How to Beat Egg Whites

See how to turn egg whites into a light and fluffy meringue.

Egg whites that have been allowed to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes will beat up higher and faster than cold egg whites. To beat egg whites until they are stiff, use an electric mixer set on medium, or a rotary beater. Scrape sides of the bowl frequently with a rubber spatula. You will want to continue to beat the eggs until the peaks stands straight up when the beaters are lifted from the mixture.