A couple of years ago, I attended a Preparedness Fair and saw my former neighbor. She is very well versed in Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage. In talking with her, she stressed the importance of having hand-powered tools to use in case of a power outage. I agreed with her thinking, but didn't really think about it until recently. So, this is one of my first purchases. This is the OXO Good Grips Egg Beater. I looked at several different models, but ended up getting this one for several reasons.
I really like the grip being upright instead of horizontal. I feel like I have better control when I am using it.
I also like the fact that the beaters are removable, which makes for easy clean-up.
In addition, the entire bottom section can be removed and thrown in the dishwasher, again for easy clean-up.
I decided that I wanted a snack....and decided to make a 'fat free' version. The pudding is fat-free and powdered milk is fat-free. (I decided not to think of the carbs!).
I substituted powdered milk and really cold water for the 'milk' requirement. If I were to do this again, I would cut down on the water just to help it thick-up quickly.
Using this hand beater was easy and quick. It cleans easily and fits right into the drawer. So, in a pinch, or just when I want to do something quick, I will use this hand-crank beater.