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.