The humble Mortar and Pestle dates back to 1550 BCE. As ancient as civilization itself, the world may have moved on to kitchen blenders but a good old session with the mortar and pestle makes for a far more rewarding exercise! The act of pounding any food material in a mortar and pestle releases its natural oils and results in a far more intense flavour.
This latest offering from P-TAL is designed with a longer pestle that allows for very different kinds of hand motions than that achieved by one that is shorter in length. One can use it easily for grinding spices or for medicinal purposes. The charming handcrafted body of this mortar-pestle from P-TAL is a telling sign that we are rediscovering the joy of using a mortar and pestle in the kitchen.
Size in Inches (LxBxH): 1.75x1.75x3
Finish: Plain golden with lines running in the centre (Handcrafted in pure brass)
Weight in kg: 0.78
Contents: 1 Mortar and 1 Pestle
Note:Any variation in weight & size is the characteristic of handcrafted products
1. Is it safe to crush or grind substances in this?
Ans. It is completely safe to use this mortar and pestle to grind spices since brass does not react with the dry spices.
2. Does it tarnish?
Ans. Purity has its way of being visible. Pure silver turns black over time & pure brass also tarnishes. However, with proper and regular maintenance, you can keep it shiny!
Keeping sour/ acidic food in brass utensils for longer periods of time should be avoided as brass reacts with salt at a high temperatures. The existence of zinc in brass helps in purifying blood.
It can be difficult to see the ageing of metal but that is the sign of purity! This product can be washed normally like other utensils. A day in an entire week can be kept for special cleaning incase needed. Pitambari powder, which is easily available in the market, can be applied to the products and rinsed off with water to give them a shiny look. Feel free to use household sour elements like a mixture of tamarind+salt or a mixture of wheat+vinegar/lime+salt, if pitambari is not available.
Imperfections are the hallmark and beauty of handcrafted products. Minor black marks and scratches are part of the process of making brass, copper and kansa products. We do not accept returns for such minor marks and hope you embrace the beauty and accept them in their raw form.