At OXO, we’re experts on the topic of mashed potatoes (we’ve had a lot of practice!). Whether you’re craving silky smooth, whipped potatoes or you’re aiming for something a bit more rustic, check out the five best tools that’ll help create the mashed potatoes of your dreams.
Classic Potato Masher
Shaped like a classic wire masher, this tool is ideal for creating the type of home-style mashed potatoes grandma used to make. If you’re a fan of including skins in mashed potatoes, the classic OXO Potato Masher is the way to go. Powerful yet comfortable, this tool is not only for potatoes, but also works well for yams, carrots or any other root vegetable.
Nylon Potato Masher
Cooking with non-stick? The OXO Nylon Potato Masher is heat-resistant, up to 400°F and safe for both non-stick cookware and dishwashers. Equipped with a trusty non-slip grip, this sturdy potato masher produces similar results to our classic potato masher.
Smooth Potato Masher
Featuring a fine grid stainless steel mashing plate, the OXO Smooth Potato Masher yields smooth mashed potatoes with minimal lumps. Plus, this tool’s innovative design puts less pressure on hands with a soft, horizontal handle that allows for pushing straight down.
If you’re dreaming of silky smooth mashed potatoes, a potato ricer is the perfect tool. Rather than mashing, ricers actually press potatoes through a mesh disk to produce small, rice-like pieces. The OXO 3-in-1 Adjustable Potato Ricer even allows for customization with the twist of a dial, for results from fine to coarse. Tired of peeling your potatoes? If you’re using a ricer, unpeeled potatoes are easily transformed into smooth, skinless, mashed potatoes – no peeling necessary.
While the OXO Food Mill – part strainer, part masher – yields a similar texture to a ricer, it comes in handy for larger batches. Three legs fold out so that the mill can easily rest on top of the pot and a larger inner bowl means many pounds of potatoes are a cinch to mash with the twist of the handle. Plus, learn how to use a food mill like a professional.