The thing is, the Masha is in a class by itself. There’s nothing else like it on the market. You may be thinking to yourself, “It’s a hand blender, right? There are plenty of those around.” The truth of the matter is, it is not a hand blender. It is a hand held electric mashed potato maker that is so versatile that it can practically replace your mixer for a fraction of the cost, weighing maybe a pound, and with very little effort needed for its use.
A one of a kind item needs one of a kind explanation for its use. I know that when I received this gem of a kitchen product in the mail, I did not know exactly what to do with it either. I called the company marketing director and the first question I asked was, “Is it BPA free?” He replied, “Yes.” The next question I asked was, “Can this be immersed in hot water on the stove, like in a soup?” He said, “Yes.” I then set out to test it and here is what I found.
When I work with a hot liquid or solid, I don’t worry about over immersion. I know that I can immerse the appliance into the liquid as long as I am grounded. This means that I am not in standing water and my feet are touching the ground. This may be common sense to most but it bears repeating. Feet on the dry kitchen floor means you’re safe and you can immerse the Masha past where the rotor cone snaps onto the device.
The next thing I want to talk about are tips for cleaning the Masha. One of the things I love to blend best with the Masha are ingredients for my famous turkey burgers. The Masha blends the ingredients like you would not believe! And, you don’t have to touch the meat if you do not want to.
Because there is a blade and the rotor cone has lots of holes in it to extrude the ingredients through, that means that there are lots of places for meat to get stuck.
You will want to make certain that you have cleaned the Masha as thoroughly as possible to get all food particles out of it every time. You will want to:
- Make sure that you detach the blade from the cone by turning it in a counter clockwise motion.
- Make sure you rinse food particles from the cone and blade thoroughly.
- If you have a dishwasher, use it to wash the Masha to get it as clean as possible (especially when you have used meat).
The Masha is so easy to use and easy to clean. It’s just important to pay attention and make sure you remove the blade after use each time.
You’re going to love working with this fabulous little machine. It is perhaps the best tool for gently blending batters, cookies, guacamole, candy fillings, baby food and so much more. Read the blog posts here for the many different uses of the Masha and enjoy this appliance that is in a class by itself!