Please respect the tiny whisk
November 12, 2019 6:28 AM   Subscribe

I will admit that, at first, I only wanted the whisk because it was adorable and hilarious. In the years since, though, the whisk has proven to be one of the most used utensils in my kitchen. Tiny whisks are the perfect size for mixing most things, if you’re cooking for yourself or a small group.
posted by Etrigan (97 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
 
Fuck yeah, tiny whisk. I use one for stirring things in a measuring cup.
posted by LionIndex at 6:33 AM on November 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


Tiny whisk, tiny ladle, tiny spatula. The tiny trifecta: I have it.
posted by grumpybear69 at 6:34 AM on November 12, 2019 [21 favorites]


yes Yes YES!! Agree across the board, especially regarding drawers and full-sized whisks as natural enemies. I, sadly, somehow misplaced my tiny whisk recently, which had been a part of some random stocking stuffer or some such. I nearly got rid of it upon initial receipt before thinking maybe a tiny whisk could be useful? and it very much turned out to be. I miss you tiny whisk! Come back to me!
posted by youarenothere at 6:34 AM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


I agree about everything except for the part about drawers because whisks don’t belong in drawers in the first place, they belong on pegboards
posted by aubilenon at 6:40 AM on November 12, 2019 [8 favorites]


The tiny trifecta: I have it.

How about tiny (electric) milk frother as immersion blender?
posted by klausman at 6:40 AM on November 12, 2019 [4 favorites]


I have no foolin' been meaning to replace my tiny whisky for months now - the old one is falling apart, and it's the perfect size for beating a single egg for breakfast.
posted by Kyol at 6:40 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


I got a tiny whisk years ago as part of a hot chocolate gift and since then I've only ever used the tiny one. I still haven't gotten rid of my big ones though because I am a masochist.
posted by tofu_crouton at 6:40 AM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


My tiny whisk also came with hot chocolate! I want to say Burdick’s
posted by aubilenon at 6:43 AM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


Imma let you finish, tiny whisk, but the spiral whisk is the greatest whisk of all time.

My wife is fully convinced that this thing is not a whisk, but I use it all the time and it's perfect for mixing powders into liquids, deglazing pans, and for making vinaigrettes.
posted by JoeZydeco at 6:44 AM on November 12, 2019 [5 favorites]


I will emphatically echo the fuck yeah for the tiny whisk. I just used mine last night to mix up some emergency pancakes.

(What kind of emergency necessitates pancakes you ask?
What kind of emergency doesn't? )
posted by Lizard at 6:50 AM on November 12, 2019 [14 favorites]


My tiny whisk is perfect for hot chocolate. It has a place of honor in my utinsel drawer (so it doesn't get lost or hidden under the big utinsels).
posted by Gray Duck at 6:51 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


I agree! Mine came as a bonus fourth in a "set of three" and I thought it was ridiculous, but over the years I have used it more than the other three combined.

It's been particularly useful for mixing salad dressing right inside the small pitcher, thus saving extra dishes.
posted by rpfields at 6:53 AM on November 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


I love my tiny whisk for salad dressing!

I had two, then thought I lost one, and bought a third. Then I found the missing one, but more tiny whisks is not a bad thing! They live in a canister on my counter along with my tiny spatulas and my tiny scooping spoons.
posted by PearlRose at 6:53 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


The tiny whisk is a constant source of inspiration.
posted by a complicated history at 6:54 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


Shout out to Binging With Babish and his tiny whisk tattoo.
posted by the_querulous_night at 6:55 AM on November 12, 2019 [12 favorites]


something something tiny whisk concerts
posted by lazaruslong at 6:55 AM on November 12, 2019 [15 favorites]


How about tiny (electric) milk frother as immersion blender?

True story: was making hot chocolate for myself and grumpybearbride the other night and went to use the milk frother to correct my mistake viz hot chocolate mix powder application, only to find it was dead. Sadness: not tiny.
posted by grumpybear69 at 6:56 AM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


My grandmother had a tiny copper-bottomed saucepan - it was about 1.5 cups and you just...used it like a very tiny saucepan on the stove. I don't know what happened to it but it was handy for melting or heating things when you didn't want evaporation.
posted by Frowner at 6:58 AM on November 12, 2019 [9 favorites]


I'm a fan of the medium whisk tbh.
posted by Ferreous at 6:59 AM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


I don't have a tiny whisk, but I have a small whisk and two spiral whisks of different sizes, and the three of them get pretty much all the action in the kitchen. One large whisk only comes out on the rare occasion I need to whisk something in a coated pan, and the rest haven't been picked up in years.

