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The 5 Best Tools For Making Delicious Mashed Potatoes

The 5 Best Tools For Making Delicious Mashed Potatoes

Words Kate Gagnon

From potato mashers to ricers and food mills, these tools are specially engineered to make the process of mashing potatoes even easier.

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.


Potato Ricer

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.

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Food Mill

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.

Need other cooking supplies? Find tools for making classic Thanksgiving dishes, essential baking tools, and everything you’ll need for cooking eggs perfectly.

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