LeCreuset is a fantastic brand, but if I were to get one I'd want a rougher, more pebbled surface like the granite ones have. I bet it saves a lot of elbow grease.
Hm well the product description said the inside is not glazed, so it has a rougher texture for better grounding (grinding?). But the consensus does seem to be a stone one.
Originally Posted by mmhmm
i love le creuset for their cast iron stuff.
but if you're look for a mortar just to grind herbs and such: get it an asian supermarket like 88.
they last and last and last and you can do just about anything with it. (they're stone)
Hah nice. I will maybe be over in that direction Saturday so I'll check it out.
Originally Posted by Giggly
I'd go with something a lot heavier than Le crueset, like marble or another solid stone because of the muscle work you may be putting into it. You want the bowl to stay stationary. Plus le cruesets enamel chips over time. I have a marble one and that works well for me. you can also check the second hand stores. You'll probably find one for dirt cheap there. They usually have tons of the most perfectly seasoned cast iron pans too.
I will check out Goodwill, but the one by me might be too trashy to have something like that.
I think I win on perfectly seasoned cast iron pans though I was walking down the street and found a set of three in a box with other random junk and a big sign that said "free".
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I loooove my mortar and pestle! Actually, I have two of them-- a big stone one for large amounts, and a small marble one that I use for just grinding salt and pepper on a daily basis. The stone one is too heavy to deal with for every day use, but I do like it better because the rough surface makes it easier to grind stuff. Sometimes the smooth surface of the marble one makes it more difficult-- I have to kind of crush up the peppercorns with the pestle before grinding it, otherwise they just roll around on the smooth surface.
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