While visiting my sister last week, she wanted to try a new recipe I brought along. It called for cutting/blending butter and flour. Since she did not have a pastry blender, we were going to use the method using two knives. But, I thought there must be a better way, and voila! We used her POTATO MASHER instead with outstanding results! The ingredients were blended quickly with a minimum of mess! So much for using "fancy" kitchen gadgets!