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=Egg Whiskie= My daughter was given a basket of cooking goodies from a friend for Christmas, the basket included, Apron, bowl, cutters, utensils, it was a homemade mix and match, which was a lovely idea as my daughter loves cooking, and she laughs as me as I have my favourite knives for chopping. In the box was the "Egg Whiskie". =What is an Egg Whiskie?= This is a small hand whisk, but instead of a handle it has an egg, for cut value it is a 10/10 before we even go any further. =Practical= This is where the downfall starts, as there are three curvy metal bits, and these form the actual whisking element, it is for a child to use, something like whisking eggs, or gently whipping cream is about as far as the Whiskie goes. =But= I have taken into account that the Whiskie is more like a child's range, so for a child whisking eggs for scrambled eggs or for a cake is a learning experience, taking part in the cooking and something they can do. As a practical implement it isn't that good because it is just too small to be particularly effective. There are only three curvy metal bits that form the actual whisk bit and they just aren't sturdy enough for serious hard core whisking. Doing much more than scrambling eggs with them is just too much like hard work. It does stand up by itself though which I thought was a particularly handy feature - who would have thought that feet could do that?! =How Easy is it to clean= This is easy to clean, as there is only the three prongs you can get to them clean then easy as there is no sharp prongs or fiddly bits. =Price= As ours was a gift, I wasn't sure how much my friend paid, but in an independent cook shop in my town, I saw one for £5. =Would I pay £5= The money saving element of me says no, but the heart says yes. =Yes it is my daughters - but for quality purposes I needed to try it= Ok to tell the truth I couldn't wait to try it as it looks so cute, so I had a go with different situations. -Scrambled Eggs - 2 eggs and splash milk - This worked fine and I was actually surprised at how comfortable the lack of handle was, it had a good grip and did the job. -Whipping Cream - Just wanted soft peaks, - it took nearly 10 minutes to do a 200g pot of cream - by then I did have arm ache! =Novelty Value= To be entirely honest, you would buy it for the novelty value for a child, but it does work and I can't take that away from it, =Would I recommend= I didn't think I would have said this but yes, as its great for those budding master chefs out there. =Score= 5/5 from me.
I, like most people, have all manner of kitchen utensils that I have collected over the years. Some of them are essential, some are useful, some are gimmicky but none, until I got this one, were what you would describe as being cute. I didn't think there was such a thing but this is definitely cute. Whiskie is a small hand whisk that has an egg instead of a handle. As you can see from the picture, the egg has duck like features that make it oddly cute and almost (dare I say it for fear of sounding slightly mad) gives it a personality. It would be absolutely perfect for junior master chefs because i would imagine that it makes cooking fun for them. As a practical implement it isn't that good because it is just too small to be particularly effective. There are only three curvy metal bits that form the actual whisk bit and they just aren't sturdy enough for serious hard core whisking. Doing much more than scrambling eggs with them is just too much like hard work. It does stand up by itself though which I thought was a particularly handy feature - who would have thought that feet could do that?! It is comfortable to hold though - more so than I thought it would be. I thought the duck would make it cumbersome in my hands, which are very small. But it wasn't a problem because the duck actually fits quite nicely and I find that it gives me a better grip. This is another reason that it would be suitable for youngsters to use because it isn't too chunky or difficult for little hands to use. The whisk is easy to wash, partly because there are only three metal bits so it is easy to get into them and clean properly. I thought all the groves and bits on the duck might have been a bit of a pain to get clean, but it is no more difficult than any other utensil, which is good. The whiskie is widely available but it isn't particularly cheap. I got mine from a kitchen shop and it cost about £3. I've seen it at as much as £5 but I think you can probably get it a bit cheaper if you are willing to look. It isn't worth the highest price and I think it is only just about worth the £3 I paid, but most of that reason is because it is cute and it is fun, not because it is not particularly fit for purpose. I'd recommend the whiskie on the whole because it is fun and I think it would be a great idea for young people who are keen on cooking, but don't pay too much for it because it is a gimmicky thing!
If you're thinking this is going to be the best egg whisk you've ever seen, then forget that thought straight away and head to Lakeland or John Lewis. This quirky little egg whisker is all about convenience and fun in the kitchen, with an element of practicality to make sure it does the task. One of the selling points about this little whisk is the convenience of storage. If like us you don't have any hooks to hang your kitchen utensils, then it's sometimes convenient to have certain items not stuffed away in drawers where you might have to rummage and risk cutting, slicing, grating or whisking your hand by trying to find it. The whisk's quirk is an egg shaped handle with a fun little egg face on it, but the egg sits on what I guess are supposed to be its feet and these act as a stand for the whisk. This means you can stand it anywhere you like. We have it on a shelf on our Welsh dresser, where our 9 year old can reach when he makes scrambled eggs. That's the second selling point for us - it makes learning in the kitchen a bit more fun. We've got an egg separator called Yolky who's quite fun, and we sometimes film ourselves combining random foods and reporting on whether we like them or not; but it's about fun however you can inspire them and this whisk is fun for kids to use. They don't have to risk rummaging either if you can have it out where they can see and get it, and so this is a plus point for us. The whisk itself though isn't the greatest. It has three curved whisk bits, so it's not the most populated of whisks, and this shows quite obviously when you're trying to mix anything much more complicated than a small amount of cake mix or scrambling some eggs. To be honest, we often don't bother using this for anything other than scrambled eggs, and we do have these regularly so it's certainly worth having to hand. It's very light and easy to use, and is actually not as awkward to clean as I would have thought. Where the whisk meets the egg there aren't any awkward cornering bits to try and clean, it's all quite smoothly put together. It's a bit tricky if you get any in the feet, but not the worst. Its simple design does give you a little pause to consider just how much hard work you should give it - the thing does wiggle a bit where the whisk and egg join and so I'm always cautious when using it. However, it has lasted so far and my son doesn't always use technique, preferring speed and brute force. Damn those eggs know they've been whisked when he's in charge! The whisk's holds its own in most things we use it for, but we generally give it a miss for bigger tasks, which makes it not fit for all purposes. However, it's fun and quirky and easy to access, which we really like, and it makes our eldest want to help out in the kitchen. It hardly costs anything. The last I checked it was available online for less than £2 which is a bargain, but I don't think I've seen it more expensive than £5. I'd recommend it, just not as the only whisk you should have.
