I love my potato ricer. It falls under the category of “unnecessary kitchen gadgets.” I happen to love unnecessary kitchen gadgets. I don’t own many UKG for space reasons, but one day when I have my dream kitchen…watch out. I may even buy some of those gimmicky kitchen gadgets shown on infomercials. (Magic Bullet anyone?)
So, as I was saying–I love my potato ricer.
My mom gave me this potato ricer after she bought one for herself. They don’t sell this particular one anymore at Williams-Sonoma where she bought it. You can find other great ricers here.
Mine came with three disks with small, medium, and large holes.
I usually use the medium-sized disk when I’m making mashed potatoes.
It’s as easy as putting the cooked potatoes in the cylinder and firmly squeezing.
(Just so you don’t think there’s something wrong with those potatoes, I used a combo of Yukon Gold and White potatoes.)
The mashed potatoes are so fluffy and yummy.
Do you need a potato ricer? Probably not. But, I think it’s fun to have just the same.
Tomorrow I am going to offer my opinions and tips on making the perfect mashed potatoes.