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Top 10 Food Mills 2018

Cook dinner up creamy sauces, soups, and purees with those versatile meals mills. A compact and handy addition to any kitchen, they make a light workout of infant meals, hummus, sp?Tzle, or salsa and can replace mashers and ricers. They’ll additionally separate vegetable or fruit skins and seeds so you can try canning jams or jellies at home.

OXO Good Grips Food MillGranite Ware Stainless Steel Deluxe Food MillRösle 16251 Food Mill/PassetoutStainless Steel Food Mill FLOTTE LOTTE by GEFURSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Food MillWINWARE Stainless Steel Vegetable MillAlisa Home Foley Food MillRSVP Classic Rotary Food MillCuisipro Deluxe Food MillKuchenprofi Professional Stainless Steel Vegetable Mill

The Surprisingly Versatile Food Mill


Before there was the food processor or the immersion blender -- before anyone anywhere had heard the names Cuisinart or Vitamix -- there was the food mill. This basic but useful tool has been at work in kitchens for generations, and shows no sign of waning in popularity any time soon. Before we discuss the food mill itself, let's take a moment to look at the etymology of its name. The word "mill" simply refers to a device that breaks one material down into smaller bits. A windmill traditionally ground grain down into flour, for example, and a cider mill crushes apples to extract their juice.

A food mill is no different than any other mill at the basic level: it uses force and a pairing of hard surfaces to crush foods into an altered state. A human hand is the provider of force in this case, as opposed to the wind or the flow of a stream. And a good food mill does more than simply pulverize foods; it can also play an important role in separating the wanted components of a food from the material you'd like to leave out of the recipe you're preparing. That's the primary reason why a food mill, despite being an ostensibly outdated technology, is in fact often a much better choice than a blender or food processor: food mills make it easy to separate things like seeds from the tomato or skins from the potato. Especially when you choose a food mill with a variety of different plates that can be affixed to the bottom, you can reliably control what parts of what food are smoothly processed into your recipe and which are kept separate and discarded.

Food mills also offer much more control than a chef could ever achieve with a powered device. When your own hands are providing the energy for the milling process, you can stop turning the second you have produced the amount and consistency of food you intended to create. Likewise, you can continually add ingredients to a food mill without the risk of ingredients splattering about as they tend to with an open blender.

Food mills can be used to make everything from smooth pasta sauces to silky soups to tasty dessert purees and more. Chefs often find that the more they use a food mill, the less they rely on multiple other devices and the more adventurous their cooking becomes.

Using Your Food Mill Day To Day


If you think about some of the regular foods you eat in the course of a typical week, you will realize how many of them you could either make yourself, or at least make in another way: by using a food mill. One of the best uses of a food mill is to make delectable marinara sauce. A food mill can deftly remove the seeds and skin of a cooked tomato, while pureeing its pulp into a smooth consistency with just enough of a rustic profile to stand out above jar sauce.

To make an amazing pasta sauce, simply chop a number of fresh tomatoes and simmer them in a pan with olive oil, garlic, and your favorite herbs and spices, such as basil or parsley. Once the vegetables have cooked down to an appropriate softness, run them through your food mill into a waiting saucepan for a bit more simmering.

The same slightly irregular consistency of milled sauce will make amazing soups. A potato leek soup, for example, veritably begs to be made with a food mill instead of a food processor. Cooked potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and other root vegetables will have their skins deftly removed and their "meat" passed on through your food mill, saving you time usually spent painstakingly peeling foods and leaving you with a meal to remember.

Specialty Uses For Your Foodmill


One of the best uses for food mill is the preparation of homemade baby foods. A food mill allows you unparalleled control over the process of making food for an infant: you can control everything from consistency to portion with ease, thereby creating unique blends of foods tailored specifically for your child (or the youngsters in your care). This can not only help you nourish a baby while also developing their palate, but can also end up saving you plenty of cash over time.

Homemade baby food is almost always more expensive than store-bought foods (at least those of any decent quality), and a decent food mill will cost much less than a dedicated baby food maker. Simply steam, boil, or otherwise cook the foods to be pureed, then pass them through your food mill for a meal your young one will love.

Food mills are also great choices for making special dips. A food mill can be used to create hummus of a consistency you will find irresistible: hummus made with these tools is free of lumps but not so smooth as to seem a thick liquid. Guacamole made in a food mill is also easy and delicious, though purists may insist on it being made with an mortar and pestle.

Finally, don't overlook the food mill for making the most of ripe fruits. Many people use food mills to make applesauce, but they can also be used to make amazing fruit preserves using blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and more. The food mill will remove the unwanted seeds and skins of a fruit, leaving you with smooth pulp and delicious juice.


