• Tortilla is the name the Spaniards gave to the tlaxcalli the Mesoamericans produced. 
  • The first machine to produce tortillas in volume was invented at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The press is usually a flat circular shape that can be made from wood, lead, iron, or plastic and is used to shape tortillas, usually corn tortillas, one at a time.


It has three pieces: base, lid, and manually-operated pressure bar.

It is a basic element for making tortillas on the spot and it is common to find one or more in homes, restaurants, and street stands throughout the count