Pie Making Equipment Reviews


 Video of one of our customer's using the Empanada Pocket Pie Machine and crimper - "Feast"  used with permission.

Caroline – Thank you for all the helpful hints.  These tart presses really improved our efficiency!  We were able to more than double our output and it was fun and easy to use as well.   Thanks. B.F. California, USA

Hi Caroline, A while back I ordered a pie press and some small pans with lids from you folks. I love the press, it works so easily and effortless!  Thanks  Again for your Wonderful Machine, D.E. , North Dakota, USA

When  we came home last night
it was sitting on my back porch.Talk about excited!My husband who
is a perfectionist was very impressed with the craftmanship on the
press.I will be trying it out later this evening and will let you know
tommorrow what I think.Thank you so much for working with me
and the beautiful press. P.H.

Hi Caroline,We used the pie press yesterday and it took us about
half the time it usually does and with alot less mess!I 'm so glad that
I found you on the internet.The press is absolutely wonderful !!!!
Thank you again, PH.

When I was making tarts a few weeks ago I thought I should get in touch with you to see if a large pie press would be possible to make.  Great minds think alike!!!.  Looking forward to getting one.  I really like the 3" tart press, the 5" small pie press & also the hamburger press.  Having owned a kitchen shop I have seen many gadgets.  Yours really work!!.  Please contact me when the pie machine becomes available.  M. R. Alberta, 2003.

Last year we ordered your pie press for our small 6" pies.  We love it!!!  Now we would like to get the extra die for our larger pies. V.F. USA

Everything is fine!  We received the shipment on Fri. and love the products!!  Makes life a lot easier and saves a  lot of time!  Glad we found your website!  Thanks for working with us!  E. & R  PA, USA

Please tell your artisan that he does awesome work. It is something that could sit out on the counter, if I had the space to spare.  K.P. Kansas, USA

 Thank you! I just received the tart press today, and I can't believe the craftsmanship. It's absolutely
beautiful how well made it. I'm completely glowing. I've spoken about your product, and i've already
started spreading the word. I thnk my mom is interested in buying the pie press and crimper. It's
 just in time for Thanksgiving, too. My regards to your crew for the work they've done, and
 kudos for expediting my order. Happy Holidays! Tara

Hi Caroline, I had to take a minute to write and tell you how much I love my 5 inch pie press I recently purchased.  IT IS WONDERFUL!  So wonderful in fact I’ve asked my husband to purchase the larger press for 8 inch pies for me for Christmas so hopefully you’ll be hearing from him. Thank you so much. Cathy. Zanesville Oh. USA

Oh my Gosh I got the machine on Tuesday took it to work today what a great machine I only had a little problem of the dough pushing forward therefore not going clear up the top edge in the back.  But pretty well have that corrected. Was able to do my whole patch of dough in less then an hour with no mess no flour all over and never had to trim one tin. Great great thank you so much. Jacki

Collected my pie press today - its beautiful - its been many years since I saw such beautiful workmanship, and I cant wait to try it.

Many many thanx

Jennifer  United Kindom

If it was not for your company my business would not have grown as it has. Thank you for your well wishes and for producing great products. I'll be ordering more presses in the near future.   Canada

Hello Caroline

Just wanted to let you know we received the pie machines on Feb. 1, and put it in service on the week end. what a joy it is to work with, saves so much time and very easy to work with. We are very happy with the pie machine. Thanks again.  Daisy USA

My Wife is a woodworker, and we both agree - QUALITY workmanship!!  Don't know if we should use the press, or put it in a display case. Count on it, we will be introducing it to a lot of folks.

Thanks, George

I received my small pie press on today. My goodness, it is a work of art! I LOVE it! Thank you for your expert product workmanship and customer service. I'll be using it making pies all day on tomorrow for my Friday deliveries.  Mechelle USA

Dear Caroline and Husband,
Just wanted to drop a few lines your way to tell you that I wouldn't give up my pie press to no body.
I used it to press dough for butterhorns, sugar cookies, turtle cookies.  I thought if it presses a disk then why not try.  I made 80 butterhorns in one hour because I didn't have to roll out the dough to size.
Now I am going to go back and try pie crust again.

