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    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 12th Oct 05, 2:03 PM
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    lump free mash
    • #1
    • 12th Oct 05, 2:03 PM
    lump free mash 12th Oct 05 at 2:03 PM
    How do you get lump free mash. Husband made some last night and it had a few little lumps.

    Lumps in mash make me gag.


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    • elisebutt65
    • By elisebutt65 9th Jul 06, 10:59 PM
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    I hate my masher!!!! So I got a ricer as well

    So much easier to use, even if does get a bit messy sometimes if you put too many spuds in it - lol

    And I add a dash of cream and butter, along with S & P.
  • arnie&caseysma!
    Spend the money on a masher with a strong handle and a grid type mashing surface (not the ones that look like zig-zags etc), my one cost me £6 and is the best one I've had.

    Put some butter and milk in a cup and heat in the micro for 40seconds to soften it up. Drain the tatties when well cooked and pour in milk and butter before mashing hard.

    For extra tasty mash add a teaspoon or two (according to taste) of wholegrain mustard......yum!!!
    • Foggy
    • By Foggy 10th Jul 06, 12:12 AM
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    Peel potatoes and chop to to equal size. Steep in water. Rinse. Bring to boil from fresh cold salted water for 20 mins. Mash with butter and splash of milk, nutmeg if you've got it.
  • jujitsu
    mashed pots
    what kitchen tool do you use to mash your potatoes
    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 23rd Nov 06, 6:32 PM
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    Penelope Penguin
    I don't, but my husband uses a potato masher

    Is there another way? :confused: A potato masher only does one job (in this house anyway) but is indispensible for that job.

    Penny. x
    Sheep, pigs, hens and bees on our Teesdale smallholding
    • skystar
    • By skystar 23rd Nov 06, 6:40 PM
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    I use a potato ricer then finish it with a masher.

    I am a weakling and can't manage with just the masher (my arm gets sore)
    • comping cat
    • By comping cat 23rd Nov 06, 6:42 PM
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    comping cat
    I use a potato ricer too, one of the best things ive bought, lovely mash EVERY time!!!!
    • dannahaz
    • By dannahaz 23rd Nov 06, 6:52 PM
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    I use an electric whisk (not a blender).

    No lumps, lovely.
    • gingin
    • By gingin 23rd Nov 06, 6:58 PM
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    I use a whisk too, or a potato masher for pies.
  • vivw
    potato masher plus marg and milk
    We don't need to do it perfectly - good enough is exactly that GOOD ENOUGH.

  • Bambam
    A potato masher only does one job (in this house anyway) but is indispensible for that job.

    Penny. x
    by Penelope Penguin
    Hi Penny

    My potato masher has a dual purpose. I do my poached eggs the old fashioned way in a saucepan and its perfect for lifting the egg out of the water onto a sheet of kitchen paper

    It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 23rd Nov 06, 8:59 PM
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    I never realised there was another option to a masher! :confused:

    What's a potato ricer?

    Never thought of using the hand whisk before, masher does the job fine.
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    • elisebutt65
    • By elisebutt65 23rd Nov 06, 9:03 PM
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    I use a ricer as well - saves elbow grease
    Noli nothis permittere te terere
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    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 23rd Nov 06, 9:06 PM
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    Thanks for the piccie of a ricer.

    I never realised using a masher was such an effort. Maybe I'm just young and fit.

    Honestly though, maybe because I only cook spuds for two or three people at a time, it never seems hard. :confused:
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  • jujitsu
    thanks for all your replies (thanks button not working) I asked the question because i have always used a hand mixer .but they keep breaking so i thought i would find another method. I have been looking at the masher on lakeland has anybody tried this one?
    • Becles
    • By Becles 23rd Nov 06, 9:36 PM
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    potato masher only does one job (in this house anyway) but is indispensible for that job.
    by Penelope Penguin
    I also use mine for pressing down the biscuit base when making a cheesecake!
    Here I go again on my own....
  • mummyof3
    I remember years ago when I was on a Y.T.S placement (rememeber them? ) :rolleyes2 I worked in a kitchen and they used a big mixing machine for mashing potaotes. A bit like a Kenwood Chef. And my brother - in- law who used to be a chef always used an electric whisk for his mash, so I have too. It makes lovely smooth mashed potatoes x
  • nickyc
    Potato ricer everytime.......which I also use when making egg sandwiches (don't like the egg lumpy)
    • Jem8472
    • By Jem8472 24th Nov 06, 12:57 AM
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    I use a normal potato masher. I dont like whisked potatos. My grandma still uses a fork to do it. I once tried using just a fork and my arm nearly fell off lol

    Married 9th May 2009
    • CCStar
    • By CCStar 24th Nov 06, 1:20 AM
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    A masher
    An average day in my life
    I am no expert in property but have lived in many types of homes, in many locations and can only talk from experience.
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