“ Brand: Ikea / Product Type: Potato Masher „
I am not a fan of mashed potato I have to admit due to people in the past always making it for me and it having lumps in it! Recently though I bought myself a kitchen utensil set and although it was great to look at and most of the stuff in it was great quality (should have been for the price I paid to be fair!) the potato masher within it was flimsy and totally made of black plastic with little holes in the masher section. Not only was it hard to manage I ended up with some mash with lumps in it which I hate and wouldn't consider to eat and when it came to washing it up it was a nightmare and even though I thought I had really cleaned it I noticed a couple of days later that there was still a bit of mash residue in the holes!
I forgot all about this happening till I was in Ikea with my Mum and happened to simply stumble across this and for just £2.00 I shoved it in my already overflowing trolley. When mum spotted it she said it didn't look like a masher and looked useless but for £2.00 I thought it had to be at least worth a try!
Made of stainless steel this is an absolutely terrific item that I was dubious about I have to admit but its great and I now love to not only use it but I use it to mash potatoes and swede up and have had no lumps since doing so thankfully!
This looks really nice and quite modern in concept. It measures 39cm in length and like I say is made of stainless steal which is quite shiny and of course silver in colour. It has quite a long and thick handle to it and then the masher section is a squiggly line (easy to clean) attached by two strips of stainless steel. it isn't a flimsy item this at all and it looks and feels very well made indeed whilst remaining lightweight and easy to use.
Not only is it easy to use and really is brilliant at mashing with a little help from me but because of the design it it easy to wash up and it is of course dishwasher safe as well.
This is the perfect masher for me and its versatile too and I'm so glad that I bought and now own it as its an item that really has made my life alot easier!
Only available from Ikea stores.
For quite a few years I had a black plastic Judge potato masher, which I didn't have much of a problem with, when it came to mashing potatoes, however, my husband, on occasions when he would mash the potatoes for me at lunch/dinner time, would moan and moan that the plastic masher was useless and that I needed to get a proper metal masher to give a bit of strength when mashing. I didn't really want to go and purpose a brand new expensive metal masher when I found the other to work well enough, but the last time we were in Ikea, I saw this Koncis Potato Masher for £2, and I thought it was definitely worth a go at that price, and would keep hubby happy!
At £2, I really wasn't expecting that much to be honest, and in comparison to my plastic masher, this one seemed to be very long and I thought therefore, it might be a bit cumbersome when it would come to mashing. It is actually almost 40cm in length. This masher is actually made from Stainless Steel so it is a good quality product. There is nothing overly fancy about this masher. It is entirely metal with the handle having a thicker metal handle to help give you more grip.
For those that have a dishwasher, it is useful that this product is dishwasher safe, which is good, because I find all potato mashers hard to wash, and ensure you get all the potato off around the actually mashing head.
My husband was the first to use this masher and he hailed it as fabulous, especially in comparison to the plastic masher. I wasn't sure whether my husband was being a little over dramatic in order to prove to me he was right! However, when I used it myself, I really couldn't believe that I had used a plastic masher for so many years. THere was absolutely no comparison in terms of being able to mash. Even when it came to things like carrots and parsnips it took hardly any effort to mash them using this product, whereas when I look back, it did take much more effort with the plastic masher. So, I had to eat humble pie and admit hubby was right!
To be honest, I can't see how a more expensive metal potato masher would be any better than this £2 one, except that it may 'look' fancier, but who really cares what it looks like when it most likely going into a kitchen drawer when finished with. Once I had started using this masher, I automatically put my plastic one in the bin, and have continued to be impressed every since with this masher and would very much recommend it!
Since me and my other half moved into our first home together five years ago we have gone through six potato masher. I have no idea what he does to them but they always end up bent beyond bending them back. I don't complain as his mash potato is the best, well the best I have ever tasted.
On one of our many visits to Ikea we came across this masher. At £3.99 I thought well if it only lasts a few months it wasn't expensive! Amazingly we have had it for more than a year.
The masher I can only describe as simple. It is made from stainless steel so I guess this is why he has had difficulty in bending it. The handle is nice and thick giving you something to get a good grip on. It is the thickest part on the masher. I like the fact the whole item is stainless steel as it looks clean and would fit any style of kitchen not that it matters to me.
There is a small circle hook at the top of the masher so you could hang it up if you wanted. Ours is just kept in the utensils pot near the cooker.
The shape of the masher is a little unusual. It isn't your standard masher with square holes. At first this took a bit of getting used to as it does sometimes miss bits of potato so you do need to go back over it. The reason I like it like this is it is extremely easy to clean as there is no holes for the potato to get stuck in. The stainless steel comes up like new after use. It hasn't scratched or marked. For those of you lucky enough to have a dishwasher it is dishwasher safe.
The masher is about 38 cm's in length from the head to the hook on the end. My other half finds it is a decent size for him to hold and I don't find it a problem either. You do get good grip on it to mash. As well as potato we do use it to mash other vegetables and it works as well. The masher head is 11 cm's long and at its widest point 7 cm's wide.
So as I have mentioned before this masher will cost you £3.99 and for it to last us for over a year now and doesn't have a mark or scratch to it I have to say Ikea have come up trumps again. It's a great product at a very small cost. We are both very happy with this one.
I'd almost given up on potato mashers, preferring to use my hand blender, when a friend suggested this one, and lent me hers to try out. Next time I was in Ikea I bought my own, and have been using it for about six years now.
So, what's different about this masher? Well, instead of a grid across the bottom, it has one thick wavy metal piece. As a result, it produces the best mash - silky smooth, but not thin as it is when it's been blended.
There are no holes for small lumps to be caught in, and the corners are small enough to reach right to the edge of your pan or bowl. In addition, it is heavy enough to really pound right through your potatoes in one go, although it does require a bit of elbow grease, meaning that there are no lumps left at the bottom of the bowl.
A side effect is that it's really easy to clean - any potato left clinging just rinses off, and there are no fiddly corners. It's dishwasher safe, too.
At £3.99 it's a little more expensive than most mashers, but I would say well worth it.