The spiral whisk in particular is fantastic for whipping cream and frothing egg white.
posted by ardgedee at 7:04 AM on November 12, 2019


#TeamTinyWhisk
posted by bondcliff at 7:14 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


They are all good whisks, Brent
posted by kinnakeet at 7:14 AM on November 12, 2019 [10 favorites]


You're so big
It's so tiny
posted by thelonius at 7:16 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


Also, as much as I am a fan of tiny whisks, this article is obviously just a shill for Big Tiny Whisk.
posted by bondcliff at 7:16 AM on November 12, 2019 [15 favorites]


I had no idea how much I needed this thread today.

And also a tiny whisk.
posted by blurker at 7:18 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


"Whisk" is pretty onomatopoetic. So is "tiny," although that one tickles a different part of the brain. "Tiny whisk" works as a TM mantra, too, although it's not in the official TM™ handbook.
posted by kozad at 7:19 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


I think tiny whisks are fine, but you can take my tiny spoonula when you pry it from my cold, dead, hands. It was pretty funny that there were links all over that page to the article “Every kitchen needs a gigantic mixing bowl”. Presumably not for use with a tiny whisk.
posted by TedW at 7:20 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


I feel like the lone weirdo here. I use a teaspoon or salad fork for many of these tiny whisk tasks, and dislike whisks in general. I own one whisk, a whisk of average size, and virtually never use it.

Also I don't like my hot chocolate frothed. Give it to me thick.
posted by Fish Sauce at 7:21 AM on November 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


Fuck yeah, tiny whisk. I use one for stirring things in a measuring cup.

This. My stir-fry sauce is dependent on this technique. The one I have was in a Kid's Cooking kit that one of my daughters got gifted. Everything else is long gone.
posted by mikelieman at 7:22 AM on November 12, 2019


Yeah, I'm on team medium-small whisk. Let's say something that's 6 inches long from the tip of the whisk to the end of the handle, and has a whisk end around the size of my thumb. This is useful for everything from the tiniest amount (that can be mixed just as easily and well with a fork) up to a quart.
posted by slkinsey at 7:25 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


Tiny whisk is the only thing for making a bit of mayonnaise in a mug.
posted by transient at 7:27 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


Little handle. Little spokes.
See it beat. A single egg.
See it froth. Your cocoa.
Cute cute! Why not?
Tiny whisk in the kitchen crock.
We're gonna make it stand upright.
posted by snuffleupagus at 7:28 AM on November 12, 2019 [12 favorites]


Metafilter: give it to me thick
posted by Lawn Beaver at 7:29 AM on November 12, 2019 [5 favorites]


For anyone else realizing they need to buy a mini-whisk right now, Amazon will have a set of 4 in two sizes delivered, with tax, for about $6.
posted by Nelson at 7:40 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


The picture in the article shows a large, standard whisk and a medium or maybe medium-small whisk. You will want a mini whisk. I have two and they do live in the drawer, alongside the butterknife and the mini spoons. The regular whisk sits in a carafe with the spoons and spatulas. The mini spoons are great for putting out with the olives and nuts and jams that come out with a great cheeseboard spread. Standard mini-spreaders for the freshe chevre or cheese ball. The tiny whisk is great for scrambling a single egg in a mug (yes, you can use a fork but you just have better dexterity and handling with a whisk if you're also using a small vessel) and dissolving any powdered drink mix into hot water - cocoa, cider. We sometimes use our tiny spoons for having a tiny bowl of ice-cream (really, they are just small spoons...I have an even tinyier spoon for the sugar dish and a micro spoon for the salt cellar).

Have you all seen TinyChef?
posted by amanda at 7:40 AM on November 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


You will want a mini whisk

Was genuinely shocked at the size of the "tiny whisk" in the article. That's basically a normal whisk, in my view.

