A Scottish Spurtle for Oatmeal Season

updated May 1, 2019
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It’s open season for oatmeal and we have what you’re looking for this week with a whole series of oatmeal tips and tricks. It’s time to get that morning pot bubbling, and you also want to make sure you have the right tools. If you’re firing up the oatmeal cauldron, isn’t it time you had a spurtle in hand?

(Image credit: Cattails Woodwork)

A spurtle is a traditional Scottish tool for stirring oatmeal and other types of porridge. (Rendered in gold, it’s also the symbol of the

world porridge championships

  • Read more: Word of Mouth: Spurtle

This particular spurtle, from Etsy favorite Cattail Workshop, is hand-crafted out of beautiful tiger maple, and finished with oil and beeswax. It also makes a lovely tool for stirring gravy, soup, and stew.

And come on — isn’t the word spurtle just so fun to say?

(Image credit: Cattails Woodwork)