An Easy Way to Squeeze Water Out of Frozen Spinach

November 14, 2013

I used to dread squeezing the water out of thawed frozen spinach. Using a strainer or cheesecloth is awkward and messy. Sometimes I’d do a shabby job and would end up with too much water in whatever I was cooking.

Then I discovered that a potato ricer is the perfect tool for spinach! A 10 ounce box fits perfectly.

Potato ricer with spinach

After a quick squeeze, the spinach is ready to be scooped out with a spoon or spatula.

Potato ricer with spinach

I also like to use my potato ricer when making mashed potatoes. I put cooked potatoes into the ricer, and squeeze them a mixing bowl, then add the rest of the ingredients and mix with a stand or hand mixer. My lovely all-metal ricer was handed down from my grandma.

Potato Ricer

I’m amazed that the price stamp hasn’t washed off after all these years. It makes me laugh every time I use it!

Potato Ricer


  1. I love this tip-had no idea that a potato ricer could accomplish such a hated task-I dislike it, too! I love my potato ricer-but mine was not handed down. I love that you got that from your grandmother!

  2. What a great idea! I usually just wrap the spinach in paper towels but it’s a very messy job that way.

  3. What a great way to strain spinach which is always a pain.

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