I had always wanted a tofu press, but most are rather expensive, hard to get, or require you to check on them often to adjust the pressure.
So I designed one of my own, it is easy to print (no supports), easy to use, and works great!
On my tests I managed to extract 125ml of water of a 340gr block of firm tofu pressing it overnight on the fridge.
It consists of 4 parts (body, lid, pressing lid, pressing pole), they all measure less than 20cm and in total you would use about 250gr of material.
The body has 2 variations:
1.- With holes for draining.
2.- Solid, for easy pressing with no need for another container.
There's also an optional base to raise the bottom of the body with holes and let the water flow even on a flat surface.
This press works with elastic bands, so you can adjust the pressure depending on the texture of your tofu.
To make your life easier, place the elastic bands on the lid before you put the lid in place.
Print at whatever layer height you want, just make sure to use at least 2 shells/walls so it is as leak-proof as possible.
I highly recommend you do some research on whether the material you are going to use is food safe.
Most PLA and PETG are somewhat food-safe, ABS is most definitely not food safe and I definetely reccommend you not to print with it.
It doesn't need supports to be printed.
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