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What are some of the unusual useful tools that you have around?

bigfellow | Dec 5, 2009 04:13 AM

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.

http://www.leevalley.com/gifts/page.a...

What are some of the unusual useful tools in your kitchen?

 
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