Potato Mashers

Published November 1, 2002.

Overview:

Mashing potatoes is not a glamorous task, but it can be made easier by using the right tool for the job: a potato masher. There are two classic styles of potato masher: wire-looped, with a zigzag presser, and disk, with a perforated round or oval plate. Modern mashers, as it turns out, are simply variations on these two original designs. We tested a total of eight mashers on our Mashed Sweet Potatoes to find those with the most comfortable grip and the most effective mashing mechanism.

Mashing potatoes is not a glamorous task, but it can be made easier by using the right tool for the job: a potato masher. There are two classic styles of potato masher: wire-looped, with a zigzag presser, and disk, with a perforated round or oval plate. Modern mashers, as it turns out, are simply variations on these two original designs. We tested a total of eight mashers on our Mashed Sweet Potatoes to find those with the most comfortable grip and the most effective mashing mechanism.

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  • Recommended - Winner

    WMF Profi Plus Masher

    With its small holes, this oval-based masher turned out soft and silky spuds. Its rounded edges snuggled right into the curves of the saucepan, enhancing its efficacy, and its round handle was easy to grip.

    $15.99

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  • Recommended

    OXO Smooth Masher

    This masher has an oval metal base and metal perforations. The larger perforations allowed a bit more potato through, so it took longer to get the job done; still, this squat device with its cushiony handle was very easy to use.

    $9.99

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  • Recommended with Reservations

    Exeter Double Masher

    It is spring-loaded and uses a double-tier set of wire loops for mashing. It took some muscle to use, but it was the fastest of all the tested mashers.

    $9.99

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