ric·​er ˈrī-sər How to pronounce ricer (audio)
: a kitchen utensil in which soft foods are pressed through a perforated container to produce strings

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Place a ricer or food mill over another pot and pass the potatoes through it. Mackensy Lunsford, USA TODAY, 19 Nov. 2022 Some prefer the more rustic texture achieved by a potato masher or a good old fashioned fork, while others seek a velvety consistency with a food mill or ricer. Sam Stone, Bon Appétit, 26 Oct. 2022 Immediately put the potatoes through a Mouli grater (food mill) or potato ricer onto a clean work counter. Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 21 Oct. 2022 While not strictly necessary, a ricer will give you the creamiest, silkiest mashed potatoes of your life. Megan Wahn, Bon Appétit, 13 July 2022 Pass the warm potatoes through a ricer or food mill into a large bowl (do not use the coarse side of a box grater, as the texture will be too coarse). Caroline Hatchett, Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2022 Working over a bowl, pass warm potatoes through a ricer or grate on medium holes of a box grater. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 27 Apr. 2022 Pass them through the ricer into a large bowl, then add the butter. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2022 Drain and pass through a ricer or mash with a potato masher. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ricer was in 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Ricer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ricer. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition



ric·​er ˈrī-sər How to pronounce ricer (audio)
: a kitchen utensil in which soft foods (as boiled potatoes) are pressed through a strainer
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