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This little Empanada maker does what it advertises - BUT you have to know a few things too, or you will walk away frustrated. For instance, before you fold your dough over, make sure you LIGHTLY moisten the edges as this helps the dough to stick together. Fun to use, make up your own filling ideas, create and enjoy! However, beware that this product is somewhat flimsy. It's made of very thin metal, and the hinge points appear to be the place that will fail. Use with care and it will probably give you good service.
So far, I am satisfied with my pocket pie maker which is what I'm using it for! It took a few tries to figure out how to use it, but I finally got it! I'm giving just 4 stars because I've only used it a couple of times & I want to see how it holds up with many uses!
I rolled out pillsbury canned biscuit dough really thin and cut circles with a glass to fit each and they worked like a charm! I will attach photos later to my review as soon as I make a second batch! But you can stuff these with anything. I am also going to try making my own dumpling dough and give these a whirl, I know I can make any dumpling or perogie by hand and not use these but they sure are nice for premaking and freezing uncooked product as the sizes are all the same and the filling is the same amount.
So I bought these to make pork dumplings. I used the small one only since that was the size of my dumplings. Halfway thru making them....so about 40 one of the handles breaks. This is what you use to squeeze them together. The weld was very very poor on these. So the next 60 i just grabbed the dumpling maker to squeeze and let me tell you my hands got raw from the sharp outer edges. Didn't send back because my uncle is a welder and will fix this for me, but he shouldn't have to. If they were better made i would have given them a 5 star because they work like i want them to as long as they are not broken.
It looks amazing however only if it was the size stated. It was to large for my 5.5 inch ready made pastry disc. Need to return and get the actual 5.5 this was 6 inches and yes half an inch makes a difference..