The older I get the more I realize that somethings which are considered obsolete were a very good idea. I hate to get my handheld mixer out to do scrambled eggs, or omelets. Get the mixer out, find the beaters, find a plug, mix whatever you are mixing, remove the beaters, put the mixer away, and put the beaters away. Way too many steps. Whisks are tricky at best when it comes to use.
A couple of years ago I bought an old egg beater at a flea market for $2.00. It is different looking and has a different action than most hand powered egg beaters. It actually only has 2 hoops at the bottom instead of 4 like most do.
Then I saw this one and loved the milk glass measuring cup it came in and purchased it.
A couple of weeks ago my daughter's power was out at her house. So she brought the minions here, so she could do laundry, give showers and feed them. Of course she pulled out DH favorite mixer to make them sausage and scrambled eggs.
She was so cute raving about how fluffy her eggs are when she cooks at my house. Is it the gas, that she is focused more on cooking, or the egg beater? Her request she wanted an egg beater for her upcoming birthday.
Sounds easy right? Do you know how hard they are to come by at times? Kind of like when you are looking for something you will never find it until you don't need it anymore. I have wandered yard sales, estate sales, and finally found one at an antique shop, but DH is not thrilled with it.
Also the 5 year old keeps asking his mamma to teach him to cook. I think it is a great idea as long as he understands he can only cook while supervised. She is not really lovin the idea. How old were you when you learned to cook? Or how old were your kids when you taught them to cook.