I got a set of 4 dumpling presses (AKA the “Progressive International 4-Piece Dough Press Set”) for Christmas that I finally got a chance to test out. I decided to make pierogies for the test run. First impression: the dumpling presses work REALLY well!
The finished product:
There was a little bit of a learning curve to get the pierogies just right, but once I got the hang of it, it really helped speed up the pierogi-making process. I did find out that if you slightly turn the dough press after stamping the dough, it will cut through much more cleanly and create perfect dough circles. I saw some of the online criticisms of the dough press said it didn’t hold up well to repeated use, but so far, I am optimistic after my success. I will update this post if anything changes, though.