When it comes to whisking food up what do you use? I usually use my Kitchenaid, my tiny whisk from the Nigella Lawson range or my hand held stick blender. Depending on what it is I am making, of course. I don’t have a traditional whisk (the kind with a pair of removable beaters. I really should do something about that!)
Last week I was sent a press release for one of OXO Good Grips latest products. A hand held mixer. Now, I love to test anything baking related so I asked if I could have one to play with. It’s funny how a new toy gets you making things you haven’t made in ages! This week so far we’ve had pancakes, omelette and I have just whipped up a chocolate butter cream for a chocolate cake, just so I can have a go on this whisk. Thank goodness there’s no cream in the house or the healthy eating really would have gone out the window! (The cake wasn’t for us!)
I have known about OXO Good grips for ages. I studied them (or at least their ethos) when I was at Uni doing Product Design. They’re very clever at designing comfortable to use items with great style. Everything has to be ergonomical and effortless.
So what’s so special about this whisk?
There are a lot of reasons for liking this whisk. Firstly it has a really soft non-slip handle which makes it very comfortable to use. That’s obviously essential when you are likely to be whisking for a long while, like with meringues.
The whisking part of the mixer is removed at the push of a button.
The steel beaters are also removable and can be cleaned in the dishwasher after use. Just a gentle pull to the sides makes them pop out.
It’s the ingenious bar which raises the beaters off the base of the bowl during the whisking that I think really makes this gadget a winner!
I’m not one for having a gadget just for the sake of it. Who has the space in their kitchen drawers apart from anything else? But I would definitely add this to my ‘must have’ list. Just because it’s so much fun!