Perfect for making a fresh homemade spaghetti sauce, barbecue sauce, or tomato soup recipe, applesauce, creamed soups, mashed potatoes or yams, carrot or parsnip puree, filling for pumpkin pie, homemade baby food, jams, jellies, and so much more. Easy to use. Simply set the Food Mill over a large bowl, place food into the Mill s basket, and turn the large crank handle clockwise to force food through the disc and directly into the bowl. Turn handle counterclockwise to reposition larger pieces, then clockwise again to continue processing. Use a spatula to push foods down from the sides of the Mill s basket and to remove processed food from underneath the disc. For best results, firmer foods must be blanched or boiled to soften them before processing. Made from 18/8 stainless steel, HIC s Food Mill is sturdy and durable. It will never rust or transfer flavors or odors between uses. Disassembles and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. Includes Food Mill with handle assembly, 4 perforated discs (from coarse to extra-fine), and complete assembly and use instructions.