Food, Kitchen, Recipes

How to make Mashed Potatoes?

If you are tired with your everyday boring green vegetables and pulses you can try this interesting recipe of mashed potatoes. Potatoes can be considered as a healthy  vegetable as studies have suggested that increase in  consumption of plant foods like potatoes promotes a healthy complexion, increased energy and decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Often potatoes are eaten in the form of fries or fried chips which leads to obesity and high cholesterol but when potatoes combined with the right ingredients can be considered as healthy as potatoes contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity . This delicious dish known as mashed potatoes can be made in 35 min by following the given steps

  • Assemble all the ingredients

Ingredients needed to make mashed potatoes are: 8-10 potatoes, peeled and cut length wise into quaters, ½ teaspoon salt, 4 tablespoon heavy cream, 2 tablespoon butter, I tablespoon or more milk ,salt and pepper.


  • Place the peeled potatoes in water

Place the peeled and cut potatoes into a saucepan and add cold water to the pan until the potatoes are covered by atleast an inch . Add half a spoon of salt to the water and place the pan on the stove. Boil it for 15-20 minutes, or until you can easily poke through them with a fork.

  • Melt butter and warm cream

You can melt the butter and warm the cream by the time potatoes are being boiled. You can use a microwave or stove to heat them together.

  • Drain the cooked potatoes and mash

When the potatoes become soft, drain the water and place the steaming hot potatoes in a bowl. Pour the heated cream and melted butter over the cooked potatoes. Mash the potatoes with a masher or a strong wooden (or a metal) spoon.

  • Add milk

After mashing the potatoes add milk and beat until the mashed potatoes are smooth. Do not over beat the potatoes as over beating will make potatoes gluey

  • Add pepper and salt

You can add pepper, salt and other spices according to your taste.

Your mashed potatoes are ready to serve. It is a very easy recipe to make delicious, mouth watering mashed potatoes which are usually loved by everyone be it elderly or children as Food without using potatoes is incomplete.


Things to be taken care of while making mashed potatoes:

  • Use the right type of potatoes with high starch content like Russets or Yukon Golds.
  • Start with cold water. Placing the potatoes in the hot water in the beginning itself increases chances of uneven cooking.
  • Do not add cold butter and cream to the potatoes. First heat the butter and cream and then add the mixture to the potatoes.
  • Do not overwork the potatoes: When potatoes are mashed they release starch. The more you work the potatoes the more starch is released. When too much starch is released it makes the potatoes gummy, gluey and unappetizing.
Restaurants, Vaccum

5 Reasons Why Using a Cannister Vacuum is the Best Solution for Restaurants

Vacuum cleaner has become the most important equipment for every place. Cleaning is hectic. But it is also necessary because of its advantages. Every place needs to look presentable and desirable. But it’s too much work cleaning all the time and that too manually. Manually. But vacuum cleaners do emerge out of nowhere with  their super hero capes to save the beauty of any place, be it a household or a restaurant. There have been conflicting ideas over what kind of a vacuum cleaner to be used – an upright or a Cannister Vacuum. For Restaurants specifically, canister ones are more trending due to their effective work and features.

Furthermore, you will get to know more about the canister type to be used for Restaurants and why is the canister vacuum a better option for Restaurants.


  • Skilfulness

These Cannister vacuums are very easy to use under low profile furniture which is the thing restaurants look for. Under coffee tables and lowly fancy chairs. It makes it easier for the place to be cleaned easily. This one feature in the Cannister vacuum makes it very suitable for a restaurant.


  • Light and Portable

These vacuum cleaners are always light in weight and can be easily moved from one place to the other giving them a modern feature. Restaurants usually require portability due to the crowds. It is easy to be cleaned. Plus, you never know who spills their beans or soups even and in no time you have to hurry up to clean that. So, maintaining the repute is all about it.


  • Easy Storage

Storage has never been a problem for the modern Cannister vacuum cleaner as it is quite the cleaner every restaurant looks for. It can stand upright in the corner taking no more than four cubic feet. Coming with retractable cords, cannisters these days are very easily positioned without disturbing the calm of the closet, nor the mind. No more fretting about untangling the chords. Restaurants look for less space taking objects these days. So, the Cannister vacuum proudly stands perfectly there in the wish list of any good restaurant.


  • Faster and Compatible

Being fast is also another aspect which is looked upon by restaurants. It’s really important for Restaurants to maintain their level and repute in the are they provide service. Work load is too much and cannister vacuum cleaners with speedy techniques are just the machines to be bought. With their ease of access, speed also increases. This proves to be a great help for a restaurant.


  • Powerful and Silent

Cannisters are more powerful than other cleaners because of having a higher rate of suction and flow. They also are convenient for bare floors. Silence is admired by people in general. So, the cannisters are silent workers as there is a good cannister sound insulation.