The 6 Best Rotary Egg Beaters
This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in March of 2016. When a full-on food processor is too much machine for the job, try one of these rotary egg beaters. They will let you whip up light, fluffy scrambles and omelettes in no time, and are also great for cake and pancake batters, meringues, frostings, and more. Our selection features stainless steel models with smoothly turning gears and ergonomic handles for a comfortable grip. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
August 24, 2020:
In today’s update, we kept the best-selling Oxo 1126980 in the top spot, since it’s hard to beat when it comes to ease of use, ability to keep arm fatigue at bay, and removable parts for an easy cleanup. This is a great choice if you prefer a selection with wiry whisks for the beaters, which comes in handy for those who frequently use it for dishes like omelettes. If you prefer instead a model with thicker beaters, which proves useful when you’re whipping up pancake batter, check out Norpro Hand Crank, which is made by a manufacturer of kitchen tools that’s been in business for almost five decades. In addition to its heavy-duty stainless steel blades, it features smooth, plastic handles for a comfortable grip. Today, we updated the list with a newer model of the Progressive Prepworks BA-3021 and moved it into a higher spot. Its vibrant blue handles and gears help it to stand out in a crowded kitchen drawer, and they’ll make it look nice on your countertop as well. A simple turn of the handle sets the smooth-turning gears in motion, and when you’re done, it’s conveniently safe for the dishwasher.
For a sleek design with an all-metal look, check out the Danesco 1304071SS, which is from a company that’s been producing kitchen gadgets since 1963. This lightweight choice is made of stainless steel with hard-wearing chrome handles, and its compact build makes it well suited for those with little storage space or who wish to take it on camping trips.
In today’s update, we considered adding in one of the newer models that features a built-in cup (so you won’t need to bother with a separate bowl), with an arm that turns on the top to rotate the whisks, but since not much testing and reviews have been done yet on these, the jury’s still out and we will hold off and possibly include one in our next update.
August 03, 2019:
Before the invention of the manual eggbeater in 1857, it took 90 minutes to whip egg whites into a stiff meringue, as the story goes. By the middle of the following century, electric mixers made the process much easier, yet some cooks occasionally still prefer the simplicity of using and cleaning a rotary model. There are not many more than a handful of choices sold today, but there are still some durable designs that will help you achieve a plate of fluffy scrambled eggs, as well as smooth puddings, creams, frostings, cake batters, and more.
Joining our list in today’s update is the Starfrit Super-Fast, which boasts two strong, efficient whisk beaters that will make quick work of producing well-blended, lump-free mixtures. If you worry about arm fatigue, this might be the best selection for you, as it’s designed to keep spinning even when you rest it on the bottom of your bowl. Unlike some others, however, the beaters are non-removeable. (The ability to remove them can be convenient for washing them – or for when you want to lick the batter.)
Moving into the top spot is the Oxo Good Grips, which, like the Starfrit model, can be placed on the bottom of a bowl while it’s spinning, thanks to a supportive metal bridge beneath the beaters. This one conveniently does have removeable parts. Moving into the second spot is the Norpro Hand Crank, which is made of heavy-duty stainless steel gears, with smooth plastic handles for a comfortable grip. Leaving the list today are the DAmzon JH-WHISK-02 and the Magnicfly Hand Held, due to availability concerns.
If you have little helpers in the kitchen, always supervise them when they are using a rotary egg beater, or any other gadget that spins or features sharp edges.
Alegacy Rotary Egg Beater This no-nonsense, useful kitchen tool features beaters and a shaft made from stainless steel, and smooth-turning gears that are nylon. The comfortable plastic handle is positioned on the side for ease of use. It’s priced affordably, making it a good choice for home cooks who want to have one on hand for those days you just don’t feel like breaking out (and washing) a larger mixer. foodservicedirect.com
Lehman’s Stainless Steel Egg Beater It may cost more than many, but this powerful, American-made choice is built for the long haul, with a heavy, die-cast frame and sturdy, zinc-finished gears. Its handle is constructed from comfortable plastic, while the beaters are a durable stainless steel. It’s compact at 12 inches long, and weighs just a pound, so your arms won’t get strained easily during use. lehmans.com