Our durable whisks let you whip cream into stiff peaks, lightly froth sauces, stir liquids, and blend ingredients.
Whisks: practical kitchen gadgets available in silicone or stainless steel
Whisks belong in every kitchen as standard. You can use them to rid a sauce of clumps or beat your egg whites into a foam. These kitchen utensils come in different versions for different uses, such as balloon or French whisks. Find out what you should be aware of when looking for a new whisk and the benefits of silicone vs stainless steel in the summary below.
Why do whisks have such a peculiar shape?
There may be different kinds of whisks, but they all have one thing in common: they feature wire loops which join together and intertwine to form a handle. And there’s more than one advantage to these wire loops. For one thing, they glide through batter, sauces and other food for an even mix of ingredients. And for another thing, they help to add air to mixtures so a light, fluffy consistency can be achieved through quick hand movements.
The different ways you can use a whisk in your kitchen
You should always have a whisk within arm’s reach when cooking or baking. The following are just some of the ways it can be used.
Making sauces, batters or soups involves mixing multiple ingredients together. A whisk is an excellent tool for the job as the wire loops help achieve an even consistency.
Beating egg whites
Beating egg whites is a step involved in many a recipe, like baking a cake for example. A whisk helps add air into egg whites to achieve that stiff peak.
Making a froth or foam
A whisk is a must-have for whipping ingredients up into a froth or foam.
Creating clump-free sauces
Want to rid your sauces of clumps? No problem - simply use a whisk to mix your ingredients up.
How do you use a whisk to beat your egg whites?
There’s a real technique to beating your egg whites so that they become light, fluffy and still form a stiff peak It’s important to cleanly separate the white so that it does not contain any traces of yolk. It’s also best to use a metal bowl which has been thoroughly cleaned beforehand to make sure there’s no fat residue left behind. Now you need a little bit of patience, and to beat the egg whites as fast as you can to distribute air bubbles into the mixture.
Silicone or stainless steel: which is better?
Whisks are made from either silicone or stainless steel. Each material has its own advantages and characteristics.
18/10 stainless steel whisks
Stainless steel is a particularly robust material which is easy to maintain and attractive in appearance. Handles made from stainless steel also sit well in your hand and make the work less tiring. The material is also corrosion-resistant and neutral in taste, so you don’t have to worry about your whisk affecting the taste of your batter or sauce.
The advantage of silicone whisks is that they are kind to coated pots and bowls and won’t scratch their surfaces. Silicone whisks are also dishwasher-safe.
Are you still looking for the silicone or stainless steel whisk that’s right for you? If so, we hope you have fun choosing your perfect whisk on the ZWILLING online store.