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Oh... the Irony: Help with a Fresh-O-Matic 4000 Tortilla Steamer....


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Oh... the Irony: Help with a Fresh-O-Matic 4000 Tortilla Steamer....

Dommy | Aug 9, 2006 06:40 PM

So last week on the L.A. board I did another tyrade on Steamed Tortillas that are used in Mission Style and Chipotle type burritos. This was all much the chagrin of my SO, who lived in SF and LOVES Mission Burritos.

Well, this weekend we stopped by the Surfas Sale and found a Fresh-O-Matic 4000 (The same one Chipotle Uses) for $40 dollars (Original price new: ~$1,000). SO's eyes nearly bugged out of his head... my response?


Well, SO just called me. He went by to Surfas to pick a few things, and out of curiousity asked if they still had the steamer. It turns out that they DID (Someone attempted to use it to make flan, but of course it didn't work and they returned it!). He took it as a total sign and bought it for the two Jacksons...

And NO. I'm not having a burrito party for you S.F. to L.A. Transplants... yet...

We're actually going to give it as a 'gag' wedding gift to his friend who is another HUGE Mission Burrito Fan. We're pretty sure she'll LOVE it (Although I have told SO to tell her that we'd take it back no worries... the thing is HUGE!!)

But before the nuptuals, I want to test it out just in case. We got the instruciton manual and tortillas. But I was wondering if there is any hints or tips on how to use. I'm somehow scared of it burning a hole through my counter!! Here's what it looks like:

Also, any other ideas on what to make with it, ASIDE from Tortillas. I'd like to give her some recipes and such.

Oh, and if I DO get it back... I'll let the SCARFER's know the date of the party... LOL!



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