Whisk in a roux


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Learn about this handy piece of kitchen equipment, including which ingredients and techniques whisks can be used for.

What is a whisk?

A whisk is a kitchen instrument manufactured with a series of thin metal wires, each formed into a loop so both ends of the wires attach to a handle. The loops, which are placed in slightly different directions from each other, form a rounded bulb shape.


Whisks are used to blend ingredients together quickly or to incorporate air into ingredients such as egg whites or heavy cream in order to increase the volume of the mixture – hence the verb ‘to whisk’.