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A Whisk for Childs – I have been on the lookout for kids cooking equipment, and I have found several good options for whisks out there. At first I tried out some inexpensive RSVP Mini-Whisks (2 for $5), but while they were definitely child-sized, they seemed smaller than they needed to be. Small isn’t bad, but a common 8 or 9-inch whisk is actually a good size for most kids. So far my favorite has been the Oxo Good Grips 9-Inch Whisk — and my daughter really likes it too. The handle has a great feel, and it works well with her little hands.

Another good (but more expensive) option is the Kuhn Rikon 8-inch Silicone Rainbow Whisk (above) for around $13. I like the look, and it can also be used on non-stick surfaces. This and the OXO whisk would be a nice combo, and since they are regular cooking utensils, your kids won’t outgrow the style.

If you want something specifically for kids, you can choose the Head Chefs Whisk which has a silicone handle shaped like a person. The whisks come in both wire and silicone versions, and they are 9 inches long. They look cool, but I’m not completely sold on the handle shape yet. It might be fun, but I still prefer something that can transition better into adult cooking. With that said, the price is right at $9 and a kid would probably pick this one up first. Also, Curious Chef has a whisk made for kids that sells for $6. It is more like a regular whisk but comes in an easy-to-grip, green-and-white handle. I like the Curious Chef brand, but I think there are actually better whisks out there. Another manufacturer that produces whimsical utensils for kids is MSC International

. I have seen their egg whisk in stores before, but I like the pink pig version best.

One of the best buys, however, is probably the WMF Profi Plus 8-Inch Whisk for $7. That’s a very good price and WMF is a solid brand. This whisk also comes in an 8-inch silicone version for non-stick pans for around $15. And lastly, Mastrad out of France (Orka in the US) has a silicone mini-whisk for kids. Unfortunately, I can’t find this product for sale in the US, but hopefully it will make its way here in the coming months. The Mastrad whisks come in a variety of colors and also have a clip so that the whisk can be attached to the bowl edge to prevent it from sliding into the mixture — a nice feature.

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