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Tortilla Warmer - where to buy? (Pasadena area)

The Oracle Jun 15, 2007 03:34 PM

Anyone have ANY idea where I can find a tortilla warmer? Not the iron skillet thing to heat them up, but a container to keep them warm (after they are heated). I want an alternative to wrapping them in a dishcloth to keep the heat in.....

Pasadena area preferred.

Do I start searching the local Mexican markets??? (If so, anyone know any local ones that you know carry them?)


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  1. Dommy RE: The Oracle Jun 15, 2007 03:36 PM

    Yes, Mexican Markets.


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    1. re: Dommy
      barcelona RE: Dommy Jun 15, 2007 03:42 PM

      Try Vallarta Supermarkets

    2. rantsnravesnreviews RE: The Oracle Jun 15, 2007 05:30 PM

      Kings Ranch Monrovia.

      1. ozzygee RE: The Oracle Jun 15, 2007 05:56 PM

        I think you can even find these at the Ralphs on Lake.
        They definitely have them at the Farm Fresh Ranch Market on Orange Grove & Los Robles.
        The best ones are the styrofoam ones.

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        1. re: ozzygee
          mac2007 RE: ozzygee Jun 25, 2007 08:27 PM

          Farm Fresh Ranch Market just got some new tortilla warmers called La Tortilla Oven. We bought one over the weekend and love it! It's a fabric tortilla warmer that actually keeps tortillas warm for over an hour. We bought it because everything else doesn't work very well. However, this thing is pretty amazing and it does keep tortillas warm for oer an hour. The have a website called www.latortillavoven.com. But you can buy it cheaper at Ranch Market. Cost $6.99. My two cents. :)

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          laguerita RE: The Oracle Jun 15, 2007 07:11 PM

          I don't live in Pas, but if there's a Top Valu, Food 4 Less, or 99 cent store nearby, they all carry tortilla warmers...a cheap plastic one will do, just wrap them in a cloth napkin inside.

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          1. re: laguerita
            toodie jane RE: laguerita Jun 15, 2007 07:14 PM

            yes, any of the dollar stores in the Hipsanic neighborhood stripmalls.

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            onebite RE: The Oracle Jun 15, 2007 09:20 PM

            Cost Plus has these in their cookware section. Look on the bottom shelf.

            1. emily RE: The Oracle Jun 16, 2007 10:00 AM

              If you want a fancier one (which clearly isn't necessary), Sur La Table has a nice handmade pottery version in their stores right now.

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                Jack Flash RE: The Oracle Jun 16, 2007 05:29 PM

                They carry them at Bed, Bath & Beyond as well, and you can usually find a $5 off coupon somewhere.

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                  Cinnabon RE: Jack Flash Jun 18, 2007 07:48 AM

                  I love Bed, Bath & Beyond. Lots of kitchen gagets. Coupons are sent out on a regular basis. They even honor their expired coupons.

                2. The Oracle RE: The Oracle Jun 18, 2007 11:07 AM


                  Well, seems like tortilla warmers are a hot commodity these days because it took me THREE tries to finally find one (all were sold out!)

                  First stop: Kings Ranch Monrovia
                  Second stop: Farm Fresh Pasadena (Orange Grove/Los Robles)

                  Finally - success at the third stop - Linda Rosa Market - Pasadena (Allen/Villa). The NICEST lady works there - and there was YUMMY looking queso fresco and marinated meats as well!... $1.29 for a large styrofoam tortilla warmer -- the last one too! She told me people have been buying them by the case and then decorate them for parties, etc...

                  Can't wait to go back and support this local business!

                  Thanks for all your feedback!

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                    ozzygee RE: The Oracle Jun 18, 2007 12:19 PM

                    this place is my go-to carne asada store. it's simply the best and most tender i've ever had.
                    sorry, i didn't think to recommend it for the tortilla warmer, though!

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                      The Oracle RE: ozzygee Jun 18, 2007 01:46 PM

                      now I'm even MORE excited about this spot! Have you tried their queso fresco and/or other items?

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                        ozzygee RE: The Oracle Jun 18, 2007 02:25 PM

                        no, i've only had the carne asada and the marinated chicken.
                        if you do try it, let us know how you like it.

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                    virgolisa RE: The Oracle Jun 18, 2007 12:22 PM

                    The have them at 99 cents only stores.

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