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
Egg Whiskie - Whisk those scrambled eggs in style - fun and funky
Member Name: thriftygiftyisme
Advantages: More the novelty value of the unit
Disadvantages: Not the strongest item
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
5/5 from me.
Summary: Great for scrambled eggs!