Product Type: Farringdon gadgets
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Farringdon 3 Disc Potato Ricer
Member Name: lights84
Farringdon 3 Disc Potato Ricer
Advantages: No more lumps in your mash!
Disadvantages: Expensive, can be hard to clean
I bought the Farringdon 3 Disc Potato Ricer from a department store for £25 for my mum for her birthday, because she asked for it. Since I cook at her place frequently I have had ample experience of using it myself. I must admit I am not the world's best chef so I didn't really see why anyone would need this device. What it does is mash cooked vegetables such as boiled carrots or potatoes to make a consistently textured mash. Whenever I make mash at home I use a normal masher and it does tend to be quite lumpy, which doesn't bother me. My mum who is a perfectionist however absolutely raves about this product. I didn't really see why until she made my daughter some purees - ie mashes - using the Potato Ricer. It makes a very smooth consistency that is very difficult to attain with a normal potato masher and a fork. The mash comes out smooth and well textured as opposed to lumpy and unevenly mashed.
After discovering this I have started using the Ricer myself, and it is so much easier on my wrists that I wish I had discovered it years ago. It makes mashing potatoes and other vegetables easy, quick and the end product is better than any other method I have come across. I have also experiment with the different discs that the Ricer comes with to 'fine-tune' the consistency of the mash. I have not noticed a major difference using the three different discs but a mash connoisseur like my mum certainly can. I only ever use one of the discs to do my mashing but I see the others as coming in handy if this one ever breaks.
My mum has had this Potato Ricer for almost 18 months now and it is still going strong. It is easy to use about as easy to clean as a blender, ie best rinsed and washed straight away so you can get into all the nooks and crannies. In fact having used this product for some time now I intend to spend my next dooyoo miles voucher on a Potato Ricer for myself, and I will go with the Farringdon brand because I don't want a cheap imitation product. We eat a lot more mash now as a family as my daughter loves it because it is just like puree, and also she is teething at the moment which makes her reluctant to eat 'hard' foods.
This Potato Ricer gets 5 stars for me, and I now feel that it is an essential item in my kitchen, as much as my blender is in fact.
Summary: As essential to the kitchen as a blender
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