Cookbook:Potato Masher

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A potato masher

A potato masher is a food preparation utensil used to crush cooked food. Its name comes from its most common use: crushing cooked potatoes for mashed potatoes.

The potato masher consists of a handle connected to a mashing head. The handle can either be upright or sideways. There are two types of heads. The first is a large gauge wire in a rounded zig-zag shape. The second is a plate with holes or slits (as shown). The potato or other food is mashed by grabbing the handle and pushing down on the foodstuff.

Last modified on 23 July 2006, at 18:00