Food Processor: Food processors will technically puree your ingredients, rather than mash. However, you can achieve a very similar result to hand mashing a variety of ingredients like potatoes, avocados, roasted eggplant and more. If you prefer a more rustic, lumpy consistency, use your pulse function to keep a close eye on your progress.
Stand Mixer: Use a flat beater to effortlessly mash potatoes and other ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer. A stand mixer can be the ideal tool to help you finish off a range of recipes that require mashing while mixing in other ingredients. Add avocados to the bowl along with chopped cilantro, garlic, peppers and onions for mashed guacamole bursting with fresh flavors.