Sunday, April 25, 2010

Unveiling the masher-massager!

I'm all for classic, even vintage kitchen tools, but I made an exception when I came across this device in the North Market the other day. This Chef's Planet device looks nothing like a conventional potato masher - place it in your bowl of boiled potatoes and use the black ball to rotate it around. The textured surface underneath its vanes make a quick job of pulverizing the potatoes, but there is also a tendency for the mash to come right up to the rim of the bowl, or sometimes out of it, propelled by the vanes.  I prefer the conventional masher, but this does make for a great conversation piece. With its durable plastic and knobbly textured surface, it could easily double up as a self-massager!