I love this cookie press. If you have used the old school cookie press this one is not like that! No more hand cramping. Took a few uses to get used to how it works but once I did it worked like a charm!
This last holiday baking season my beloved Hamilton Beach SuperShooter up and died. I was thankful it had lasted for decades with only replacing the batteries. Thankful that is, until I tried to get a new one. Unfortunately they do not make this product anymore so I had to try to find something fast to complete the Christmas baking. I bought a Wilton manual gun-type press (I admit it was very inexpensive) that was just awful to use. The cookies came out okay but my hand was aching--you had to double, triple, pump for each cookie. It was exhausting. Bought another of that type with the same problem, not as bad though. So when I decided to make Valentine spritz for my daughters I knew I needed to find something else to use. Found another automatic one from Cuisinart but it was outrageously priced for few times I would use it. Came upon this OXO brand Cookie Press for a reasonable price. Just used it today and could not be more thrilled with it. I was worried that it wasn't a "gun" type but just one lever you push down but it was absolutely so easy to use. You just move it and press the lever ONE time and voila a perfect Spritz cookie. I will caution you to move quickly from cookie placement to the next to keep the shapes perfect. But that really isn't much of a problem once you get going. I fired off about 6 cookies sheets full of Valentine's heart cookies in a matter of minutes. It was so surprising and easy that I had to immediately write this review.
Baking cookies using this cookie press (a new way of cookie baking for me) was a breeze! Instructions were a great help, and the recipe (included) for the cookie dough made for very tasty treats. OXO, I'm finding, is the 'way to go' when looking for Quality(!) kitchen tools at very reasonable prices. So glad I made this purchase.
You need to practice a bit but once you get it pressing out the cookie you want, you can fill up a cookie sheet in nano-seconds! Highly recommend and dishwasher easy!
So fun and easy to use. Cookies are bite size and delicious.