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Subject: Potato Ricer
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: nita[at]keyway.net (Nita Reber)
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 1997 13:56:14 GMT
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Hi, just courious,anyone out there use a Potato Ricer,they are not to
popular anymore but years ago we used them a lot when we did'nt want
mashed potatoes.......nita

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From: sue[at]interport.net (Curly Sue)
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 1997 05:08:16 GMT
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Only use it when I make gnocchi.

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From: mollyg[at]accessone.com
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 1997 00:58:36 GMT
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Yup, I've got one of those, and had a heck of a time finding it too!
I _think_ I finally went to Williams Sonoma and got it there, but I'm
not sure, I know I paid way too much for it, but heck, I like riced
potatoes!

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From: lorna[at]odyssee.net (Lorna Lenehan)
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 22:54:29 -500
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Had a ricer, but bent the handles something awful one day and tossed it.
Instead of a ricer, I now use a food mill -- the European thingie with 
the crank handle that forces the food thru a plate; mine came with 3 
plates with different-sized holdes.

Makes great mashed potatoes (just stir in the milk and butter), and is also 
the best thing for removing skins and seeds from tomatoes etc. Definately low 
tech but a great tool. You should be able to pick one up for about $15. If 
you're into the tomato thing, pass on the plastic ones and spring for the 
stainless steel.

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From: leig[at]aol.com (Lei Gui)
Date: 14 Mar 1997 21:54:20 GMT
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I too use a ricer and I find it handy for vegetables as well. Makes a
smooth product.. I even use it to rice dough for really tiny stringly
dumplings in soups.

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From: dweller[at]ramtops.demon.co.uk (Douglas Weller)
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 1997 21:35:07 GMT
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I do, love them that way. And as ricers are still available (at least in the
UK), I presume others must!

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From: mijako[at]aol.com (Kathy)
Date: 9 Mar 1997 01:23:13 GMT
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I had never heard of a potato ricer until my husband told me his mother
*always* used one for her mashed potatoes.   We went on a search for one
and finally found it at Crate and Barrel.   What a difference!  Perfectly
lumpless potatoes (if you like them that way of course) -- I now use it
every time I make mashed (riced) potatoes.

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From: Liam 
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 1997 12:45:42 -0800
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I occasionally rice my potatoes, but I do it with my spatzel press.
Works great.

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From: Joel.Ehrlich[at]salata.com (Joel Ehrlich)
Date: 09 Mar 97 00:10:02 GMT
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Use one alla time. 'Specially when I'm smashin' taters. I use my KA when
I feels like whippin' 'em.

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From: steven l. sesar 
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 03:35:31 GMT
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actually, pass hard boiled eggs through a potato ricer, season as you
normally would an egg salad & you've got an egg salad with a perfect
consistency

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From: Don Kleist 
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 07:41:19 -0600
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My potato ricer in an essential tool for me to make mashed potatoes.  I
just boil the potatoes in salted water, pour off the water and let them
sit for a couple of minutes so the clinging water evaporates.  Then I
pass the potatoes through a ricer into the workbowl of my mixer.  I add
butter and milk and let the mixer do the hard work.  Mashed potatoes this
way are definitely lump free and have a delightful texture.

BTW - My ricer of of rather recent origin and is made of plastic, but has
a stainless disk with holes through which the potatoes pass.  I wouldn't
be without it.

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From: lady[at]azstarnet.com (Lady)
Date: 15 Mar 97 21:13:51 GMT
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I found a ricer at the swap meet a few years ago.  Poor old thing was only 25 
cents.  I use it everytime I make mashed potatoes. I think it makes the BEST 
potatoes - remind me of the ones my Gramma used to make.

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From: pdavis[at]pipeline.com (Pamela Davis)
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 19:42:24 GMT
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I responded to this on another thread. Precisely because of
rfc'ers recommending ricers I got one for Christmas.  I find
it does the job just as beautifully as my hand mixer.  For
me, it's a tossup between the hassle of assembling the mixer
and the waste and cleanup problenm of the ricer.  Mine came
from Lechters and is shaped like a wedge with holes on two
sides, bigger than other ricers.

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From: ewilli3[at]umbc.edu
Date: 24 Mar 1997 22:21:27 -0500
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Please pardon the clueless newbie (to r.f.c) question - what the heck is a
potato ricer??? and how does it work??

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From: Sheldon 
Date: 25 Mar 1997 17:29:42 GMT
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>Please pardon the clueless newbie (to r.f.c) question - what the heck is a
>potato ricer??? and how does it work??

Oh, it's a thing you put rice into, squeeze the handles together, 
and out come potatoes.


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