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 Must Have / Victoria July 31, 2014 On the Hunt for Fine Cheese in Victoria If you are looking to raise your cheese eating standards beyond the usual blocks of hard cheddar and budget brie that can be found at the ... Read More Kitchen Tools / Victoria July 30, 2014 Knifewear Pop-Up Store in Victoria July 30-Aug 3 “Knifewear’s handmade Japanese knives are usable art for the kitchen.” For some, combining coffee with knives sounds dangerous: ... Read More How to Cook July 29, 2014 How to Stay Safe and Cut Quick: Sharpen Your Knives at Home I’ve seen them all. Those charming little coloured ones with the enamel on the blades bought by someone’s mom, the wood-handled set passed down ... Read More Must Have / Pantry / Victoria July 19, 2014 Local Pasta Maker Matt Horn of the Cowichan Pasta Company I picked my way through the Moss St. Market to meet Matt Horn, of the Cowichan Pasta Company last Saturday afternoon. Horn’s work represents the ... Read More Must Have / Top 5 July 17, 2014 Victoria’s Top Five (Plus One) Salad Rolls Gỏi cuốn (or Vietnamese salad rolls) are the quintessential summer food, perfect for picnics and eating light. Salad rolls are typically filled ... Read More How to Cook / Recipes / Victoria July 17, 2014 Smoky, Low and Slow – True Barbeque in Victoria Cold brew in one hand, set of tongs in the other. It’s hard to imagine a better way to spend a languid summer afternoon. Though these days I’m an ... Read More Comments are closed.