TXE-1620 Tortilla Press

Models: TXE-1620 (Stainless Steel), TXE-1620W

The Best Semi-Automatic Press in the Industry.

  • The TXE-1620 commercial electromechanical dough press automatically presses dough without the need of hydraulics or supplied air, making it an easy and affordable way to improve your production time as well as your finished product.

    The TXE-1620 is for high volume production. The large 18″ round dual heated platens add versatility to the press. Heat both platens to make up to six fresh tortillas at once, or make an 18″ par-baked pizza crust. Use a cold press to flatten chicken, pork, or veal to create larger plate coverage. With the lower platen swing out design, dough placement and removal is fast and easy. The easy-to-use digital controls require virtually no training and cut the high cost of skilled labor.
    • Digital time and temperature controls.
    • Bottom swing out design saves space and is easier to use than top swinging models.
    • Flattens dough balls into pizzas up to 18″ in diameter.
    • Illuminated On/Off switch.
    • Two start buttons for hands clear operation.
    • Sleek, modern, durable, and easy-to-clean design.
    • Optional non-stick coated upper and lower platens.
    • Emergency stop button.
    • Stainless steel exterior with aluminum upper and lower platens.
    • Full range thickness adjustment from paper thin to 7/8”.
    • ETL and ETL Sanitation listed.
    • 25″H x 18″ W x 24″ D.
    • Shipping Weight: 250 lbs.
    • Electrical: 220Volt/ 60 Hz, 3100 Watts, 15 Amps, 6-20P NEMA Plug.
    • Temperature Range: Off- 450°F, 232°C upper & lower platen.
    • Made in the U.S.A.

  • Dual Heated Platens 

    Pizza/Tortilla Dough

    • Speeds up production (faster pressing times)
    • Enables pressing thinner products
    • Aids dough flow
    • Allows dough to be pressed straight from refrigeration unit
    • Helps keep dough from shrinking back

    Pizza Dough

    • Enables pressing thinner products
    • Aids in pressing sticky dough
    • Helps activate yeast for faster proofing if desired
    • Enables par baking pizza crust

    Tortilla Dough

    • Initial grill off for tortillas
    Variable Thickness Control 

    • Makes it possible to achieve desired thickness and ensures consistent thickness at the same dough ball weight.

    • 18” platen allows for making variable crust sizes and thickness up to 18 inches. The size of the crust is determined by the weight of the dough ball and the thickness setting.
    • Depends on the desired size of the crust:
      9” to 18” = 150-200/hr.
      7” to 9” = 300-400/hr.
      6” or under = 600-800/hr.
    Pressing Tips 

    Tortilla Dough (Pre-Grill)

    • Recommended Time:
      1-3 seconds
    • Recommended Temperature:

    Par Bake Pizza Dough

    • Recommended Time:
      Depends on percent par bake desired
    • Recommended Temperature:

    Fresh Pizza Dough

    • Recommended Time:
      Warm dough, moderate to high yeast…2 seconds
      Cold dough, moderate yeast…4-6 seconds
      Cold dough, small amount of yeast…8 seconds
    • Recommended Temperature:
      Warm dough…110°F, Cold dough…150°F
    Finished Product 

    • Pressed dough keeps air in the crust, unlike sheeted dough where the air is forced out of the crust. Pressed dough is consistent in thickness and size, unlike hand tossed where the thickness and size can be inconsistent.

    • TXE-1620 is easy to use. Prepare dough balls, set temp/thickness, place dough ball in center of lower platen, and press the dough. NOTE: Operation instruction, hold both start buttons in for 2 seconds to begin pressing operation.

    • Presses require no skilled labor.
    • Presses are safe and have no age requirements, unlike sheeters/rollers.

    Features Include

    • Digital temperature control displays current reading
    • Digital timer (count down begins automatically when platen lowers and resets after the platen raises)
    • Full range thickness adjustment from paper thin to 7/8”
    • Bottom swing out design saves space and is easier to use than top swinging models
    • Illuminated On/Off switch
    • Two start buttons for hands clear operation
    • Heat indicating light that turns off when set temperature is reached
    • Flattens dough balls into pizzas up to 18” in diameter
    • White powder coated finish with aluminum upper and lower platens
    • Sleek, modern, durable, easy to clean design
    • Emergency stop button

    Optional Features

    • Non-stick PTFE coated upper and lower platens
    • Stainless steel finish


    • ETL
    • ETL Sanitation

    Recommended Cleaning Instructions

    • Wipe down with a moist towel. If needed, use damp sponge with minimal soap and water and then dry off.

    Width: 18 3/16 inches, 46.2 centimeters
    Height: 25-1/8 inches, 63.8 centimeters
    Depth: 24-11/16 inches, 62.7 centimeters
    Shipping: 235lbs.
    220 Volt / 60 Hz
    3100 Watts
    15 Amps
    Standard 6-20P NEMA Plug
    Temperature Range
    Off-450℉, 232℃ upper & lower platen

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