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Do You Know the Right Way to Use a Whisk? [VIDEO]

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Everyone knows the correct way to use a whisk, right? Wrong.

We’ve noticed that different cooks seem to favor different motions when using a whisk. Some prefer side-to-side strokes, others use circular stirring, and others like the looping action of beating that takes the whisk up and out of the bowl. That got us wondering: Is any one of these motions more effective than the others?

The results may surprise you. Watch below to discover what we learned.

This science experiment hails from the newest issue (July/August 2014) of Cook’s Illustrated (learn more about print and iPad editions).

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Ever find yourself short on equipment in the kitchen? We’ve got 4 quick substitutes that will save you in a snap.
Ever find yourself short on equipment in the kitchen? We’ve got 4 quick substitutes that will save you in a snap.

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It’s a good idea to oil wooden spoons from time to time with the same food-safe mineral oil used for cutting boards. Like all wood implements, take care of them so they don’t split or parch out. Don’t leave them soaking in water, and wipe them dry after use rather than letting them drip dry in a pool of water. If they look parched, a little oil is good. Rub it in and wipe off excess. 

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It’s a good idea to oil wooden spoons from time to time with the same food-safe mineral oil used for cutting boards. Like all wood implements, take care of them so they don’t split or parch out. Don’t leave them soaking in water, and wipe them dry after use rather than letting them drip dry in a pool of water. If they look parched, a little oil is good. Rub it in and wipe off excess. 

Follow us on Twitter @TestKitchen

It’s a good idea to oil wooden spoons from time to time with the same food-safe mineral oil used for cutting boards. Like all wood implements, take care of them so they don’t split or parch out. Don’t leave them soaking in water, and wipe them dry after use rather than letting them drip dry in a pool of water. If they look parched, a little oil is good. Rub it in and wipe off excess. 


Follow us on Twitter @TestKitchen