Cherry 20-oz. Stoneware Mortar and Pestle by Le Creuset

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  • Cherry 20-oz. Stoneware Mortar and Pestle by Le Creuset

Cherry 20-oz. Stoneware Mortar and Pestle by Le Creuset

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Mortars and pestles have been the go-to grinding and crushing tool for centuries. Use the Le Creuset 20-oz. Stoneware Mortar and Pestle and learn why it is still an invaluable accessory for your modern kitchen. This two-piece set features a mortar that has an enamel exterior coating and unglazed interior that offers just the right amount of friction and abrasion, and a pestle with an unglazed tip to help you grind and crush with ease. Mortars and pestles have a clear advantage over mini choppers and food processors. Instead of simply cutting the herbs, nuts or spices with a blade, a mortar and pestle truly grinds them, which allows them to release their full flavors, aromas and oils. Use it on fresh herbs such as basil or lemongrass and you'll truly see, smell and taste the difference.

Best Used For:

Get out your mortar and pestle to make delicious rubs for your ribs, chicken or pork, a spicy Thai curry paste or harissa, homemade pesto or your own signature spice blend. Crack peppercorns for an elegant steak au poivre, grind flax seeds for a morning yogurt parfait, or whip up some homemade almond, cashew or peanut butter. Your mortar and pestle will also serve you well at your next cocktail party as you can use it to crush limes for authentic caipirinha or gently crush mint leaves to make refreshing mojitos.

Features:

  • Made from very dense stoneware that won't absorb moisture
  • Enamel coating on the exterior resists stains and scratches
  • Semi-nonstick interior releases foods easily
  • 20-fluid-ounce capacity
  • Unglazed interior offers friction to aid the grinding process
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Five-year warranty
  • Cleaning & Care: Dishwasher Safe
  • Material: Stoneware
  • Origin: Thailand
  • Size/Capacity: 20-oz.
  • Warranty: 5 Year Warranty
  • MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS:

  • The first thing I made with this was pesto and I slightly stained the inside. However, I did not wash out the mortar prior to use as was instructed, so perhaps that is why.

    I recommend this product.
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  • Perfect size

    I am so pleased I finally put the effort into getting a mortar and pestle. This is a beautiful and useful product. It has made my life so much easier.. it use to take me forever to get herbs and grains crushed.. this takes care of things in no time at all.. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
  • Beauty and function

    Big enough for grinding whole spices; beautiful enough to display.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
  • Customer Reviews for Cherry 20-oz. Stoneware Mortar and Pestle by Le Creuset

  • Overall Rating:

    4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 23 ratings

    100% of reviewers recommend this product

    100% say this is a "good value"

  • Overall Rating:

    4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 23 ratings

    100% of reviewers recommend this product

    100% say this is a "good value"

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  • The product does what is suposed to do very well. That is what counts to me.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 11, 2013
    • By: Tony
    • From: TX
    • I Cook: Every Day

    Tony

    The product does what is suposed to do very well. That is what counts to me.

  • A great value

    This is a beautiful piece of cooking equipment, and just the right size.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 25, 2012
    • By: Sam
    • From: VA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Sam

    This is a beautiful piece of cooking equipment, and just the right size.

  • This was alot larger than what I expected. But I love mine. Used it the day after I got it to crush peppercorns and add other spices. And the color is PERFECT for my newly recolored kitchen.

    I recommend this product.
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    • March 15, 2012
    • By: Tari
    • From: OH
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Tari

    This was alot larger than what I expected. But I love mine. Used it the day after I got it to crush peppercorns and add other spices. And the color is PERFECT for my newly recolored kitchen.

  • Finally!

    I had been searching for a high-quality motar and pestle for some time when I came across this set from cooking.com. This set is so lovely, I hate to put in the cabinet! I am easily able to grind herbs for my favorite dishes - it's not to large or too small-just right. Of course, being Le Crueset, the color is beautiful - I ordered the blue. Thanks cooking.com for stocking such a valuable tool for my kitchen!

