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 How to Cook August 19, 2014 Exploring Canada’s Cuisine with The Boreal Feast Cookbook Canadian cuisine doesn’t lend itself well to definition. We’re a country of diverse provinces, each with its own regional specialties. ... Read More Pantry / Victoria August 15, 2014 9 Things to Buy in Chinatown with Chef Heidi Fink I’ve never seen Chef Heidi Fink in the weeds in a restaurant kitchen. But if I did the time warp and found myself wearing whites at Rebar Modern ... Read More Recipes August 14, 2014 The Hands-on Summer Guide to Making Jam and Jelly Much of my jam making knowledge was passed down to me from my maternal grandmother, who preserved her jams the old way, with a layer of paraffin wax ... Read More Recipes August 5, 2014 How to [Make] Barbecue Pizza This is a recipe I got from my sister. I believe she developed it while she was working as a chef for the Weston family at their sprawling complex ... Read More Recipes August 1, 2014 Rules of the Woods Camping ain’t what it used to be. And I’ve also grown older and more accustomed to certain pleasures and creature comforts that should always ... Read More Sustainability August 1, 2014 Meat of the Matter Dinner A five-course feast of meat to help support Vancouver Island meat producers. From the press release The Matter As island meat producers strive to ... Read More Comments are closed.