Potatoes, How do you mash yours?

A potato masher is a necessity in most houses, mashed potatoes is such a versatile dish as it can be served with so many other foods, but the potato masher can be a quick purchase which isn’t thought about.  What type of masher do you prefer?  Did you realise there were so many on the market?

Meyer Anolon Advanced Stainless Steel Masher

Meyer Anolon Advanced Stainless Steel Masher

This is the classic potato masher, the pictured one designed by Meyer in a strong 3 ply stainless steel and with a non slip handle.  Click here for more details and to buy

Kitchen Craft Stainless Steel Potato Ricer

Kitchen Craft Stainless Steel Potato Ricer

A potato ricer works much like an oversized garlic press.  You put the potatoes inside and squeeze on the handles producing a consistent mash.  The potato ricer could also be used as a Juice press.  Click here for more information and to buy

OXO Good Grips Smooth Potato Masher

OXO Good Grips Smooth Potato Masher

Many people will feel the OXO Good Grips Potato masher is a step up from the first masher in this article.  It has a comfortable handle and the design allow you to give more leverage making mashing easier for those with weaker hands.  Click for more information and to buy

Spudnik Potato Masher

Spudnik Potato Masher

This potato masher is called the Spudnik!  Rather than mashing up and down it rolls around the bowl.  One Amazon reviewer says “I’ve had expensive stainless steel mashers before and none of them works like this one. You don’t mash up and down, but roll it around the pan – the legs sort of chop up the potatoes. Its quite effortless and after a few minutes you have mashed potatoes – great! its so unusual I leave it out as a talking point”  Click here for more information and to buy

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