Accumulated time and post-move energy have finally motivated me to replace my long lost broken whisk. I had bought one of those new fangled ones that is flat and metal coated with silicon only to have the silicon coating wear off the whisk tines and flap loose after a year.
Stopping in on the local kitchen supply store revealed a wall full of whisks, yea! I reached past all the alien life forms for a large all metal balloon whisk, just the size I wanted. $30! What the heck? The whisk’s handle revealed a partnership with NASA to include a thermometer readout. It almost suckered me… almost. Then I realized I don’t whisk anything that crucially needs a temperature readout at the same time. Beside, if I’m going to make a zabaglione, my clip on digital thermometer has worked fine.
Grrr… just give me a whisk! In that whole wall of whisks they didn’t have a simple medium-large metal balloon whisk.
My whisk money ransom note:
No plastic coating, no more than $20 (heck, I’d love to say no more than $15, but maybe I’m seeing a new economy in this city), no balls, no pookey parts, no abstract art to clean. Just give me the good old fashioned whisk that has worked through the kitchen ages.