Whisks are great for anything from mixing eggs to fluffing up a pastry topping. Made in multiple different shapes and sizes, there is no shortage of great whisks for just about every kitchen and cook!
Before the wire whisk’s debut in 1850 in France, many cooks used twigs and branches to whisk their food. What? It makes sense that when the wire whisk was introduced, it quickly gained popularity with housewives at the time! Julia Child is credited with making it such a kitchen staple. Today, it’s still considered to be one of the most needed kitchen tools and is highly popular with cooks and chefs of all experience levels! Below are our favorite whisks for your kitchen.
A good whisk makes cooking or baking easier, but it’s difficult to define what exactly makes a good whisk so good! However, there are a few key points you can consider to help make sure you get the best whisk for you:
- Use: There are sturdier whisks for things such as dough and others with finer materials that are suitable for foods such as eggs. Make sure that you understand the grade of your whisk and what it will be best used for (Using an egg whisk on dough will likely just leave you with a bent and broken whisk!).
- Design: From flexible to more rigid, the design of the whisk should, once again, fit what you want to use it for. If you want an all-around kitchen whisk, choose a basic and sturdy design that will be able to handle most kitchen staples.
- Shape: A typical wire whisk has a “balloon” shape. However, there are other shapes of whisks, such as flat, that can help you reach more corners of the bowl. The flat design is sometimes sturdier than the former shape.
- Comfort: The handle on the whisk should be comfortable for you to use while cooking and offer a sturdy grip.
Top Choice: OXO Good Grips Balloon Whisk
This 11-inch whisk is made of polished stainless steel wires with a narrow shape that’s great for small bowls and containers. The handle offers a soft, comfortable grip and also absorbs pressure. The whisk is dishwasher safe as well, so it will always be clean and ready for the next cooking experiment. This whisk can be used for both whipping or whisking things such as eggs, batter, or delicious toppings.
OXO Good Grips Balloon Whisk
Made of double polished steel that is great for small bowls and containers.
Best Dough: JILLMO Danish Dough Whisk
This sturdy whisk has a 304 stainless steel wire head, along with a smooth, stainless steel handle. Each piece is welded together and rust-proof. Great for both heavy mixing and combining ingredients prior to kneading, this heavy-duty whisk has wires that easily cut into batter and dough while scraping up those pockets of flour that like to hide in the bottoms and sides of bowls. The unique wire shape efficiently blends without causing over-mixing. This whisk is also easy to clean and dishwasher safe, and can be used for muffins, cakes, pancakes, and crepe batters.
JILLMO Danish Dough Whisk
Great for almost any batter from loose to stiff, this whisk will help keep you from overmixing.
Best Flat: Progressive International 10″ Flat Whisk
Great for mixing both sauces and gravies, the flat shape of this whisk makes pressing out flour lumps easy. The large flat design allows you to get into the corners of the saucepan with ease. The whisk is made of chrome-plated steel wire, making it strong, dishwasher safe, and easy to clean and store.
Progressive International 10 Flat Whisk
A sturdy and durable flat design that is great for both sauces and gravies and reaching every corner of the pan.
Best Set: TEEVA 3 Pack Silicone Whisks
Available in multiple colors, this three-pack of silicone-coated whisks has thicker wires and handles for more comfortable whisking and whipping. Their heavy-duty design is anti-rust, non-stick, and heat-resistant, so they can be used for just about anything and everything, from batters and eggs to sauces and gravies. The three-pack offers different sizes for your comfort and ease, meaning that there’s a whisk for every baker.
TEEVA 3 Pack Silicone Whisks
These whisks come in three sizes that are great for just about any batter with their easy-to-clean coating.
Best Egg: Fnoko Stainless Steel Semi-automatic Whisk
These special whisks have a semi-automatic design that’s quick and easy to use for a range of egg dishes or for foaming and whipping coffees, milkshakes, salad dressings, gravies, sauces, or even meats! Simply press down vertically and stir quickly for results without excessive fatigue. They’re easy to clean by rinsing them off with soap and water, and the durable material keeps these whisks from bending or breaking.
Fnoko Stainless Steel Semi-automatic Whisk
From coffee and milkshakes to eggs and meats, these durable metal whisks are great for a variety of kitchen tasks.