I have 5 pairs of VIP tickets to the LA Times Celebration of Food and Wine. The ticket value is $125 and includes access to a VIP tasting room.

Tickets will be awarded to the first 5 people who correctly identify what this vintage kitchen tool is used for:

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Add your answer to the comments section below and we’ll contact you. Good luck!

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  • Zorayda said:

    I believe that is an old fashioned cream whipper.

  • Rob said:

    It's a whisk, no?

  • Desiree Gaines said:

    Fat separator, egg lifter and whisk- a multitasker!

  • Susan Shatz said:

    I think it is for whipping eggs — shirred eggs specifically!!

  • Michelle Tuberman said:

    a whisk!

  • Laura said:

    I had one of those (maybe I still do) and I used it to mix eggs for scrambled eggs. It doesn't do the same thing as a whisk because you don't get the air.

  • Alexandra said:

    Egg beater, cream whipper!

  • vi nguyen said:

    wisk!

  • Jason DeMartino said:

    It's a spring whisk. It wobbles while you whisk, so it's good for aerating and frothing. Like, frothy milk for cappuccinos or emulsifying dressings, stuff like that.

  • Rob said:

    If you need more detail, it's good for use in a flat bottom pan or perhaps a roasting dish if you're making gravy and such. I've got one in my kitchen drawer at home.

  • Inga said:

    Icream whipper

  • Karen Gibbs said:

    Egg beater!

  • Simona said:

    It's a spring beater.

  • John Olsen said:

    an egg whip

  • Jennifer Kim said:

    A coil whisk

  • Emm said:

    Spring Whisk!

  • Maria D'Alessandro said:

    whipping cream and mixing eggs

  • Jennifer Kim said:

    used in small bowls and good for gravy.

  • Lara Boyko said:

    French wisk?

  • @halhiker said:

    Twirl whisk. It's used for frothing beverages or emulsifying salad dressings. You twirl it in your hands hence the name.

  • Justin Lu said:

    It's a spring whisk used for whipping volume into egg whites and cream.

  • Diana said:

    A "spring beater or whisk"!!

  • Diana said:

    used to blend ingredients smoothly and/or incorporate air into a mixture

  • Paul Moses said:

    It is a whisk, but also works as an egg separator.

  • lyssa b said:

    yes for whisking eggs!! used to use this with my grandmother to make her "forgetten" cookies!!!

  • Gregory Madrid said:

    dough whisk

  • Amy Cimino said:

    Cream Whipper!

  • Guest said:

    vintage whisk egg beater

  • Michael Muniz said:

    whisk / egg beater

  • @mayo4u said:

    a spring beater

  • MushuGoat said:

    it's a 'spring' , or 'twirl' whisk used to 'whisk' up volumes of egg(whites), cream(fraiche) etc.

  • Yolanda Candelas said:

    Utensil wisk

  • fivefootgal said:

    spring beater to make whipping cream!

  • James Beirne said:

    It's a spring beater

  • James Beirne said:

    Ooops…I didn't answer the question specifically…This spring beater is for whipping eggs in a cup. Can also be used to emulsify oil and vinegar.

  • hells (author) said:

    Hi Karen – Can you please email me so I have your email address to send you the tickets.
    Thanks!

    Harriet

  • hells (author) said:

    Hi John,
    Can you please email me so I have your email address to send you the tickets?
    Thanks,
    Harriet

  • Whisk said:

    so, what was it?

  • hells (author) said:

    It's a spring whisk!

  • Anuradha said:

    An egg beater, which can be used to which anything to which anything at all. Growing up in India, I saw my mom use one daily. And I have one in my kitchen too!

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