It is wonderful, I just wanted to say Thank YOU again for your great invention, I truly do love it.

Good Job

just wanted to let you know that I finally got to
use the press and it was fantastic!  Also, I don't
know if you use the same portion scoop number system
in Canada that we do in the states but, a #60 portion
scoop gives the perfect amount of dough for each tart
so there was no trimming necessary and each tart
looked perfectly professional.

Thanks again,

Portland, OR


" Hey, I tried my Fluted Tart Press and tart tins out and absolutely love them!  My great-great-grandfather was a baker in Toronto and I use his recipe for Butter Tarts and this make it so much easier!  Thanks!



Just to let you know the machine is wonderful - no mess with flour and its works just great.  I am one very happy customer V.J. Edmonton, Canada

This machine is the best invention ever!   It's a million times better that "sliced bread."  Thank you Robert.  Harriet

Hey I got the machine today, OH  MY GOSH!!!  It is a beautiful machine.  Your husband did a wonderful job on the workmanship.  The wood is gorgous.

I must say I do just love it, I will be able to whip those pies out really fast.

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love my pie press!  Last weekend it was chilly and rainy here and D and I spent Labor Day Monday making pies – we made 38 5” pies in Cherry, Triple Berry, Peach and Raspberry…and everybody just RAVED about them.  But, what made it so do-able and FUN for us was the ease of creating the crusts.

We have it downpat.  D helps cut in the lard into the dough and he “mans” the pie press and I put the crusts into the pans and add the filling, cinnamon and butter. By the time I have my part done, they’re ready for the top crust.

About 3 months ago we made our first fried pies (which is unheard of around here) … and were they ever a treat! Again, everybody loved them!  And we loved making them because there was very little mess (except for the filling drippings I couldn’t’ contain) --- but no sticky floury surface to soak and scrape.

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoy your work of heart … and to say

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

 All our love,  S & D. B  USA

The craftsmanship it excellent, it is very easy to use.  It is compact and
very easy to clean.  I have employees who can't roll dough making pie shells
with the pie press from Bird Hill. 
It really is as easy as they say. Mix your dough, make a ball, place the
ball off center towards the rear and press. B.M. Hawaii, USA

Rosalee loves this Press !!!  It has saved her a lot of
time and money.  She doesn't have any waste compared to when she rolled
the dough out by hand, and her arms are less tired at the end of the
day.   With this press, my wife is able to produce more batches in a day
compared to when she rolled them out by hand.   Caroline at Birds Hill
is a great lady !!!  She even requested the recipe my wife uses prior to
us purchasing the Pie Press.
She wanted to test out the dough to see if it would work alright.  Both
my wife and I think purchasing our Pie Press/Dough Press was the best
thing we bought for my wife's business!!!   We love it !!!   I think you
will enjoy using this Pie Press!  L.D. USA

We love the 5” press and crimper. Our chicken pot pies now look 200% better (and thus, more appealing to customers). We’re hoping at some point to add the pie machine. G. USA

Received pie press and tins in good condition. It has been a boon! Don't know how I managed before, it has more than halved my production time. Should have ordered a crimper at the same time  T. Ford

We recently started a food service program for the
company we work at. We make pot pies and various other dinners to
sell to the men on the different shifts. The first time we made pot pies
we started at about 7.30 am and finished about 7.30 pm (presses not
included) Then we received your presses WOW! The next time we
made the pies, we started at 7.30 am and were pretty much done by
10.30 am These are worth every penny.
Thank you so much,  A. USA

I received the replacement handle yesterday!  Thank You!

 I constantly get comments like “The finish on the Pie Press looks like fine furniture”  “ How did they get it so smooth?” 

 If one of your potential customers ask you for a reference,  please don’t hesitate to send them to me.


 Brian Yamamoto

The machine works perfectly.  I made a mistake though.  I am told that even I can operate it.  I tried but was too good on the crimping.  There are a lot of pie shells to go into the freezer already R. L. USA

Your service is commendable! R. USA

Dear Caroline,
 I am just writing to tell you that I have received my goods and I am really pleased with them. The workmanship is incredible and I can’t wait to put them to good use.

Thanks for everything,  P. Christopher  USA


Just wanted to update you that i received the pie press a few days ago.

