Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Another Favorite Kitchen Tool - Small Whisks

I can't believe I haven't posted about these wonderful tiny whisks. (I put the chapstick in the picture to give some size perspective.)

These were given to me back in my single-living-on-my own days. That means I've had them for more than 20 years! (Ack, I can't believe I just admitted that.).

I love them.

I think we use them at least once a week. And believe it or not, sometimes we use all three in less than a week.

Now, you might be asking, "What on earth do you need a whisk that small for?" Well, here's how we use them...

  • scrambling an egg for a recipe
  • mixing liquid ingredients before adding to dry ingredients when baking
  • mixing cream/sugar in coffee when the spoons are all in the dishwasher!
  • letting kids stir things in recipes
  • stirring a small amount of cornstarch into sauces or gravies (This is my favorite!)
The first time I used one (way back in the dark ages) it was to stir up a container of Garlic Butter Sauce from Papa John's. That's when I realized, "Aha, small containers and small amounts of liquid need a small whisk. That's what these are for. " Until that moment I'd never used them and I think I'd had them for about 2 years.

There are other things we use them for, but I can't quite remember at the moment.

There are more of my favorite kitchen tools listed here, here and here.

What are your favorite tools in the kitchen?


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5 comments:

Tammy said...

I use whisks ALL the time!! My mom NEVER uses a whisk. Funny! :D

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

I posted this week about my onion chopper - that I really like to use for dicing potatoes! Those little whisks must be perfect for tiny hands. I'll have to keep an eye out for some - especially now that it's garage-sale season. Thanks for sharing!

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

I posted this week about my onion chopper - that I really like to use for dicing potatoes! Those little whisks must be perfect for tiny hands. I'll have to keep an eye out for some - especially now that it's garage-sale season. Thanks for sharing! (PS - thanks for the chapstick perspective - I did a double take!)

mub said...

I love my teeny whisks, they're just the right size for the mini sauce pan we make gravy in!

BarbaraLee said...

I love my kitchen aide mixer, slow cooker, tea pot,and electric fry pan. Just name a few.
Don't forget hot chocolate. My dd(14) got a small whisk for Christmas and she is very protected of it.

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