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Old 06-20-2007, 11:21 PM   #1
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What's my gadget?

My mom always made potato soup using a sort of hand-operated food processor. It looks like the love child of a saucepan and a colander, provided one of those was fathered by a coffee grinder. It has holes on the bottom, and clips that allow it to sit on top of a bowl. There is a hand grinder that smushes the food through the holes making a smooth, but not completely blended soupy mix.

I love this thing. I've found that my potato soup/other creamy blended things taste very different when I use an electric processor or blender, and I really prefer the hand operated model.

Any idea what this thing is actually called and where I can find one? I tried googling it, but no such luck. I guess "food squisher" is not its name.

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Old 06-20-2007, 11:30 PM   #2
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trebole, the gadget your mother might've used is something called a food mill. Check out this gadget and see if it might be close to what you remember. I use the same thing to puree soups and vegetables.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:37 PM   #3
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Oh, that's it! Thank you so much - ordering one right now.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:41 PM   #4
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Glad I was able to help. Enjoy your new kitchen tool!
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food mills are great
makes great mashed potatoes

but in the restaurant when i need to make 12 gals of tomato sauce from whole tomatoes i will go with an industrial submersion blender thank you
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