First, we want a mill that’s sturdy. As cookbook author and TV chef Alton Brown says, “The mill is, however, a rather complex device. If the construction is cheap the device will be unbearable to use.” Our material of choice for a food mill is a good grade of stainless steel. The Gefu Food Mill is beautifully created in 18/10 stainless.
Second, design is important. Most food mills look similar, but there are significant differences. The first thing we look for is a small metal “arm” on the bottom that sweeps the food off the mill and into your bowl. If you don’t have this, your right hand and spatula have a lot of extra work to do. Then we look at the piece of metal that hangs down over the blade; this is the piece that pushes your food off the blade so that it can fall to the bottom and get crushed by the blade to become the puree you want. If this piece is not close enough to the blade, then your food will be on a carnival ride, sitting on the blade and going round and round, but never getting down to business until you intervene and push it off with a spatula. Gefu has both these features covered very well.
You want a food mill with a good capacity so that you don’t have to keep refilling it, but you don’t want it so big that it’s cumbersome. The Gefu Mill is 8-inches in diameter at the top, 5.5-inches at the bottom, and about 4-inches high. It easily went through 4 pounds of apples to make 2 cups of applesauce in one batch.
And finally, you want the convenience and flexibility of more than one blade so you can choose your texture. This also makes it easier to wash when you’re done. The Gefu Mill has 2 interchangeable blades.
So, in short, the Gefu Mill looks good and works great, it covers all the bases that a surprising number of mills miss, and it’s on special! Now how Cool it that!
- 18/10 Stainless steel
- 2 interchangeable blades
- Sweep arm underneath to scrape off your food from the bottom of the mill
- 8” diameter at top
- 5.5” diameter at bottom
- 5 years Warranty against Manufacturer’s Defects
|WHY IT'S COOL||2 design features that make this more efficient: arm that sweeps the food off the bottom of the mill and blade that moves food into processing area|
|Ships In:||In Stock, order by 2pm Pacific Time, and it will ship Priority Mail the same business day (Limited to stock on hand)|
Ships in: In Stock, order by 2pm Pacific Time, and it will ship Priority Mail the same business day (Limited to stock on hand)