Last year I saw an electric tortilla press/cooker at a store in Petaluma. Essentially it is two non-stick round (diameter of 14 inches?) teflon plates that are heated by an electric element. You put the ball of masa or dough in the middle of the bottom plate, then slam the thing shut and let it cook for a few minutes, and when you open it up a freshly grilled tortilla awaits.
Has anyone purchased and used such a device?
If so, did it work well?
Were there any drawbacks?
Would you recommend it?
Where did you buy it and what did you pay for it?
I am in SF and would prefer to buy one in the city, if possible.
They don't have them at La Palma Mexi-catessen, that's for sure. Of course, the way they make tortillas, who would need to make their own?