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Do You Use a Mortar and Pestle?


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Diana172 Diana172 9 years
Only in chem lab...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I need to buy one...
Pepper Pepper 9 years
tati33 tati33 9 years
i dont have one but i want one..
julieulie julieulie 9 years
I most certainly do use a mortar and pestle -- but never in the kitchen. I'm a chemist and I use it to grind up drugs before injecting them into mice. Somehow, I don't think that's the way you had in mind....
gitan312 gitan312 9 years
I have a marble one that's great for making spice mixes when making Indian food. It's definitely a must, the spices are so much better fresh :)
Ghana_Princess Ghana_Princess 9 years
when i saw thw title mortar and pestle i thot u meant the african one? wish u were talkin abt the african one..its bigger and wooden, maybe i shud send you a pic wud you like that yum sugar?
dpbluiz13 dpbluiz13 9 years
I have a small coffee grinder that I use specifically for spices. Works great.
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
I have a nice heavy granite one. I use it almost everyday to grind up fresh garlic and ginger for Indian cooking. I like grinding up my garlic for my everyday cooking (mainly Italian and Indian) because not everyone likes chunks of garlic in their food. This way they get the fresh taste without the big pieces.
EyeoftheRabbit EyeoftheRabbit 9 years
Having one of these is essential for great indian cooking - I use mine to ground up whole garam masala, allowing for much fresher taste than just using pre ground. It's also great for making spice rubs and such that contain things like whole garlic cloves.
Sunny2 Sunny2 9 years
Oh, yes I use it (them)! :) It's a marble one. Mostly for my Mojo (Rojo). Sometimes I'm afraid that I will drop it, and it will destroy my feet because of its heavyness. ;)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
that looks like the one i had from IKEA. i accidentally broke the pestle before we moved so i need to buy a new set. i want a marble one next. we use the set all the time for spices, of course and other stuff
nikkih nikkih 9 years
I use mine for garlic and fresh pepper. It also works well for grinding up pills if you have a child who hates to take them whole!
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
seems old fashioned, but fresh.
Marci Marci 9 years
I don't but I've always been charmed by them and want one.
wickidgrrl wickidgrrl 9 years
yes, very important in thai cooking:)
Aurore Aurore 9 years
I have a marble one. I rarely use it but you all made me feel like trying it again.
hebrew-hunny hebrew-hunny 9 years
I don't have one, but I want one.
Kostika Kostika 9 years
I have one and I use it frequently. I need a bigger one though.
Arthur Arthur 9 years
I just bought one I love. here's the bookmark to it. I use it to make my salad dressing. I also use it to gring up whole spices, including the corriander seeds i just grew :)
daisyeater21 daisyeater21 9 years
no but im going to get one soon :)
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
I used to love playing with them when I was a kid (I was easily entertained, apparently) but I don't think I've ever actually used one for cooking
indielove indielove 9 years
Yes, I own one. Growing up, we always had one in the house for grinding spices like whole cumin.
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
don't have one, but want one!
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