Thread: Potato ricer
#1 Potato ricer12-21-2008, 06:56 PM
My sister was raving about the Martha Stuart potato ricer she got on sale at Macy's. I discovered the reason they marked it down from $24.99 to $7. The thing doesn't work. Perhaps it works if you're willing to take a lot of time to put in a few cubes of potato at a time that have been boiled in anticipation of mashed potatoes.
Last night I had decided to make home made mashed potatoes. I decided to use the new ricer that I just had to get (got the last one at Macy's yesterday and had to wait in line for a long time to check it out).
The thing was awful. It took forever and I only had done one potato. I just got out my old potato masher from my mom and did the whole pot in a few minutes.
The potato ricer is back in the car, waiting to be returned to Macy's.
Maybe I was doing something wrong, but I had peeled them (my sis said it worked better than trying to get the peels tghrough that ricer thing), had the potatoes soft and didn't overcrowd the little cup thing from the ricer.
I guess I just don't have the patience for a ricer. SR did seem to enjoy the taters. There were no leftovers. :D
12-21-2008, 07:10 PM
True, the taters were very good without using some pansy "Ricer".:DMay the FORCE be with you!
12-21-2008, 07:17 PM
first problem, you got a wimpy brand name gourmet ricer....mine is from my mom and is big enough to feed the crew! can throw in five pounds of boiled potatoes in this thing and crunch and you are done :)
mashed potatoes that are riced are way too dry....
ricer works when you are making things like potatoe pancakes, lefse, hashbrown cakes...or thickening a nice potato soup....I smile because I don't know what the heck is going on.
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12-21-2008, 08:43 PM
I think I'll just stick with my mom's old hand masher. SR likes the mashed taters with some lumps and likes some of the skin left on.
I wondered how long it would take with that silly little couple of cup container. I find out. If I found one like Lurky's I'd probably actually use it.
12-22-2008, 12:45 AM
Only elitits use ricers. Real americans get out the mixer and beat the snot out of the potatoes to make them creamy smooth.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
12-22-2008, 02:13 AM
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