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Can we discuss whisk?

Post by EnjoyIt » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:06 am

I am searching for a good whisk and was hoping someone here can shed some personal experience and advice. It seams that every whisk I have purchased so far (usually from target) has the handle fall off from the whisk after a few years. Also, I am looking for a whisk that is balanced where the handle is not sooooo much heavier than the whisk part and therefore fall out of the bowl due to gravity.

Does anyone have any suggestions. Any and all feedback is welcome.

Thanks,
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Re: Can we discuss whisks?

Post by freckles01 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:20 am

is there a restaurant supply store nearby?

I bought a great stainless steel whisk from a nearby supply store several years ago and its still going strong!

If i remember correctly, there were various sizes and quality available. Plus, its a great place to wander around- soooo many kitchen items! I got the best butter knife and bowl scraper there too and it was very inexpensive!

(it is cash and carry unless you open a business account)

My whisk has 4-5 "layers" embedded, wrapped in steel with a wooden handle.

or else WS, Crate and Barrel, Sur La Table, BBB?

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Re: Can we discuss whisks?

Post by Alexa9 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:23 am

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss ... ords=whisk

Several 5 star rated whisks. I would order a few and return the ones you don't like.

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Re: Can we discuss whisks?

Post by EnjoyIt » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:26 am

Good advice, but we are buying one for ourselves and another as a gift for fathers day and the buy/return option would not work here. Thanks

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Re: Can we discuss whisks?

Post by Church Lady » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:35 am

You want your whisk to have many floppy, springy wires, not a few wires, nor stiff wires, to enable good whisking action. You should be able to deform the balloon with your palm, and it should spring right back when you stop pressing.

I got this tip from a professional chef on TV, and he was right! There's a big difference in mixing action. Buy from a store, unless some Boglehead who actually remembers which whisk they have can help you out. :D

Good luck!
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Re: Can we discuss whisks?

Post by 123 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:49 am

Bogleheads really know how to cause a stir.
The closest helping hand is at the end of your own arm.

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Re: Can we discuss whisks?

Post by Nestegg_User » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:51 am

agree: Sur La Table or Crate and Barrel are where we’ve picked up good materials

(...and you don’t have to have separate allocation to domestic and foreign, BTW)

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Post by tidelandp » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:52 am

There are buying guides for the humble whisk. Here’s one, https://www.thespruceeats.com/whisks-bu ... ide-909071. I suggest trying Williams Sonoma, Sur La Table and the like for best selection. Williams Sonoma, for example, has 77 whisks from which you can choose, at least online, https://www.williams-sonoma.com/search/ ... b=products

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Re: Can we discuss whisks?

Post by EnjoyIt » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:54 am

Church Lady wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:35 am
You want your whisk to have many floppy, springy wires, not a few wires, nor stiff wires, to enable good whisking action. You should be able to deform the balloon with your palm, and it should spring right back when you stop pressing.

I got this tip from a professional chef on TV, and he was right! There's a big difference in mixing action. Buy from a store, unless some Boglehead who actually remembers which whisk they have can help you out. :D

Good luck!
Thanks for the feedback. Any chance you know which whisk you have?
123 wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:49 am
Bogleheads really know how to cause a stir.
Aaaaaahhhhh....I see what you did there.
tidelandp wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:52 am
There are buying guides for the humble whisk. Here’s one, https://www.thespruceeats.com/whisks-bu ... ide-909071. I suggest trying Williams Sonoma, Sur La Table and the like for best selection. Williams Sonoma, for example, has 77 whisks from which you can choose, at least online, https://www.williams-sonoma.com/search/ ... b=products
Cool, thanks.
Nestegg_User wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:51 am
agree: Sur La Table or Crate and Barrel are where we’ve picked up good materials

(...and you don’t have to have separate allocation to domestic and foreign, BTW)
I was hoping for a 60/40 whisk allocation with 40 percent weight in the handle to keep my countertop less messy.

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Post by Nestegg_User » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:05 pm

I’m more into whisk reduction in my retirement :P

As for allocation; the large is in the house and the smaller is in the RV trailer. I only bring the one since we don’t need any more whisk than is necessary in retirement.
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Re: Can we discuss whisks?

Post by adamthesmythe » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:03 pm

freckles01 wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:20 am
is there a restaurant supply store nearby?

I bought a great stainless steel whisk from a nearby supply store several years ago and its still going strong!

If i remember correctly, there were various sizes and quality available. Plus, its a great place to wander around- soooo many kitchen items! I got the best butter knife and bowl scraper there too and it was very inexpensive!

(it is cash and carry unless you open a business account)

My whisk has 4-5 "layers" embedded, wrapped in steel with a wooden handle.

or else WS, Crate and Barrel, Sur La Table, BBB?
I have found the best values on kitchen items at kitchen supply stores- the ones that sell to restaurants. Durable and no frills.

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Re: Can we discuss whisks?

Post by EnjoyIt » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:32 pm

Thanks everyone for their advice. We bought something on Amazon following some of the links provided for whisk eduction. Lets hope it can withstand the volatility of our kitchen.

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Re: Can we discuss whisks?

Post by Chip » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:36 pm

I have this Rosle balloon whisk and recommend it. It is amazingly more effective than the old one it replaced. Pricey, but worth it to me.

I also have a couple of flat whisks. They're very effective at getting in the corners of saucepans when there isn't a lot of liquid volume. One is like this Rosle, but a different brand. Maybe Oxo. The other one I have is perhaps called a Swedish whisk, with a wire coil. Similar to this one. I don't like it much as stuff gets caught between the coils pretty easily.

