Mashing potatoes doesn't have to be a tiring chore in the kitchen. The OXO Good Grips Smooth Potato Masher gets up right along the side of the pan or bowl and requires minimal pressure. The small square sections ensure that if any lumps exist, they will be small. This tool can be used for many more applications than just potatoes. After you have softly cooked vegetables for homemade marinara sauce, use this to still keep the sauce a little chunky for texture but well blended to cover the noodles well. You can also use this for mashing sweet potatoes, blending cream cheese for baking purposes and as a quick mixing tool for items such as pancake or cornbread batter or egg batter for French toast.