Softening potatoes before mashing is the secret to a creamy mashed potato recipe.
Cubed potatoes may be softened in a big saucepan.
Cover the potatoes with cold water, bring to a boil, and simmer until tender.
After cooking, chill the potatoes before mashing so you don't burn yourself.
If you have limited cooktop space and need to prepare other meals while cooking potatoes, you'll lose time preparing other things.
Instead of using the burner to soften mashed potatoes, bake them in the oven.