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Pampered Chef: UK Consultant asks-The Potato Ricer - what's your honest opinion on its performance?

  1. Belinda Wood

    Belinda Wood Novice Member Gold Member

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    The redesigned cookie press has only just launched with us in the UK and everyone is very excited about the inclusion of the potato ricer disk as a potato ricer has been a product our UK customers have been requesting for years! However, I'd love your honest feedback on this product ladies and gents please!
    Many thanks in advance!
     
    Jan 8, 2010
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  2. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    Re: UK Consultant asks-The Potato Ricer - what's your honest opinion on its performan

    If you have a lot of potatoes to do it can take a few times to fill it up. Otherwise it worked fine for me.
     
    Jan 8, 2010
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  3. Belinda Wood

    Belinda Wood Novice Member Gold Member

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    Re: UK Consultant asks-The Potato Ricer - what's your honest opinion on its performan

    Thanks for your reply. Do you find the potatoes go cold too quickly though?
     
    Jan 8, 2010
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  4. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Re: UK Consultant asks-The Potato Ricer - what's your honest opinion on its performan

    I love it. It held more than I thought it would, though I still needed to fill it a couple of times. Really easy to use and clean, though. And, no, the potatoes don't go cold too quickly. Of course, I add warmed milk to mine instead of cold.
     
    Jan 8, 2010
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  5. Belinda Wood

    Belinda Wood Novice Member Gold Member

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    Re: UK Consultant asks-The Potato Ricer - what's your honest opinion on its performan

    Thank you so much Rae!
     
    Jan 8, 2010
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  6. Dina Atnip

    Dina Atnip Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Re: UK Consultant asks-The Potato Ricer - what's your honest opinion on its performan

    I warm the butter and milk that goes in the potatoes and keep them in a bowl on warm in the oven they are yumo.
     
    Jan 8, 2010
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  7. Belinda Wood

    Belinda Wood Novice Member Gold Member

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    Re: UK Consultant asks-The Potato Ricer - what's your honest opinion on its performan

    Thank you all! Mine should arrive this week! I look forward to testing it out!
     
    Jan 11, 2010
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  8. pamscookingshows

    pamscookingshows Novice Member

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    Re: UK Consultant asks-The Potato Ricer - what's your honest opinion on its performan

    I used mine to rice potatoes for the first time Saturday and they were wonderful. I also heated the milk and butter like the video online shows.:chef:
     
  9. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    Re: UK Consultant asks-The Potato Ricer - what's your honest opinion on its performan

    Stupid question alert, but what is the benefit of ricing potatoes? I don't get it.
     
    Jan 11, 2010
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  10. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Re: UK Consultant asks-The Potato Ricer - what's your honest opinion on its performan

    Generally they're smoother than mashed and less trouble than whipped.
     
    Jan 11, 2010
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  11. chefmoseley

    chefmoseley Member Gold Member

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    Re: UK Consultant asks-The Potato Ricer - what's your honest opinion on its performan

    In our home we only need one large potato to make enough mashed tatters for dinner (my hubby, myself, 2 daughter 5yrs and 3yrs and a new baby boy who is not a potato eater yet). I do not have a hand mixer and am not about to use my 5qt kitchen aid to whip a potato. When you use a for or the mix n chop to mash the potato it is ok but lumpy. Using the potato ricer I get smooth potato with just a swirl or a fork/spatula/spoon to blend the riced potato :) I really like the ricer especially b/c it is not a ratchet style(our old one and other companies' ricers) one that many people have gotten injured from...
     
    Jan 11, 2010
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  12. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Re: UK Consultant asks-The Potato Ricer - what's your honest opinion on its performan

    How big are your potatoes, chefmoseley? The Furry Guy can eat 2 of them mashed at one meal.
     
    Jan 12, 2010
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  13. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    Re: UK Consultant asks-The Potato Ricer - what's your honest opinion on its performan

    I would not live without my hand mixer ... I use it for everything. I simply can't wrap my brain around fitting all those potatoes in my cookie press. I just strain my taters, take out the hand mixer, whip and go!
     
  14. cookingwithdot

    cookingwithdot Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Re: UK Consultant asks-The Potato Ricer - what's your honest opinion on its performan

    ChefSteph - LOL! I was thinking the SAME thing! When I got my cookie press, I thought "what the?" Never heard of ricing potatoes in my life!
     
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