Spurtles have been around for a very long time!
…..from the 15th Century in fact!
They originate from the days when oatmeal was cooked overnight in huge pots that hung inside the fireplace.
In Scotland, they are best known for using when making porridge (the slim design is intended to prevent the porridge ‘dragging’ and going lumpy) but can be used for stirring stews, chilli beef, soup, custard, mashed potatoes….in fact any of your pot creations!
Most were homemade, with the end carved into a shape ~ often a traditional emblem such as a thistle.
This spurtle has a thistle-shaped top, is made from FSC® certified beech wood, sourced from sustainable forests and very durable.
NOTE: NOT dishwasher safe! Wash in hot, soapy water & dry immediately.