would love to have this press, I’ve been eyeing it for a long time.

  28. Leesa

    I would love to be able to press my own tofu easier and not have to use towels or buy already pressed. This would be awesome!

  29. Susan Knotts

    I have made a press out of two plastic containers and it’s horrible. I stack cans on it and they usually fall over and make a mess. I would really love to use a great press like this one. It would make my life so much easier. Thanks.

  30. Marlee Stevens

    Being a busy Mom with 5 kids at home, this looks like the kind of tool to make my cooking go smoother. Want to try it out!!!

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