I love pressed tofu for a myriad of reasons. It has a different texture than its non-pressed counter part. It soaks up marinade better and holds together nicely in stir fries. I’ve heard too that squirrels do not like pressed tofu, but that may just be a rumor. Squirrels are also supposed to hate marigolds, but I don’t want to talk about that.
You can buy a contraption made for the sole purpose of pressing tofu – it’s called a Tofu Press (go figure) and is basically a little vise that squeezes all the water out of the tofu block for you. But 1) I’ve already done the vise in my kitchen routine, b) I don’t want to buy one and three) no one has offered to send me one for free.