Triangle Whisk

  • Is named for the shape of tines.
  • Designed for liquids in shallow pans.
  • Also known as a "flat edge" or "flat bottom" whisk
  • One of several whisk types.
handle and tines are noted

Triangle whisks are a type known as "gravy", "roux" or "sauce" whisk. The way the whisk is constructed creates a flat end. This flatness is useful for liquids in shallow pans.

triangle whisk focused on end which is flat

This type of whisk often has four to six wires (tines) that each form a triangle. These tines are all roughly the shape size and they are laid out in a manner that the tines cross each other forming a whisk that looks quite typical other than the dramatic flat end.

How to use a Triangle Whisk

four stages of use are shown
  1. Place triangle whisk into pan and stir.
  2. Whisk slowly along edges to make sure gravy or sauce is heated evenly.
  3. Strike whisk against pan edge to remove excess gravy.
  4. Use whisk in some clear water for easy pre-cleaning.

What to look for when you buy:

a triangle whisk and eggs on a cutting board

Check that on the triangle whisk that the tines go into the handle and enclosed. You don't want there to be any way food or liquid can get into the handle.

Triangle whisks are typically made of stainless steel, but they can also be found in silicone.

Double check the size

a triangle whisk and eggs on a cutting board

These whisks are made full size (like the ones you see on this page) but they also are a popular type of cocktail whisk. These smaller longer versions of this whisk are designed to fit into a slim cocktail glass, not stir gravy.

It will typically be quite easy to tell which you are getting but it is worth mentioning.

Brands / Products

Fox Run Triangle Sauce Whisk


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This is the whisk pictured throughout this page. It is a well made whisk. This whisk is made of stainless steel and is 11 inches long.

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