You are quite right, but I think that the bamboo tea whisks with thicker tines will work well for making beurre blanc in small quantities in a 1 QT tin-lined copper saucepan. I will post some pictures of the experiment after the whisks arrive…
bamboo matcha whisk?
where did you buy and ow much?
Just bought myself a windsor tin lined copper sauce pan, newly tinned, ECT
2.5 mm 5 pound 8.75 inch diameter
Would like to purchase a whisk before i use it
Is this not too short for a windsor sauce pan that is 3.75 inch tall? would that not make your hand too hot while whisking?
How sturdy is the 54 gms that you have?
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I wrote to the company that sells the more robust matcha black bamboo whisk, namely the chosen one which would be $44 plus . She does not recommend it for anything other than for matcha tea. So, I am reluctant to spend that $ until I am sure . Still researching as to which Matcha whisk to buy so I can use my sauce pan without damaging it. Almost at the point of buying an oxo silicon balloon whisk. What made u decide to use a matcha whisk? Research ? I could not find anything googling
FANTES no longer carry the bent birch whisk Kaleo recommended , also afraid it might not last long.
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(3) The thicker whisk that I purchased from Japan is much more robust than the ones above, and it will last a lot longer. You should not be surprised that the Japanese person selling items for traditional tea ceremony use is silently horrified by the concept of her whisk being used to make beurre blanc. Just do it - it’s called thinking outside the box.
After reading this thread I purchased and have been using an inexpensive matcha whisk. Yes, I wish it had a longer handle because of the heat issue. May order one of the bent bamboo whisks in link provided by Kaleo. But have been meaning to purchase a woven hot mitt so that make take solve the problem.
It seems to work as well as a balloon whisk for aerating. Mine came with an attractive ceramic stand to preserve the tines.
I found the longer handled ones, black and purple ones at EBAY
however, when I was researching , I was informed that they are only good for about 10 uses from someone who apparently is well versed with matcha tea Reasonable, made in China though. I prefer Japanese wood work.
Long handled purple matcha for 12.99
eBay item number:302309545500
Here isa another one from EBAY, a long handle black for $15.99
Item # 311525121625
The fact that it is only good for 10 uses ( for making tea) discourages me
I also do not know whether the number of tines is important, as the ETSY seller discouraged me from using it for making sauce. How many times have u used y ours? You may be right, they are horrified that we are thinking outside the box.
So, it you want to try them, let me know and I will wait before I order any silicone balloon ones. I was leaning on OXO but cannot decide which length is best for my 4.75 height sauce windsor sauce pan.
I’ve used the bamboo whisk maybe 7-8 times? Less than one dozen. Not much visible wear and tear.
I have silicon whisks that seem softer than wood (although of course not as soft as the bamboo). Was surprised to see they are not compatible w/tin lined copper So far no damage to my copper. But I have not whisked anything too vigorously, I guess.
was that a typo? compatible with tin lined copper is what you mean?
I hate to be shopping , and want something that will last.
ave not used my windsor yet , so, no rush to buy
I will research some more, perhaps wait for someone who has used the matcha for longer period of time.
I wander if I can find a stand for a long handled matcha?