The tiny whisk I use all the time is much smaller and cuter and excellent for: egg washes, mixing spices, whisking sauces in the 2 cup pyrex instead of the 4 cup, etc. Love my mini whisk.
posted by dis_integration at 7:44 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


I feel like the lone weirdo here.

Me too, albeit a different species of weirdo. I mostly use my whisk for jobs that require a solid 2 to 5 minutes of action: making gravy/custard, whipping cream, beating egg whites. I'm not making huge amounts, so the tiny whisk could do the job, but my wrists are crying thinking about it. (I know, an electric mixer is really a better tool for at least the egg whites, don't @ me)

(What kind of emergency necessitates pancakes you ask? What kind of emergency doesn't?)

When my partner's water broke, I was like "OK, time to call the hospital" and she was like "Nah, I'm gonna make pancakes."
posted by aws17576 at 7:46 AM on November 12, 2019 [5 favorites]


I feel like the lone weirdo here.

I mean I consider mine mostly useless but it is cute.
posted by snuffleupagus at 7:51 AM on November 12, 2019


I love people's love for the tiny whisk. I too just bought a USB rechargeable frother for non-coffee use and it's more efficient than the tiny whisk, but there is something very satisfying about using the tiny whisk.

I also just bought us about 20 small spoons, and now I can use a bunch of little spoons while I'm cooking without using up all the spoons in the drawer or taking up large-spoon amounts of real estate in the dishwasher.
posted by Lyn Never at 7:59 AM on November 12, 2019 [5 favorites]


My grandmother had a tiny copper-bottomed saucepan

We have one - they were often used for melting chocolate or butter, and it's pretty useful. We also have the very-not-tiny behemoth copper saute pan (16" diameter, 3mm copper, weighs about 15lbs empty) and sundry others in between. They're all excellent cookware.

it's the perfect size for beating a single egg for breakfast

And here's me been using a fork to do this for, lo, these many decades. I am obviously so out of touch!
posted by 43rdAnd9th at 8:19 AM on November 12, 2019




I have three tiny whisks. Once I lost the only one I had then, and I couldn't find a new one anywhere (this was before the internet). So when I found them in a shop, I bought the three, one of them very tiny. They hang on the rails alongside the big whisks.
Sunday, my daughter made the salad dressing, and it irritated me that she used a teaspoon instead of the tiny whisk for stirring it, because she was having a really hard time with the emulsification. I should have said something, and introduced her to the joy of tiny whisks.
posted by mumimor at 8:31 AM on November 12, 2019


\me orders tiny whisks with handles that say LUCKY TEDDY and have a teddy bear on them

hopefully he is a good boi
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 8:31 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


I used a tiny spiral whisk for years. My sister-in-law laughed when I pulled it out during Thanksgiving prep one year, and she then gifted me two large whisks for Christmas. They did nothing but jam up my drawer, so they now belong to my daughter.
posted by Miss Cellania at 8:32 AM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


I respect other people's love of the tiny whisk and the tiny whisk for its joyously tiny size (and kind of want a tiny utensil rack for tiny utensils now), but count me among the weirdos who prefer a full-size whisk, fork, or jar with a lid (shake to mix sauces & dressings or make really thick whipped cream).
posted by carrioncomfort at 8:37 AM on November 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


To me, the tiny whisk is the default, and my regular-sized whisk is way too big and clunky for the kinds of jobs I use a whisk for (whisking up some vinaigrette in a tiny bowl).
posted by mantecol at 8:45 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


And here's me been using a fork to do this for, lo, these many decades. I am obviously so out of touch!

Ah, see, our dishwashing is basically gated by running out of forks, so a specific unitasker that lives in the drainboard is somewhat less of a pain.

Also it fits in the otherwise sort of oddly sized coffee mugs that we don't otherwise use but make perfect single egg mixing cups, and forks are a bit unwieldily in there.

It's, like, it's like a whole process, man.
posted by Kyol at 8:55 AM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


Came for the Babish reference, was not disappointed.

