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where can I buy a tortilla press (or something that will do the trick) in downtown Toronto?

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  1. I bought mine at HomeSense in Yorkdale mall but I'm sure it's available at the Bay too since they own HomeSense.

    1. I don't think the Bay owns HomeSense - HomeSense is part of Winners, I think. The Bay has that other store, not sure what the name is, but it's got "home" in it.

      1. Can I give you a warning here. I have gotten through two tortilla presses by breaking the handle. The aluminum style is not very strong. Look for an steel or wood press. I looking for one too so I'll post when I find one.

        1. Sorry! SusanB is right they own HomeOutfitters--that's where I bought mine :-)

          1. I have seen them at Tap Fong(sp) on Spadina at Nassau

            1. I got my first one at Honest Ed's in the kitchen department, but quickly went through that one as it was made of cheap white metal. I got a replacement at Mex-I-Can in Hamilton but suspect that any of the latin stores in Kensington Market will have one for sale...

              1. I brought a wooden plus metal press back from Mexico. The metal press broke on the first use.The wooden press is wonderful. I have been looking for another one. Anyone in Ottawa know where I could find one?? Thanks.

                1. They're available at stores in Little India. I don't know how durable they are, though.

                  1. Kensington market Mexican stores have it (I've asked 3 as it was spose to be my secret Santa gift). Around $20 for a large press and $10 for a small one...but it might be aluminum ones...darn...now I'm not sure if I should still get it. Are aluminum ones really that bad???

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                    1. re: eco987

                      Yes aluminum is really bad, you'd have to use them delicately. I seem to remember that Tap Phong had a metal one but I didn't want to say for sure until I checked again. So if you're down by Kensington drop by Tap Phong and check out theirs.

                      I'm sure Perola only had aluminum when I was there last week.

                      1. re: Mila

                        I just went as my secret santa is coming up. Tap Phong does have it for $30 that is iron (I think...VERY heavy) but is $30. I ended up getting a small aluminum one for $9...which meets my Secret Santa budget.

                        1. re: eco987

                          Thanks for checking that out eco987. I'll head down and get mine at Tap Phong. If you get one for yourself I'd get the iron one. Happy Holidays.

                    2. well, I purchased one at El Buen Precio, in Kensington Market. It bore the Hecho en Mexico imprint and was made of a weighty metal. I dutifully mixed up my maeseca, pressed one, pressed two and, unsatisfied with the thinness, pressed a third. Really hard. When...SNAP!...the sucker broke in two. Not at a hinge, but the flat upper part. I immediately returned it where the shopkeeper said she'd never seen that happen before and glanced at me in fear of my superhuman strength. I exchanged it for another, lighter, made in Colombia. Using less force, I've had success with it, though I'm still not happy - they don't come out as thinly as I'd like.