The Classic Stirrer

A group of Classic Stirrer spatula kitchen utensils by Bob Gilmour, Australia.
The Classic Stirrer is a handmade kitchen spatula and stirring utensil crafted by Bob Gilmour, Australia. This wood cooking implement is ideal for stir fries in pans and food preparation in most pots and saucepans.
This is a replicated item created according to the design shown in the product listing.
This item generally ships from stock within 3 to 4 days although might also be "made to order", in which case maximum time to ship is usually under 7 days depending on the nature of the order.

The Classic Stirrer suits a very wide range of cooking applications. It works beautifully in pretty much every cooking vessel - pots, pans, wok and more. 

The Classic Stirrer is handmade from selected salvaged and recycled Australian hardwood timbers which are sourced by the maker. The Classic Stirrer is 34 cm (13 1/2 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 15 cm (6 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 Stirrer is at it's working angle, the breadth of the tip of the blade presents mostly a flat area of contact with the surface of the pan ... allowing for forward and backward scraping or spreading.

The Classic Stirrer is an 'all-rounder' and is the most versatile utensil in the Gilmour-designed kitchen range.

Functionally, the Classic Stirrer is lightweight yet with a solid feel and is perfectly balanced. Available in left and right handed versions, it is comfortable for use in either hand ... and can be used reversed. Aesthetically, the Classic Stirrer is slim with sensuous elegance and graceful organic curves ... and is smooth as silk in the hand.

The Classic Stirrer evolved one night out of a need for a better stirring utensil. It is the original cooking utensil I designed and made to fulfil my own needs and 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 2001.

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.