Next post: Easy A : Movie Review. What is the kitchen utensil that does basically one job and does it so well that no one has ever made changes to its basic design? A kitchen tool design originating in the s and still the most tried and true method of mashing potatoes.
It's ever so much fun to diss on all those newfangled single-use tools —you know, the impulse-buy tomato slicers by the cash register, the all-edge brownie pans you see on TV, the avocado pitters and pizza-reheating sleeves that make you genuinely wonder whether kitchenware companies are trying to rob and infantilize us at the same time. But that doesn't mean all single-use tools are lame. There are a slew of old-school tools that don't just cut down on your work—they can actually make your food taste more delicious.
Mashers are small kitchen implements with a handgrip on one end and a serrated or holed surface on the other. They are mostly used for creating one of the most comforting and delicious parts of a cooked meal; the mighty mashed potato. Once potatoes are cooked, the masher is pressed down against the potato repeatedly, until the desired texture and consistency has been achieved.
A potato ricer also called a ricer is a kitchen implement used to process potatoes or other food by forcing it through a sheet of small holes, which are typically about the diameter of a grain of rice. A common variety of potato ricer resembles a large garlic press. It has two long handles, one with a perforated basket at the end, the other with a flat surface that fits into the basket.
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Check out. Welcome Log in. Vintage potato mashers were traditionally wooden and round allowing the curved utensil to follow the edges of the pan!
For your consideration is a vintage potato masher with two mashing surfaces. The metal is mounted on a long handle. The bottom handle feels a bit loose but works to activate the spring. This rustic item is great for homemade mashed potatoes and to display in the kitchen.