I admit that, when I first heard of the TofuXpress, I mocked it mercilessly. Why in the holy bejeezus would I need a tool for pressing tofu? Heck, half the time, I do little more than blot the stuff off with a paper towel. I am here to tell you I was wrong. (And, if you are the FTC, no one gave me a free one, or has ever given me anything for the blog. I bought it myself, thank you.)
When Julie wrote about this thing, I started wondering, as I find her very trustworthy. After watching some YouTube videos, I broke down and bought one. You will not believe what a good job it does at pressing tofu, with no mess at all. You put it in the press, slide the lid on, and (if you are me) put it in the fridge for hours and forget about it. When as pressed as you want it to be, you can use the box for marinating (see photo). The base becomes a lid. (Warning: it is not super-tight, so don't shake it.) In the photo, I was making this Bryanna recipe, and it was perfectly marinated.
The manufacturer gives instructions for other uses. They indicate that you can press grains and veggies together to form a block, and then slice and serve - or slice, bread, fry - or whatever you fancy. I am eager to try some of these other uses, but for now, I can't stop pressing tofu!