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Help please - Mash Potatoes
« on: September 28, 2010, 05:46:48 am »
Hi, can someone help please..

I've made mashed potatoes twice now & they've turned out beautifully, but.. they've left a "scorch" brown mark on the base of the TM bowl, which I can't get off with normal cleaning, using the brush.

I have to do a full clean with vinegar & a bit of dishwashing liquid & "cook" it for a while... And still then scrub it with the brush.

What am I doing wrong? .. I thought maybe the first time I overcooked them, but last night it happened again & there's no way they were overcooked. I use Physical No Fat Milk - could that be it? Should I use full cream?

Any tips??

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Mum of 3 (2 x 2-legged & 1 x 4-legged)
TMX Consultant in Newport, Melbourne

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Re: Help please - Mash Potatoes
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 05:56:53 am »
Salval under 'Tips and Tricks", about page 3 there are a few topics there about cleaning the bowl
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Re: Help please - Mash Potatoes
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 05:58:09 am »
This hapens to me too, I use full fat milk...

I just let it soak with water and then rup off with a bit of elbo grease usually does it...

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Re: Help please - Mash Potatoes
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010, 05:59:51 am »
Oops.. sorry I should have put this in the Questions area! Just goes to show which part of this forum I usually look in.

Thanks CP63 & Bambi

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Re: Help please - Mash Potatoes
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010, 07:45:22 am »
Hello Salval, Maybe you would like to try cooking your potatoes in the basket with about 750mls water in the  *: I cook mine for 30 mins on varoma  ^^ when potatoes are cooked  I put the butterfly in  *: tip potatoes in with some butter and milk and give them about 10secs on 4. They turn out beautifully, I found this method on the forum I think  ???Mine always used to stick in the *: and it took a lot of cleaning this method doesnt  ;D
« Last Edit: September 30, 2010, 01:18:28 am by Pam_H »

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Re: Help please - Mash Potatoes
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2010, 07:50:11 am »
I've found it is particularly the new machines that have the sticking problem - after a bit of use it doesn't really happen all that much.  :)
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Re: Help please - Mash Potatoes
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2010, 02:16:41 pm »
Hello Salval, Maybe you would like to try cooking your potatoes in the basket with about 750mls water in the  *: I cook mine for 30 mins on varoma  ^^ when potatoes are cooked  I put the butterfly in  *: tip potatoes in with some butter and milk and give them about 10mins on 4. They turn out beautifully, I found this method on the forum I think  ???Mine always used to stick in the *: and it took a lot of cleaning this method doesnt  ;D
I agree with this method too Pam but I think you mean 10 seconds on speed 4, not 10 minutes for the mashing.
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Re: Help please - Mash Potatoes
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2010, 12:54:10 pm »
Pam, I'll definitely try it that way.

Many thanks all
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2010, 01:17:43 am »
 ;D :-[Yes I did mean 10sec Judydawn sorry about that Salval

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Re: Help please - Mash Potatoes
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2010, 09:02:36 pm »
I do the same as Pam.

I've found that I'm getting burn marks lately with sauces and risottos. I soak the bowl with some dishwasher powder in it, then use bi-carb and a scourer. Most of it comes off with the soaking.
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