My wife does the food shopping and most of the cooking. She buys Yukon golds. They are ok for mashed, but for anything else , I prefer good ole ME or PEI spuds. When I worked nights at the shipyard, Joey the rigger used to bring in shopping bags of spuds that were too small to sell. We rigged up a strip htr in a metal tool box for an oven. A couple of those fresh from the oven, really hit the spot on cold winter night.