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I'm probably posting this in the wrong spot. But, Hey! I want to chat about pureeing pumpkin.
Every year these last few years I have cooked pumpkin and then puree'd it in a 2-cup chopper for cooking with later. It was kinda slow, but it worked.

Now that has started making horrible squeak/squealing noises. I switched to a blender I found way, way, way, way deep in the cabinets. It's even slower, but it's not squealing.

How the heck does anybody else puree cooked pumpkin??
 

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I have a cheap food processor.

You can also mash the cooked chunks, just like you would potatoes.

Have you tried oiling your chopper? Regular 3-in-1 on the mechanical parts, veg oil on anything that touches food.
 

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I puree mine with an immersion blender ,or food processor.
 

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I have a cheap food processor.

You can also mash the cooked chunks, just like you would potatoes.

Have you tried oiling your chopper? Regular 3-in-1 on the mechanical parts, veg oil on anything that touches food.
Good idea. I should get myself a food processor. I was at a few resale shops over the weekend, but I don't recall seeing any. I guess I'll have to widen my search.

I tried to open the bottom to see if I could oil it, but it's not working. I'm afraid I'll break it if I force it open. I think I'll wait 'til DH gets home. He may have better luck.

I puree mine with an immersion blender ,or food processor.
I used to have an immersion blender that I got at some garage sale. But I never used it, so I got rid of it. :shrug2:
 

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I bake my pumpkin until done then scoop out the filling. its pretty soft at that point and I just break it up with a fork.

If i had to I would either use a food mill or a food processor.

Also, the kind of pumpkin matters as well. jack-o-latern pumpkins arn't really good for pies as they are stringy and have a bitter after taste.
 
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