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slacker Jan 30, 2007 03:20 PM

I've never owned a food mill and think about getting one now and then. I don't think I'll use it that much but still want one, so don't want to invest a lot. What are some good ones in the under $40 range?

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    MacArthur Mike Jan 30, 2007 04:47 PM

    It is tough to find a good one under $40. I had a Cuisipro one that was like $30 but it was pure junk. Oxo recently released one and its damn good, 3 different disks, will fit over most pots, or has retractable legs so you can stand it upright. They are retailing for $50, so if you can up your price $10, I think you can find one that is very comparable to some of the more expensive ones (i.e. the All Clad model for $120). Good luck!

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      tomishungry Jan 30, 2007 08:07 PM

      Mouli food mill, I got mine for under $20. Light duty, plastic food mill that works better than some $100+ models I've used at my friend's houses. I've had it for 5 years or so, and use it a couple of times a month. The metal disks appear to be made of tinned steel, so they're unhappy in a dishwasher. I typically wash them by hand. The rest of the metal parts work fine in the dishwasher.

      Got mine at Zabar's in NY.

      1. RShea78 Jan 30, 2007 08:48 PM

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        Many years ago I was contemplating somewhat the same thing. (Food Mill, Ricer, hand mixer or a wire masher) I chose at the moment a wire style masher. Later, I ditched the other ideas and got a 4.5-qt Kitchen Aid Mixer. For bulk the KAM is a must and for the smaller jobs, out comes the wire masher.

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          FAL Jan 31, 2007 03:56 AM

          FABER WARE MADE A GOOD ONE FOR UNDER 20 BUCKS. CHECK IT OUT IF YOU CAN FIND ONE.

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