My tiniest whisk is only small. I may have to give it a go, but I've found that forks work well enough for tiny whisking tasks.
posted by sjswitzer at 8:56 AM on November 12, 2019


My tiny whisk may not be tiny enough to pass muster - it's rather like this - but it's perfect for beating a single egg. Yes, a fork can do that too, and the whisk only saves you a couple of seconds... but it's a joy to use, and a fork is not.
posted by ManyLeggedCreature at 9:01 AM on November 12, 2019


The tiny whisk is the perfect size for when you are doing various cooking-for-one recipes (as is my usual wont). The bigger whisks aren't as good for getting the last little bit of polenta/melted chocolate/flour/etc. from the corners of the small saucepans I am usually using.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:30 AM on November 12, 2019


Wait, was this controversial?
posted by kevinbelt at 9:45 AM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


How about tiny (electric) milk frother as immersion blender?

i also use it for making chocolate pudding but there have been Unfortunate Incidents in which i removed the frother from the pudding slightly ahead of turning it off and tl;dr my old apartment on W4th street probably still has pudding on the kitchen ceiling
posted by poffin boffin at 10:00 AM on November 12, 2019


no one else on team boingy-boingy?
posted by hearthpig at 10:05 AM on November 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


Chemists use glass stirring rods. A glass stirring rod is too fragile for use in a home kitchen, though. Like a whisk, a stirring rod is useful for mixing small volumes of liquid. I fabricate my own stainless steel stirring rods from TIG welding rods.

Stirring rods seem eminently rational to me, and I'm honestly baffled why they are not popular in home kitchens. I don't use whisks.
posted by Tube at 10:29 AM on November 12, 2019


I'm honestly baffled why they are not popular in home kitchens.

it's because we like tiny whisks
posted by poffin boffin at 10:34 AM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


Consider the spurtle.
posted by Lawn Beaver at 10:39 AM on November 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


Chemists use glass stirring rods.

Generally, when whisking, you want to introduce air into the mixture. This makes for fluffier eggs, and also is crucial for proper emulsifications. A stirring rod won't do that very well.

I do use metal chopsticks for stirring when I don't want any air bubbles, though.

-- owner and frequent user of 5 whisks of all sizes. Every whisk is beautiful.
posted by dis_integration at 10:41 AM on November 12, 2019 [5 favorites]


I bought one of these about a year ago and I use it quite a lot. I think it's probably more useful than a similar-sized tiny balloon/French whisk would be.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:05 AM on November 12, 2019


I would need a pile of them because I make an omelet every morning, so if I had only one, it would of course be dirty in the dishwasher, so I'd use a fork, which works perfectly well. My multiple tiny whisks would tangle together and have to be pulled apart. It would be harder to pull them off the knife rack or out of the utensil pitcher or, worst of all, out of the catch-all drawer of snagged implements than it is to just grab a fork. I bet even if all the whisks were clean I'd most of the time default to fork. And that would be no problem because there must be fifty forks. There's never a sitch where all the forks are dirty. Whisks? Tsk.
posted by Don Pepino at 11:13 AM on November 12, 2019


I use mine for microwave roux - 1tbs flour, 1tbsp grapeseed or safflower oil, tiny whisk together in a pyrex measuring cup. Nuke for a minute thirty, tiny whisk it again, and back in the microwave for another minute, another tiny whisking, and so it goes until it's as dark as I want it.

Making roux in the pan is undoubtedly better for flavor, but can be an unreliable PITA. Microwave roux is a winner for chicken pot pie gravy, and works every time without issue.
posted by Slap*Happy at 11:25 AM on November 12, 2019 [6 favorites]


Sixty comments and no one has noticed that tiny whisk is not tiny enough for tiny octopus?
posted by martin q blank at 11:35 AM on November 12, 2019


Is it as good as a nice little mop for cletterin the dishes?
posted by Mchelly at 12:47 PM on November 12, 2019 [7 favorites]


Is it as good as a nice little mop for cletterin the dishes?

DISH MOP! DISH MOP! DISH MOP!
posted by bondcliff at 12:51 PM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


My favorite tiny whisk is often not sold as kitchenware. I had one for years; it broke and I had a hell of a time finding a replacement until I saw them at a beauty supply shop.

They're perfect for mixing cocoa in the cup or for whisking a single egg.
posted by ErisLordFreedom at 1:40 PM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


Is it as good as a nice little mop for cletterin the dishes?

