In My Kitchen: February 2012 – Misk Whisks
Celia, at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial posts a monthly article about new and interesting gadgets, food, books, and things in her kitchen. She always has fascinating things to show and tell us. At the end of her article, she invites everyone to share a bit about things in their own kitchen.
I don’t often join in, although I’m an avid reader and follower of this monthly piece. My kitchen is not very interesting when it comes to new and exciting products or food from specialty shops. This month however I’m going to show you one of my favourite little ingenious gadgets that I use every single day of the week, except on weekends when P. uses it.
These happy-looking red objects are a microwave-safe plastic whisks. I always use one when preparing a bowl of P’s oatmeal in the morning. Beep-Beep-Beep, Spin and Cook in my old microwave for 1min:40sec, stir with my happy whisk, and cook another 1min:20secs, and then stir a final time.
Truth is my microwave will never fail from overuse. I use it for two things: making oatmeal and warming up cold coffee. I usually store empty jars in my microwave, and pile dog food, collars and leads, brushes, chewies and treats on the top. It’s a very useful space-creating device.
Anyway …. Some how, leaving the whisk in the bowl of oatmeal, and I don’t know the physics of it, prevents the oatmeal from boiling over. I suspect it’s akin to why a wooden spoon prevents pasta water from boiling over.
I broke my plastic whisk last year after many years of use. I pouted for days when it broke, so I was delighted when I learnt that Lakeland Plastics was stocking this item again. And better yet, now they are in different colours. And it was on special, a 2 for 1 offer.
Is it my imagination or does this seem like an infomercial for the QVC Shopping Channel …. ?