We try before you buy: Are these the gadgets that could revolutionise your kitchen classics?

Mail Online | 4/24/2019 | Alice Smellie for the Daily Mail
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From the chopping board to kitchen paper, all cooks reach for tried and trusted favourites when whipping up a meal. But are they always the best for the job?

Lakeland says it’s time old stalwarts were given a makeover — and has released a weird, spiral potato masher it claims is superior.

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And that’s not the only innovation vying for space in our kitchens. So, can you teach an old gadget new tricks?

OLD: Standard potato mashers are metal spatulas with holes, through which you push boiled potato. I always need a wooden spoon for scraping lumps from the side of the pan.

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NEW: A spiral masher that squashes itself flat as you force the potato through the stainless steel coils to make smooth mash. It eliminates jarring on the wrist as the springy design absorbs the downward force, and a curved silicone edge means you can scrape potato off a round pan.

VERDICT: Mashing potatoes for my family of five can be quite painful on the wrist.

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Using this gadget is like mindful mashing — the potato pushes smoothly through the coils, and the curved side for scraping means the potato is smooth and creamy.

A genuine game changer.

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OLD: Knives cut anything! Why try to reinvent the wheel?

NEW: A handheld gadget into which you insert different square blades depending on the shape you wish your food to be. Pop in a carrot or piece of cheese, press down and everything is — they say — cut perfectly. It has a pot attached to the base into which the food falls.

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VERDICT: You need to use quite a lot of force for carrots and other hard veg, but one of the most tedious tasks is cutting carrots into batons. This creates perfect sticks at once. However, I do prefer a knife.

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