A whisk is a cooking utensil used to blend ingredients smooth or to incorporate air into a mixture, in a process known as whisking or whipping.
Most whisks consist of a long, narrow handle with a series of wire loops joined at the end.
The wires are usually metal, but whisks can also be made from silicone or plastic for use with nonstick cookware. Whisks are commonly used to whip egg whites into a firm foam to make meringue, or to whip cream into whipped cream.
Whisks have differently-shaped loops depending on their intended functions.