Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Food Shops Dec 1, 2011 Holiday Dinner Gadget Suggestion: The Potato Ricer SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestMaking Mashing More Manageable with a Potato RicerMichelle Kattler of Penna & C demonstrating how to use the Browne Cuisipro Stainless Steel Potato Ricer, which is their best seller of this type of gadget.Cooking a holiday feast can be strenuous. With the neverending array of preparations, followed by hours toiling over hot ovens and flour-covered countertops, the last thing many people want to do is spend a good chunk of their precious holiday time mashing potatoes. Often an exhausting process that leaves the victim with a bout of carpal tunnel, mashing that beloved spud can be cumbersome. Unless, of course, you have a kitchen helper that can do all the work for you. No, I’m not recommending that you coerce one of your friends or children into doing all your dirty work (that’s not in the holiday spirit after all). Instead invest in a potato ricer - with minimal effort, this little tool will give you creamy and smooth taters every time. Simple to use and easy to clean, these gadgets are popular with both professionals and amateurs for all sorts of smooshing, not just potatoes. For a more carb-conscious alternative, you can use your potato ricer to mash any vegetable, including cauliflower, carrots or squash. Just bake or boil your veggies until they’re soft, place them in the porous container of the potato ricer, and push! Now all you have to do is add your signature flavourings and you can check this side dish off of your holiday to-do list. Where to find potato ricers: VICTORIAPenna & Co (130-777 Royal Oak Dr, Victoria BC. 250-727 www.pennakitchen.com): Browne Cuisipro Stainless Steel Potato Ricer $54.99, Browne Tin Potato Ricer $20.00, Oxo Good Grips Multi-purpose Food Mill $69.99 Haute Cuisine (1210 Broad St, Victoria BC. 250-388-9906): RSVP International Endurance Stainless Steel Jumbo Heavy Duty Potato Ricer, Browne Tin Potato Ricer, Oxo Good Grips Potato Ricer Muffet & Louisa (1437 Store St, Victoria BC.250-382-3201 www.muffetandlouisa.com): Browne Cuisipro Stainless Steel Potato Ricer, RSVP International Stainless Steel and Plastic Spud Ricer Cook Culture (1317 Blanshard St, Victoria BC. 250-590-8161 cookculture.com): Browne Cuisipro Stainless Steel Potato Ricer, Oxo Good Grips Potato Ricer NANAIMOFlying Fish (180 Commercial Street, Nanaimo BC. 250-754-2104 www.flyingfishnanaimo.ca): Danesco Stainless Steel Potato Ricer VANCOUVERCookworks (377 Howe Street & 1548 West Broadway www.cookworks.ca) Browne Stainless-Steel Potato Ricer, Chef’n FreshForce Potato RicerEdiblesgadgetsshops SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Recipes May 20, 2015 Homemade Vegan, Gluten-Free Carrot Cake It’s no great shock to hear gluten-free or vegan these days. I, too, have removed practically all gluten from my diet, and now I no longer feel ... Read More The Big Picture May 4, 2015 Toast Soup, Fernet Blanca, White Asparagus. Why Bitter is Better On a recent grey and rain-filled Victoria morning, I met cookbook author Jennifer McLagan during a stop-over to promote her newest book Bitter: A ... Read More Must Have April 29, 2015 Farm-to-Table: Lamb Eight Ways at Hank’s Untraditional BBQ Meat is not generally considered a seasonal dish, for largely the same reasons that we rarely think about the animals that it comes from. ... Read More Spoiled Milk April 14, 2015 The Big Cheese It’s a strange feeling sitting beside a cheese that weighs more than you do—a bit humbling really; a cheese that will give you such a workout ... Read More Recipes April 13, 2015 Nettle Spanakopita: Making the Best of Seasonal Ingredients For reasons that would take too long to explain, I ended up with about ten pounds of feta cheese last week. Because of this, I decided to work my way ... Read More San Francisco / The Big Picture April 2, 2015 Extreme Hogfestation – Tourism Victoria Launches Ad in San Francisco & Seattle Victoria, B.C. – Tourism Victoria announced this week a new campaign showcasing the destination to visitors in Vancouver, Seattle and for the first ... Read More Comments are closed.