Calphalon Black Nonstick Flat Whisk Reviews

Calphalon Black Nonstick Flat Whisk

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Whisking Around the Kitchen with Calphalon

Mar 28, 2004
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:lightweight, well constructed, a great whisk with a novel design, easy to clean

Cons:I bought one for my mother and forgot one for me!

The Bottom Line: It’s a sad fate, but the Bottom Line fell into the egg mix and the Calphalon Flat Whisk did too good a job. I leave the rest to your imagination.


About a year and a half ago I purchased my mother the strangest looking cooking utensil. Mind you, I wasn’t even sure what it was used for, but my mother loves kitchen gadgets and intuitively knows what each odd looking utensil is meant to do. “A flat whisk!” she proclaimed. “I don’t have one of these.”


Enter the Calphalon Flat Whisk

Unlike most whisks, this whisk is not round ... it is flat. The whisk is incredibly lightweight and measures 13 1/4" long.

The handle is flat, only 3/8" deep x 5 3/4" long and almost 1" wide. The front of the handle has the Calphalon name embossed in the plastic. The back of the handle has a smooth notch where a finger can rest while using the whisk. The end of the handle has an oval cutout 5/8" long for hanging the whisk if desired. Another benefit is that the handle is ergonomically designed for hand comfort.

Doing additional research for this review, I discovered Calphalon has redesigned the handle of this whisk so that it is soft to the touch. Kitchenetc’s website says: “The high strength handle has soft touch rubberized sides for a firm grip.”

The business end of this whisk looks like it belongs on a sports field perhaps as some sort of strange lacrosse scoop or high-tech snowshoe for a gnome. The whisk part is 7 1/2" long x 2 3/4" wide and is composed of a strong black nonstick nylon. A center spoke runs the length of the whisk. Connecting to this center piece are three “U-shaped” spokes. These “U-shaped” spokes are spaced 1/2" from each other and are slightly cupped. The ends of these spokes all meet at the base of the handle and are connected 1 1/4" before the handle begins. This is solid construction. The way this whisk is designed, I can’t imagine any of these spokes coming loose.


Using the Whisk

This is my mother’s favorite whisk for whipping eggs (scrambled eggs, French toast batter) or stirring the lumps out of gravy. Since the Calphalon Flat Whisk is wide, it covers more area of the pan or bowl than a narrow wire whisk. Being lightweight, it’s easy to hold this utensil for extended periods of time, too.

The whisk part is a bit flexible, which my mother likes for whisking her eggs and gravy. However, she would not use this whisk for anything thick like whipping mashed potatoes, cream or even egg whites (this whip is not designed to fluff food). The whisk is designed to whip light sauces, eggs, gravy.

She uses this whisk in all her of her cookware. That the whisk is composed of nylon makes it a sure bet for using safely in nonstick pans (no scratching!). Since this whisk is heat-resistant to 400-degrees F., it is fine to use in cooking pans on the stove. Also since the whisk handle is long, it keeps fingers away from hot pan surfaces.


Cleaning & Care

In a traditional wire whisk, the wires tend to overlap or cross each other. The Calphalon whisk has no overlapping pieces, which makes for easy cleaning. Simple to clean, just rinse this whisk in Dawn dishwashing liquid. Since the whisk is nonstick, it takes no time to clean. If you forget to immediately clean the whisk, just let it soak in water for a few minutes. Or if you are not planning to wash dishes immediately, set the whisk in a pot of water to soak while you do other things.


Likes

* Lightweight
* Long Handle
* Ergonomic Handle
* Works Great
* Novel Design
* Well Constructed
* Easy to Clean


Purchasing

I paid $5.00 for this whisk when it was on sale at a local store. This whisk is also available online at cooking.com ($5.95) and kitchenetc.com ($5.99).


Summary

My mother enjoys having the Calphalon Nonstick Flat Whisk as part of her kitchen arsenal. She is a woman on a mission when it comes to cooking, and this whisk does a fantastic job of beating eggs so they are completely mixed and stirring the lumps out of gravy. In almost two years of use, this whisk looks brand new. This unique kitchen gadget is a hit in her kitchen.

I hope you have found this review useful.

Enjoy your day,
Dawn
http://dlstewart.com


Additional Information

Calphalon
Consumer Relations
P.O. Box 583
Toledo, Ohio 43697

Toll Free Phone # 1-800-809-7267


Please read my other reviews.

Kitchen.etc Online store

Cooking.com Online store

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Trudeau Cutting Board

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T-Fal Perfection Saute Pan

Calphalon Professional Non-stick Sauce Pan

West Bend Automatic Egg Cooker

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Maytag Gemini Double Oven Range


Copyright 2004 Dawn L. Stewart


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