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Nov 12, 2007 12:48 PM

Favorite potato masher?

I'm looking for a brand new potato masher not something cheap. I prefer quality utensils. What do all of you like? Thanks, Richie

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  1. I use the basic wire masher for when I want a rustic texture. Fast easy and no need to spend a lot of money. I have one of those wood handled ones from the 50s. It's lasted that long and still going strong. I'd say that's quality. I also use a ricer for when a smoother texture is desired. I don't see much difference between a ricer and a food mill in texture. If the potatoes are not peeled a food mill will help seperate the skins from the pulp.

    1. I too have a thick wire masher for lumpy potatoes, and I use a ricer for smooth potatoes. I have been on a ricer kick lately.

      1. Cook's Illustrated is running a T'giving survival guide. On the site, they have a review of potato mashers. It is one of the free reviews if you are not a member of CI. The Profi Plus was their favorite. I usually use my stand mixer.

        1. I like my OXO good grips wire potato masher. The handle is nonslip and comfortable for extended mashing sessions and the metal part is thick and will last a long time.

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          1. re: sistinas

            Gotta go with the wire masher. I hate whipped potatos! Hand mashing makes for such a nice texture.

          2. This apparently the state of the art potato masher


            I've met the inventor and they really did their home work. Now they just have to get the price down.