Cage Whisk

  • Is named for the small round cage in center.
  • Has more surface and weight than standard whisks.
  • One of several whisk types.
the handle, tines and shape of center shaker of a cage whisk

Cage whisks have the most surface area and weight of all the standard whisks. This is because of the "cage" or "shaker ball" inside the whisk.

The main factors of what makes a whisk effective are weight and surface area. This is even more true when one is using the recommended side to side motion.

Cage whisks are very effective.

How to use a Cage Whisk

how to use a cage whisk
  1. Gather your tools and ingredients.
  2. Place cage whisk into bowl.
  3. Move whisk vigorously side to side until what you are mixing is the desired consistancy or fully combined.
  4. Use whisk in some clear water for easy pre-cleaning.

What to look for when you buy:

a cage whisk, two eggs and a cutting board

Cage whisks are made by lesser known brands than the ones we are used to in the United States.

As such, you likely won't find your favorite brand for this type of whisk. On the plus side however is that you can find the cheapest one and go for it. Most of the choices you see for sale will essentially be the same (stainless steel).

Brands / Products

Fox Run Stainless Steel Cage Whisk


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This is a version of the tool we featured on this page. Stainless steel - 12 inches (standard size).

VansieHome Cage Whisk


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Most images on this page are of this exact whisk by VansieHome. Very sturdy whisk. 10 inches

Cage Whisks at Amazon

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