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. Barbara

    I didn’t know such devices existed! I always feel so wasteful using paper towels! I would love to try this ecofriendly alternative!

  2. Amy

    I’m just learning how to cook tofu so I would really like to win this to keep eating healthy!

  3. Kelseanna Hollis

    I’m dedicated to the contest, what can I say! I use tofu in my home at least three times a week & I also teach a vegan nutrition course where this product would be so helpful! I’m always telling my students that they make meal preparation easier without having one for myself to demonstrate! I would greatly appreciate the ease/time save with having an infant at home, as well as in my class! I <3 Vegkitchen & tofu, and would love this kitchen item!

  4. Nava Post author

    Hi Anthony! You might enjoy knowing about Rip Esselstyn’s books. He is/was a firefighter who popularized the term “plant strong” with his Engine 2 Diet for lowering cholesterol and getting healthy.

  5. Jody Lean

    I have used the paper towel, towel, and two plates method and this looks so much easier. I always used to wish that someone would invent a tofu press.

  6. Dee Dorrier

    We are vegans and love the many ways tofu can be used in any dish. On the grill, Stews, stir frys… This will go to good use for our house hold.

  7. Sophia Molloy

    I need a tofu press, I’ve tried to win this before, maybe this time I will, it doesn’t hurt to try.I actually rarely eat soy tofu, since I’ve discovered hemp tofu, but when I want to use soy tofu, I would love to be able to press all the water out, the paper towel method just doesn’t work for me.

  8. Kathy Boots

    Oh goodness, what a wonderful and useful tool. Right now I use miles of paper towels and heavy pots and pans to squeeze the water out. It not only takes way too long, but wastes too many paper towels and who knows how many trees I can save by using this press!!

  9. Kim Elliott

    I would love to stop using two plates and a five pound free weight. 😉 No, seriously. 🙂

  10. Molly DeFrank

    I would love this! Asked for one for Christmas last year. I think Santa must have forgotten. Stacking plates atop my paper towel covered tofu bricks is getting old. There must be a better way!

  11. Nava Post author

    Thanks for entering, everyone! The contest is now closed, and the randomly selected winner is Kelseanna Hollis. Do check out this handy kitchen tool; if you use tofu regularly, you’ll find it very useful.

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