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Food mill rookie in need of help

King B | Jul 14, 200511:48 AM

So I finally got around to using the food mill we received as a wedding present last night...looking to puree some pasta sauce. I am pretty sure I totally screwed it up, since what came out was only the thinnest of liquid, leaving most everything in the basket. Using the largest disc, I locked the blade in place and did the requisite turning, but I don't think there was enough downward pressure to push the rest through. After three tries, I gave in and used a food processor.

I want to start using the food mill for sauces, soups, spaetzle and baby food, but after last night it seems I don't know how to properly use it. Is there a special (or basic) technique that I'm missing?

Thanks for any help.

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