Williams-Sonoma Silicone Balloon Whisk

Drawing upon more than 50 years of culinary experience, we've designed and developed an exclusive line of nonstick kitchen tools-perfect for use with nonstick cookware. Great for whipping cream and beating egg whites, our professional-quality balloon whisk features heat-resistant silicone-coated wires that quickly aerate ingredients without scratching bakeware or pans. The ergonomically engineered brushed-stainless-steel handle ensures excellent balance and control-and makes the whisk exceptionally comfortable to use. Designed and developed by Williams-Sonoma, and exclusively ours. Stainless-steel wires are coated with durable silicone that's heat-resistant to 500deg.F (260deg.C). Handle is made of heavy-gauge, nonreactive 18/10 stainless steel with a brushed finish. Weighted, ergonomic handle offers optimal balance, comfort and feel. BPA-free and safe for use with nonstick cookware, bakeware and electrics.
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Customer Reviews for Williams-Sonoma Silicone Balloon Whisk
Review 1 for Williams-Sonoma Silicone Balloon Whisk
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KayLeo
,Houston
,TX
Houston, TX
June 4, 2014
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Never
Would You Recommend? No
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Get the stainless steel version instead!
June 4, 2014
This looks great and feels great in your hand, just like the rest of the Williams-Sonoma cooking tools, but this particular piece is not worth buying.
There is no real reason why you should get a balloon whisk that is nonstick safe. Balloon whisks are generally used for aerating creams and egg whites, mixing soft batters, and mixing/sifting dry ingredients. All of these things are done in mixing/prep bowls, not nonstick cooking surfaces!
Unless you're like me and is OCD about having to own every single piece in a set, do not get the Williams-Sonoma Silicone Balloon Whisk. Get the Stainless steel version instead! That one even has an improved design on the tines to maximize aeration.
Pros: Quality, Easy to Clean, Size, Design
Cons: unnecessary tool
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KayLeo
Houston, TX
Posted September 9, 2014
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@ Slimbro
Sure, you could use this to make sauces in nonstick pans if you really wanted to, but the design of a balloon whisk in general isn't well suited for making sauces. (1) Balloon whisks are too big for use with non-commercial saucepans, frying pans, and saute pans and (2) the "balloon" shape of the whisk can't provide optimal scraping on the bottom and corners of a pan, which is often necessary when making most sauces.
You would be better off using a french whisk if you're making sauce in a saucepan and a flat roux whisk if you're making sauce in a frying/saute pan.
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Slimbro
Colorado
Posted September 7, 2014
Whisking sauces
I think this would work for whisking sauces in nonstick pans. I use one similar for that purpose.
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