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Review: Tofu Xpress

Filed under: Food Product Review

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The What: Tofu Xpress

The What’s Up: Guy creates plastic box fitted with a spring and plate to get the water out your tofu. I’m like, “why didn’t I think of that?”

The Yes: The Tofu Xpress benefits from a simple design: it’s easy to use and does exactly what it promises. The coil pressure locking system allows the water from the tofu to be pressed out without ruining the consistency of the tofu. (In other words, there’s no “smashing or smooshing” of the tofu). There’s no mess, no waste of paper towels; it’s a great product.

The No: Simply put: It’s expensive. I can see the cost being a big deterrent from buying it. If tofu is a regular in your cooking arsenal then it just may be worth the chunk of change. It also takes (at least) an hour to drain your tofu properly, so there isn’t the benefit of quick use.

The Word: The Tofu Xpress is that rare product that is simple, effective and germane. It’s useful if you use Tofu on occasion but an absolute must-have if you use tofu regularly. I’ve seen (and used) similar products on the market – this one is the best.

The Info: Tofu Xpress is the website. It will set you back $39.99 (currently on sale) plus shipping. You can also scoop it from Amazon.

6 Comments

  1. Comment by

    Melissa Bastian

    on #

    I’ve been against this product ever since they spammed my blog. That’s just lame. Other than that, I think it’s pretty silly to spend a bunch of money on a product that does exactly what two plates and a book will do. And it isn’t even any faster. Simply put, I just don’t get it. Sorry guys.

  2. Comment by

    BrownbirdRudyRelic

    on #

    @ Mel,

    I’ll be honest, I felt the same way before I tried it. (Well, they never spammed me but…) Yup. It’s expensive. I say so in my review. I thought it was pretty rad nonetheless. And. I was gonna buy you one until you called me silly.

  3. Comment by

    veghunter

    on #

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  4. Comment by

    Olivia Lane

    on #

    veghunter, not really sure what your comment has to do with the tofu xpress but anyway… I don’t cook much tofu at home, but the few times I’ve made tofu scramble I felt AWFUL about all the paper towels wasted or dish towels soiled just to soak up the water. It seems counterproductive to my efforts to eat planet-friendly meals. I would love this thing, even for the few times a year I make tofu. I have been interested in knowing more about it for a while so thanks for the review! One question: Rudy, how long does it take to get the water out of a block of tofu?

  5. Comment by

    Ivy

    on #

    I have this thing and it can press tofu like no book or cast iron pan can. It is fantastic! Definitely worth the dough.

  6. Comment by

    Dave

    on #

    Very cool blog. Happy to find it.

    I should say, though, that I’m also pretty unhappy with TofuXpress — both the company and the product! I’m not surprised to find out that they’ve been spamming blogs, as Melissa suggests.

    Anyway, I went ahead and wrote a review of the product/company over at Amazon. I’ve been shocked by the amount of “me too!” feedback I’ve received. You can check out my review here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1ZEIQB6NXIBUD/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

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