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the Mortar and Pestle.

man..buying one is a challenge. online you have zero clue on sizing. reviews are all over the place.

i wanted a giant italian marble one that i saw in Rome, but no way. i didnt want to carry that on a plane. (i regret it now).

i think i am homing in on one that is at a local store. they are holding it for me so i can see it with my own eyes (and hands)

you all bashing seasonings by hand? pesto?
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Molcajete

My 87 y/o Mother lugged one back when she came back from her winter place in the Yucatan.. I use is occasionally...

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I have a small glass one but don't use it much.....something like this:



Here's one in SS from Amazon for $16.
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Another one from Amazon...in granite......

Granite Mortar and Pestle by HiCoup - Natural Unpolished, Non Porous, Dishwasher Safe Mortar and Pestle Set, 6 Inch Large

$29.95 and free shipping with Prime!
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I have a large porcelain Coors one (yes, the beer company) and it works great. I have seen the granite ones at Cost Plus and they seem good for heavy grinding. I think if I were going to buy one today I'd get a molcajete like TimT suggested, they have a nice one on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/Vasconia-5031764-Granite-Molcajete-Mortar/dp/B001AVREHA/ref=sr_1_4?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1539123168&sr=1-4&keywords=molcajete+mortar+and+pestle
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Got a couple; a small one for spices and a much larger one that probably weighs about 20 pounds. Seldom use either, too many other ways to do things that used to be done in one of those.
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I've got 3. A tiny porcelain one, a medium sized granite one and a large lava rock type one that I got from a Mexican to make guac. I don't use any of them. It's too convenient to use other tools instead.
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I have a small one that is only used for mint in Mojitos
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Wife uses ours to make mofongo - mashed plantains w chicken broth, bacon chunks, etc
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I don't use any of them. It's too convenient to use other tools instead.
You guys need to read the article I linked... they did some back to back testing caveman/vs food processor blender.. and caveman usually wins

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I was going to buy one then I Google'd my supposed application and they said just put the items in a Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin... I suppose it depends on what you want to use it for.
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I love my mortar and Pestle. Use it all the time. Some polished black stone, granite I guess. Deep enough to hold two and a half maybe three cups.
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That glass one looks all but useless.
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I hadn't even thought of these before, I think I will make one of Marble.
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I hadn't even thought of these before, I think I will make one of Marble.
Oh. Google those awesome ones from Rome!

Do it!
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Oh. Google those awesome ones from Rome!

Do it!
I thought you might have a picture of the one you saw and liked.
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I thought you might have a picture of the one you saw and liked.

This one! Itís big. The bowl is about 7Ē across on the inside.


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I used one everyday when I worked as a lab tech at a vitamin company. My job was to verify that Vitamin C 500 tablets actually contained 500 milligrams of vitamin C. There was a slight variance allowed of +- 1%. Same with 100, 250, 1000 mg tabs.

Coolest thing in the lab was the scale. You could tare a piece of paper to zero and then write your name on the paper and weigh the amount of ink in your signature!
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A Mexican restaurant we go to used one of those to make guac. It looks so porous, how do you get it clean?

My germ phobia says itís chalk full of bacteria.

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