Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Food Shops Dec 1, 2011 Holiday Dinner Gadget Suggestion: The Potato Ricer SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Making Mashing More Manageable with a Potato Ricer Michelle 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: VICTORIA Penna & 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 NANAIMO Flying Fish (180 Commercial Street, Nanaimo BC. 250-754-2104 www.flyingfishnanaimo.ca): Danesco Stainless Steel Potato Ricer VANCOUVER Cookworks (377 Howe Street & 1548 West Broadway www.cookworks.ca) Browne Stainless-Steel Potato Ricer, Chef’n FreshForce Potato Ricer Ediblesgadgetsshops 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 November 27, 2014 A Mother and Her Son Make Ukrainian Red Borscht A century is a long, long time, especially for a twenty something. When I sat in my great grandmother’s parlour as a preschooler, eating bridge mix ... Read More Top 5 / Victoria November 26, 2014 Johnson’s Jewels – His Ultra Secret Food Spots I’ve been tasked with providing you all with a “Jonathan Johnson’s secrets of Victoria” list. But I really don’t want to. I love these ... Read More Must Have / Victoria November 25, 2014 A Short Primer on Indian Sweets in Victoria I sit down to write this at the beginning of Diwali, the Hindu festival of Lights. This is the time of year when Hindus and Sikhs the world over ... Read More Recipes November 20, 2014 French Onion Soup: A Dark Season Delight French Onion Soup has long been a classic in France for people who are looking for an inexpensive way to drive the winter cold out of their bones. As ... Read More Pantry / Victoria November 13, 2014 Vancouver Island’s Wonderland of Wild Edible Mushrooms “Ahh, these are the droids you’re looking for.” Erik cuts off the trail to the right and rounds a tree, crouching down before two fist-sized ... Read More Recipes / Restaurants / Victoria November 7, 2014 Where to get house-made pierogies in Victoria Making pierogies from scratch is a lot easier than you’d think. Take it from me. The other night I ventured into my kitchen determined to 1) make ... Read More Comments are closed.