I wanted to make mashed potatoes, but I didn't want to be home to do it. So, slow cooker to the rescue. These were quite good, and other than peeling and cutting into chunks most of the work did itself in the slow cooker. I did take it out and put it in the mixer to get the chunks out because I didn't think the potato masher did enough. However, I could have used an emulsion blender too. Really delicious, and it was nice to come to already made mashed potatoes. I'm glad I doubled the recipe because these disappeared. Recipe posted as written.