Small Pan Stirrer - Left or Right Hand - Wood Spatula Spurtle

Small Pan Stirrer - Left or Right Hand - Wood Spatula Spurtle



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This is a short beautifully comfortable stirrer and tasting spoon which works perfectly in small pans and pots. Great for sauces or sautéing mushrooms in butter.

The Small Pan Stirrer is handmade from selected salvaged and recycled Australian hardwood timbers which are sourced by the maker. The Stirrer is 24 cm (9 1/2 inches) long and 4 cm (1 1/2 inches) wide with a handle thickness of about 1.8 cm (3/4 inch). The working blade is about 14 cm (5 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 upwardly curved blade is slightly flattened along its bottom edge when laid over and is designed to provide excellent surface contact around the edges of small skillet pans and roundish small sauce pans.

This stirrer is also an ideal size to use as a tasting spoon and works well as a whisk in small bowls. This implement could also be used as a server / spreader for jams or as a honey drizzler. It's also great to serve spreads, dips and thick sauces out of small dishes and ramekins.

In face-to-face sales at my long-running market stall in Port Douglas, Australia, many of my customers purchase this utensil as an handy addition to several other full-sized utensils ... and I've additionally sold quite a few to potters for use on the pottery wheel because "the shape just works ... apparently". This design was first conceived in about 2007.

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.


"One of my favourite utensil shapes ... of my own designs ... has always been the longer Wok Stirrer. I love the long drawn-out elegant look that it presents. I had always wondered if I could adapt that shape into a smaller design ... after being inspired by an exaggerately curvaceous French butter knife on travels years ago.

So one day in the workshop, I drew some lines on a piece of wood and scaled the blade proportions down by eye and added an appropriately smaller handle section. After a couple iterations I ended up with a shape I was really happy with ... and haven't changed it since. That was in about 2007." - 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: 24 cm x 4 cm x 1.8 cm (9 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3/4")
Item Weight: 30 gm (1 oz)
Shipped Weight Per Item: approx. 0.25 kg (1/2 lb)

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Cynthia H May 12, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
So very happy with them, lovely!! Thank you very much :)

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Anthony Pfrunder Feb 25, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Used my small pan stirrer for scrambled eggs this morning, it worked really well. A perfect size for my 22cm solidteknics sautese pan.

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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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