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Silicone Coated Whisks

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Does anyone use them?  How do they compare in efficiency and feel to standard whisks?  Any downside that you know of?


 ... Shel


 

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I have used them, and frankly, I hate them.

On the better models, you pay a bit more, for nothing; on the worse models, you pay a bit more, just to get a loose silicone covering which allows food to get inside the coating, and never come out again. The only real advantage I can personally see, is in safely using them inside of non-stick cookware, but even then...I hate them.

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I have a Le Creuset silicone whisk.  I use it only in Le Creuset pots to prevent scratching the enamel.  However the whisk is of very poor design.  The handle is weighted so that when left unattended the whisk has a tendency to flip itself and a quantity of ice cream mix out onto the floor.  Don't ask me how I know this.

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My mom gave me one...it was okay until the silicone coating peeled off.


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I find that they're very flimsy compared to the SS whisk. I hadn't used them before, and I bought a couple back when I was decorating my new chocolate kitchen. I fully intended on using them. But after giving them a whirl, I'll only use them for light weight jobs, like mixing liquid components. They are absolutely not made for anything thick that can fling across the kitchen or splat you in the face. (Been there, done that.)

 

The ONLY good point I've found is that they come in some wild colors that very cool in my pink shop/kitchen. :raz:

 

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Andrea


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A 'balanced diet' means chocolate in BOTH hands. :biggrin:

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Tried them. didn't like them.  I use metal balloon whisks in my non-stick cookware and have never worried about it. I can not envision the round metal wires digging into the non-stick surface and have never noticed any degradation. Now that I have a proper saucier 95% of my whisk work in that.

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Thanks for all the feedback ... doesn't look like I'll go there.


 ... Shel


 

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I have exactly one and I use it in a non stick pan for my version of scrambled eggs. The eggs and the occasional reheating of soup are the only reason I have the non stick pan, too. :)

It works well for eggs (but I had a couple duds - had to work to find one that wasn't stupidly floppy) but if I actually need to whisk something like egg whites, it is not the tool I reach for.

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