The Flat Spat - Left or Right Hand - Wood Spatula Spurtle

The Flat Spat - Left or Right Hand - Wood Spatula Spurtle



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The Flat Spat is the perfect cooking utensil for stir-fries and sauces in large flat pans or skillets and also is absolutely wonderful as a deep pot stirrer.

This utensil is a long robust general stirring and scraping tool. The neck is intentionally thick in section so that the Flat Spat can be used as a heavy duty workhorse. The Flat Spat is available in left and right handed configurations.

The Flat Spat is handmade from selected salvaged and recycled Australian hardwood timbers which are sourced by the maker. The stirrer is 35 cm (13 3/4 inches) long and 6 cm (2 1/2 inches) wide with a handle thickness of about 1.8 cm (3/4 inch). The working blade is about 18 cm (7 inches) long. The utensil has a gentle curve along the blade and a slight dish in its shape and is canted to either left or right as appropriate. The working tip is very slightly dished but when the Flat Spat is at it's working angle, the tip edge will present most of it's width as a flat surface to the pan.

The Flat Spat is a dream in casserole pots and slow cookers where its flat end (when laid over a little) makes good bottom contact while the small radius corners take care of the edges of the receptacle. Use it for making sauces, bolognese, gravies, fried rice, curries and generally turning or flipping things.

The Flat Spat is the most robust of the kitchen implements that I make. The long flat blade is quite thin on the end but carries up to a solid strong neck and handle ... and is a little longer than most of the other utensils. This is a tool that you can put quite a bit of weight behind if you wish. It will work very well in most kitchen situations although its true strengths are in large flat pans and deep pots.

Additionally, this utensil is also a great utility tool ... for those occasions where you need something strong to cleave or ream something out ... like separating the meat out of crayfish tails or prising things open. But at the same time. you can also use the Flat Spat for tiny tasks ... like 'spooning' out of small ramekins and dishes, by holding it down right on the blade and using like a knife. The long neck of this utensil allows for a variety of ways in which this tool can be grasped and used ... but I personally really like to hold it around the top of the blade and use in a whisking motion.

The Flat Spat is a very versatile cooking and general purpose tool in the kitchen. The design was first conceived in about 2002.

This product listing is for an item which will be selected from available stock ... or made to order. The item shipped will be like the pictures in shape and style but will vary in colour and wood type. The wood used is from select stock which is dried and seasoned and is ultimately suitable for utensil making. Rest-assured, you will receive the best selected stock item of the day.

Care for this utensil is very simple. Don't be scared to use it and wash it in the sink using normal practices ... hot water and dishwashing detergent are fine. Preferably keep it out of the dishwasher, although experience has proven that it won't kill it if the utensil ends up in there occasionally ... though the intense detergent will prematurely harm the surface and finish. Oiling is not really necessary ... but you can oil it if you want.

This utensil is sanded to a very smooth finish and is fully sealed with a penetrating food-neutral resin product. You do not need to oil this item as the sealing process creates an effective moisture barrier which will greatly slow down the oxidation process during the early years of its life. The utensil will last you a very long time and will age beautifully.


"I always wanted a utensil which was good for making sauces and gravies ... as well as de-glazing flat pans and pots. Therefore, I needed to design an implement which was fairly flat-ended for good surface contact and with a substantial strong handle. I named the final design The Flat Spat because it has quite a flat blade shape but conforms to a curvaceous spatula genre." - Bob Gilmour: designer.


NOTE :: FOR THIS SALE LISTING, ANY PURCHASED ITEM WILL BE SELECTED FROM EXISTING STOCK OR MADE-TO-ORDER. The wood selected and colour will most likely vary from items shown in the listing images. Rest assured that purchased items shipped will be the best available from stock on the day. If a buyer has particular requirements or concerns about material used and appearance then a conversation via Etsy Messaging should be initiated with the seller.

NOTE :: THIS PRODUCT LISTING IS FOR THE PURCHASE OF ONE SINGLE UTENSIL ... OR A MULTIPLE OF ONE SINGLE UTENSIL BY ADJUSTING 'QUANTITY'. It does NOT include any Utensil Rest or other accessory as may be shown in accompanying imagery UNLESS an option was provided by the Seller and chosen by the Buyer to add such accessory to the transaction. Any images of multiple utensils and/or accessories are for the purpose of best representing this item.


Stock Status: Regular Stock Item or Made to Order (see Shop Policy)
Available in left and right hand

Material: Australian hardwood
Sales Unit: Single Item

Dimensions: 35 cm x 6 cm x 1.8 cm (13 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 3/4")
Item Weight: 80 gm (3 oz)
Shipped Weight Per Item: approx. 0.25 kg (1/2 lb)

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Clare May 19, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
I love the feel of the spatula in my hands - it just fits! And already so useful

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Janene May 9, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Brilliant correspondence and fantastic service and absolutely top quality utensils. I absolutely love love love these ! The packaging was another art piece in itself! Very personalised and packed exquisite. Fast delivery too. The paddle will make a brilliant utensil and a brilliant server!

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Joe Gill Apr 16, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
The most comfortable and elegant utensils I've ever used.

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Haidee Dentith Feb 13, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Purchased as a housewarming gift for my daughter. Bob takes such care with orders and has super communication. His products are a thing of beauty!

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