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.
Average Customer Rating:
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Review 1 for Williams-Sonoma Silicone Balloon Whisk
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
March 17, 2015
Has owned product for:6 - 12 months
Uses product:Once a month
Would You Recommend? No
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Fast Deterioration
March 17, 2015
I purchased this whisk, along with several other cook tools in this collection, about 10 months ago. The silicone is already splitting and peeling away. The same has happened to the silicone coated tongs from this collection. It is great to use, just very overpriced for a 10 month lifespan.
Pros: Easy to Use, Design
Cons: Quality
Review 2 for Williams-Sonoma Silicone Balloon Whisk
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
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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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