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fun, quirky and useful!
Mr Potato Brush
Member Name: europe-chick
Mr Potato Brush
Advantages: cheap, works well, novelty value
Disadvantages: not dishwasher safe
Even though both my sister and I have lived away from home for a number of years now Santa must still think that we live at our parents, as every year he leaves us both a stocking there filled with little stocking fillers. I think that Santa will probably continue to do this, especially as Santa aka mum loves buying and wrapping all the little gifts for us both!
Our stockings from Santa are always filled with a mixture of gifts, some edible, some useful, some girly & pampering, and some fun & quirky. One of the fun & quirky gifts that we both received this year (haha I forgot to mention that our stockings are each filled with the exact same gifts!) was this little 'Mr Potato Brush'. Actually I guess that this falls under both the fun & quirky and useful categories.
My mum reliably informs me that she purchased these from Dunelm Mill, and that they were £1.99 each.
Mr Potato Brush is basically a potato / vegetable brush. He actually looks a lot like the Mr Potato Head toy for toddlers, maybe he was actually modeled on Mr Potato Head! One half of Mr Potato Brush is the brown potato body as such, with his little googly eyes, his cute little smile and and then his green boots or shoes. The back half of Mr Potato Brush is the brush part. The brush part looks just like a nail brush, it's the same size and shape.
I've used him quite a few times already to scrub and clean potatoes and vegetables, the bristles on the brush seem quite tough and sturdy and they work well at cleaning and scrubbing potatoes in particular. They are synthetic bristles, and they seem to be fairly well made as I scrub potatoes quite hard and none of the bristles have splayed or fallen out at all. He's easy and comfortable to hold in the palm of your hand as well whilst your scrubbing and cleaning potatoes or vegetables, it's a bit like holding a rounded nail brush in your hand.
Mr Potato Head is not dishwasher safe, the packaging advises to hand wash him only in warm soapy water. I put everything in the dishwasher, I generally ignore the hand wash only instructions, I find that so long as you just use a 35 degree wash then the items should be fine. I've put Mr Potato Head in the dishwasher just once so far, on a 35 degree wash, and I'm happy to report that he came out just fine. I'm not sure how well he'd stand up to repeated goes in the dishwasher, I suspect that his googly eyes may be the first casualty of the dishwasher and they may fall out with repeated washings. Normally I do just rinse him in warm soapy water, but I will probably end up putting him the dishwasher once a month just to get him totally clean.
Mr Potato Brush is certainly not an essential item for your kitchen by any means, but he's fun and quirky, he's a handy little item to have, he works well and he's cheap. Prior to getting him I actually used to use a washing up brush to scrub my potatoes (obviously one just kept specifically for this purpose!).
Summary: fun, quirky and useful!
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