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 20, 2011
    • By: Jo Ann
    • From: IL
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Jo Ann

    I had been searching for a high-quality motar and pestle for some time when I came across this set from cooking.com. This set is so lovely, I hate to put in the cabinet! I am easily able to grind herbs for my favorite dishes - it's not to large or too small-just right. Of course, being Le Crueset, the color is beautiful - I ordered the blue. Thanks cooking.com for stocking such a valuable tool for my kitchen!

  • I was very pleased with the product.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • December 30, 2010
    • By: Cynthia
    • From: MO
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Cynthia

    I was very pleased with the product.

  • Perfect Mortar and Pestle!

    I shopped around everywhere looking for a medium size mortar and pestle that could handle up to around 6 egg shells for crushing at a time (for my compost...)and also crushing my dried herbs. I almost ended up settling for one that was OK, but not great, but cost around $100 at Williams and Sonoma so I decided against it. But then I went home, did an internet search and found this mortar and pestle. It was EXACTLY what I needed and is the PERFECT size - I couldn't be happier. The beautiful, rich red color looks so lovely on my countertop that I keep it out all the time. So glad to have found this - the ideal solution in every way for my needs in the kitchen. Thanks, Paula!

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • October 29, 2010
    • By: Elizabeth
    • From: GA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Elizabeth

    I shopped around everywhere looking for a medium size mortar and pestle that could handle up to around 6 egg shells for crushing at a time (for my compost...)and also crushing my dried herbs. I almost ended up settling for one that was OK, but not great, but cost around $100 at Williams and Sonoma so I decided against it. But then I went home, did an internet search and found this mortar and pestle. It was EXACTLY what I needed and is the PERFECT size - I couldn't be happier. The beautiful, rich red color looks so lovely on my countertop that I keep it out all the time. So glad to have found this - the ideal solution in every way for my needs in the kitchen. Thanks, Paula!

  • Beauty and function

    Big enough for grinding whole spices; beautiful enough to display.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • September 5, 2010
    • By: Connie
    • From: NM
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Connie

    Big enough for grinding whole spices; beautiful enough to display.

  • Perfect size

    I am so pleased I finally put the effort into getting a mortar and pestle. This is a beautiful and useful product. It has made my life so much easier.. it use to take me forever to get herbs and grains crushed.. this takes care of things in no time at all.. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • April 29, 2010
    • By: Cecelia
    • From: WI
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Cecelia

    I am so pleased I finally put the effort into getting a mortar and pestle. This is a beautiful and useful product. It has made my life so much easier.. it use to take me forever to get herbs and grains crushed.. this takes care of things in no time at all.. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

  • 20-oz. Mortar and Pestle

    This product is exactly as pictured and described on your website. I purchased it primarily because a mortar and pestle was recommended in the book "The Complete America's Test Kitchen", and am not sorry. I was all set to use it in preparation for an herb spread - - - and then realized a key (fresh) ingredient was missing. The pretty Cherry Red is still sitting on my kitchen sink receiving complements, as well as me, for appearing to be a person who always has the right (fresh) ingredients at the ready.

    I'm sure it's going to be fun to use.
    Mary Moehle

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • November 1, 2009
    • By: Mary
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    Mary

    This product is exactly as pictured and described on your website. I purchased it primarily because a mortar and pestle was recommended in the book "The Complete America's Test Kitchen", and am not sorry. I was all set to use it in preparation for an herb spread - - - and then realized a key (fresh) ingredient was missing. The pretty Cherry Red is still sitting on my kitchen sink receiving complements, as well as me, for appearing to be a person who always has the right (fresh) ingredients at the ready.

    I'm sure it's going to be fun to use.
    Mary Moehle

  • Beautiful color

    I use it for grinding my herbs. It is just the right size and color.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • May 2, 2009
    • By: agnes
    • From: TX
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family

    agnes

    I use it for grinding my herbs. It is just the right size and color.

  • The first thing I made with this was pesto and I slightly stained the inside. However, I did not wash out the mortar prior to use as was instructed, so perhaps that is why.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • November 23, 2008
    • By: Adam
    • From: MI
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family

    Adam

    The first thing I made with this was pesto and I slightly stained the inside. However, I did not wash out the mortar prior to use as was instructed, so perhaps that is why.

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