I'm enjoying using my new mortar and pestle! The mortar is very substantial and sturdy and stays put whether you are mashing pesto or making salsa.
The pestle is a pleasing shape and fits well in the hand. I especially like the ceramic covered end, which weights the piece and makes the grinding easier. I love the classic and timeless look of it too. I had seen ones like it used on the British cooking series "Cooking with The Two Fat Ladies", and was delighted to find this very similar set!
I am thrilled with my motor and pestle and delighted to have had no problems sorting out an order/delivery problem that was all my own fault. The company helped me sort out my mistake with no friction and I am a happy customer!
Every kitchen needs one...no, all three sizes.
This mortar & pestle is the perfect size for grinding spices. I love the ceramic material and the design. It's much better than the traditional Mexican mortar & pestles made of granite - those are always too big and heavy.
I oiled the pestle handle with butcher-block oil and it looks great - it also protects the wood from cracking and absorbing liquids and stains.