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May 22, 2012 05:00 PM

Jamaican Patty Shaper and Sealer

Does anyone knows where in Toronto I can find a commercial Jamaican Patty Sealer and Cutter. It's a handheld steel contraption that gives the patty the ridged look and seals it.

I've been trying for quite sometime now to locate a distributor or supplier but with no luck. There are quite a few shops in Toronto that sells patty, so there should be a distributor/supplier there.


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  1. are you looking for something like this??

    most independent stores that make their own patties do them by hand. big manufacturers like patty king most likely use a machine like this,

    to make their patties..

    if the turnover press is ok with you, you could try goldas kitchen to get one.

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    1. re: youdonut

      Hi Youdonut,
      Thanks for responding. The Turnover Press is close, but I'm looking for the square shape that the Jamaican Patty has.

      I saw someone (the cooking channel)a few months ago with a hand held cutter and sealer made from steel. Last resort, I'll just have to get the Turnover Press.

      Once again, thanks for your help.

      1. re: youdonut

        Chrissys, I got one like the first one youdonut listed and I hate it. I got it from Tap Phong but you can have mine. Seriously... I ended up using it to cut out the circle and crimped by hand. Not only did I get in more filling, the edge was more secure and the process faster and less messy.

        1. re: chocabot

          Hi Chocabot,

          Thanks for the tip, by hand it is then.

      2. I asked my favourite jerk-shop and they laughed at me and said they make theirs by hand and only the high-volume-low-quality places like patty king use a machine or press.

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        1. re: TorontoTips

          Hi Toronto Tips,

          Thanks for looking into this for me. I guess nothing beats using your hand and a fork to crimp the edges.

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          1. Hi Chrissy,


            That is a commercial turnover machine. Nella carries it. You get one mold for free and must by the others. If I'm not mistaken, I saw one that looked like a patty mold.