An invaluable tool for anyone tired of manually pressing plantains. This handy tool is crafted from lightweight yet sturdy bamboo. It’s sized at the right thickness and shape to make perfect pressed tostones. It flattens sliced plantains and prepares them to be fried. Simply peel a plantain and slice it into 1 inch pieces. Heat a large skillet with oil. Toss in the tostone chunks into the pan. Remove them from the pan and place them over the tostonera. Press down firmly. Dip in water on each side then return them to the pan to cook for about 1 minute on each side. Then Voila enjoy crispy tostones. It’s also great for pressing dough and other ingredients where you need to press dough to make other tasty meals like pizza and turnovers. Its slim design allows for drawer and pantry storage, but there is also a hole at the handle to hang on a kitchen rack. Hand wash to clean.