The BEST Potato Mashers for the Job

This kitchen essential has been reengineered for optimal spud-smashing. We tested these updated versions.
Everyday Food

Good in Small Kitchens
If space is an issue or if your masher only gets exercised once a year, try this one, which folds at the base for easy storage. Small holes make make mashing a workout, but the end result is super-smooth.
Potato Flip Masher

Everyday Food

Ideal for Big Batches
This masher, inspired by the design of ski poles, is great when cooking for a crowd: The long handle reaches into big pots and a comfortable grip makes the mashing feel easier.
Everyday Food

Most Versatile

A horizontal grip offers great control, perfect for mashing firmer foods such as boiled carrots, turnips, or other root vegetables. The short handle means this masher is best for small batches; the wide base gets speedy, smooth results.
Smooth Potato Masher

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