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Old 01-11-2014, 11:23 PM   #1
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Spring whisks

Has anyone tried this spring whisk?

Kuhn Rikon 10-Inch Galaxy Spring Whisk : Amazon.com : Kitchen & Dining

If so, what types of things do you use it for in recipes?

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Old 01-11-2014, 11:42 PM   #2
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I use it for emulsifying dressings. Making mayonnaise, etc.
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I use it for emulsifying dressings. Making mayonnaise, etc.
Do you have that particular whisk or another one? I looked on Amazon and there's also one called Mia.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:48 PM   #4
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No, I have a cheap Norpro Spring Whisk. Same thing though.
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I use it for emulsifying dressings. Making mayonnaise, etc.
My mother had a spring whisk that she just called a gravy whisk, and that's all she used it for. I don't think she ever owned a regular balloon whisk.

Along with several conventional whisks, we have a silicone coated one that looks like this:

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Old 01-12-2014, 09:58 AM   #6
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I have a couple of the colorful silicon whisks for use in my Caphalon pans.
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Has anyone tried this spring whisk?

Kuhn Rikon 10-Inch Galaxy Spring Whisk : Amazon.com : Kitchen & Dining

If so, what types of things do you use it for in recipes?
Have you noticed the time required for shipping? For such a small and inexpensive item, does anyone really want to wait THAT long?
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Have you noticed the time required for shipping? For such a small and inexpensive item, does anyone really want to wait THAT long?
1-2 months - that's crazy. It's eligible for 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime, though. Wonder if that's a marketing tactic
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1-2 months - that's crazy. It's eligible for 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime, though. Wonder if that's a marketing tactic
I am a Prime member but sometimes it takes more than 2 days ( sometimes it comes the next day).

In this case I can't expect it until Feb. 12-27.

I have never liked spring whisks. It's all my mother ever had and I thought they were hard to use. I have several balloon whisks and a straight whisk.

But I'm thinking that a spring whisk would be good at getting stuff out of the edges of pans. Maybe I'll reconsider ....
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1-2 months - that's crazy. It's eligible for 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime, though. Wonder if that's a marketing tactic
I think it is more of a typo. Someone needs to notify Amazon.
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Or it could be that it is on back order.

This is my favorite sauce, roux whisk, it gets all over the bottom of the pan. It has a bend in the handle so that it sits flat in the bottom of the pan. Ours came as part of a set from Ikea, and if it breaks I'll have another immediately.
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Have you noticed the time required for shipping? For such a small and inexpensive item, does anyone really want to wait THAT long?
Kuhn Rikon is a Swiss company. Perhaps it comes to America by snow ski and rowing boat
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Do you have that particular whisk or another one? I looked on Amazon and there's also one called Mia.
I would order the MIU, which is almost identical to the one you were looking at. It is $3 more, but it's in stock and ships via Amazon Prime.

MIU France Stainless Steel Spring Whisk : Amazon.com : Home & Kitchen
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I would order the MIU, which is almost identical to the one you were looking at. It is $3 more, but it's in stock and ships via Amazon Prime.



MIU France Stainless Steel Spring Whisk : Amazon.com : Home & Kitchen

I was thinking of ordering the MIU, but one of the reviewers said it discolored. Sur la Table has the Kuhn, and it's not far from me.
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I have a small and a large spring coil whisks. Use one or the other every time I make salad dressing. I usually make a single or double batch of salad dressing straight in a jar or Pyrex measuring cup - enough for one or two heads of lettuce. This way I dirty only one vessel and the jar can go in the fridge if necessary. Springs whisks seem to work better in a down and upward motion and IMHO their main plus is being able to use them in jars or very small bowls that tend to be taller than wide - if I have to "whisk" in a circular motion I find a regular whisk of the balloon style to be more effective and much easier to use. My $.02.
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I have a small and a large spring coil whisks.

Which ones do you have?
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I have a small and a large spring coil whisks.


Which ones do you have


Both are RSVP Endurance and I am very happy with them.
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I have a small one that I got at the old Lechmere's store in Cambridge more than 40 years ago. Great for doing one egg. It came with a set of kitchen tools in miniature. I lost all the others, but still have this one whisk that I use all the time. I also have a larger one from the Dollar Store. Ready to toss it and get a newer one. Wires are all bent. What do you expect for $1.00?
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I had a spring whisk many moons ago and somewhere along the line it disappeared.
Until you mentioned it I hadn't thought about it and come to think of it, I never liked it anyway.
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I have a small one that I got at the old Lechmere's store in Cambridge more than 40 years ago. Great for doing one egg. It came with a set of kitchen tools in miniature. I lost all the others, but still have this one whisk that I use all the time. I also have a larger one from the Dollar Store. Ready to toss it and get a newer one. Wires are all bent. What do you expect for $1.00?
My favorite regular whisks are Vollrath whisks from the restaurant supply store, they are the only ones that I haven't managed to destroy!
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