Kuhn Rikon 10-Inch French Wire Whisk

Last updated date: September 5, 2019

DWYM Score
9.2


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 42 expert reviews, the Kuhn Rikon Kuhn Rikon French Wire Whisk placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 29, 2019:
Checkout The Best Whisk for a detailed review of all the top whisks.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
498 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Dishwasher safe; Sealed waterproof handle
- The Z9
Its stainless steel construction assures you of longevity, reliability and zero rust/ corrosion.
- Best Selected Products
Like the Rösle, the Kuhn Rikon Balloon Wire Whisk had a narrow balloon with bouncy wires that whipped cream and scraped the edges of a saucepan efficiently
- Epicurious
June 4, 2019 | Full review
Kuhn Rikon 10-inch French Wire Whisk, Barrel handle is sealed and waterproof.
- Best For My Kitchen
May 17, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The wires are too close
- The Z9
It didn’t perform significantly better than any other whisk we tested, and the handle was uncomfortably heavy. It got tiring to hold, and was so unbalanced it felt liable to tip out when we set it down in a bowl.
- New York Times Wirecutter
December 21, 2017 | Full review
but it’s heavy handle and hanging loop on the end made this whisk feel unbalanced and uncomfortable to hold after extended periods of whisking.
- Epicurious
June 4, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Form follows function. The elongated shape and multiple, flexible wires of the Kuhn Rikon 10-inch French Wire Whisk makes this the whisk of choice for sauce making. The whisk easily tracks the bottom and sides of bowls and saucepans. The resilience of the thin, spring wires makes this whisk an all-purpose favorite.

Overall Product Rankings

1. OXO Good Grips 11-Inch Better Balloon Whisk
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 7
3. WMF Profi Plus Stainless Steel Ball Whisk
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
4. HONBAY Mini Wire Kitchen Whisks
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 2
5. Kuhn Rikon 10-Inch French Wire Whisk
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Ouddy 3 Pack Stainless Steel Whisk
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 5
7. Wired Whisk Silicone Whisk
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 3
8. Winco Stainless Steel Piano Wire Whip
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 5
9. DRAGONN Set of 3 Stainless Steel Silicone Handles
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 4
10. StarPack Basics Silicone Whisk
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On Whisks

Whisks are among the ranks of kitchen tools that we don’t think about very much. Most people have one hanging out in their kitchen drawer, but they might not use it very often or even remember exactly when they bought it. 

However, whisks are far more important than their low-key reputation lets on. They stir liquids and solids, adding air in for a light and fluffy result. If you want to make perfect meringue, airy cakes and light scrambled eggs, you’re going to need a whisk. 

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Whisks come in different styles. The most common whisk is a balloon whisk, where wire hoops form a balloon shape. The curved style is designed to scrape the sides of mixing bowls. The wire hoops on flat whisks are arranged on a single side, so they can whisk liquids in skillets and shallow bowls. Ball whisks don’t have wire loops; instead, they have many wires sticking out straight with heavy metal balls attached to the ends. These whisks are better for reaching every corner of your mixing bowl, and they’re much easier to clean.

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Most whisks are made of stainless steel or other metals, but there are some silicone options that won’t damage nonstick cookware. Whisks come in a wide variety of sizes to fit into different sized bowls. 

Once you’ve decided which general type of whisk you need, read our Tips & Advice for hints on using and caring for your whisk.

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DYWM Fun Fact

Whisks are tricky to clean, but their design has improved quite a bit since their invention. The first whisks were twigs or small branches grabbed from the great outdoors. They were used in kitchens across Europe for centuries before they finally made waves in the United States. The American chef Julia Child first showed U.S. households the modern whisk in the 1960s on her popular cooking show,“The French Chef.” Stand mixers have taken over a lot of whisk’s responsibilities in recent years, but purists still hand-whisk their whipped cream.

The Whisk Buying Guide

  • Take a look at what materials your whisk is made from before you buy. Stainless steel whisks will last the longest, and they’re less likely to rust. However, they can scratch mixing bowls. Silicone whisks won’t scratch any cookware, but they aren’t always dishwasher-safe. Make sure you’re buying a whisk that works safely with your cookware.
  • In almost all cooking scenarios, whisking from side to side will give you the best results. Stirring the whisk in a circle doesn’t introduce much air. The looping motion that you probably associate with whisking is only helpful if you’re working with egg whites. The whites stick to the whisk’s metal loops, so they can still trap air when the whisk pulls them above the bowl.
  • Always check and see what your whisk is made of before you stick it in the dishwasher. Most stainless steel whisks can handle the heat, but whisks made from silicone or weaker metals might need hand washing. 
  • Try to wash your whisk as quickly as possible once you’re done using it. Batter or crumbs can harden on the metal tines and make cleaning even trickier if you wait. Soak your whisk is warm water to loosen any residue, then prepare a bowl of warm soapy water. Whisk the warm soapy water to reach every nook and cranny in between the metal tines. Let the whisk air dry when you’re done.
  • Make sure there’s plenty of space around the sides of your whisk if you store it in a drawer. If it’s smashed below some other utensils, the tines will bend out of shape. Hanging your whisk is a great way to protect it.