Worked with it Yesterday for the first time - it was just wonderful !!!

 Many thanks for your professional work

Inba Added

March 11, 2010


Caroline, I purchased a pie machine from you last year for use in my fried pie cart. I just wanted to give you a heads up that your machine was featured on an episode of the Food Network show Unwrapped this week and I have begun to get a flood of calls asking where people can get one. I am passing along your information to people who call. If you'd like to watch the episode it's Unwrapped Fried Favorites and it seems to be rerunning often this week.

 Thank you so much for making such a great little machine.

Whiffie's Fried Pies  May 20, 2010

Video from a customer of ours in Brazil.

Thank God for Birds Hill Enterprises and for this wonderful “tool of the trade”

you’ve created. Your pie press machine, with turnover die and crimper is

such a tremendous help for me, I’m able to produce more pies in less time!  

All I need now are more ovens to bake them all in. 


We truly appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of your product. 

May God continue to bless your efforts with continued success.



Psalms 34:8

Georgia –USA,  June 16, 2010



Wow! Do we ever love our pie press. My husband and I went from making 30 - 10" fruit pies a day to 60 pies a day after we started using your press. The craftsmanship and engineering that has gone into your pie press is exceptional. Your machine has made our pie making experience a pleasure and saved us from carpal tunnel surgery I'm sure.

Sincerely and with much gratitude.
Willy + June Isaak
June Marie's Pies
Abbotsford, B.C.
August 26, 2010


I received the pie presses and pans today.

 Thanks for your assistance and quick delivery much appreciated.

 The first batch of tart shells has been made and they are superb.

 Thank you again. Eddy  8/3/2010

 these are a work of art are….last night after working all day, I was able to make 14 large and 10 small pies within two hours (I also peeled/prepared 20 lbs of peaches and about 5lbs of apples in this same two hours)!!!  I took your advice about working with the dough consistency and although I haven’t tried making the pie tops yet, I see an improvement with the pie shells.   Thank you again!   Anne 8/11/2010

I received my tart press today; it is really nice and the craftsmanship is beautiful.  Thank you ! John 10/20/2010

The press is beautiul and it works like a charm. . . .I love it!

We are thrilled with our Fried Pie Machine.  I was just going to ask you for the recipe this morning, but here was your email. 


The pie machine arrived safe and sound the other day!  We have tested it out and I think it will be perfect.  This will be a great time saver for our new pie making venture.  Looking forward to making more pie crusts.  Thank you for a well built machine that really does what it is supposed to! Chris  11/2/2010

Sorry about the delay.  Yes, of course you may include the e-mail in your testimonials.  The press continues to be the best piece of equipment we have purchase in a long time. Thank you, Chris 12/3/2010

I got the pans and press, and have been using them.  They work great, thanks! Miclan 12/25/2010


We have been using your pie machine for a few months now - and love it.  Donna -British Columbia, CA 12/29/2010

Just a line to inform you that my press etc arrived safely yesterday. I'm very impressed by the appearance - the different types, grains, and colours of the woods used, coupled with the skill of the craftsmen who made it, give it the looks of a work of art. I  look forward to trying it out later this week. Many thanks

Speak to you soon

 Harold 2/2/2011

 Yes please be free to use anything that I say about your press - A few comments from those who have seen the it suggest that it is QUALITY KITCHEN FURNITURE as well as a superb pastry press (perhaps a new marketing idea). Harold 2/5/2011

 Wanted to let you know that big tart machine is working fine and we are quit pleased with it.  Lisenko -Poland 3/10/2011

All of us have enjoyed the "machine".  We are now making pies a day or two each month (until rhubarb season) and also have been selling pies each week....Janet 3/22/2011



Ann 3/22/2011

All I have to say is wow.  I was able to press out 48 tarts in less than an hour from Karen's special pastry recipe.  Then she cooked them this morning and the results were awesome.  I am a butter tart connoisseur and these were off the hook.  I think we can finally go commercial with the results.Thanks again , Glen. 4/21/2011

Caroline, I just finished paying the attached invoice via paypal.

 Thanks for combining my orders and saving me on the shipping.

 I have previously purchased the 5" mini pie press and love it. 

