In a large bowl, mix the 1 1/2 cups masa harina and salt. Slowly add warm water and knead the mixture until a soft dough forms.
Divide the dough into small golf sized balls and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap to prevent drying.
Place the dough on the tortilla press between a freezer plastic bag or two pieces of square parchment paper.
Fold the handle and apply even pressure. Fold back the handle and open the press. Peel the top plastic from the tortilla.
When the pan is hot, place the tortilla gently with your hands on it. Cook for 15 seconds. Using a spatula, flip the tortilla then cook.
Place the cooked tortillas in a clean kitchen towel or an insulated container and stack them up as you cook them.