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17-1/2-Inch Wire Whisk (Pack of 2)
Product number: 33201
Manufacturer: Linden Sweden
List price: $45.00 for two
Dimensions: 18" x 3.5"
Weight: 9 oz
Composition: Stainless steel
Other versions: 21.5-Inch Wire Whisk (Pack of 2); 13.5" Whisk; 11" Whisk
Made In: Sweden
Type:Tools: Whisks
Color:Stainless steel
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still trendy progress genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop rack
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments:We cannot claim to understand all the physics of whisk design. But it makes sense to us that a whisk with extra curlicues in each wire would do a better job of beating air into cream and egg whites than a more standard whisk. We don't necessarily have the arm strength (or attention span) to test side-by-side a whole slew of whisks, but the manufacturer says this whisk with added coils proved 80% more efficient when whipping cream in tests at Swedish bakeries.

We weren't paying close enough attention to notice if we whipped our cream in one-fifth the time (in fact, we've never actually timed ourselves), but then again, we're not Swedish bakers. The time we saved may have been slightly offset by a little more tendency to splash, but perhaps we were just being sloppy.

The loops are 2-1/2" to 3" up from the bottom of the whisk (on the 13.5" whisk, which we tested), so you need to be whipping a substantial amount of cream or egg white (or using a narrow bowl) before the utility of the loops really comes into play.

The whisk is made entirely of high-quality stainless steel and feels like it will last forever. There is a substantial hanging loop at the end.

We are not sure why you have to buy them in pairs; one seems sufficient. The best solution may be to buy a pair and give the spare to your favorite cooking buddy (or you could split the cost). We also have not found an online source for the 11" or 13.5" models, which are plenty large enough for most home cooks.


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