I've always wanted a potato ricer after watching some of my favorite Food Network chefs use them on tv. Yet, I never make potato dishes enough that I would actually buy a product specifically for it. I did decide to splurge though and purchased the OXO Good Grips Potato Ricer. I love the Good Grips line and this is probably my favorite kitchen gadget out of all of them. The product itself is made of stainless steel and a real heavy-duty product. It does have the signature grip on the handle part of the product. This product is so easy to use and it is also so fun to use! Think of this product as a giant garlic press. Put the potato in and push it through to get uniform strands of potato for perfectly fluffy mashed potatoes or potato pancakes. I love cooking in the kitchen with my niece and she always has such a fun time using this product. Its a great way for kids to interact with food in the kitchen!