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QnPhy Jun 24, 2012 09:45 AM

Has anyone tried the "Miracle Whisk" or any comments? I can't find any reviews online. Need to replace a rusted whisk anyways. This looks like a dream tool if it truly works as advertised on infomercial - stainless steel construction, dish washer safe, portable, whips up egg white in 2 mins.. etc.

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    John Francis Jun 25, 2012 03:23 AM

    I never heard of this gadget before, and now I've seen the web site, I don't get it. It's a variation on the old egg beater with its handle you cranked round and round, only here you push the handle up and down. And at $35, it's expensive for what you get.

    http://www.themiraclewhisk.com/

    Their motto is, "Real cooks use real tools." A real whisk is the simplest thing in the world, just a handle directly attached to a bunch of wire loops that can be larger or smaller, bare stainless steel or plastic-coated depending on how you want to use it. No pushing the handle up and down, it's all in the wrist. And good whisks cost less than $10.

    http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=whisk&index=blended&link_code=qs

    If that's too much work, then a powered hand mixer will do the work for you, and do it better than the Miracle Whisk can. Some cost less than the Miracle Whisk.

    http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&f...

    1. TeRReT Jun 26, 2012 08:09 AM

      It seems like a poor product to me. I would never consider anything but a traditional balloon whisk. I can whip up egg whites or shipped cream in under 2 minutes with a standard industrial strength balloon whisk from a restaurant supply store.

      Please don:t be afraid of the term industrial strength or restaurant supply store, what that actually means is a simple product that will last costs $10 instead of $20 for an inferior product sold elsewhere.

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        jujuthomas Jun 27, 2012 09:56 AM

        my mother had a plastic version of this gizmo... very awkward to operate but did an ok job.

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          mangiare24 Jun 27, 2012 11:50 AM

          My philosophy is that if a kitchen tool has existed for years and years there is a reason for it: because it does the job like nothing else can. Things like this Miracle Whisk are nothing but someone's wish to "get rich quick" by inventing a gadget to replace something that does not need to be improved. I really doubt anyone can improve on a good old fashioned whisk.

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            LeggoMyEggo Jul 15, 2012 11:35 AM

            Was just at the OC fair last night and picked one of these up and tried to make eggs this morning with it, but it seems that whatever makes it spin won't catch properly. Using about 8 eggs. The recipe book only mentions eggs in the meringue, so no real help there.

            Looked for other reviews but found nothing. So far it seems like 20 bucks down the drain. Most things at OC fair are final sales only wih the exception of getting an exchanges, so we'll see if this one was just a dud.

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              kseiverd Jul 15, 2012 11:41 AM

              IMNSHO, any "as seen on tv" type items... real good chance of being JUNK!?! I'd go with hand mixer (found a KA, BRAND new, at a thrift store for $5) or go to a kitchen supply place.

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                anukester Aug 5, 2012 10:29 AM

                Hey I just bought one of these at my local Fair. I think it is great. I admit that if I had only seen it on a TV infomercial I would not have bought it. But seeing it in person and using it at the fair sold it. I just made scrambled eggs this morning and then frothed up some fat free milk with Splenda in it for my coffee and it is smooth as silk. I don't know about longevity yet but definitely know about the function. It works great and is Stainless steel. BTW if you can find a local distributor you can get one for about $20 intead of 35.

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                  grandmak Oct 25, 2012 05:01 PM

                  Bought 2 of these at a craft show. The seller demonstrated the whisk by making a firm froth from skim milk. There had to have been some sort of thickening agent in his milk. I have repeatedly tried exactly what he said 1/4 c milk in a glass 2c measuring cup. I whisked for 1-2 mins (his was done in about 15 seconds). He turned his upside down it stayed in the cup. I ended up with a mess on the counter. When I contacted the Miracle Whisk company I was told they were not responsible. The person I bought from is a third party. When there is a no money back policy - you know it's for a reason.

                  1. c oliver Jun 8, 2013 03:59 PM

                    I got my immersion blender at Costco for about $30 IIRC. It also has a miniFP which I use regularly and a whisk that I've never used and can't imagine that I ever would. I would never touch an egg to be scrambled with a whisk and, honestly, when something needs to be whisked, I pull out a whisk and it done in a flash. I probably have five, one for nonstick pans and a couple of itty bitty ones for things like salad dressings. Mine are " stainless steel construction, dish washer safe, portable, whips up egg white in 2 mins.. etc." :)

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                      kelliemurray Nov 25, 2013 10:15 PM

                      Isn't this suppose to be reviews for the Miracle Whisk? If you haven't even tried it how can you give a review??

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                        c oliver Nov 26, 2013 07:27 AM

                        Er, I didn't give a review of it. As others here also didn't.

                    2. Antilope Nov 25, 2013 10:28 PM

                      We bought a set of 2 from QVC for $12 on closeout. I can see why. When you press down, it is suppose to spin through a sort of spring action. It has a lot of friction on the bottom of the bowl. It is more apt to slop things out of the bowl than a regular whisk. A regular whisk is 10 times better. Save your money.

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                        dieter Apr 7, 2014 07:19 PM

                        A piece of junk for the price. Paid $25 for one at a Home Show. Works well on stage when the professional is doing it, but doesn't work near as well in real situations. Save your money.

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                          sueatmo Apr 7, 2014 08:35 PM

                          I own three regular wisks and one odd one with an extra cage and small ball in the center, and I use them all. I don't know why you wouldn't just replace your old wisk, perhaps even buying a couple in different sizes. Then, if you want, buy the Miracle thingie. If it works, I imagine it will work on some things better than others. It isn't as if you are considering buying a couple of food processors! Buy the things you need.

                          If it is truly a case where every cent counts, then I vote for a nice balloon wisk which should not set you back too much.

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