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Deformable spurtle

For the cook running out of places to keep their gadgets
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A stirring tool in the form of a food-safe silicone sleeve over an internal mechanism that can change shape. A twist-knob at the top would let the cook select round or flattened profiles.

Why? A Scottish spurtle is a dowel-shaped tool for stirring porridge as it cooks. An American spurtle is flat, variously described as an offset spatula, a flattened spoon, or something like a (very small) cricket bat.

While the flat tool might be useful for some things, it would be blasphemy to stir your porridge with one. Jury is still out though on whether or not food safe silicone is an acceptable substitute for beech wood, turned and polished smooth on a lathe...

Chairborne Hero, Jan 13 2020

Golden Spurtle won by an American https://www.bobsred...s-best-oatmeal.html
[Chairborne Hero, Jan 13 2020]

Oregon Myrtlewood http://www.myrtlewo.../what-is-myrtlewood
Used for more than myrtle spurtles [Chairborne Hero, Jan 13 2020]

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       //Jury is still out though on whether or not food safe silicone is an acceptable substitute for beech wood, turned and polished smooth on a lathe.// Jury's back.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 13 2020
  

       That's a "no" then, is it?
Chairborne Hero, Jan 13 2020
  

       There's an easy solution to this conundrum. Don't make American porridge.
pocmloc, Jan 13 2020
  

       Is there such a thing as American Porridge?   

       I guess so. The late Bob Moore of "Bob's Red Mill" (based in Portland, Oregon, USA) won the Golden Spurtle competition in 2016. Using an Oregon myrtle wood spurtle and steel cut oats from his own company.   

       His namesake company has won a few times and for a while they sold myrtle spurtles in their gift shop.   

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Chairborne Hero, Jan 13 2020
  
      
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