A whisk is a cooking utensil or hand tool used in blending, mixing, stirring, or beating liquids.
There are two types of whisks or whips:
Heavy whips - are straight, stiff, and have few wires. It is used for general mixing of heavy liquids.
Balloon whips or piano wire whips - have many flexible wires, and is used for whipping or incorporating a lot of air in thinner liquid.