You probably already have a balloon whisk or a French whisk sitting in your utensil crock. So why buy a flat whisk? Some fans even claim that the flat whisk makes more efficient work of whipping cream and egg whites. But, as someone who's gotten along perfectly fine with a simple balloon whisk over the years—and who has limited storage space for trendy kitchen gadgets—I'd always been skeptical of the flat whisk. I tested a few flat whisks against my regular old whisk to see if this less conventional style was worth owning.