Mashed potatoes may be the epitome of comfort food -- warm, delicious, buttery and evocative of simple dinners with friends and family. Everyone has a their own idea of what makes really delicious mashed potatoes. But most cooks will acknowledge that the secret to really delicious, mashed potatoes is a handheld potato masher. The reason is that whipping (such as with a stand or handheld mixer) releases the starch -- resulting in sticky, gluey potatoes. Simple, yet effective Amco's Potato Masher is an essential item for every kitchen. This masher is sturdy and made of stainless steel. .
If you love mashed potatoes, this all-purpose, 10-inch, 18/8 stainless-steel masher will instill the control needed for perfectly textured potatoes or sweet potatoes, from smooth mashers to lumpy and chunky smashed ones. With an exceptionally wide, 4-3/4-inch serpentine-style wire, Amco's masher is excellent at bashing big potatoes or root vegetables, such as carrots and parsnips. The handle is wider than most for better grip and control, and there's a handy wire loop on the end for hanging alongside your other fine-looking kitchen utensils. And for easy cleanup, it's dishwasher-safe. --Doree Armstrong