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Food Mills Buying Guide

A food mill is a kitchen tool designed to mash and sieve foods to a desired consistency, as determined by the size of the disc insert being used.

Components of a Typical Food Mill

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Other Models

Continuous feed food mills are perfect for users who require more output than with a traditional, manual food mill, yet not quite as much as with a motorized model. They are ideal for pureeing large quantities of tomatoes for tomato-based sauces.

Disc Buying Guidelines

In general, choose the disc size based on:
  1. The seed size or
  2. How fine you want the end results
Basket Sieve Size: Best For:
Notes:
5/32" – 4 mm Stringy vegetables
1/8" - 3 mm General Mashing Tomato seeds may pass through
5/64" - 2 mm Mashed potatoes and other vegetables Tomato seeds will not pass through
3/32" - 2 mm Mashed potatoes and other vegetables Tomato seeds will not pass through
1/16" - 1.5 mm
  • Fine purees
  • Tomato sauce
  • Soups
  • Fruit purees
1/32" - 1 mm
  • Berry syrups
  • Syrups
  • Fruit juices

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