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Old 07-20-2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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Food Mill

I have seen these used quite a bit on Food Network recently and was thinking about getting one. Does anyone have one and do you use it? What do you use it for?


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Old 07-20-2008, 10:43 AM   #2
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I got one last year to grind tomatoes. My tomato plants spit out a surplus of fruit and so I roasted them and grind them up as tomato sauce. Really a nice thing to have around... but can't say that I have used it since then.

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Old 07-20-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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sorry i don't own one. good suggestions will be coming from all that do.

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Old 07-20-2008, 08:42 PM   #4
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I have one and hardly use it anymore. When I had a vegetable garden , I would use it for tomatoes.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:08 AM   #5
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Id like to get one. Ive used them in school and in a restaurant environment. Its good for making really creamy mashed potatoes, pureeing soups or basically fruits or veggies (usually cooked) you want to pulverize into mush. If you use it to puree fruits or veggies it does a good job of seperating the flesh from skin.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:30 AM   #6
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I have my mother's very old one.
When I lived up north, and had a huge garden, I would
mill the tomatoes for sauce to keep the seeds out, and berries.
Now I only use it when I make chicken soup. I make the soup and put some broth and meat in a bowl for the dog, then I mill some of the carrots and celery up and put it in the broth. He won't eat the carrots pieces, but he'll lick the broth up, lickity (ha!) split.

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Old 07-21-2008, 07:41 AM   #7
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I have one and can't remember the last time I used it. It's great for separating pulp from the skin and seeds of things such as tomatoes and apples.

My mother uses hers to make luscious apple sauce every year.

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Old 07-21-2008, 10:10 AM   #8
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Oxo makes a good one. I use it for tomatoes, potatoes (white and sweet) , some folks use it for fruits etc. Can be a very handy tool.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:13 PM   #9
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We use ours almost exclusively for making applesause (trees in the back...) and we picked it up at TRUE VALUE Hardware for like $30-35. We shopped on line and could not believe how expensive they were! I see ours being passed on to future generations. It seems to be well built.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:56 PM   #10
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I wanted one for making baby food, but my kids never liked the very finely mashed stuff..... they wanted chunks!!!!
a fork or a sieve worked just fine.
I still want one, just becasue I have a kitchen gadget addiction, and I have 2-3 recipes that say I need one.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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