"This potato ricer has taken my mashed potato and gnocchi game to the next level."

By Katie Macdonald
Updated November 18, 2019
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While everyone sings the praises of a perfectly-cooked, golden turkey, the Thanksgiving meal wouldn’t be complete without a gigantic bowl of creamy, buttery mashed potatoes. And the secret to getting the fluffiest, smoothest spuds? A potato ricer.

While it’s tempting to use a blender or food processor as a mashed potato shortcut, those machines overprocess potatoes’ starches, causing the mixture to become gluey. A potato ricer, on the other hand, keeps the starch structure intact, giving potatoes that beloved fluffy, silky-smooth texture. (Just make sure to put the potatoes through the ricer while they’re hot!)

And when it comes to dependable potato ricers that are easy to hold and clean, Amazon shoppers swear by this version from PriorityChef—and it’s 54 percent off right now.

Priority Chef Potato Ricer and Masher
Credit: amazon.com

To buy: $23 (originally $50); amazon.com.

Made of rust-resistant stainless steel, the tool features nonslip, silicone-cushioned handles for comfortable gripping, as well as a pot rest for easy potato loading. Plus, the ricer is dishwasher-safe, meaning it’s a breeze to clean after the Turkey Day chaos subsides.

More than 500 Amazon shoppers who have ordered and tested the tool raved about its durable, easy-to-use design, saying it makes the smoothest, fluffiest mashed potatoes.

“This potato ricer has taken my mashed potato and gnocchi game to the next level,” a reviewer said. “Literally no lumps!”

Another added, “This is a wonderful ricer, and I've owned others before it. It is heavy duty and looks, feels, and works like a quality tool. The ‘hopper’ holds more food than previous ricers I have owned, but of course the more you put in it the harder it is to press the plunger. Therefore I quickly got a feel with just how much food I am comfortable with pressing. The action of the plunger is smooth and straight and only a small amount of food gets squeezed up around the top of the plunger. Much better than other ricers.”

What’s more, many reviewers said the PriorityChef Potato Ricer was a life-saver during the holidays.

“The PriorityChef potato ricer did the job this past Thanksgiving,” wrote a reviewer. “Mashed up a whole giant pot of boiled Yukon gold potatoes. With any ricer, it still takes some muscle to rice potatoes, but this one was sturdier and easier to use than my previous one.”

The gadget typically retails for $50, but right now you can snag your own for just $23. Between holiday entertaining on the horizon and this jaw-dropping 54 percent percent discount, there are plenty of reasons to pick up a PriorityChef Potato Ricer ASAP.