To make perfect mashed potatoes and fine purees, the OXO Good Grips Food Mill is just what your kitchen needs. This is ideal for harder root vegetables such as parsnips, sweet potatoes, yams and white potatoes. It can also be used for milling squashes for soups as well as making chunky sauces, such as a marinara made from scratch, into a smooth consistency. When making homemade soups, such as tomato or squash bisques, this handy tool will provide the perfect texture without having to worry about pouring hot liquid into a blender or food processor. It gives food a silky texture that is ideal for mixing. Perfect mashed potatoes that are lump free will never be an issue again. The grate is extra fine to prevent lumps.