Mystery whisk! Can anyone identify this whisk?
15 or 20 years ago I bought a whisk and small pitcher from Restoration Hardware.
The whisk is used inside of the pitcher. It has a cylindrical handle and is used by holding the handle between open palms and rubbing your hands back and forth. The motion is similar to one you might use to keep your hands warm.
The wire body of the whisk is also cylindical. It has a nylon button on the very bottom. The nylon button prevents damage to the surface the whisk touches and reduces friction for the whisking process.
I vaguely recollect reading that the combo of whisk and pitcher was common in parts of France. In any case, I love the combo and use it all the time. For instance, it is a fantastic way to whisk eggs.
I would like to find a source for the whisk to have a spare on hand and for gifts. Any insight into this utensil will be appreciated. I have searched for it in vain for quite a while. I think (hope :)) the main challenge is just knowing what to call it.
A link to a small picture gallery is included.
Many thanks for your thoughts and happy holidays!
Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of the mystery whisk.