Spurtles (also known as porridge sticks) date back to the fifteenth century. The rod like shape has a small surface area, and means that porridge can be stirred without congealing, forming lumps or sticking to it. A spoon on the other hand has a dragging effect during stirring and often the porridge sticks to the spoon and gets lumpy.
The custom is that a spurtle should be used to stir in a clockwise direction with the right hand.
This spurtle is made from beechwood which has been sourced through naturally sustainable sources governed by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).
Beechwood Porridge Spurtle
Wipe with an anti-bacterial cleaner, then rinse and dry with a paper towel before using.