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 / Soup September 2, 2015 Gazpacho: A Glorious Late Summertime Spanish Soup Gazpacho is a cold, tomato-based soup that originates from the Andalusia region of Spain. Earlier versions of gazpacho dating back to the 1500s ... Read More Sustainability August 28, 2015 Eat Your Yard! Edible Landscaping with Hatchet and Seed Eating locally grown food allows consumers to be more connected to their food sources. And one of the best ways to ensure you are getting fresh, ... Read More One ingredient / Victoria August 20, 2015 The Best Chocolate I’ve Ever Had: Sirene Artisan Chocolate Makers Sirene Chocolate is the best chocolate I’ve ever had. I’m not the only one who thinks so, either. A grand jury of chocolate aficionados ... Read More How to Cook August 13, 2015 Blueberry Know How + How To Cook Them with Chef Stephan Drolet It’s blueberry season again and you just can’t beat fresh blueberries. These deliciously sweet, tiny fruits pack a big punch in flavour and ... Read More Spoiled Milk August 4, 2015 Goat and Sheep Cheeses You Need In Your Life If I told you to imagine where cheese comes from, you would probably visualise the iconic image of dairy farms: black and white Holsteins dotting the ... Read More Dessert / Kitchen Tools July 31, 2015 Must-Have: Cherry Clafoutis (French Custard Cake) Every summer during my early 20’s, I’d head to the Okanagan’s Similkameen Valley to pick cherries. The valley is classified as semi-desert land ... Read More Comments are closed.