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Keeping Idaho® Potatoes Warm with a Steam Roaster

Q:

I am making 35 lbs of mashed potatoes and I need to know how to keep them warm.  I have a steam roaster. Will this work or will the roaster make them soupy?

A:

You should be fine using the steam roaster to keep your mashed potatoes warm. The soupy texture usually occurs from over mixing the potatoes. I find I have the best luck in using a hand masher or my favorite, a ricer.