When it’s time to make the gravy, a flat whisk is the ultimate tool, both for working flour into the pan drippings to make a roux and for working the broth into the roux. Its horizontal shape skims along the bottom and into corners of roasting, sauce, and sauté pans more efficiently than other whisk designs. Cuisipro makes flat whisks with very flexible, silicone-coated wires for gentle use with nonstick surfaces. They come in 6-, 8-, and 10-inch versions ($9 to $12) and in a range of colors from Cooking.com and from Sur La Table (800-243- 0852 or www.surlatable.com). Or, to find a retailer near you, call 302-326-4802.