Find new flavors with Sur La Table's White Marble Mortar & Pestle. Standing 5” tall, this elegantly-crafted and durable marble set is all that’s needed for grinding blends of herbs and spices. The easy-to-use, hand-washable tool is also convenient for pressing ingredients for pastes and mixtures, and mashing other foods such as avocados to be used in Martha Stewart’s cilantro-infused guacamole. Replace the pre-ground, store-bought spice combinations for fresher, more saturated flavors that’ll liven up each bite.
• Mortar: 4” x 5” • Pestle length: 5” • Elegant two-piece set • Grinds herbs, spices, nuts, more • Material: marble • Hand wash
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With a 5” diameter, this marble mortar and pestle is perfect for grinding up larger quantities of spices or a big batch of your favorite mashed foods and pastes. Marble makes for a safe, easy-to-hand-clean surface that is smooth and non-porous.
You’ll taste a world of a difference with hand-ground spices and pastes! From pesto to freshly ground cardamom pods, there’s nothing this marble mortar and pestle can’t handle.
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What is the best material for a mortar and pestle?
There’s no better material for a mortar and pestle than marble. With its durable, non-porous surface, it will be able to withstand years and years of heavy use without ever losing its quality! A marble mortar and pestle provide the ideal surface for grinding up even the toughest of spices.
Is marble safe for mortar and pestle?
Marble is an absolutely safe surface for a mortar and pestle. In fact, there’s none safer. As long as you care for your marble mortar and pestle adequately, it won’t show signs of wear and provide you a consistently safe surface for a long time.
Does a marble mortar and pestle need to be seasoned?
For best results, season your marble mortar and pestle before first use. The easiest method for seasoning is to place rock salt or rice in the mortar and grind it up vigorously. Discard the grinds, wash by hand, and your new mortar and pestle is ready to use!
The seasoning process removes any excess stone dust that might have built up during the final steps of production. It’s a sign of high-quality material and proof that your marble mortar and pestle will last you for many years.
Can I put oil in my marble mortar and pestle?
Yes! When preparing a pesto in your marble mortar and pestle, for example, olive oil is a key ingredient, and absolutely safe to use!
How do you care for a marble mortar and pestle?
Hand-wash your marble mortar and pestle after use for best results! With a high quality material like marble, it’s important to practice best cleaning procedures to ensure lasting quality.
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