- Potato mashers
a potato ricer easy to use and makes better mash . Do not over boil potatos to make mash.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
@Ambrose, I know what you mean have had a couple just bend. I have a potato ricer as above but it’s a bit fiddly. I cannot recall where I bought my “good masher” (might even be IKEA) but it’s definitely thicker at the point where it bends 90 degrees. I then whisk rapidly with a fork
Totally agree with @crankboy, do not over boil the spuds, this just makes them too wet. Warm/hot milk is a good tip too to stop the mash cooling.
Edit: this sort of design may be good, oxo make decent stuff although I don’t have one of thesePosted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
I’ve had this annoyance, final gave up & bought a ricer, but by the time you’ve used it on a pile of spuds, there cold. Yes you can re-warm them, but its not exactly a quick mash…
No idea why I’ve not thought to get one like my brothers, our gran asked with raised eye brows what the hell it was:
found it/a clone for salePosted 4 years agotronMember
Buy an old one from eBay or a car boot. The kind with an oval plate covered in lots of small slots / holes, attached to the handle by two thick wires / rods. Unfortunately these are now mainly on eBay with the words “vintage”, “kitchenalia” and “I saw you coming”.
I don’t think I’ve seen any “modern” potato masher that actually works… Lots of nice looking ones, but very little functionality.Posted 4 years agotechnicallyineptMember
+1 for the OXO masherPosted 4 years ago
Don’t overcook the spuds, outsides need to be soft with a bit of resistance as the fork goes further in. Drain off & leave for a few mins with the lid on. Then butter but just a splash of milk. Then it’s down to brute force.
A whipping kind of action works best.Posted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
When in doubt in the kitchen I turn to Lakeland:
(They’ve got a lovely cafe in Windermere too!)
Edit: Eeek! I’ve just seen the Amazon link above…. looks like I’m being ripped off at Lakeland!Posted 4 years agojamieaMember
Seriously, +10000 for a potato ricer.
Pass them through, put back in the pan with a good dollop of butter, a little milk to loosen, season to taste then bit of a stir and you’re good to go.
We’ve got a plastic jobbie, but it struggles with much more that one chunk of potato, a metal one should see you better.
I have a potato ricer as above but it’s a bit fiddly.
I’ve only found it a faff if it’s left to dry before washing up- the potato yipp seizes it solid! Get it apart and soaking as soon as you’ve used it, washup and put back together ready for next time. Easy!
Cheers,Posted 4 years ago
Buy an old one from eBay or a car boot. The kind with an oval plate covered in lots of small slots / holes, attached to the handle by two thick wires / rods
+1 for old school – did manage to find a reasonable modern equivelent at Debenhams for, like, eight quid, although a quick search of their website shows one on sale for £2.50, but the stupid picture doesn’t show the mashing face of it, so not sure if it’s the same one.
Couldn’t believe how hard it was to find a decent one – most of the modern ones are stupid plastic or a crap flexy design.Posted 4 years agorephlexerMember
all you savages need to get on the ricer tip – 70’s mashers off ebay, jesus wept!
rice em up, fill them empty pan wi water and chuck the ricer in, dishwash it at your leisure and enjoy some funk:
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I’m an open minded guy but lumps are banned at oursPosted 4 years ago
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