Silicone-Tipped Balloon Whisk 5 "Effective & Resilient" Mr Lonsdale 06 June 2019 I got this whisk to avoid scratching a set of stainless steel mixing bowls I was buying (also from Lakeland). Silicone is amazing stuff & the number of silicone products in our kitchen is growing all the time. I have to say, though, that I was a tad dubious about how resilient a silicone coating might be, but nevertheless decided to give it a try. I've found it's just as effective as a stainless steel whisk but without any scratches. And I needn't have worried - I've used it a dozen times now & there are no signs at all of the silicone coating wearing or separating from the stainless steel.