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Zen Cuizine 6393608CG Granite Mortar and Pestle

by Zen Cuizine
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Premium quality granite
  • Release the true aromatic flavours
  • Heavy, well balanced
  • Hand washing recommended

Frequently Bought Together

Customers buy this item with Trudeau Wedge 12-Bottle Spice Rack with Spices CDN$ 44.99

Zen Cuizine 6393608CG Granite Mortar and Pestle + Trudeau Wedge 12-Bottle Spice Rack with Spices
Price For Both: CDN$ 69.98

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Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

Granite Mortar and Pestle is made from premium quality granite. Release the true aromatic flavours from fresh herbs and spices. The set is heavy, well balanced and suitable for rigorous pounding and grinding. The pestle design allows for easy maneuvering and effortless grinding. Granite allows for extracting the oils from herbs and spices without the oils being absorbed into the stone. 5.75-Inch or 12 cm dia.

Product Description

This heavyweight granite mortar and pestle is great for crushing the flavour out of herbs, spices, and loads more. The mortar has a pouring lip and a footed base to raise the bowl off the countertop.
Size: 5½"
Dimensions: 5½"Dia
Materials: Granite
Care: Not dishwasher safe. Hand wash only.

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
3.2 out of 5 stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy, decent, rough. March 21 2012
By Dan
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Bought this primarily to crush sea salt. The local health store started importing various sea salts, but the crystals are just too large to use at the table. This mortar and pestle work well for that purpose.

It's a heavy chunk of granite, the pestle is made from the same rock. They are unpolished (which I like), so the surface is a little porous - the outside of the mortar is pretty rough (good grip), the inside of the bowl is more finely ground. The pestle's surface is fine like the inside "bowl" of the mortar.

The name "ZEN cuiZine" (spelled like that) is engraved on the top edge, across from the "spout" , painted in black - it's pretty crude, the letters don't align with the edge, don't radiate perfectly from the focal point. It looks almost as if they were done as an afterthought, like maybe the supplier imports the piece, then carves their own name into it with a sand blaster and a hand-held letter shield. For me, the engraving is a non-issue, because of its excellent, heavy construction. And really, it's a fairly roughly-hewn piece to begin with.

I don't find the spout all that functional; it doesn't go deeply enough into the side to affect the flow of crystals pouring out. It might work better with liquified contents, though.

Overall, a heavy, stout, workhorse that isn't going to win any beauty contests, but will probably last 30 generations of cooks. Heavy enough to warrant using free shipping.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Suitable for the intended task Jan. 22 2014
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This Mortar and Pestle Mortar and Pestle arrived sooner than estimated, and was well packaged.

Other people have complained about the lettering on the rim of the mortar. While it's far from perfect, it doesn't have any effect on the operation. Likewise, the 'spout' is shallow, but doesn't impact the use.

I found the inner surface of the mortar bowel to be quite rough, and a few seconds of rubbing the pestle in the mortar produced a quantity of stone dust. Definitely not a recommended food additive. However, I used a #120 grit emery cloth and 10 minutes of sanding/polishing the interior of the bowl, and the problem was solved. Now the surface is smooth enough not to wear, and still rough enough to do a good job of grinding fine spices.

This is a solid product and a decent value for the money. With a little extra effort as noted above, this mortar & pestle is a fine addition to the well-equipped kitchen, and a good tool for the serious chef.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! Nov. 23 2012
By Naomi
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The item came in exactly as described, and arrived in less than a week. I am very happy with this product.
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4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Major difference with picture June 18 2011
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Arrived with large black letters engraved on the top border of the product "Zen Cuisine". Looks like a child had trouble filling in the letters. Very ugly. Not worth it whatever the rebate! This is going back.
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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars pestle broke in half July 9 2013
By zoe
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i dropped the stone pestle, and it snapped in half!

what a waste, it hurts to grind up anything now!

i'd like a full refund
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