Wednesday, April 23, 2008

King Arthur Dough Whisk

When I see a new kitchen gizmo or gadget, I envision it revolutionizing my life and impressing friends. I think I need to own it. I'm like the kid who thinks he needs the $150 sneakers to play basketball well. However, over the years I've learned that there are a number of gadgets and gizmos that I never use. Instead of revolutionizing my cooking, these items simply take up valuable storage space. I still rue the day I shelled out 60 bucks on a Cuisinart ice cream/sorbet/frozen yogurt maker that I've only used once in five years. With age comes some wisdom, and I've learned to exercise a little restraint before I purchase something for the kitchen.

However, occasionally I can't restrain myself. Last month when I attended the King Arthur Flour Baking Class, I was impressed with how the instructor used a dough whisk. Within seconds I knew I needed this to become a better baker, so I purchased one directly from King Arthur Flour.

I love this little tool. The dough whisk allows me to mix doughs without fluffing flour all over my counter and floor, and it's easy to clean. This whisk works much better than my old wooden spoon, which becomes encased with plaster-like dough. I highly recommend this tool for home bakers.

As an added bonus, this kitchen tool could be used to threaten young children. "Don't make me get out my dough whisk. I whup your behind!" Just kidding. I might threaten young children, but I'd never beat them.

My beloved King Arthur Flour Whisk (Someday I'll pass it on to my daughter!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i've been on a silicone kick lately. Anything with that slick rubber ends up in my shopping cart.