A different kind of whisk

Whisks haven't changed in quite a while. But Kuhn Rikon has done away with this the old and improved whisk design.

Thursday Bram
Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.
Thursday Bram
The Silicone Flat Whisk doesn't need to be stored on your counter with the spatulas; it'll fit neatly in a drawer. http://www.kuhnrikon.com

I keep my wire whisk in one of my kitchen drawers. Extricating it from there involves opening the drawer partially, reaching deep into the back, and then bending the whisk out of whatever mangled position it has gotten itself into. The first thing that caught my eye about Kuhn Rikon's Silicone Flat Whisk was the shape: it's flatter and a little more compact than a traditional whisk. I immediately thought it could be the answer to my whisk-storage woes.

But that's not the only benefit of the Silicone Flat Whisk's newfangled appearance. While the handle is made of good, old-fashioned stainless steel, the whisk itself is coated with silicone, making it easier to whip up a batch of gravy or whipped cream. The coating makes the whisk perfectly safe to use with your nonstick cookware. Its unusual shape also makes cooking easier, as it can easily reach into pesky pan corners.Thus, suddenly whisking is freed from the shackles of bowl territory.

The price tag on the colorful Silicone Flat Whisk is $14.00, and it comes with a 10-year warranty.