#10.Kuchenprofi Professional Stainless Steel Vegetable Mill


Founded in Solingen Germany by Artur Schmitz in 1923, the story of Kuchenprofi is one of diligence, innovation, and refinement. Early on, Kuchenprofi realized the need for affordable functional tools that make the kitchen more efficient and more enjoyable. The name of Kuchenprofi reflects strength, quality, and functionality demanded by chefs around the world. Kuchenprofi made for professionals, now available to anyone passionate about cooking.


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#9.Cuisipro Deluxe Food Mill


With a simple turn of the ergonomic, non-slip handle this durable stainless steel food mill purees a wide variety of fruit and vegetables while straining out skins, seeds, and pulp. Instead of manually scraping the underside of the mill, the innovative scraper automatically scrapes as you turn. This increases efficiency by allowing a smoother, more continuous flow of food. The deluxe food mill also sits high in your pot or bowl keeping the mill out of the food. Comes with 3 different size straining disks; 2mm, 3mm; 4mm. Comes apart for easy cleaning.


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#8.RSVP Classic Rotary Food Mill with Stainless Steel Interchangeable Disks (VEG-3)


Rated a best buy in cook's illustrated! three interchangeable stainless steel disks (fine, medium, and coarse) fit in the sturdy, hygienic plastic bowl. The long, comfortable handle and extended pot rest hold the mill steady when in use. Fits over a 6-1/4" to 10-1/4" Dia. Bowl or pot. Dishwasher safe on the top rack. Recipe and instructions included.


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#7.Alisa Home Foley Food Mill with Vegetable Peeler - Large Manual Mill for Making Puree or Soups of Vegetables, Tomatoes, Applesauce - Stainless Steel Blades, BPA Free, Dishwasher Safe


I purchased another fancy-looking, high-priced food mill. That mill had a black rubber washer at the end of the handle where it meets the disc. During the second use of the mill, a black substance oozed into my applesauce ruining that batch. I attributed this to the hot cooked apples coming in contact with the black washer causing the rubber to soften and leach. I was not a happy camper and quickly returned it.


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#6.WINWARE Stainless Steel Vegetable Mill, 2 Quart -- 1 set.


Use to strain or puree fruits and vegetables. By placing cooked fruits or vegetables in the mill and turning the crank, the semi-circular blade oversweeps, compresses and scrapes the food. The bar that straddles the container applies constant pressure against the cutting plate and crushes the food while retaining seeds, skin, and fibers. Vegetable Mill, Stainless Steel. Good quality product.


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#5.RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Food Mill


Make delicious tomato sauce, applesauce, baby food, and even riced potatoes with this fabulous food mill. Constructed of nonreactive and hygienic 18/10 stainless steel with 3 interchangeable stainless steel disks for fine, medium, or coarse pureeing. The long, comfortable strong wooden handle and pot rests hold the mill steady when in use. Use this pot to make fruit jellies, sauces, berry fruit juices, baby food, vegetable purees for soups and sauces, applesauce, cranberry sauce, or riced potatoes - just to name a few. The uses are endless. This food mill would truly make a great addition to any kitchen or a wonderful gift for that special cook. 8"D x 5.5"H - Handle is 7.5"L


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#4.Stainless Steel Food Mill FLOTTE LOTTE by GEFU


Two unique features make this food mill the best of the market: 1) Vertical plate stops food from moving to make purees easier and faster; 2) Pulp scraper eliminates the build-up of pulp and the need to scrape the bottom of the food mill while making purees. Great for removing tiny seeds, skins, fiber and cores from almost any fruit or vegetable. Use for homemade sauces, compotes, jams, soups, and natural baby foods.


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#3.Rösle 16251 Food Mill/Passetout with 2 Disks


New from Rosle, the Food Mill is redesigned with a sturdy stainless steel construction and designed to meet the demands required by milling and processing. The mill rests on 3 points to guarantee stable positioning. It comes with 2 disks of 0.1cm/.04 in and 0.3cm/0.1in.


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#2.Granite Ware Stainless Steel Deluxe Food Mill, 2-Quart


No more peeling and seeding! No need to remove the skins, the food mill does all the work for you by separating skins and seeds while removing pulp in one easy step. Fits directly over mixing bowls or stock pots, its two end clips and handle creates a stable base for milling and processing. Pureeing tomatoes, grinding apple sauce and mashing potatoes have never been easier.


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#1.OXO Good Grips Food Mill


Great for preparing everything from fluffy mashed potatoes and tomato sauce to veggie soups and homemade baby food, the OXO Good Grips Food Mill is our tried-and-true secret to transforming chunky foods into perfect purees and sauces. The stain-resistant, stainless steel interior is great for hot and cold foods, and the mill comes with three grinding discs so you can control your texture: fine, medium or course. Designed with your ease and comfort in mind, this versatile tool is easy to use, easy to store and dishwasher safe, so it’s also easy to clean.


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