WMF Profi Plus Stainless Steel Ball Whisk

Last updated date: February 4, 2020

DWYM Score
9.4


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Overall Take

This stainless steel ball whisk's design shortens whisking time. It's also much easier to clean than a classic whisk. The extra-long handle is perfect for larger pots. This whisk was very comfortable to hold and the design looked cool during our testing. In our analysis of 42 expert reviews, the WMF WMF Stainless Steel Ball Whisk placed 3rd 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
495 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The silicone-coated balls come in handy when stirring things like sauces and puddings, as they are very efficient.
- Foodal
January 16, 2019 | Full review
The silicone balls are safe in temperatures up to 518 degrees Fahrenheit, and both of the styles are dishwasher safe.
- Business Insider
WMF Profi Plus Ball Whisk has silicone-coated balls that won't scratch nonstick pan finishes and a loop in the handle for hanging. It measures 11 inches.
- The Spruce Eats
June 26, 2019 | Full review
This ball whisk features high quality 18/10 stainless steel construction with a satin-finish. The individual wires are topped with weighted balls that are made of heat resistant silicone and won’t scratch non-stick surfaces.
- Tool Box
October 12, 2016 | Full review
There are no little crevices for thickened liquid to get caught in, and it's dishwasher-safe.
- Microwave Cooking for One
What experts didn't like
Relatively expensive
- Business Insider

From The Manufacturer

If you're serious about sauces and dressings, you know the importance of the right whisk. These whisks are from WMF, a German company with a worldwide reputation for quality. 11" ball whisk is perfect for aerating a hollandaise.

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.