Traditional Spatula - Left or Right Hand - Wood Spurtle

Traditional Spatula - Left or Right Hand - Wood Spurtle



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This is a traditional spatula with ergonomically comfortable handle and functionally designed to work in all pots, pans, bowls and woks. Left or Right Handed.

The Traditional Spatula is handmade from selected salvaged and recycled Australian hardwood timbers which are sourced by the maker. The Spatula is 30 cm (11 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 11 cm (4 1/2 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 Spatula is at it's working angle, the tip will present some of it's width as a flat surface to the pan.

This is a great utensil for all stir fry and mixing or stirring tasks. It works really well for casseroles and occasionally turning contents of a slow cooker. Use it for making sauces, Bolognese, gravies, fried rice, curries ... or just scrambling eggs. The Traditional Spatula is one of the heavier-bodied implements that I make, so you can apply a fair bit of force with this utensil.

The Traditional Spatula is one of my best-selling utensils in face-to-face sales on my long-running market stall in Port Douglas, Australia. This design was first conceived in about 2003.

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.


"Visitors to my market stall in Port Douglas Australia will know this utensil as 'Bev' ... a curvaceous yet stylish workhorse who is just as much at home in the most traditional of kitchens ... or the most modern.

Several years ago, a friend named Bev approached me with a pretty tattered looking old wooden stirrer and asked if I could make her something similar. Turns out, she had owned it for 25 years and had brought it with her to Australia from New Zealand when she emigrated. Yes, I agreed, it was certainly time for an upgrade. Bev's utensil was rounded like a traditional spatula, but had a horrible flat handle ... I can't imagine it would have been comfortable at all to use. I created a stirrer that showed similar fullness and roundness in the business end, but added a curvaceous comfortable handle ... and named it 'Bev' in honour of ... Bev.

I have been using this utensil in my own cooking since the very first ones I made for Bev in about 2003. It works really well for me frying or blending in round-sided pans and is a great tool for use when mixing dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. I also really like this stirrer when I have meat in the slow cooker ... it's a great length ... not too long ... and the short stout blade makes turning solid lumps of meat easy ... and it's also wonderful for mixing slow-cooked casserole bases" - 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: 30 cm x 6 cm x 1.8 cm (11 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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101 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


busymum1965 Jun 7, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Absolutely stunning... exceptional craftsmanship. Excellent communication, fast delivery and it was custom made. Highly recommended. Will be back for more. Thanks again

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Jacq May 29, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Left handed spatula, Bev, is just beautiful! Fantastic craftsmanship, from the choice of wood to the design, the feel in the hand and the smooth finish.

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