Better than whatever was in the woodshed.
posted by snuffleupagus at 1:42 PM on November 12, 2019 [5 favorites]


I bought Mrs. freecell a tiny nonstick skillet (maybe 4” diameter) as a joke. Turns out it’s great for frying or scrambling one egg for use in a breakfast sandwich. Plus it’s adorable. Yay tiny things! Oh and I I bought it at a store called ... Whisk!
posted by freecellwizard at 3:52 PM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


Making a smallish batch of vinaigrette with a regular size whisk works, but it feels like sculpting clay with a baseball bat, so that is definitely one area where the tiny whisk shines. I feel like it's noticeably more difficult to maintain the emulsion with a fork, and that scratchy feeling when the tines catch the bowl in just the right way is enough for me to want to use something else.
posted by invitapriore at 4:00 PM on November 12, 2019


That said I use a fork for whisking eggs unless it's for a French omelette.
posted by invitapriore at 4:00 PM on November 12, 2019


I agree about everything except for the part about drawers because whisks don’t belong in drawers in the first place, they belong on pegboards

Whisks belong in the red crock on the counter, just like all the other utensils (at least the ones that stand up well).
posted by jb at 4:15 PM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


the number of tiny whisk shills in this thread is alarming. wake up sheeple
posted by Bwentman at 4:16 PM on November 12, 2019


> no one else on team boingy-boingy?

My Girl Scouts are on your team. Our troop cooking supplies are a bunch of stuff from thrift stores, the dollar store, and family cast offs, including a boingy boingy. They freaking love it and attempt to use it for pretty much any mixing job and it's always terrible. I tried to get rid of it last time we were purging troop supplies but they were adamant that it stay. "Girl led," bah.
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:23 PM on November 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


Missing the Entrapta tag.
posted by gurple at 4:26 PM on November 12, 2019


wake whisk up sheeple

FTFY
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:52 PM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


I love my tiny whisks! It is indispensible if you use Blue Apron, to mix up those little bits of sauce they have you make. I used to use my regular whisk and it was so collossally big and ill-suited to the task that I made a pilgrimage to a special kitchen store to get a tiny whisk. The store only sold them in sets of 3, different sizes, all tiny. Every time I use one I think about how great it is and how much better my life is now that I own them. I mean, it's not a lot better, but it is better.
posted by jenjenc at 4:56 PM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


My tiny whisk also came with hot chocolate! I want to say Burdick’s

In my arrogant ignorance I saw the tiny whisks in a holiday gift package at Burdicks and thought it was a joke tchotchke.

Need.
posted by sammyo at 5:46 PM on November 12, 2019


I just use a pair of wooden chopsticks, since I'm likely using/ going to be using them anyway if I'm whisking anything.

Hold the slightly apart (different distances for different viscosity materials) and, well, whisk.

What I've learned to love are silicone brushes. If the material is low viscosity enough, these make pretty good whisks as well.
posted by porpoise at 6:44 PM on November 12, 2019


I don't know how I commented in this thread and neglected to mention the largest whisk I have come across. I was living in a student co-op whose members regularly cooked for 100, but even so this whisk only appeared on special occasions, unlike (say) the 20-gallon salad bowl that could be found in the kitchen any old night and often worked a second shift as merry-go-round.

The whisk could have served as the salad bowl's oar. It was three feet long and the wire cage was rigid and relatively spherical, like the whisk attachment on a stand mixer, and though any mixer it might have attached to would necessarily have been ENIAC-sized, it's even harder to imagine a human master controlling it. Certainly I never saw it done.

I suspect this charismatic megafauna had its own name, unknown to me, because nothing like it appears when I do an image search for "big ass whisk" (or any possible hyphenation thereof).
posted by aws17576 at 6:52 PM on November 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


The whisk could have served as the salad bowl's oar. It was three feet long and the wire cage was rigid and relatively spherical, like the whisk attachment on a stand mixer, and though any mixer it might have attached to would necessarily have been ENIAC-sized, it's even harder to imagine a human master controlling it. Certainly I never saw it done.

