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    A potato masher or bean masher is a food preparation utensil used to crush soft food for such dishes as mashed potatoes, apple sauce, or refried beans. Potato mashers are used to mash a variety of foods, but most often potatoes, hence the name. They are normally used in a home kitchen, but also may be used in commercial kitchens. Other common uses include mashing pumpkins and rutabagas for soup, making hummus, chili, baking mix, egg salad, or even purees (depending on the fineness of the ridges).