What Is the Best Tool for Making Mashed Potatoes?

published Mar 22, 2010
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Q: I’ve always used a hand mixer to make my mashed potatoes, but I hate dragging the thing out to make them just for myself.

I’ve never used a potato masher — I know OXO has two different types, a Z type one and a grid type — nor a potato ricer. I am just curious what makes the quickest work of the mashing and the easiest to clean.

Sent by Cara Jo

Editor: Readers, what is the ultimate way to make mashed potatoes, and what is the very best gadget or tool? We tend to pull out the stand mixer on the rare occasion we make true whipped mashed potatoes. But what is your opinion? Do you use a masher or a ricer?

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