Hey guys im making brownies but i don't have a whisk. Can i substitute with a electric mixer on low switching on and off occasionally? Would that lead to overbeating the mixture

  • Does the mixer have a whisk attachment?
    – Rob
    Apr 19, 2019 at 12:21

2 Answers 2


Brownies don't need whisking. Whisks are handy tools that make it easier to blend the ingredients in together but a fork to beat the eggs and a spoon to mix everything will do just fine. You won't get any real benefit from using a mixer, you'll just make more dishes dirty.


A mixer with whisk attachment is generally a good substitute for a whisk. Both are used to integrate air into a mixture or combine the ingredients. If the recipe calls for a whisk and I have non at hand, I simply use a mixer. Overbeating shouldn't be much of a problem, if you stop as soon as everything is combined/airy enough. In case I don't have a mixer, too, or it is just a very small amount, for which a mixer would be overkill, I simply use a fork. It is basically a very rudimentary whisk. It takes longer and is definitely more tedious, however, i even made meringue with a fork once (here it helps to add a little bit of salt and have the egg whites at room temp).

That said: For brownies a good spatula or spoon should work quite fine. No mixer needed.

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