OXO Food Mill Review 2020 | The Strategist

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I’ve always been a bit of a home cook, but for a time during quarantine, I took a break and relied on takeout. It was a delightful respite, but at some point I got bored and started cooking again — not just to feed myself but to stock up for my next break from the stove. Now that I’m cooking again, of all of my kitchen tools, the one I find myself relying on most heavily is my OXO food mill.

For the uninitiated, a food mill is the antithesis of a modern kitchen marvel. It has no electronic motor or on-board circuitry. There’s no accompanying app, and it’s not Bluetooth compatible. It’s a simple, hand-cranked tool that’s used to mill (or crush) various fruits and vegetables for creating velvety-smooth sauces, soups, preserves, and purées. It’s easy to use, versatile, and nearly perfectly designed. In fact, the food mill — in form and function — remains virtually unchanged from when it was first introduced in the early 1920s.

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