Mashing potatoes is not a glamorous task, but it can be made
easier by using the right tool for the job. If you find the tool frustrating to
use or clean, or if you always seem to produce a gluey mash, you should try one
of our picks here at Crock and Pickle.
Whether you choose a potato masher or a ricer, the basic
strategy behind making good mashed potatoes is the same. To make things simple,
if you want smooth consistency the ricer is the way to go. The smaller holes
eliminate the chunks, so you get uniform thin strands that are perfect for
smoother consistency. However, if you like the chunky texture for your
potatoes, then using a masher is the way to go.