Our limited kitchen counter real estate means we try to edit our kitchen tools pretty ferociously. But one tool that has earned a place is the Cuisipro Twist Whisk.
The Twist Whisk was originally created to beat eggs and cream. If you love the hands-on part of whipping cream or egg whites, this, plus a copper bowl, will make the task lighter.
Over time, though, I’ve found more and more uses for it. This whisk has distinctive twisted, silicon-coated wires. As the company notes, “This unique shape creates more movement of air while mixing, allowing for more efficient blending.” And it really does make the task easier. I use it to mix up pretty much any sauce.
It’s very helpful in baking, making fast work of batters (when I make this gingerbread, the Twist Whisk always gets involved). It’s heat resistant, so you can whisk up a sauce over a flame. It doesn’t scratch! Wash it in the dishwasher. It is just a beautifully designed, enormously useful tool. We have four or five different whisks, including the IKEA DIREKT Whisk (which is perfect for whisking a roux). But when I am at the stove and my hand goes out to grab a whisk, this is the one my brain always selects.
You can find the Twist Whisk in two sizes and various colors online, for around $17, at Amazon, Cooking.com and the Epicurious shop.