With The Season Of Mashed Potatoes coming upon us, I've been wondering if it's time to upgrade my potato mashing tool of choice. I've wanted a Potato Ricer for several years, but I've never really been able to justify all of the space it takes up in a drawer.
It's also a one-job tool, and I try to keep those out of my kitchen as much as possible. These things are not exactly slim and trim and it's not like I'm making mashed potatoes twice a week. This is definitely a specialty kitchen item and I'm not sure my mashed potato skills/desire are at a specialty level.
AND YET. I love silky-smooth potatoes that have been run through a ricer. They're just so much FANCIER and honestly, this seems to make a semi-messy job a bit more controlled/contained. I'm thinking I could also run steamed fruits/veggies through it for baby food. If I could just figure out one or two more uses for it, I might be able to award this sucker a spot in a drawer before Thanksgiving is upon me.
If you have a potato ricer, how often do you use it, and what do you use it for? Or, is this the dumbest purchase you've ever made for the kitchen?
(Photo from Amazon.com)