User Tag List

12 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 14

  1. #1
    likes this gromit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    6,651

    Default Mortar and Pestle

    Hi guys I'm thinking of buying a mortar and pestle, or maybe asking for one for Christmas if my parents ask me what I'd like. Anybody know the difference between stone/granite, metal, or porcelain? I'm eyeing this one, as I think Le Creuset is a good brand and has pretty colors (I love the front/orange one):



    What do you have, what do you like, what do you use it for? I'd use it for herbs and spices.
    Your kisses, sweeter than honey. But guess what, so is my money.

  2. #2
    failure to thrive AphroditeGoneAwry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    INfj
    Enneagram
    451 sx/so
    Socionics
    ENFj Ni
    Posts
    5,651

    Default

    I'd avoid metal, is all. Some herbs don't react well with it.

    I personally like white marble ones...But yours looks dec.
    Ni/Ti/Fe/Si
    4w5 5w4 1w9
    ~Torah observant, Christ inspired~
    Life Path 11

    The more one loves God, the more it is that having nothing in the world means everything, and the less one loves God, the more it is that having everything in the world means nothing.

    Do not resist an evil person, but to him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer also the other. ~Matthew 5:39

    songofmary.wordpress.com


  3. #3
    Senior Member Tiger Owl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    584 sx/sp
    Socionics
    ILI Ni
    Posts
    1,077

    Default

    Marble, granite and some other stone models are very nice, their heft makes it easier to keep them stationary when pulverizing tougher substrate. Ceramic holds up very well, just don't chip it. Metal can be reactive but I personally just don't like the sound signature from a metal one while in use. Good luck in your search.
    INTJ 5w4 sx/sp 584 ILI-Ni

  4. #4
    Just a statistic rhinosaur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    1,470

    Default

    My wife has one of the plain white ceramic ones. Neither of us uses it. I'm not even sure what you're supposed to use it for.

    I did see someone on TV use one to crush black peppercorns, but all the pepper we have is already ground.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Tiger Owl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    584 sx/sp
    Socionics
    ILI Ni
    Posts
    1,077

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinosaur View Post
    My wife has one of the plain white ceramic ones. Neither of us uses it. I'm not even sure what you're supposed to use it for.

    I did see someone on TV use one to crush black peppercorns, but all the pepper we have is already ground.
    SCIENCE!!!

    ALCHEMY!!!
    INTJ 5w4 sx/sp 584 ILI-Ni

  6. #6
    failure to thrive AphroditeGoneAwry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    INfj
    Enneagram
    451 sx/so
    Socionics
    ENFj Ni
    Posts
    5,651

    Default

    ^Is the guy in the back about to freebase cocaine whilst Gandalf contemplates a wicked bong?
    Ni/Ti/Fe/Si
    4w5 5w4 1w9
    ~Torah observant, Christ inspired~
    Life Path 11

    The more one loves God, the more it is that having nothing in the world means everything, and the less one loves God, the more it is that having everything in the world means nothing.

    Do not resist an evil person, but to him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer also the other. ~Matthew 5:39

    songofmary.wordpress.com


  7. #7
    Senior Member Tiger Owl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    584 sx/sp
    Socionics
    ILI Ni
    Posts
    1,077

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AphroditeGoneAwry View Post
    ^Is the guy in the back about to freebase cocaine whilst Gandalf contemplates a wicked bong?
    Pretty sure that is how it's going down.
    INTJ 5w4 sx/sp 584 ILI-Ni

  8. #8

    Default

    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.
    Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.

    Johari
    /Nohari

  9. #9
    meinmeinmein! mmhmm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,300

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Hi guys I'm thinking of buying a mortar and pestle, or maybe asking for one for Christmas if my parents ask me what I'd like. Anybody know the difference between stone/granite, metal, or porcelain? I'm eyeing this one, as I think Le Creuset is a good brand and has pretty colors (I love the front/orange one):



    What do you have, what do you like, what do you use it for? I'd use it for herbs and spices.
    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)

    i make papaya salads in mine. stomp stomp stomp.
    get all the delicious flavours into the raw papaya.
    we call it papaya pok pok hahahah from the sound
    of the mortar and pestle makes.

    every normal man must be tempted, at times,
    to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag,
    and begin slitting throats.
    h.l. mencken

  10. #10
    No moss growing on me Giggly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    iSFj
    Enneagram
    2 sx/so
    Posts
    9,666

    Default

    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.

Similar Threads

  1. The Banned and The Damned
    By Haight in forum Official Decrees
    Replies: 331
    Last Post: 11-30-2017, 07:12 PM
  2. Kicking and screaming
    By rivercrow in forum Welcomes and Introductions
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 04-25-2007, 10:18 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO