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Whisk

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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.

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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’.