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Re: Can we discuss whisk?

Post by goodlifer » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:42 pm

I have the KitchenAid classic. It has the balance you are looking for, but it is a so-so whisk. It is fine for my needs as I only use it to whip up heavy cream or gravies, but it certainly isn't refined.

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Re: Can we discuss whisk?

Post by Sandtrap » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:14 pm

I have one that came with a KitchenAid set of knives and other stuff. That was decades ago. Still works great. Beats eggs faster than a fork.
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Re: Can we discuss whisks?

Post by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:52 am

123 wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:49 am
Bogleheads really know how to cause a stir.
I believe you're mixing us up with some other forum.

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Re: Can we discuss whisk?

Post by lthenderson » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:30 am

For all things kitchen related, my go to source is America's Test Kitchen or their companion show Cooks Country. They scientifically test everything in a kitchen so you have something to go off of rather than anecdotal stuff that you will get by asking on a forum such as this. The drawback is that you have to be a member to regularly check their information or do what I do, juggle several email addresses to get free 14 day access to their website. If you know how to google information, you generally can find the winners of their tests by what others have said on their websites. In your case of the whisk, the current winner is the OXO Goodgrips Whisk.

https://www.cookscountry.com/equipment_ ... =N1NSPFA00

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Re: Can we discuss whisk?

Post by Chip » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:14 am

lthenderson wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:30 am
In your case of the whisk, the current winner is the OXO Goodgrips Whisk.
My Rosle was a previous ATK winner. At 3x the price. :oops:

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Re: Can we discuss whisks?

Post by heartwood » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:38 am

Chip wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:36 pm
I have this Rosle balloon whisk and recommend it. It is amazingly more effective than the old one it replaced. Pricey, but worth it to me.

I also have a couple of flat whisks. They're very effective at getting in the corners of saucepans when there isn't a lot of liquid volume. One is like this Rosle, but a different brand. Maybe Oxo. The other one I have is perhaps called a Swedish whisk, with a wire coil. Similar to this one. I don't like it much as stuff gets caught between the coils pretty easily.
I like the flat whisks as well, esp for scrambling eggs. One drawback is that most cannot go in the dishwasher. I see the rosle can but not the norpro.

Similar problem with so many items, not DW safe. It's become one of our primary evaluation criteria.

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Re: Can we discuss whisks?

Post by PrettyCoolWorkshop » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:56 am

adamthesmythe wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:03 pm
freckles01 wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:20 am
is there a restaurant supply store nearby?

I bought a great stainless steel whisk from a nearby supply store several years ago and its still going strong!

If i remember correctly, there were various sizes and quality available. Plus, its a great place to wander around- soooo many kitchen items! I got the best butter knife and bowl scraper there too and it was very inexpensive!

(it is cash and carry unless you open a business account)

My whisk has 4-5 "layers" embedded, wrapped in steel with a wooden handle.

or else WS, Crate and Barrel, Sur La Table, BBB?
I have found the best values on kitchen items at kitchen supply stores- the ones that sell to restaurants. Durable and no frills.
I agree with the kitchen supply store option. webstaurantstore.com is a great place with good quality and prices. Try to get a bunch of items at once, though, or the shipping will kill you.
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Re: Can we discuss whisk?

Post by NextMil » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:57 am

Rosle.

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Re: Can we discuss whisk?

Post by Pajamas » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:46 pm

OXO makes nice whisks. Get the right size for the bowl or pot you'll be using it in.

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Re: Can we discuss whisks?

Post by an_asker » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:25 pm

123 wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:49 am
Bogleheads really know how to cause a stir.
As a teetotaler, I find this topic too whisky for me to venture into ;-)

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Re: Can we discuss whisk?

Post by lthenderson » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:26 pm

Chip wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:14 am
lthenderson wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:30 am
In your case of the whisk, the current winner is the OXO Goodgrips Whisk.
My Rosle was a previous ATK winner. At 3x the price. :oops:
They do change from time to time. I guess even whisk manufacturers have room for improvements. Also, for those not familiar with America's Test Kitchen, often times the best performing kitchen gadget is one of the most expensive. I think that is way they often recommend a 'Best Buy' which can do most of the tasks well but perhaps not all.

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Re: Can we discuss whisk?

Post by tidelandp » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:43 pm

EnjoyIt wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:32 pm
Thanks everyone for their advice. We bought something on Amazon following some of the links provided for whisk eduction. Lets hope it can withstand the volatility of our kitchen.
I appreciate the update. Hope the new whisk is a better fit, and brings you much culinary joy.

Pajamas wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:46 pm
OXO makes nice whisks. Get the right size for the bowl or pot you'll be using it in.
OXO is a solid brand. I have a number of their kitchen wares. There’s not a dud among them.

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Re: Can we discuss whisk?

Post by f35phixer » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:49 pm

My go to’s are wirecutter for all stuff and serious eats for eats , recipes and equipment.

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Re: Can we discuss whisk?

Post by KATNYC » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:28 pm

We have a Matfer whisk. All others would rust easily.

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Re: Can we discuss whisk?

Post by freebeer » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:26 pm

Lagavulin

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Re: Can we discuss whisk?

Post by LadyGeek » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:34 pm

^^^ :)
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Re: Can we discuss whisk?

Post by EnjoyIt » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:14 pm

freebeer wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:26 pm
Lagavulin
Whisk and not whiskey. Lagavulin 16 year is my favorite Islay

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