Several weeks ago I blogged on Spurtles and how they help to make the perfect Porridge. At that time I asked for your help in compiling a list of Spurtle sellers and I have to say a big thank you to everyone who helped me!
From Scotland to Canada, on-line specialist retailers to high street stores, together we have amassed a decent list. Whilst I have made several personal recommendations, I cannot guarantee the quality or authenticity of other peoples recommendations. So just a word of caution; check websites fully, and ask questions where necessary, before you part with your money.
Worldwide Spurtle Sellers;
Amazon: Using the ‘Market Place’ you will find multiple Spurtle retailers selling several types of Spurtles, which start at less than £2!
Ebay: You can find rare and vintage options alongside handmade Spurtles on this website.
Etsy Marketplace: Provides a range of different types of Spurtles made from a variety of woods.
Seafoam Woodturning Studio: Based in Nova Scotia but shipping worldwide, Derek Andrews produces beautifully hand crafted Spurtles that will bring beauty to your morning bowl of Porridge. I have one of Derek’s Spurtles and I have been really happy with its quality. Every now and then I wipe the Spurtle with a little linseed oil and it becomes regenerated to its full glory!
U.S.A Spurtle sellers;
Kitchen Carvers: From ‘Paddle Spurtles’ to the more recognisable wooden stirrers for Porridge, this American retailer has a great selection on their website.
Nathan Jenkins: Selling via Green Bank Gallery, West Virgina and state shows. This Spurtle seller came as a recommendation via Facbook thanks to Jay Mc Laughlin who blogs on the very unique ‘Locust Spurtles’ Here.
Spurtle sellers on-Line in the UK
House of Bruar: One of my favourite Scottish retailers sells two fantastic versions of the classic Spurtle on-line and in their Perthshire store. Whilst the Beechwood Spurtle is functional and great value, the Abbeyhorn, horn tipped Spurtle, is a thing of beauty a perfect present for a Porridge fan.
Winson Woodcraft:An independent family run tree surgery company that makes traditional wooden craft including Spurtles made from Ash wood.
Traquair: ‘Scotland’s oldest inhabited house’ sells a very traditional Spurtle on-line and in it’s Peebleshire gift shop.
Shops in the UK
One of the best places to buy Spurtles is independent cookware shops. If you are lucky enough to have one in your town, or see one on your travels, pop in and ask. Failing that a good British bet is the ubiquitous John Lewis, who sell a functional and keenly priced ‘Tala Wooden Spurtle’.
This list is my no means exhaustive so if you have a recommendation to add, or even better if you are a Spurtle maker, please leave a comment and I will add you to the list.