I bought the Saachi Tortilla press for my husband for Christmas. We live in Canada, so the shipping was significant - and therefore the overall price of the gift left me expecting a lot. We have made tortillas many times before,and we love them, but they take a little longer than we'd like, so I was thinking this tortilla press would shorten the preparation time needed. I was disappointed about that. Each tortilla takes 2-3 minutes to press once you've made the dough. That's okay, I guess, but I wouldn't say it is any faster than doing it the old fashioned way. And, like another reviewer said, you really have to follow the instructions (which are poorly written). You don't just press the handle down once (like I was expecting) and voila out comes a tortilla. What you have to do is press it a little bit, then open it and rotate the tortilla, and then repeatedly do that until the dough is flattened enough. If you don't rotate it fast enough the tortilla cooks before its flat enough and you're stuck with it too thick. If you press for too hard or too long then the dough comes flying out the sides of the machine and its all shredded to pieces. So - it took us a while to figure this machine out and get the 'hang of it'. I guess it does what it promises, but I am left disappointed. I was expecting a machine to make the process easier and cut down on my preparation time. I got neither. It will probably sit on our shelf a lot.