Why a Potato Ricer is a Must Have in the Kitchen

  While the trends in kitchen gadgets come and go, one item in particular stands strong. The potato ricer, used thousands of years ago, continues to be a must have for kitchens throughout the world. Easy to use, and helping to create many delicious meal items; it is one of the best gadgets to have inside your kitchen drawer. Find out what it is and what you’re able to make while using it.   What is a Potato Ricer?   A potato ricer is a utensil with a shallow cylinder basket with small openings on the bottom. This is connected to a handle, while there is a second handle that is used as a plunger. When the potatoes have been steamed and softened, place them inside the basket. Press the handles together so that the plunger goes inside the basket and creates long strands of potatoes from the openings on the bottom of the basket.   Potatoes that have been riced are light, fluffy and have an even texture compared to those that are mashed. The steam from the potatoes evaporates, making the potatoes dryer and able to be formed into whatever shapes you wish.   What Can I Make with a Potato Ricer?       Potato ricers, commonly referred to as potato mashers, can be used for a wide assortment of food tasks.   One of the most known is mashed potatoes. If you want thick, creamy and fluffy potatoes, using the ricer can provide the right texture and flavor. Babies that are not able to fully eat solid foods can benefit from having certain fruits and...