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Encyclopedia > Bean masher
A potato masher, with a zig-zag wire crushing head
A potato masher, with a zig-zag wire crushing head
For the hand grenade, see Model 24 grenade.


A potato masher or bean masher is a food preparation utensil used to crush soft food for such dishes as mashed potatoes, apple sauce, or refried beans. Potato Masher Photographed by User:Idiotfromia on April 19, 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Potato Masher Photographed by User:Idiotfromia on April 19, 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Mod. ...


The potato masher consists of an upright or sideways handle connected to a mashing head. The head is most often a large-gauge wire in a rounded zig-zag shape, or a plate with holes or slits. Designs made from a single piece of wood are also known.


"Potato Masher" is also a term used for the hand grenades used by the Germans in World War II, also known as Stick grenades.


 
 

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