Last week, I was sent a Ceramic Mortar & Pestle from KwikKitchen to test out and review. The porcelain is food grade and is microwave & dishwasher safe. It comes with non-slip silicone base and grip, and has an 8oz capacity. It can be used to safely grind up pills, food, herbs, and more.
I’ve never had a mortar and pestle before, so it was interesting trying it out for the first time. I mashed up some garlic with it to add into some spaghetti. I was hesitant at first to really put some pressure down on it because I was afraid it would crack or something. However, once I got a feel for it there weren’t any issues. Once I was finished, it washed out easily and left no odor of garlic behind.
The entire set is only a little over a pound, so it’s very light. I’ve seen stone ones in the past that were around the same size & they were ridiculously heavy. With this one, I don’t have to worry about it being too heavy for the cabinet or pulverizing my foot in the off chance I drop it.
Overall, it is an excellent tool for the kitchen. It’s durable, light, and affordable. You can use it for just about anything. It’s available on Amazon for $19.99 (+ shipping).