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Potato masher 31 64.58%
Potato ricer 9 18.75%
Mixer 12 25.00%
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:38 PM   #1
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Question When making mashed potatoes what do you use and why?

Please explain.

Personally, I prefer mixer, I'll use potato masher if need to be, but I would never use potato ricer, and in my opinion, you do not get the right Consistency if you do. It doesn't taste like mashed potato, it doesn't feel like mash potato, it is just not right.
What do you think?

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Old 05-25-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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Mostly a masher sometimes a ricer. IMO a mixer is too much trouble and I don't care for "fluffy" potatoes.
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:57 PM   #3
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A mixer will never give you a smooth, silky mashed potato. Chunky mashed potatoes are fine for some restaurants but if you serve mashed potatoes with chunks at a fine dining restaurant you'll get reamed.
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:01 PM   #4
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A mixer will never give you a smooth, silky mashed potato..
I ususally use hand mixer, and in fact it does make the silkiest, smothiest mashed potato ever. There is no way you can do the same thing with plane masher and definitely not with ricer.
restaurant is whole diferent game as they make way more potatoes than one does at home.

p.s. i hate chunks in mas potato, i have walked out from more than one restaraunt because of that.
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:05 PM   #5
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I ususally use hand mixer, and in fact it does make the silkiest, smothiest mashed potato ever. There is no way you can do the same thing with plane masher and definitely not with ricer.
restaurant is whole diferent game as they make way more potatoes than one does at home.

p.s. i hate chunks in mas potato, i have walked out from more than one restaraunt because of that.
Ah, you use a hand mixer. I was thinking that you use a stand mixer. You should actually adjust your poll then because I think most people use stand mixers rather than hand mixers to make homemade mash.
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:08 PM   #6
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I hate completely smooth mashed potatoes. Reminds me of "Potato Buds." I need a few small chunks.
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:25 PM   #7
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How do I adjust the poll?
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:49 PM   #8
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I hate completely smooth mashed potatoes. Reminds me of "Potato Buds." I need a few small chunks.
I agree, Jenny. I like a few small chunks, but I don't like "silky" mashed potatoes drenched with butter. Just me though.
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How do I adjust the poll?
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I use a masher. I really don't like mashed potatoes unless they are filled with chopped onions and garlic.
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