I love these! The middle size is just right for making meat pies. Occasionally the dough doesn't release from the mold, but is easily released by hand. When that happens, just use a fork to crimp the edges. Tip...if you have extra dough, roll it out and use the larger cutter to cut your circle. The rolled dough will "shrink" a little, so in this instance you can't use the same cutter as the mold.
I used the middle-sized press to make empanadas using store-bought 'discos' (pre-cut pastry discs, frozen) as well as a gluten-free homemade dough. The press is great for cutting discs (you have to press and turn) as well as sealing the pies. Easy to clean - seem pretty durable! I also used the medium press to make some British-style pasties with store-bought puff pastry - cut and sealed perfectly. Highly recommended.
This dough press has been a life saver! Made over 65 empanadas in a fraction of the time it normally takes me. I would usually use a fork to seal the empanadas. By the time I would be done making over 50 empanadas, my fingers would be in so much pain. My fingers would look like I was holding up gang signs. Gone are the days of having to use a fork!
Pretty good. Am still rating this a 5 because the 'flaw' with the dough size is fine to work around. Manufacturer could have made the teeth go in just slightly more or not had them quite so far apart (the teeth angle so that the edges pinch more and the part towards the middle doesn't really pinch closed at all. Because the filling takes up some of the space, the dough kind of 'shrinks' a bit as you pull the two halves of the mold shut. No problem if you know about it. You can either stretch the dough just a bit, or live with a couple of the pockets coming open since they don't have enough dough sealed on the edges. We make empanadas with these all the time and they're GREAT.
These are absolutely awesome, my daughter and I made two different size of empanadas, we love the fact that there is a circle cookie cutter on the opposite side of this product to cut out your dough. Then you place the circle dough on the inside for your empanadas maker, it's super easy. We learned the hard way that putting too much meat will make the empanadas bulge out of the back of this product when you squeeze it down. Other than that, this is a perfectly well made items, and I will be buying more.