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 March 24, 2015 Dumplings in Victoria and At Home A man may build a complicated piece of mechanism, or pilot a steamboat, but not more than five out of ten know how the apple got into the dumpling ... Read More Must Have March 23, 2015 A Twist on the Traditional at Sally Bun. Il Hwan and Hae Mee took over Sally Bun on Fort Street five years ago. At the time, Il Hwan’s sister was running the paint and restoration shop ... Read More Pantry / Victoria March 6, 2015 Unique and Unusual Condiments in Victoria We are a saucy, flavour loving species. Over time (thanks to our predecessors) our taste buds have evolved to such a degree that we created ... Read More Recipes March 5, 2015 Ginkgo the Great You might know this tree by its lovely fan-shaped leaves, or by its awful smell. Every year, toward the end of November the (female) Ginkgo biloba ... Read More Spoiled Milk March 4, 2015 Spoiled Milk Since Biblical Times Cheese—the finish to a great meal, the perfect partner for a glass of wine or beer, and an essential component in many of our favourite comfort ... Read More Recipes March 3, 2015 Masala Lamb Meatballs Oh yeah! Classic comfort food with a heated twist. A little spice and alotta big bold flavour. Sauce 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 onion, chopped ... Read More Comments are closed.