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Cooking glossary

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Potato masher

A hand held tool with holes in a flat base which is used to apply pressure to boiled potatoes to form mashed potatoes. A wide variety of mashers usually metal or plastic are available, with a range of different sized-holes. A potato masher can also be used to mash other cooked foods such as swede, carrots, turnips or parsnips.

Hand held tool with holes in a flat base which is used to apply pressure to boiled potatoes to form mashed potatoes. A wide variety of mashers usually metal or plastic are available, with a range of different sized-holes. A potato masher can also be used to mash other cooked foods such as swede, carrots, turnips or parsnips.