JAMIE OLIVER Mortar and Pestle, Unpolished Granite, 6 Inch
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- Granite mortar and pestle allows for quickly crushing spices, herbs and more
- Constructed with thick walls and base to form a generous 2 cup capacity
- Unpolished mortar interior-exterior and pestle for effective grinding
- Before using, season the mortar with white rice, followed by garlic then cumin with salt and pepper
- Rinse with warm water and air dry, do not use soap
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Jamie Oliver's Mortar and Pestle are made of beautiful, durable and long lasting granite. The mortar has an attractive granite outer and an unpolished interior for the ultimate grinding experience. The pestle end is also unpolished to aid in grinding and is designed for comfort. Mortar has a large 6-inch diameter and is ideal for crushing and grinding herbs and making dressings. Hand wash recommended. Designed by DKB household and Jamie Oliver. DKB household is known for innovation and quality and Jamie Oliver is one of the world's best-loved chefs.
Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2016
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My only issue was the box that the item came in, it was very thin cardboard and has no real internal packing other than two small pieces of cardboard preventing the mortar from hitting against the pestle. Thankfully this came in an order with multiple items so the entire box had some form of packing protecting it, if this was ordered on its own i would worry about it getting through the shipping process in one piece.
For me, I use this mainly to mash up dried up chile, garlic, or peanuts (so far), to make some kind of sauce. The mortal is a thick and heavy granite bowl, and the pestle is made of the same material. I read somewhere that granite was the material of choice when owning one of these, which is why I chose granite. The granite is unpolished (not smooth) which allows for a more effective grind. The weight of the mortal allows it to stay in place pretty well when pounding on a counter. I prefer to place a paper towel under it because I don't want the unfinished texture to mark up my counter.
To clean, after you're done you should rinse it immediately in warm water and wash off everything; you don't want any foods to stay stuck in the cracks.
If you are a blooming chef that cooks frequently, you should have one of these in your arsenal of kitchen tools. Recommended.
The reason for 4 stars is that the outside top 1/2 of the outside of the mortar is nice and smoothish but the bottom 1/2 is kinda jagged and rough. It looks as if QC didn't care about the lower half and whoever did the cutting left the bottom half looking as if it were shaped by two rocks smashing into the mortar. It's not a big deal, but for $30, I kinda wish they made the product uniform in quality. Additionally, the jagged portion as small pieces of granite falling off of it, even after washing it and using it. Hope it wont be a problem in the long run.
That being said, I really like the mortar. Nice weight and surface texture, I suspect will last for multiple generations. I had planned on using a large wooden pestle anyway, but it would be nice to get a small credit or refund due to the original being broken. After reading other reviews, seems this is a common problem and a change in packaging may be in order.
I seasoned it as recommended in the product description, and looking forward to using this quite a bit.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on July 8, 2019