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. Amy

    Would be much better than building a paper towel and cookbook tower that doesn’t always stay upright!! 🙂

  2. Tammy

    As a busy mom of two babies under two I can’t find the time to press tofu. I would love introducing more vegetarian and vegan meals to my family and a gadget like this would really help in my home.

  3. Liz

    I’ve always wanted one. It would be an awesome upgrade from the two plate, can method I currently use. 🙂

  4. Jaci

    I’ve been using a half roll of paper towels and a large heavy pot to press my tofu. This would make it so much easier and definitely less wasteful! What a great invention!

  5. rhonda

    I would love this. I am trying to learn to cook with tofu and cannot seem to get the same chewy/crispy results that i usually get when i eat out.

  6. Candy

    I have looked all over my home town for a tofu press without success. No matter how many towels and cans I use, I never seem to get enough water out of the tofu. It would be nice to prepare a tofu dish that my son can’t complain about the soggy tofu. Love you Zach! 🙂

  7. imee gutierrez

    I would love to get one.. it will save me a lot of time and paper towel.my family and I love, love tofu! It would be a great birthday present 🙂

  8. Amy

    This looks fantastic! Our family eats a lot of tofu. I think I’ve used a tree’s worth of paper towels! I would love to have this.

  9. Velvet

    My husband went vegan last year, so I’ve been pressing a lot more tofu–would love to try this contraption!

  10. Shannon

    I would love to win this so that I could try using tofu in more ways. I have never used a product like this before and it looks like it would be a great piece to use!

  11. Patricia Battaglia

    I would love to have one of these to duplicate the awesome recipes you’ve posted on your site!

  12. Shab

    I need one! I never cook tofu at home because it doesn’t turn out right. THIS is the answer!

  13. Tracy

    I would love to win one of these, I have been wanting one for a long time, but it is out of my budget. I usually wrap the tofu in a towel and balance a cast iron pan on top, too many times, the pan topples off, I have a few nicks in my tile floor from the pan!

  14. candy rogers

    My husband cooks for us and his pants, trying to get and keep us healthy he’s been using two during boards and a weight I would love for him to have something easier to use as he takes care of all of us.

  15. Michaelene De Young

    This press would make such a great addition to my kitchen! I make tofu all the time and pressing it between 2 plates sometimes doesn’t work so well. I end up with tofu juice all over my counter. I hope I win!

  16. Patti Hills

    We started eating Vegan in April….my husband has since lost 30lbs…no exercise! I have lost 10. Tofu is a big part of it and have just started figuring out how to use it….this would be a wonderful help!

  17. Donna Stuart

    I’ve never experimented much with tofu but would like to. The press would be just the incentive I need to get started.

  18. Leesa in Oregon

    I press tofu several times per week but always have to get out the heavy pans to stack and I usually have a mess because I NEVER get enough paper towels…. ???? … but I would LOVE one of these!!

  19. JoAnn McManus

    would love one of these. We eat a lot of tofu and this would make cooking with it easier.

  20. Ben and Lauren Pittman

    I would love to have one so that I don’t ruin any more books. It’s what I used for weight to express the liquid as it was heavy and available and balanced well. Lesson learned!

  21. Meenal Parikh

    With a daughter who is vegetarian and always encouraging the rest of us to eat healthier, this would be a welcome addition to our culinary tools.

  22. Jessica

    This seems so much better than my current method of draining tofu – wrapped in paper towels, in between a plate and a frying pan with a 5 lb weight in it!

  23. Lita

    I hate wasting all those paper towels (and balancing a can of chickpeas on top). This is a green alternative.

  24. Suzanne

    Wow, this looks like a perfect solution for my crumbly tofu meals. My high school kids have been teaching me a better way to eat and I would love to surprise them with some of your recipes done correctly!

  25. Mandy Wilson

    I’m new to vegetarianism and this would be a great tool in my kitchen to help me out!

  26. SueK

    I always wanted one of these…just never bought one……a plate and a pie plate has always worked for me……:)

  27. Sylphide

    Well I love tofu, so there’s that 🙂 and I’ve always eaten it unpressed so far because I’m lazy… I guess this press would come in handy!

  28. Andrea

    I’m just starting to learn the uses of tofu, and the amount of paper towel waste that goes into traditional pressing is a deterrent from preparing it. I would like to eat less meat, and this product would help me do that!

  29. Susan

    I would have loved winning this tofu press as I rarely use tofu because of its being time consuming. If I won this I would use tofu more often. Thank you.

  30. Michelle

    My husband and I went vegan back in February. He really loves tofu, but I find I can never truly get enough water out of it for it to truly absorb the flavor of what I’m cooking. This would really help me with my cooking.

  31. Ellen

    Would love to have one of these! I would be able to press my tofu evenly and not have to balance cans on top of plates!

  32. Henry

    Really love tofu and tempeh in dishes and will be attempting to make my own soon. A tofu press would be a nice addition to my kitchen.

  33. Irene

    I hate wasting paper towels, but the press seems like a pricey solution. I’m curious to learn how much better tofu can be and would love to win one!

  34. Anthony Dennis

    I am a 43 year old firefighter with high cholesterol and am trying to go vegan instead of medication.

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