In cooking it is often the simple tools that can make the most difference in making your job easier. This whisk I am sharing today is an example of that. I love this whisk.
Growing up my mom only had one whisk in her kitchen that I remember. She might have had other ones, but this specific whisk is the only one that I remember. My mom used it all the time.
I had not really thought about that whisk until I was recently at my mother in-laws house and saw that she had a similar one. I had never seen it at her house before, so I asked her where she got it. She told me she had bought it not that long ago, but could not remember where she got it at.
I knew I wanted to see if I could find one, so I came home and searched online. I discovered that this type of whisk has several different names. Some call it a french whisk, but others call it a spring whisk, twirl whisk, or mini whisk. I think twirl whisk is the most common name for it. Once I had found out what the whisk was called it was easy to find them for sale at several different places online.
I ordered two different ones from Amazon. I bought the Fox Run French Whisk which is a shorter smaller one. I also bought one that is a little larger with a longer handle that is called a Spring Whisk. I like them both, but the smaller one has become my favorite.
Now, I won’t be giving up my regular whisk anytime soon, but I do love these for certain things and think they make a great addition to my kitchen. They work great for whisking more liquidy things like salad dressings and gravies. I love the small one for whisking scrambled eggs. It works great for that.
If I had to just pick one of these to buy it would be the smaller less expensive Fox Run French Whisk. The only downside I have found to it is that it has a short handle so it is harder to use when whisking in a pan on the stove. Besides that I think the small one is the best and the one I find myself using the most.
I am so glad that I decided to add these to my kitchen tools. Sometimes it really is the simple tools that make the difference.
Have any of you used a whisk like this before? I would love to hear what you think of it.