ABOVE: 11-inch stainless steel Oxo balloon whisk. $6.99 at Marshall’s.
I rarely get this excited about something like a balloon whisk – OK, actually I am a total kitchen gadget geek –but the Oxo 11″ balloon whisk I just picked up is totally blogworthy.
After leaving a whisk in New Hampshire, I was looking for a decent replacement and the Oxo solves a couple of problems, chiefly the annoying heavy handles that tend to tip the whisk out of a bowl when you set it down for a minute.
The handle itself is very short and has a rounded end which allows it to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand for an easier whisking motion.
Plus it was seven bucks.