Mashing, Grating, Grinding & Mixing Tools
chinois Notes: This fits on top of a deep container and mashes food that pressed through it.
eggbeater Substitutes: Beat mixture vigorously with a fork OR shake mixture in a sealed jar
grater ice pick
mallet Substitutes: rolling pin OR hammer meat grinder
mortar and pestle Substitutes: coffee grinder OR crush with a rolling pin
peppermill Substitutes: mortar and pestle OR coffee grinder potato masher
salt mill Notes: Trendy cooks fill this gadget with expensive sea salt crystals so that they season their food with freshly ground salt. It's not clear why they do this, since salt is an inorganic mineral and, unlike pepper and other spices, doesn't become stale once ground. Substitutes: mortar and pestle OR place salt in a plastic bag, seal, then crush the salt with a rolling pin.
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