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Stone (Granite) Mortar and Pestle, 7 in, 2+ cup capacity

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  • Manufactured by ImportFood in Tak, Thailand. 7" diameter, 5" inner bowl, 4.5" height, 7" pestle
  • Handmade from a single block of extremely hard (Mohs Scale 7+), dark granite, 3 sizes available
  • Indestructible, will not chip or crack no matter how hard you pound
  • Received top endorsement from celebrity chef David Rosengarten
  • Beautiful appearance, a work of art to show off in your kitchen
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Product Description

Size: 2+ cup

Manufactured in Thailand by ImportFood, the exclusive importer. Order from ImportFood to avoid knockoff versions made of inferior stone. Hand carved granite, this durable high quality product is an important tool for Thai cooking as well as around the world. Won't chip or crack. Each mortar is cut from a solid granite rock and carefully carved by hand. Hefty 12 lb weight, this product has remarkable visual appeal and is the finest mortar and pestle on the market. We use the finest raw material available, an extremely dense granite with Mohs hardness of 7+. ImportFood mentioned as the best mortar and pestle in America by The Wall Street Journal (Feb 16, 2007).

Product Details

Size: 2+ cup
  • Item Weight: 12 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 15 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000163N6G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (742 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,811 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

225 of 226 people found the following review helpful By Gadget freak on February 17, 2011
Size: 2+ cup Verified Purchase
I was so surprised that the actual product in my kitchen has blown my expectations through the roof. This thing is HUGE! And very very heavy. ( do not drop onto stone or wood floors and certainly not your feet. ) I paid a little under $30.00 and I thought I was gonna get some tiny little contraption that was barely useful but boy was I wrong. I love it and I'm very pleased with it. I'm a Trinidadian and we use a lot of natural ingredients and spices to prepare our foods and most of them require some sort of pounding or grinding in order to release those natural flavors into the food. My grandmother used one when I was 3 years old and I thought that the mortar and pestle was a thing of the past. I could not believe that I found it here on amazon. Great buy but before use I would scrub the inside of the mortar thoroughly with some vinegar or lemon and warm water and then pound some white rice( cooked soft ) using the pestle. This is to ensure the all the natural dirt from the stone is gone. If the rice looks a little grayish rinse the mortar and add fresh rice and try again. Do this until rice appears to be white when you are finished crushing it into a paste.
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292 of 306 people found the following review helpful By Kinda F. on November 22, 2007
Size: 2+ cup
I love pesto. My boyfriend insists on making it the traditional Italian way, with a mortar and pestle, because Marcella Hazan recommends it that way. I didn't think I could ever make pesto myself, because I don't have enough strength in my arms to grind away with the mortar and pestle my boyfriend had. It was porcelain and small and inconvenient for making pesto in larger quantities for when we had guests over. So I decided to get him a new one, bigger and better.

I searched several mainstream kitchen stores and was unhappy with the selections they had. If the mortars weren't too small, the pestles almost always were. They seemed painful to work with as I worried my boyfriend would bang his fist around while grinding. Then I found this one at Sur La Table. Their price was comparable to the one offered here.

I got the biggest size mortar and pestle. At first, I was hesitant because it didn't come in any packaging and so I couldn't check who the makers were or what material its made of and other such information. It really was just "what you see is what you get". It did have a "Made in Thailand" sticker, but I had no idea if Thailand was famous for its mortars and pestles. I did think that to ship something this heavy all the way from Thailand would be expensive, which I really don't think is reflected in the price. Also, the material (which I now know is granite) seemed to have some imperfections. For example, the handles on the side are just for show and serve no function and they weren't identical. I wondered if this was some kind of "tourist trap" item made in Thailand that was imported.

I finally decided to get it because it was the biggest and sturdiest mortar and pestle I had found. I could also return it if my boyfriend didn't approve of it.
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144 of 149 people found the following review helpful By Dale S. on May 8, 2009
Size: 2+ cup Verified Purchase
Considering it was coming from a Thailand importer, I was pleasantly surprised that it arrived in only about a week. It was quite heavy, very hard (it is granite after all), smooth and very well made for it's purpose.

The brief note included with it said to place it on folder towel or something to prevent marring your counter tops. I actually went a step further and got a thick rubber mat (just under 1/4" thick, 6" wide roll, at Home Depot or Lowes, don't recall which), which I think was designed as a drawer liner or something. I cut it to fit the bottom of the mortar, and permanently adhered it to the bottom with construction adhesive (so it would survive washing without coming off).

It works perfectly now, grips the counter securely without marring it, and there's no hint of it even trying to come off. If the seller wanted to make this product perfect, I'd suggest adding a similar rubber grip base as I added. Other than that, it is a perfect mortar and pestle.
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157 of 167 people found the following review helpful By Herzog on April 23, 2006
Size: 2+ cup
I can't tell you how much I am enjoying using it. Why this mortar? Granite is heaviest. This one is smooth and cleans out well without leaving any smell residues. I love garlic paste with little oil and salt that comes out of this mortar. Put it on tomatoes and mamma mia! It is one of the best purchases I ever made. It's been around for so long and it seems only now we (western society) are discovering that food mashed are not the same as when you cut or grind them. You got a have this one!
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Chronic Mashedtater on September 24, 2010
Size: 3+ cup Verified Purchase
I have the 8in 3+ cup model. It is glazed outside and the entire thing has a fine finish. Definitely one piece of granite and very solid. The actual product is precisely what was advertised. I bought straight from Importfood due to ordering a 2+ cup here on Amazon(not from Importfoods but through them, like middle/middle-man) and that didn't arrive even now after weeks. I got the big one and a notice that the smaller unit just shipped same day pretty much, guess that doesn't even bother me with the quality of the item. I would opt for the 8in if buying just one now that I have it. This is one product where size matters. The larger the bowl the less the arc angle will be on striking, allowing more surface area contact and thus force can be transferred to a larger portion of the material being crushed. This means time savings to you (as long as the pestle arc is matched to the mortar arc in the main usage area).

I just finished pounding a handful of dried Japones chilies into flakes. I've had these chilies for about 6 months. I toasted them beforehand. Yet after all that, pounding in the mortar still produced an oil sheen in the bottom. When everyone says that a food processor cant even compete, this is what they are talking about. You cannot produce this oil by a fast chopping method. You must bruise and pulverize the chili/herb. These oils provide a more powerful flavor that can't be gotten with modern means in a home kitchen. Besides, I just sat in my recliner with the mortar in my lap and pounded away while watching a Family Guy rerun. Nothing lost, something gained. The sides of the unit end up vertical but you can still have stuff escape although it doesn't lose much. I pulled a few seeds off the chair and that was it after 20 minutes of pounding.

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