Sushi Maker For those who love sushi, the sushi maker is a necessity. Previously, in order to make a good sushi roll a person had to be very patient and well-practiced. Now, plastic sushi molds make sushi rolls quick, easy, and professional looking. It used to be that in order to make a proper sushi roll a person needed a wooden bowl and spoon and a bamboo mat. Although it sounds like it would be easy, it was actually very delicate work. To make a sushi roll the first step was to mix rice and sweetened rice vinegar in a wooden bowl with a wooden spoon. The wood makes the stick together better. Then, you would place a sheet of nori on the flat bamboo mat, spread a layer of the rice mixture on the nori, and any preference of vegetables or fish in the center. Then, use the mat to roll up the sushi mixture and finally slice the roll into rounds. The difficult part of this, is that the rice mixture does not spread very easily onto the nori. The rice ends up uneven or tears the nori wrap. If the rice is successfully spread onto the nori, using the bamboo mat can also be a challenge. It is difficult to keep the sushi roll firm and together when rolling it by hand., It can easily fall apart after it is wrapped. That is why a sushi maker is much easier. It is a simple, plastic mold in which you place a layer of rice, a layer of vegetables, and then more rice and it rolls the ingredients for you, nice and neatly. Some of them even push the roll out of a tube. The sushi maker is easy to use, easy to clean, and it comes in different shapes for you to enjoy. Sushi makers are easy to find. Most Asian food stores carry sushi maker molds. However, if you are not located near a specialty store, you can get a sushi mold from many home appliance and specialty stores or online shops.. There are even those that create sushi shaped like bears, rabbits, or flowers. There are also sushi maker kits sold on television. There are many to choose from. You can find sushi molds that are round, square, triangle, or even heart-shaped. Their molds come in different sizes, also. A sushi maker is simple to use and quick to learn.