Porcelain Mortar & Pestle
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One of the oldest cooks' tools, the mortar and pestle is still unrivaled for crushing whole spices and fresh herbs to extract maximum flavor. Made in England, our heavy porcelain mortar stays steady while you grind.
- Unglazed surface provides resistance for efficient grinding.
- Handy pour spout.
- The porcelain pestle's wooden handle provides a secure grip.
- Pestle's heavy weight does work for you.
- Deep sides keep food in bowl.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Dimensions & More Info
- Mortar: 5" diam.
- Pestle: 7 1/2" long.
- Made in Vietnam.
- Use & Care
- Dishwasher safe.
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If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).
For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners and knife storage), please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.
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Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.
For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Returns Policy.
Rated 2 out of 5 by MoMoWack from Doesn't crack it! I've had this mortar & pestle for many, many years but haven't used it for a long time because it just doesn't work well. The bottom- line is that porcelain is too slippery and just isn't a good material to break things down. Too smooth! My daughter, who was a chef for many years, has a very good one that's rough on the inside and you can grind spices in just seconds in hers. (you can feel friction as you push and pull the pestle around) With this one stuff just slides around and you have to pound and pound to break up the spices. It's also not large enough to do much of anything. Anyway I'm finally replacing it with a Thai granite mortar & Pestle.Date published: 2019-08-27Rated 5 out of 5 by robbiearl from Nice mortar and pestle I have had this mortar and pestle for 5 years and it has held up well. The mortar bowl is the perfect width/depth for my applications of grinding cumin seeds, fennel, etc... The only drawback I have found on the mortar/pestle is that I would like the pestle to be slightly heavier. Also, the bowl width/openness might frustrate you since, when griding seeds, it is easy for the seeds to start flying out of the bowl. Obviously, I just keep my hand over the bowl when grinding to keep from losing to much when grinding.Date published: 2018-07-11
What is the capacity of the bowl?Hi gigi64, The capacity of the mortar is 11 oz.Date published: 2019-02-28