Good Grips Whisk
A truly flexible whisk, May 9, 2004
As Norah Jones is singing something about love being a lost
balloon, I am sitting here contemplating the sheer beauty of
this whisk. Not only is this my new favorite whisk, it is truly
well made. While making a custard filling for caramel éclairs
(you know those magical éclairs in the Simply Irresistible
movie) I found that the balloon shape and the way the wires
adapt themselves to the shape of a saucepan was highly
For one thing, you don't want any clumping in a sauce or
custard and things do tend to get clumpy if you can't get into
the inner edge of a saucepan. With a bit of pressure, you can
whisk into every inch of a saucepan. This is not always possible
with a plastic whisk which is definitely not as flexible.
The handle on this whisk makes it easy to keep a grip and OXO
is known for their ergonomic considerations. I think of it as an
almost suede rubber that is not only comfortable to hold, it
allows your hand to grip the handle more firmly.
Now the reason the 10 stainless-steel wires are so sturdy is
because they are sealed into the base with a clear resin
material. This also prevents food from building up and I throw
this whisk in the dishwasher without fear.
If you bang the wires against your hand you can see how
sturdy this whisk is and I can almost imagine that somewhere in
the world someone is using this whisk as a musical instrument.
~The Rebecca Review
Giant Garlic Press