Potato Ricers that Create Smooth, Sublime Mashed and Pureed Side Dishes

Say goodbye to lumps and clumps by using a quality ricer.

Salmon and mashed potatoes
Ricers allow air to mix with the shreds, resulting in wonderfully light and fluffy mashed potatoes.Unsplash/Jeff Ahmadi

Potatoes are arguably the most versatile vegetable and relatively easy to prepare mashed, but top chefs use ricers to make them perfect. When cooked potatoes go through the ricer, they’re cut into fine pieces that resemble rice grains. Since air gets into the potatoes as they’re being shredded, your mashed potatoes turn out extra-smooth and completely lump free. One big advantage to ricers: They don’t require you to peel the potatoes beforehand. They catch the skin as the rest of the potato passes through, so you can get rid of it as you go.

Priority Chef Potato Ricer and Masher, Makes Light and Fluffy Mashed Potato Perfection, 100% Stainless Steel

Stain-Resistant

This ergonomically designed item with anti-slip handles can also be used to prepare fresh juices.Priority Chef

A potato ricer isn’t just for potatoes. It can be used to turn cooked apples into applesauce, to make guacamole from avocados, and to prepare cooked squash, pumpkin and sweet potatoes for pies and delicious sides. Those aren’t the only extra benefits of a ricer, which is also able to press cooked chickpeas for hummus, squeeze excess liquid out of cooked greens, and make cooked veggies soft enough for baby food.

Stainless Steel Potato Ricer – Manual Masher for Potatoes, Fruits, Vegetables, Yams, Squash, Baby Food and More - 3 Interchangeable Discs for Fine, Medium, and Coarse, Easy To Use - by Tundras

More Shredding Control

This sturdy model won’t dent, bend or break, and it’s dishwasher safe.Tundras

Before you buy a potato ricer, be sure it is sturdy enough to handle heftier potatoes and food. Also, the hopper should be large enough so that you won’t have to cut up your potatoes in order to mash them. To speed up the process, get a ricer with perforated side walls so more potato shreds can extrude as you use it.

OXO Good Grips Food Mill

Hi-Tech Design

Three non-slip legs allow you to set it down while you’re ricing, and a spring-loaded lever makes it easy to change discs and disassemble as needed.OXO

How many holes your ricer has is more important than the size of them. Some higher-end brands include disks with different numbers of holes that allow you to customize the texture of the mash. More holes mean a softer result. If your hands tend to be unsteady, look for a ricer with a nonstick pot hook to hold the tool in place, and ergonomic handles for increased comfort.

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