The HealthSmart Granite Mortar and Pestle is perfect to grind spices, nuts and seeds. The chef in your kitchen can easily make condiments, sauces, pesto or salsa with this handy kitchen tool. Grinding spices delivers fresh flavors to the cooking process. The granite stone gives a rough textured interior for efficient grinding.
When your mortar and pestle arrives, please take the time to season it properly. To season, place one-quarter cup of white rice in the mortar bowl and grind to powder using the pestle. Check the powder for any granite debris, and if you find any, repeat this seasoning process. Properly seasoning your mortar and pestle will remove manufacturing impurities. Once properly seasoned, clean your mortar and pestle by rinsing with hot water and cleaning with a brush. Do not use soap to clean, the granite will absorb the soapy residue and in turn transfer that to your food. Excellent housewarming gift, or any serious cook on your gift list. Heavyweight construction of solid granite stone weighs 5 pounds. Mortar measures 5 inch diameter x 3.25, with 5 inch pestle. Lifetime Warranty.