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Fun and accessible whisking!
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Advantages: Fun for getting kids involved; stands on its own; cheap
Disadvantages: Not so strong
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.
Summary: Fun but weak whisk with an egg face and feet so it can stand
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