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Tostonera (Plantain Press)

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Project by Brandon posted 1268 days ago 3545 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I got the idea to make a Tostonera from one of Steveinmarin’s videos (see here). The basic design is the same as Steve’s, but the shape, wood choice etc. are all different. I used cherry for the main body of the tostonera and the dowels are red-oak. The bottom is held tightly in place with four 1/2” dowels, but not glued so that one can take it apart and clean it more easily. I used a mixture of beeswax and mineral oil to finish it.

This style of tostonera is used to shape fried plantains into little cups which hold tasty stuff. See the last picture, which has shrimp, guacamole, onions, and tomatoes. It was a fun project and I’m very happy with the way it turned out.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"





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Elizabeth

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#1 posted 1268 days ago

Very interesting!

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Bertha

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#2 posted 1268 days ago

It’s making me hungry.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 1267 days ago

Very nice , but seeing as you mentioned cleaning , aren’t you concerned with the open grain of Red Oak collecting “stuff” being pressed into its pores?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Brandon

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#4 posted 1267 days ago

Good question, Dusty. I thought about that and I hope it’s not a problem. Preferably I would have used maple, walnut or cherry, but I didn’t have any easily accessible. And I don’t have a lathe yet to make my own dowels. If it turns out to be an issue, the dowels can be unscrewed and switched out.

Thanks for looking.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Stevinmarin

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#5 posted 1267 days ago

Hey Brandon, nice looking tostonera. I’ve been having fun with mine…putting all sorts of different fillings.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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Mauricio

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#6 posted 832 days ago

That looks good! My wife usually just smasher hers with a rock or a coffee cup. I like how you can fill them. Looks delicious!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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