Appliances 101: What is a Food Mill?
This classic food prep tool mashes and sieves food at the same time, like a strainer combined with a blender or food processor. The standard food mill is divided into three distinct parts: a work bowl, a bottom plate with holes and a hand crank attached to a metal blade. Once the crank is turned, the blade mashes ingredients and forces them through the small blade holes.
Most food mills you will find are made with a stainless steel or aluminum with a plastic work bowl. However, vintage models are made from a less sturdy tinplate material. Many come with interchangeable plates with different hole sizes, so you can customize your tool for different types of recipes and ingredients.
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