Just think, no more hours bent over a sink peeling potatoes. Plus you get nicer, smoother mashed potatoes--never gummy.
A potato ricer creates a smooth, consistent texture for mashed potatoes and other fruits and vegetables. It's faster than a masher and makes consistent, fluffy potatoes. It's also great for preparing purees--puree peaches and leave the skins behind in the hopper, for canning--it makes great applesauce and baby food.
Potato ricers incorporate air into your boiled potatoes, making them light and fluffy. There is no chance for lumpy potatoes. Try it also with sweet potatoes, pears or carrots, gnocchi and spaetzle. Use to squeeze excess water from sliced or grated potatoes for crisper chips or hash browns.
A potato ricer has two great advantages: It makes better potatoes and you don't have to peel your potatoes before mashing. A ricer is designed to mash your potatoes and leave the skins behind.