The new potato season has begun! In Northern countries, the arrival of the new potato season marks the beginning of summer. This happens early in June and lasts through July. 

Even though it is quite easy to wash new potatoes, it can take a very long time to do, especially if there are many of them with a lot of dirt. However, the dirt is beneficial for the taste of the potatoes as well as protecting them against light so the dirtier, the better.  

Washing new potatoes is now hassle-free thanks to this simple Finnish innovation

Luckily, we now have a solution to make washing potatoes enjoyable! Three young fathers were in trouble in Finland in 2016 for washing new potatoes on their cottage vacation. The holiday ended with a paper drawing of a potato washer. The story of Potturi had begun!

Now all you need for washing new potatoes is Potturi, one hand, one minute, and a little water! Just add about 0,5 kg of potatoes, close the lid, rinse with water, and shake. The potatoes are clean in a minute. Potturi can be used in a lake, sea, bucket, basin, and sink (but make sure not to splash water). Thus, Potturi is the perfect companion whether you are going to your summer cottage or on a sailing trip, as an example. 


Potturi has already found a place in the hearts of Finns. Potturi is also recommended by the Martha Association, a non-governmental organization that promotes well-being and quality of life. Finns rely on the Martha Association to find simple solutions to household chores. 

Potturis that we sell at Nordic Innovation Shop are made from discarded plastic items, such as food turners and food containers. 

Here are few more specs:

  • Designed and manufactured in Finland
  • (FDA) Food Approved Product
  • A strong open hinge mechanism and flushing holes
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Dimensions: 85x145x290 mm, weight: 255 grams
  • Washing dose 0,5 kg of potatoes 

 Learn more of Potturi here