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  1. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I never owned the previous cookie press but thought with the fact that I can get it half price on the open stock pieces that I may order it. For those who have used the old one do you think it's worth it to get the new one? What exactly is potato ricing?

    One thing I didn't like about the old one was if a customer asked me about it I didn't have any answers for them!
     
    Jul 25, 2009
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  2. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Potato ricing is pressing cooked potatoes through small holes so that they're almost as smooth as whipped potatoes. If your family likes its mashed potatoes with no lumps at all, ricing is the way to go.

    I love the control of the turned handle as apposed to the ratcheted trigger handle. I also like that the disks are metal instead of plastic. I can see this being a hit in my area.
     
    Jul 25, 2009
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  3. Bluiydangl

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    I loved the idea of the old one- but it didn't work all that great. I've had mine for over two years, and it literally pooped out on me after my 1 year warranty expired. bleh. the plunger mechanisim doesn't dispense the correct amount of dough, and I always had to practice with it to get the right amount out with the trigger. AND then the cookies would burn, because inevtiable they were too thin in spots. I NEVER had butterfly or pumpkin shaped cookies work. SO I am very excited about a new design and yes I'm buying it.
     
    Jul 25, 2009
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  4. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    Me too! It looks so much better! We have the old one and it was always a question of "holding your mouth right" to get them to work!
     
    Jul 25, 2009
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  5. Malinda Klein

    Malinda Klein Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I have a customer tonight that has arthritis. She loves the old cookie press and is worried she won't like the new one. She can't twist (like the new one), and is thinking about buying the one we have now. Not sure how to respond or what to recommend... your thoughts?
     
    Jul 25, 2009
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  6. Bluiydangl

    Bluiydangl Member

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    I don't have the new one yet and haven't used it- if she really likes it yep I'd tell her to get another one, you can't be positive it will surface in the outlet!!
     
    Jul 25, 2009
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  7. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Can she squeeze? Many people with arthritic hands can't squeeze the trigger on the current cookie press. I've also found the current press to be a little temperamental. Additionally, some shapes seem to need a squeeze and a half, which makes it even trickier to use. (Can you tell that I'm overjoyed they redesigned it?)
     
    Jul 26, 2009
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  8. Malinda Klein

    Malinda Klein Advanced Member Gold Member

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    She said she can squeeze but has trouble with turning (or twisting). It sounds like in her situation, she may want to buy the old one.

    I told her she can try the new one at the next party, but she's worried she won't like it and will miss out on getting the old one. She owns the old one, but wants a back up - :)
     
    Jul 26, 2009
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  9. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Can she wait till August so she can try your new one? Then if she doesn't like it, she can still order the current one?
     
    Jul 26, 2009
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  10. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    If they're all sold out (which I doubt) then I'd be happy to part with my gently-used one dirt cheap!

    I have fielded complaints about this item, returned one for a customer and haven't much liked mine much either.

    I am not sure about getting one (toying with it b/c if I do need one for a show, anyone who has one is a good 20 miles away) but I would like to know how the other one works.

    Potato ricing sounds like a lot of hassle ... why not just turn on the good old fashioned hand mixer?
     
  11. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Whipped potatoes (made with a mixer) have a different texture than riced potatoes, which are different than mashed potatoes. It just depends on what you like. Many people put their potatoes through a ricer. They're hard to find now, though.
     
    Jul 31, 2009
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