I heard this (allegedly true) story on the radio the other day. There's a guy who's keen to learn to be a good home cook, so he has a go at making mashed potatoes - by the book. It takes him hours and the result ain't great. He swears he'll never attempt them ever again. The whole process is just too difficult and time consuming. His cheffy friend was bemused by this, "So, what was the problem?", he asked. Talk me through how you went about it. It turned out that the guy had seen someone on YouTube using a potato ricer and he'd tried to do the same with a garlic press! Dunno about you but it made me laugh.