My favorite ever paella came from a place on the beach in Nerja, Spain called Ayo's (which my mom nicknamed Ajo's because of its simultaneously totally appropriate and utterly excessive application of garlic to the proceedings) where the paella was cooked in an eight foot wide skillet over an open fire and tended with a shovel, and while there's no real reason to use a whisk in the process of making paella, I feel like it must be the case that Ayo was tight with the proprietor of another place that made good use of a whisk of that order.
posted by invitapriore at 7:05 PM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


I don't have one but appreciate that variety of big-ass whisk where the wire cage has a smaller wire cage sphere inside it rattlin' around. Yo dawg I heard you like whisking so I put a whisk in your whisk...
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 7:14 PM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


OMG

M E N G E R S P O N G E W H I S K
!!!!
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 7:15 PM on November 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


No whisk, no reward!
posted by captain afab at 7:23 PM on November 12, 2019 [4 favorites]


My tiny whisk also came with hot chocolate! I want to say Burdick’s

Yep!
posted by praemunire at 8:39 PM on November 12, 2019


I liked my tiny whisk so much I bought two more. Have three tiny whisks!
posted by Tandem Affinity at 8:50 PM on November 12, 2019


No whisk, no reward!

Weward, surely
posted by Mchelly at 9:11 PM on November 12, 2019 [4 favorites]


I liked my tiny whisk so much I bought two more.

"Hello. This is Sy Greenblum, President of Tiny Whisk City. I liked their whisks so much...I bought the company."
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:21 PM on November 12, 2019


On tiny utensils — My daughter recently took a ceramics class and the assignment was to “make two bowls”. Here is what she came up with.
posted by klausman at 10:05 PM on November 12, 2019 [9 favorites]


I feel like a whisk inside a larger whisk should be called a whosk.
posted by snuffleupagus at 10:12 PM on November 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


The comments on this article are also A+ and should not be missed
posted by Cozybee at 3:37 AM on November 13, 2019 [1 favorite]


I suspect this charismatic megafauna had its own name, unknown to me, because nothing like it appears when I do an image search for "big ass whisk" (or any possible hyphenation thereof).

My old church's kitchen had one of those massive yard-long deals. We called it the War Whisk. It was an odd church.
posted by nebulawindphone at 4:49 AM on November 13, 2019 [5 favorites]


ALARUM! TO THE BATTERMENTS!
posted by snuffleupagus at 6:57 AM on November 13, 2019 [3 favorites]


is the word whisk starting to look weird to anyone else??
posted by ellieBOA at 7:12 AM on November 13, 2019 [2 favorites]


wheird?
posted by hearthpig at 7:39 AM on November 13, 2019 [3 favorites]


I like my whisk like I like my whiskey, neat with one absurdly tiny ice cube.
posted by amanda at 7:41 AM on November 13, 2019 [1 favorite]


tiny whisk makes adorable “wheeesk, wheeesk” noises.
posted by scruss at 8:22 AM on November 13, 2019 [6 favorites]


Imma let you finish, tiny whisk, but the spiral whisk is the greatest whisk of all time.

My wife is fully convinced that this thing is not a whisk, but I use it all the time and it's perfect for mixing powders into liquids, deglazing pans, and for making vinaigrettes.


THANK YOU!! I love that thing and I didn't know what it was called-I call it a "sproinger". Mine is 20+ years old and every time I use it I wonder how I would ever replace it, since I have (had) no idea what it's real name is.
posted by dogmom at 12:57 PM on November 13, 2019 [1 favorite]


Chemists use glass stirring rods. A glass stirring rod is too fragile for use in a home kitchen, though. Like a whisk, a stirring rod is useful for mixing small volumes of liquid. I fabricate my own stainless steel stirring rods from TIG welding rods.

A wooden chopstick is perfect. I use one to collapse the foam in the French press every time I make coffee. It also doesn’t scratch the glass, though now I have a stainless steel one. I’ve thought of a whisk, but I don’t really want to stir the coffee any more than necessary, because I imagine it changes the taste. Probably not, since I just eyeball the amount of beans. I might have to get everyone a tiny whisk for Xmas, though. Maybe with an airline bottle of bourbon and anything else I can think of that sounds similar. Any ideas?
posted by Gilgamesh's Chauffeur at 8:07 PM on November 13, 2019


I like my whisk like I like my whiskey, neat with one absurdly tiny ice cube.

ITYM "I like my whisk like I like my whisky"

ITYM "I like my whiske like I like my whiskey"
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:31 AM on November 14, 2019


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