Tortilla Press Tortilla PressTortilla presses can flatten balls of dough into tortillas. A tortilla press has a lid and a level, and you put the ball of dough in between and press it down. The pressure from the lever flattens the dough into a thin tortilla. Tortilla presses are a great way to make consistent tortillas. Tortillas made with presses are also more likely to be evenly cooked. Tortilla presses are easy to use, even for beginners. Every tortilla will be the same size and thickness, which is important when it comes to cooking. You can also make a whole batch of tortillas in a minute, thanks to how easy presses are to use. They can also be used to make a variety of flatbreads, including pita bread and roti.