The Wok Stirrer


The Wok Stirrer perfectly fits both round and flat-bottomed woks … and it is safe to use on all Teflon-coated woks and round-bottomed frying pans. It has an elegant gently curved shape and a sculpted handle that fits the hand comfortably.

  • Number 1 choice for cooking in a wok
  • Great for Stir Fries in round-sided pans
  • Will not scratch teflon (or any other) coatings
  • Safe for use in cast and wrought  iron woks and vessels
  • Right or Left Handed
  • Handmade in Australia by Seller – Gilmour Design
  • Made from salvaged or reclaimed wood
  • Dimensions: 35cm x 6cm x 1.8cm (13 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 3/4″)
  • In production since 2001
  • FREE SHIPPING in Australia

This item is MADE TO ORDER – generally ships in 3 – 5 days
Please see ‘Additional Information’ for Item Listing Definitions


The Back Story

“I cook in a large old cast-iron wok a lot. It is quite heavy and can be made very hot. I wanted a wok utensil that was quite slim but evenly curved so as it could be easily ‘pulled’ around the sides of the wok … in a nice fluid motion, often holding the implement by the neck.

Many store-bought utensils just don’t suit wok cooking … or at least not for westerners cooking with a wok … many are too square, too short or too flimsy. This design became my solution to a growing frustration with commercial cooking utensils that simply didn’t do a good job for me … the design has remained unchanged since about 2001.” – Bob Gilmour: designer.

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The Wok Stirrer is expressly designed for cooking in a wok. The design perfectly fits both round and flat-bottomed woks … and it is safe to use on all teflon-coated woks and round-bottomed frying pans. It is also perfectly safe to use with all cast or wrought iron vessels and pans.

This is a great spatula utensil for moving food around in the wok. It is the longest handled utensil in the Gilmour Design kitchen range, so you can keep your hand well away from the heat. It is very strong because of its thickness in the handle and neck, a feature designed in to compensate for its extra length.

The Wok Stirrer also makes a great mixing spatula … for cake and bread mixes … because it works really well in round bottomed vessels like mixing bowls. It is a more specialised utensil than most others in the Gilmour Design kitchenware range … it does a narrow range of jobs, but it does them really well. 

The Wok Stirrer is handmade from selected salvaged and recycled (mostly Australian) hardwood timbers which are selected by the maker. The Wok Stirrer is 35 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 18 cm (7 inches) long. The utensil has an elegant long gently curved blade with a slight dish in its shape and is canted to either left or right as appropriate. The bottom shape of the working blade is evenly curved along its length to allow for excellent surface contact inside the walls of most woks. The handle shape is such that the stirrer can be comfortably grasped around the neck and rolled in the hand going around the wok. Furthermore, this utensil can be held around the top of the blade and used in a whisk or paddle motion.

The design first came to be in about 2001 and has been in handmade small batch production ever since.

Additional information


The wood selected and colour will most likely vary from items shown in the listing images. Rest assured that purchased items shipped will be the best available from stock on the day. If a buyer has particular requirements or concerns about material used and appearance then a conversation should be initiated with the seller.


It does NOT include any Utensil Rest or other accessory as may be shown in accompanying imagery UNLESS an option was provided by the Seller and chosen by the Buyer to add such accessory to the transaction. Any images of multiple utensils and/or accessories are for the purpose of best representing this item.


Care for this utensil is very simple. Do not 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 will not 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.


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Shipping Policy

Gilmour Design has been shipping work all around the world since 2001 for both face-to-face customers and online sales. Australia Post is the preferred shipping carrier and has been found to be extremely reliable and secure. Item tracking is generally available for all purchases.

Purchased items are shipped out in as timely as possible manner, though it depends on whether items are made to order or procured from stock on hand. If the latter, generally orders are posted within 3 days. For made to order items, the required time to ship is usually 5 to 7 days. Any delays in shipping will be communicated.

Purchased items are securely and strongly packed in purpose-made packaging. All items generally ship boxed … with boxes custom-made from recycled heavyweight cardboard. Products are brown paper wrapped and bubbled before boxing. Boxes are carefully made to “fit” the enclosed items so no movement of the product can occur during shipping and reinforced and padded according to the size of the item.

Handmade utensils wrapped and packed ready to ship - Gilmour Design - Australia

International buyers should be aware that import customs duties and taxes are their responsibility. Gilmour Design does not ship any prohibited items to any country and Customs Declarations reflect the true nature of the item and value. A separate “Customs Invoice” will generally be affixed to international destined packages where required by foreign country import law.

Having shipped handmade objects and artworks around the world for over 20 years, Gilmour Design has never been notified of any item for damage or loss. Buyers can have faith that every effort is made to ensure the safety of their purchased item and that it will arrive at their destination in a timely manner as expected. It should be noted, however, that once items have been shipped and are in the care of the post carrier, Gilmour Design is not responsible for delays in transit or loss / damage. However, in the rare event that there’s a problem with shipping, every effort will be made to assist with tracking the delivery and inquiries.

Handmade utensils wrapped and packed ready to ship - Gilmour Design - Australia

Updated : February 7, 2022

Refund Policy

Please refer to Cancellation/Return/Exchange Policy for general refund information.

Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy

We all sometimes experience a bit of "buyers remorse" or receive an item which isn’t quite what we thought it was going to be. Sometimes also, mix-ups in shipping labels can occur and an item intended for someone else might turn up. Whilst inconvenient, it's usually not the end of the world and the best way to navigate such situations is to start some communication.

If you, the buyer, receive an item that you're not personally happy with on the basis of form or function or you discover that the shape doesn't really suit you, or you don't like the colour or something, please make contact with Gilmour Design immediately. The situation can generally be rectified pretty peacefully with a return / refund or a return / product exchange. In these cases, the cost of return shipping is generally the responsibility of the buyer both ways ... although because this can be a pretty grey area, there is room for negotiation. Returned items need to be in Unused and Re-sellable condition.

If you, the buyer, receive the wrong item, Gilmour Design covers all refund/shipping/exchange costs. In that event, please contact Gilmour Design straight away and, of course, the item needs to be kept in unused condition for return.

If, in the unlikely event, you receive an item that fails in the very early stages of use as a result of an obvious material defect, then please contact Gilmour Design straight away. Quality control of items created is extremely high but, particularly with wood, sometimes there might be a hairline crack or similar defect that simply isn't visible at the time of making and could open up during use. In this sort of situation, Gilmour Design will generally cover the shipping cost to send a replacement item. However, we won't be responsible for wear and tear or general damage to items sustained during on-going use by the buyer.

Refunds (if appropriate) for items made to custom order are based on several criteria. During the planning and creation stages, the buyer will receive images of the item for approval before shipping. If the item ships and the buyer is unhappy, a communication process with Gilmour Design should be initiated by email. A refund less shipping cost or partial refund less shipping and agreed-upon development fee may be made at the discretion of Gilmour Design if the item is deemed to be “re-sellable” at any selling venue. No refunds will generally be available for personalised items which have been laser engraved or otherwise bear features deemed to render them un-sellable in general. As usual, in this sort of case, please communicate with Gilmour Design.

In all cases, requests for refund / return / exchange need to be made within 14 days of receiving an item. Additionally, items to be returned need to be in Unused and Re-sellable condition. All refunds ... either full or partial ... are handled at the discretion of Gilmour Design.

Customer satisfaction is of paramount importance and every effort is made to arrive at a satisfactory outcome for the purchaser. Communication with Gilmour Design should be a top priority in any event that the buyer is dissatisfied with any aspect of the purchasing experience.

Updated : February 7, 2022