Potato ricer: no mashing or bashing, it's smashing
It's no surprise that the potato ricer is a favourite piece of kit for celebrity chefs. Thanks to this handy kitchen gizmo, the days of lumpy mash are well and truly over. No longer will you need to stand over steaming pans of boiled potatoes, mashing away for an age to banish every lump. By forcing potatoes through the small holes of a potato ricer - not much bigger than a grain of rice - you'll ensure you get the fluffiest, smoothest spuds! These ricers are a favourite in European culinary circles, in fact they have become a smash hit! It's famous in Norway for making flatbread lefse, the Germans use potato ricers for their spatzle noodles and, in Italy, it brings home-made passatelli pasta. The addition of a geared ratchet system gives more power to your elbow, making prep so much easier, so you can make lump-free mashed potatoes with little or no effort and in hardly any time at all. Not only does a potato ricer give you scrumptious creamy spuds, it can also puree root veg with ease. Imagine butternut squash or sweet potato mash...and not forgetting good old carrot and turnip! And new mums will find it a boon for pureeing baby food. Simple to use, and easy to clean, this a potato ricer is another 'must have' kitchen utensil.!