Maximize flavor by grinding spices and herbs for your favorite dishes in this larger version of our popular Mortar & Pestle. Unglazed interior and pestle tip create the perfecgt surface for efficiency
Before food processors, cooks ground up their own spices, herbs, and nuts with a mortar and pestle. If truth be told, many Italians still prefer to make pesto by mashing up their basil leaves and other ingredients with this kind of tool. You, too, can enjoy the fabulous aromas and flavors released by a little elbow grease. Made in France of high-fired stoneware, this tall, deep mortar holds 20 ounces, a great size for making guacamole or pesto, or for mashing fresh mint leaves for mojito cocktails. The mortar interior and the tip of the pestle remain unglazed for grinding, whilst the exterior is glazed with hard enamel that may not absorb flavors and resists staining and chipping. A distinctive curve adds modern zip to the bowl design.
Le Creuset’s stoneware mortar bowl is so durable, it’s protected to use in the oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher. With its pronounced rim for simple gripping, the mortar can double as a serving bowl for no matter what you’re making in it. A superb present, the set is covered by a life-time limited warranty against defects. –Ann Bieri
20-ounce mortar and pestle made of high-fired stoneware
Non-porous enamel finish; resists odors, staining, chipping, and cracking
Unglazed abrasive interior and pestle tip for efficient crushing and grinding
Temperature resistant from -65 degrees F to 500 degrees F; dishwasher-protected
Measures approximately 3.2 IN 5.8 IN 5.8 IN