What are some of the unusual useful tools that you have around?
Here in Canada there is a company called Lee Valley Tools. They make and sell fine tools for the woodworker, gardener and even somethings for the kitchen. They do about 70% of their business by mail order. I saw this kitchen tool first in this years Christmas catalogue. It is a Spirtle.
A Spurtle is a Scottish porridge (oatmeal) stirrer. By tradition, when the spirtle stands upright on its own, then the porridge is done.
I knew that just for sheer nostalgia alone I had to have one. Plus I eat a lot of porridge. It arrived last week and I used it for the first time this morning. To my delight it actually works better than advertised. It is also spelled as spirtle.
What are some of the unusual useful tools in your kitchen?