Today for lunch I made myself a homemade burrito. It was a delicious veggie burrito with tofu, spinach, cheddar cheese, onions, sour cream, and salsa. (Two kinds of salsa to be exact.) But something about it just wasn’t right. (And it wasn’t that it was vegetarian — although some grilled chicken would have been awesome).
And after one bite I knew exactly what that was. I made my burrito on a whole wheat tortilla bought from the supermarket. Now, this brand of whole wheat tortillas happens to be one of my favorite types, but it just didn’t taste the same as tortillas I make on my electric tortilla maker.
There, I said it, you just can not get any better than homemade flour tortillas (or homemade wheat tortillas) that are cooked by hand on an electric tortilla maker machine.
One of my very very favorite types of tortilla maker — the Villaware v5955 grand wrap tortilla and flatbread maker — used to be sold on the internet. But for some reason it’s no longer available. In fact I searched and searched and ever place I looked this particular electric tortilla maker was out of stock. In my mind, this was the best tortilla maker that you can buy. Update: I finally found it today. You can buy it from the Amazon marketplace here.
Unfortunately you can no longer buy the Villaware tortilla maker. (If you happen to know where to buy the Villaware tortilla maker let me know.)
So my next favorite option for electric tortilla maker machines is to buy a Sachi also called Saachi Tortilla maker or Saachi Roti Maker. I’ll give you a full review of this electric tortilla maker in a future post. (But the nice thing about this press is that it comes with a temperature control so that you can turn up and down the heat to keep the tortillas and rotis from burning.)
Suffice to say, an electric tortilla maker machine is actually not as easy to buy as you might think. There are few brands available.
Of the ones I’ve tried the Saachi Tortilla bread roti maker with temperature control is best, and the revel tortilla maker is good too. If you’re looking for a quesadilla maker that’s a whole other post. (I’ll tell you about my favorite quesadilla maker then.)
Another of the best electric tortilla makers is the Revel tortilla maker or the Chapati maker press. Another one is the Santa Fe that gets good marks — but this is more of a quesadilla maker. (At least that is what is seems to me.)
If you want a non electric tortilla maker like a cast iron or a true tortilla press I have some thoughts on top options for these too. I’ll post about them in the near future. Until then, I’ll just be eating tortillas that were made on a commercial tortila maker.