Designer Ivan Zhang has conceived of a new mess-free way to separate egg yolks from whites.


See? A pocket-like void is cut into the head of the whisk, the perfect vessel to catch (and hold) the yolk as the whites falls away.


Zhang also fitted his whisk with a flatter, more ergonomic handle. Some of the benefits? It will never roll off the kitchen countertop.


It fits very comfortably in your hand.


It allows the whisk to be balanced along the rim of a large bowl, freeing the user’s hands up to crack open the egg.


A 3-D printed test of the whisk’s yolk-catcher.


A cross-section of the whisk handle.

A Whisk And Egg-Yolk Separator In One

This bespoke whisk will separate your egg yolks from your whites and keep your hands clean.

The cupcake is dead. Long live the cupcake? A couple weeks back, news spread about a brewing crisis in American capitalism—the great cupcake crash of 2013. After reaching peak levels in 2011, cupcake trading fell to an abysmal low, leaving speculators to announce that the fad was finally over. Americans, it seems had moved onto to better, poppable French treats, namely, macarons.

Sure, there are macaron-deniers out there, but the tiny almond cookies are still on the rise (or at the very least, they aren’t falling). But if you’re a fan and happen to be a daring baker, there’s a good chance you’ve tried you’ve tried your hand at macaron making. One of the biggest pains in an already lengthy production process? Cracking the eggs, and separating the yolks from the whites—really, it’s much more time-consuming than you’d think. Unlike most baked sweets, macarons have no need for the former, but require plenty of pure egg whites, without the least bit of yolk.

Chinese designer Ivan Zhang has made the job a whole lot easier. His Whisk’ looks and functions exactly like it should, but can also separate egg whites from yolks. The head of the whisk features a basket-like depression sized to perfectly cradle a yolk as the whites fall downward on either side. Zhang fitted the whisk with a flat, ergonomically correct handle for better comfort and control; set the whisk on the countertop, and it won’t roll off the edge. It can also be balanced along the rim of a bowl, giving the user two free hands to crack the egg and drop it over the whisk. The designer hopes that Whisk’ will help you keep your hands clean and your kitchen station free of mess. Clearly, he’s done this before.

h/t designboom

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  • PAUL S A N D I P

    What if u miss dropping the yolk exactly in the depression?...this Whisk for sure can not scoop out the yolk from the bowl...can it?

  • Cave Johnson

    Cave Johnson here, inventor of the Egg Wave. Now, I know you'll say you've heard it before, but TECHNOLOGY! Let me tell you a story about eggs. When the first caveman peered out from under a rock, looking skyward for some enlightenment, what did he see? No, not one of my patented Juicers, but the SUN! You see, the first eggs weren't cooked in pickle jars and muffin tins like today, they were cooked on hot rocks scorched by the biggest yolk of 'em all. That gets me to the topic of today's Board Meeting. I say we start investing in more ways to mimic the Sun. Nuclear is great, but we're stuck at the bomb phase. What about Sun Lasers and Fusion Thought? See, that wasn't so hard was it? IDEATION! Now get to work, team. I didn't offer you all the chance to live in this secret underground complex without contact to the outside world for nothing. This is the FUTURE! Create it for me!