==Egg Whiskie== My Mother in law bought us a few items when we first moved into our house although to be fair most of it was just duplicating items that we already had seeing as we had been living together in two previous flats before the house. However seeing as I never look a gift horse in the mouth I accepted this egg whisk and set of egg cups/spoons which were a matching set with open arms. Of course I don't know how much was paid for this egg whiskie but I should think it wasn't especially too much as my mother in law does like a good bargain. Having had a quick look on different internet sites I can see that the price ranges from a couple of pounds to around £4 so it is worth shopping around for. The whisk is quite cute and at 13 cm in length is able to stand on the work surface next to your cooking items. It is not excessively large especially when compared to the previous whisk I had which was a bit of a tight squeeze fitting into the kitchen drawer. The whisk is able to stand up because of the cute little cartoon like egg character which not only doubles up as a handle but also a stand as it has some cute little feet. The egg part is made of a thick durable type of plastic and the whisk is of course made of a stainless steel. The whisk itself is not suitable for the dishwasher because of the egg shaped handle as I guess this would not like the heat and would probably get water trapped inside. It is however pretty easy to clean in a bowel of hot soapy water and the most difficult thing to get off is when we make cakes and the mixture congeals to the whisk but again this is still not much bother to remove if it is cleaned quickly after use. Of course I can't say that this egg whisk is particularly to my taste and doesn't really fit with the décor I am aiming to have but there is one member of the family who does like using it and I think that if it is going to get my little 5 year old involved in the cooking side of things then it is a good thing. He finds the whisk utterly adorable and enjoys helping making cakes and scrambled egg and the like when using this whisk. The quality of the whisk is not that great and I can't see it being one of those items that last for a many years. I am sure that the plastic egg will in time come away from the metal aspect of the whisk but for now it is going strong and it is a cute little item which fits in the kitchen drawer and works well. I think I can easily award it a good score of 4 out of 5 stars and I would recommend it to those with little helpers who would take interest in such thing. I do hope that this has been of some help/ interest to you Many thanks for taking the time to read.
When I saw this whisk I could not resist. They are really, really cute. In the store the egg whisks were displayed in a little egg box and all sat there begging to be bought. *Price* I decided to give one a new home and took one to the till. I paid £3.99 and I thought that it was slightly too much to pay for such a novelty item, however I really wanted one and could do with a hand whisk in the home anyway. *Description* The handle of the whisk is shaped like a duck egg and is cleverly shaped like a duck, it has a beak and little orange feet. It is very well done and looks really cute. You can stand the whisk up so that the egg is stood on his two feet. *My experiences* Holding the egg as a handle is not as uncomfortable as I first though and it offers quite a sturdy handle to grip so you can really give the whisk some welly. At the head of the whisk there is three pieces of metal bent into a whisk shape. Practically, it is not the best implement to use as it is quite small and I would imagine the product is most successful due to its novelty status. I do use the whisk in the kitchen and tend to favour it over a fork when making scrambled eggs, it helps to make the eggs fluffy and it is the perfect size for fitting in a small pan. I also use this whisk for whisking whipping cream. For other more heavy duty purposes, it is a bit small and not very successful. When I babysit my niece, she loves the cute egg whisk and she loves using it when we bake together. I've had the whisk a while now and wash it in the dish washer. It is still in really good condition and looks hardly used. It is very robust and sturdy, which is not what I expected at all. *Overall* If you like the design then you will not be disappointed. This is a really cute whisk and would make a great novelty gift but do not expect miracles from it! It is only small and not really built for whisking cake mixture or anything too big.
To be honest I really only bought this whisk because it is so darn cute. The whisk is a small manual hand whisk and where you usually find a handle you will find an egg with a face on it, a cute little egg man who sort of looks a bit like a duck. The egg shape is probably about the same size as a regular egg. On his face Egbert (yes, we have given him a name) has two little eyes, an orangey/yellow beak and two big orangey/yellow feet. His little beak is upturned so it looks like he has a bit of a frown on his face which makes him even cuter in my opinion. As a whisk this is really not the best whisk you can buy by a long shot. To begin with it is a manual whisk which really are a lot more labour intensive than an electric whisk. It is very small as well. There are only three metal loops on the whisk so you will not get a very good whisking action with this as they are not that close together and will not airate your mixture very well. I really only use this if I am going to make scrambled egg for myself as it will happily mix up one or two eggs but anything more than that and say something like a cake mixture, do not even bother with this whisk, use an electric one. It's fairly easy to hold this whisk in your hand. Unlike regular whisks where you have a long handle this egg fits nicely in the palm of your hand and you can rest his flat feet in your palm and get a nice flat hold so whisking up little things is quite convenient with this whisk. I bought him in a fancy kitchen shop for around the £5 mark and he's cute but probably not the best kitchen tool ever.