Today I got a metal potato ricer which, just in case your wondering, is the best thing since sliced bread! I am loving it. Now I too can have silken potatoes and no longer will the mash that I envy so much be only the domain of others.
Of course given it is only my first time using it, (not that you'd think it should be difficult) I managed to under cook my potatoes and so have ended up with slightly grainy mash. Perhaps some more butter/milk/cream will sort it. But not to worry, I'll get it right next time.