A Handy Gadget

I've recently bought a potato ricer and find it so useful, I want to share my excitement ( sad I know!)

My husband has to have all meat liquidised and vegetables mashed. Mashing potatoes is ok other veg aren't always so easy. The creamer makes the potatoes so light and fluffy but it is even better with parsnips and carrots as any stringy tougher areas are left in the ricer and only very smooth veg come out. I hold the gadget over the plate, sending the different veg through separately and then pour on the gravy or sauce over. So simple but very useful.

To all those who already have one, I wish you'd told me ages ago. X

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  • Actually NannaB I would like a cook and come to think of it a scullery maid as well !

  • Oh yes Georgepa, Wouldn't that be great. Someone to wash up the liquidiser, creamer etc between meals. I'll let you have the cook, I don't mind cooking but someone to work out the menus and do the shopping would be good.

  • This creamer you are on about , I keep putting potatoe creamer in the search engine and all It keeps coming up with is the hand held rice utensils. Are they what you mean ??? Thanks

  • Yes, sorry I think it is a ricer not a creamer.

  • In the states I think we call that an immersion blender.

  • I googled immersion blender and all pictures show it as an electric blender. The potato ricer is a hand gadget that presses the vegetables through a metal disk with many holes in it. A bit like a giant garlic press.

  • Is it like the mouli we had for our baby ? Sound good. Jean

  • I was an antique dealer in my previous life and I have exactly that but it is about 75 years old but it works treat . We just called it a potato masher.

  • Wow! Things were made to last in those days.

  • WE HAVE A CREAMER AND AN ELECTRIC ONE TOO THE LATTER IS GREAT FOR SOUPS OR PUREEING ANYTHING

    \;LOL JILL

  • Yes, we have a liquidizer for meat and making soups. Because I use the gadgets at nearly every meal I don't put them in the dishwasher. I need two of everything really as I hate washing them up each time. Or Georgepa's scullery maid would do.

    X

  • Have always used ours for potato Kumlas. Never thought about it for other things. Thanks.

  • I've obviously had a sheltered life. I've never heard of potato Kumlas so I looked it up on the Internet. They look scrummy. Are you from Norway as all the recipes say Norwegian Kumlas?

  • My husbands family on his Mother's side are Norwegians. I learned to make the Kumla from them and now have my mother-in-law's ricer, as well as, my own which I bought. The old one is much sturdier. The great grandmother was a shepherdess on a fiord and came alone to be a housemaid. All lived around north central Iowa and were farmers.

  • HA T A WONDERFUL HERIETAGE HYOU HAV EON YR HUSBANDS SIDE!

    LOL JILL

    :-)

    PSP PERSON IN THE UK

  • Thanks, I know. But now, I'll turn attention to my own heritage with St. Patrick's Day approaching. Cheers, Jill Anne Dwyer Zagar

  • hi and a happy st patricks day to you on tuesday(??)

    lol jill

    :-)

  • And to you too xx

  • sorry about all the typos i am getting more dyslexic by the day1

    lol Jill

    :-)

  • You are doing fine Jill. I can understand everything you post and I'm sure everyone else can as well.

    Xx

  • TA FOR THAT NANNA B

    U R V ENCOURAGING

    LOL JILL

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