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 for baby food.
The difference between this potato ricer and the Deluxe Jumbo Potato Ricer is that the hopper is about 2/3's the size of the jumbo and the sidewalls are not perforated so it doesn't press potatoes quite as fast.
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.