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Potato masher or ricer?

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PhoenixJasmine Tue 14-Feb-17 05:37:49

Riveting question I know!

Insomnia means I've been up since 2am and making use of the time I've been doing various organising projects and have kondo'd my utensils drawer. Doesn't everyone at this time in the morning? Anyway. My potato masher Does Not Bring Me Joy. It doesn't quite fit in the drawer properly which upsets me. I don't like how it feels when I use it. Anyway - it is going to be evicted!

I'd like to replace it with something joyful, probably shiny stainless steel. The question is - a curvy masher, or a ricer? We like smooth creamy mash and will probably make it at least weekly in winter. I don't think I've used my masher for anything else, perhaps mashed carrot & swede which is chunkier, but probably easier to do with a fork or pulse in the magimix.

MN verdict please!

BitchyInnerMonologue Tue 14-Feb-17 05:46:11

Ricer. Makes epic mash; creamy and lump free.

Hard root veg mash... also works if it's soft cooked.

Lakeland have some lovely ones in at the moment.

Not enabling at all

SwearyGodmother Tue 14-Feb-17 05:50:28

Agree with Bitchy - get a ricer! It's effortless and makes the nicest mash, and you only need put the potatoes through once rather than the repeated bashing with a masher. It's not so good for stress relief, but the trade off is worth it in my eyes.

Silverjellybean71 Tue 14-Feb-17 05:52:06

I have both. Ricer for potato topped dishes, but the good grips (best ever) masher for everything else - it's brilliant. Can't believe I'm answering this at this time in the morning lol

wowfudge Tue 14-Feb-17 07:15:16

I use my electric hand whisk for mash. I haven't used a masher for years. I do have a ricer, but find it a faff.

wowfudge Tue 14-Feb-17 07:15:26

I use my electric hand whisk for mash. I haven't used a masher for years. I do have a ricer, but find it a faff.

SecondsLeft Tue 14-Feb-17 08:10:56

After. Amumsnet thread I bought a ricer - never use it, too much faff.

Davros Tue 14-Feb-17 12:47:03

Mouli, it's the best

rabbit123 Tue 14-Feb-17 17:47:17

Masher! And make sure you get the right spuds for mash. Lumpy mash either means you've not mashed enough or you're using the wrong spuds. Sloppy mash means over cooked spuds, too much liquid or again, wrong spuds.

FrancisCrawford Tue 14-Feb-17 17:53:39

Another one who uses an electruc whisk.

Was converted by Delia back in the 90s.

Perfect mash every time.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 14-Feb-17 18:01:12

Ricer. I ❤️ mine.

PolterGoose Thu 16-Feb-17 08:58:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

empirerecordsrocked Thu 16-Feb-17 08:59:38

Ricer. I normally buy ready made though - life is too short for mashing potatoes.

RaeofSun Thu 16-Feb-17 09:01:47

Ricer definitely for me

bec3105 Thu 16-Feb-17 09:09:36

Electric hand whisk here too

Rosehips Thu 16-Feb-17 15:12:05

Anyone tried the Lakeland mashing thing?

JammieDodgem Thu 16-Feb-17 15:14:32

Electric hand whisk??!! What's this? How does that work? shock

FrancisCrawford Thu 16-Feb-17 18:48:48

Drain spuds, chuck in butter and bit of milk. Dunk beaters on the spuds to break up a bit.
Put electric handwhisk on low, chuck in more milk if needed and increase speed.

Takes about a minute.

WhoKn0wsWhereTheTimeG0es Thu 16-Feb-17 18:51:14

Masher (Good Grips). Ricer takes ages, is messy and the mash goes cold.

As for Delia and her whisk method, that makes the worst mash I've tasted since school dinners, more like a puree than a mash, horrible.

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