FAQ

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FAQ 2016-12-11T13:10:42+00:00
What is the difference between a spurtle and a muddler? 2016-12-10T20:44:03+00:00

A muddler is similar in shape to a spurtle.  A spurtle is used to mix the ingredients, while a muddler is used to mash the ingredients.  A round-ended muddler is great for mashing herbs, such as mint.  A tooth-ended muddler is often used for fruits and other thick ingredients.

Why use a spurtle rather than a wooden spoon? 2016-12-10T20:43:41+00:00

The large surface area of a spoon tends to drag, causing lumps and inconsistent mixing.  With a Spurtle you can almost whisk through the mixture, preventing lumps from forming.

How should I care for my spurtles and muddlers? 2016-12-10T20:43:17+00:00

Just wash your spurtle in warm soapy water and leave it to dry thoroughly.If you wish, you may occasionally wipe your spurtle with a little mineral oil to renew the finish. I don’t recommend using cooking oils as some types can go rancid.  Mineral oil is readily available in many grocery stores and pharmacies.

Are your spurtles and muddlers food safe? 2016-12-10T20:42:55+00:00

Yes.  These products are treated with a mixture of bees wax and mineral oil.

Is it possible to prevent the wood from swelling with the seasons? 2016-12-10T20:41:51+00:00

Solid wood is going to change shape as the humidity changes.  If you wish to ensure your puzzle is not affected by humidity, we can use different materials – such as Baltic Birch.

What can I do if the puzzle pieces don’t slide smoothly? 2016-12-10T20:41:27+00:00

Wood is still “living” even when it is cut – it is affected by humidity, just as your doors at home are.  Wood will expand and contract with the seasons, so if it binds at one time of the year you can sand down the high spots to allow for this movement.  Keep in mind that this will also give the puzzle a looser fit in the other seasons.

What sizes are your puzzles? 2016-12-10T20:39:50+00:00

The puzzles can be made to almost any dimension you like – and the size of the finished product often has a direct bearing on the type of material used.  Some puzzles will easily fit in one hand, while others could be up to 6-8 inches tall and 12 inches long.

If you see something you like, drop us an e-mail with your requested size and we can get pricing information to you. Within reason, we can usually scale our product line to fit your needs.

What are your products made of? 2016-12-10T20:39:24+00:00

We use various materials in our products (such as Oak, Maple, Ash, Beech and Lexan to name a few).