Product Review: Chef‘n FreshForce Potato Ricer

If you are a big mash lover like me, you would go to the ends of the earth to find a tool that makes mashing potatoes as easy as possible. Before I found this gem of a tool, mashing one or two potatoes would be relatively easy, but try mashing potatoes for ten guests. It simply would not fly. Instead I would change the whole menu to avoid making mash and having hands full of blisters.

Thankfully this extraordinary tool was discovered and my life was changed forever. No more using elbow grease and ending up with lumpy mash.

About

The Chef’n FreshForce Potato Ricer consists of two parts – the press which includes the handles and white flip top and the other part is the perforated steel basket. It is easy to assemble and extremely ergonomically designed.

How does it work?

Working the Chef’n FreshForce Potato Ricer is easy – simply pop a cooked potato into the mesh sieve, cover the mesh sieve with the white flip top and press the large handles down. The potato will be extruded from the little holes in the steel basket without too much effort. The dual gear mechanism will help you to press down. You will also notice that there is hardly any potato leftover in the steel basket, because the white flip top perfectly presses down onto every inch of potato. The ricer pulverises the potato and produces a light and airy product. From here you can add your other ingredients to make the perfect, lump-free mash.

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Cleaning instructions

Because of its simple design it is also very easy to clean- just remove the steel basket from the press and wash both pieces with hot soapy water. There are no hiding places for the leftover mash.  I recommend washing the ricer immediately after usage, because if the potato left on the machine dries out it becomes quite stubborn and hard to clean. It is also dishwasher safe.

Where can I get it?

Unfortunately I have never seen the Chef’n FreshForce Potato Ricer from any store, but you can order one online from Mantality or Takealot or other online companies.

Rating

If you love all kinds of kitchen tools and gadgets to make life in the kitchen easier, this one is definitely a must. If you have no problem using a normal, inexpensive masher for your family’s meals, the Chef’n FreshForce Potato Ricer would probably seem like a ridiculous amount of money for what it does, but believe me, it is so worth it. You won’t understand it until you try it for yourself. It is quite pricey, ranging from R500.00 upwards. I don’t regret spending each cent on this tool!

Making mash for 20 guests has never been this easy! Two thumbs up!

 

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