Product Type: MSC gadgets
Newest Review: ... 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... more
Member Name: dkm1981
Advantages: Fun, cute, good for little hands
Disadvantages: Not particularly good for whisking, expensive
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!
Summary: Fun but not very functional
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