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Spurtle - hand turned oak porridge stirrer from whisky barrel stave.

Beerhill Woodwork


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Spurtle - Try a unique hand turned oak porridge stirrer made from a whisky barrel stave Each spurtle is unique and measures approx 8 - 10 inches in length.

The spurtle is a wooden Scottish kitchen tool, dating from the fifteenth century, that is used to stir porridge, soups, stews and broths.

The rod-like shape means that porridge can be stirred without congealing and forming lumps, unlike a spoon that would have a dragging effect during stirring, and the low surface area reduces the chances of porridge sticking to the instrument.

The custom is that a spurtle should be used to stir in a clockwise direction with the right hand.