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Plover, Wisconsin: World's Largest Potato Masher

Metal potato masher stands upright, 39 feet high. Weighs three tons.

Food + Farm Exploration Center

Address:
3400 Innovation Dr, Plover, WI
Directions:
I-39 exit 151. Turn west onto US-51 BUS. Drive three-quarters of a mile. Turn right (no stoplight) onto Hoover Ave. Drive a half-mile. The potato masher will be on the right, on the grounds of the Food + Farm Exploration Center.
Hours:
Tu-W 9-5, Th 9-7, F 9-5, Sa 9-4, Su 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
715-303-3276
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Potato Masher.

Giant Potato Masher

The giant potato masher stands next to the Plover children's museum.

[Robert Ottlinger, 04/09/2024]

Built in 2023, the metal Masher weighs three tons and is nearly 40 feet high. Makes for a questionable refuge in a lightning storm.

World's Largest Potato Masher.

World's Largest Potato Masher

Nearly 39 foot tall, the Potato Masher stands at the Food + Farm Exploration Center.

[Wendy Vaughan, 07/13/2023]

Considered the oldest food prep utensil, vegetable mashers were first used in wooden form by the ancient Egyptians. The potato emerged from Peru, brought to Europe and cultivated for taste. The mashing breakthrough is believed to have occurred in 1771. This more modern metal masher, scaled down for human chefs, is still in use.


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