 I'm sure I will be equally pleased with the purchase of these two.


Deborah 5/12/2011

Thank you Caroline! I got my order in today around 5:30 and baked 150 little pecan pies for a wedding tomorrow. Thanks again for helping me get that last minute order here to Arkansas in time.

 Wendy  7/15/2011

Hi Caroline,  Received my goods last Wednesday evening, everything in good order, thank you! The mini crimper and stand are so cute, your husband does magnificent work!  Melissa 11/28/2011

Hi Caroline,

 The pie press is great. I just used it the first time yesterday. What a time saver. 

Thanks so much.

Wishing you a happy new year 2012.



September 25, 2012:


Last year was our first full season using the press.  We have done over 4,000 pies, in the six inch and ten inch sizes. 

The press is such a time saver, and my husband likes to press crusts if I am really busy.

Now we are looking at the fried pie press.  Although ours will be bakedJ

Thanks for the great product.

Ann Critchley

Annie’s Country Cookin’

Crawford, Colorado


Hi Caroline,  How are you?  We received the pie press yesterday morning and got right to work on our pies! What beautiful craftsmanship!  May we call you today to ask a couple of questions about the use of these wonderful tools? Thanks so much!  Sincerely, Janet On 10/4/2012 9:55 AM,

 click on picture to enlarge.

Hi there,

 We love our press and have made over 3,000 double crust pies with it.

Do I need to oil it? (answer - no, to keep clean just wipe with a dry or slightly damp cloth.)

  1. Fuller, Oct. 9/2012

Hi Caroline
I received the pie press just in time to make over 100 pies for Thanksgiving weekend and it has been a real help! I got sick last week and was able to easily teach my daughter to press the crusts we needed for orders (much easier than teaching someone how to roll out crusts!). I can tell this will be a big help to our baking operation.
Thanks for a great product!
L Young

Hello Caroline and Others,
Thank you so much for the pie press, and pie tins. This is exactly what I wanted and needed for our business. You definitely will have repeat business from us.
Once again thank you!
D. Garmon
Washington DC. USA  Oct 10, 2012


The pie presses are truly a big hit with the visitors! Everyone admires the look and feel of the beautiful wood and expert craftsmanship. Young and old alike can churn out a beautiful looking pie without any worry, and that makes teaching fun! Here is a photo of the pie making workshop we did about the pumpkin patch.  Fun times!.

click on photo to enlarge.

 We are already planning for more presses in our pie-making future!

Thanks again!

S Davenport,  VA, USA. Oct. 18, 2012

Hi Caroline.

 All is good. We used the new piece yesterday and it is perfect!

 Pies look fantastic. Came just in time as we have several 1000 to do

 in the next few days. Thanks again and thank Rob.


PatsyPie Gluten-Free Bakery, Quebec

Hi have ordered a pies press and loved it so much I would like to purchase another my name is Randy MacSteven my company name is Creative Catering I was wondering if I need to send in my pies plate measurements or do you have them on file. I have done over 3000 pie and your machine is still working great !  I love it !!!

Randy MacSteven

 May 20, 2013

Sent from my iPhone

Thank You, Robert - it worked beautifully!  We had not had time until today to try again.  There are still several dies we have not used - the ones we have used so far have worked perfectly and we are beyond satisfied.

Caroline and Robert, we are pleased and happy with our pie machine - it has saved us much time and energy, and made it possible to produce more in a much shorter period of time.  This, of course, is what we were looking for.

 We are so impressed with the workmanship and the attention to detail.

Please feel free any time to refer anyone who would like to talk to another customer to us - we will be happy to give a glowing report!

J.H., Fort Worth, Texas



March 7, 2014

Caroline - This 5 inch pie press and crimper is the most beautiful thing I have ever bought.


Kate's Cheesecakes (and now pies)    

Hi Caroline,


Just to say I am extremely happy with my pie machine, it saves me a huge amount of time, and now I do not have any waste. It took awhile to get the pastry right but now its perfect and works every time. I can tell by the amount of pies I am selling I will need to upgrade sometime.

If you ever need a recommendation you can quote me.


Many thanks

Tony King

Kings Deli & Bakery

Cagayan De Oro City