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Cilio "Goliath" 420128 Granite Mortar

by Cilio

Price: £36.19 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 19 x 22 cm ; 5 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 6 Kg
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: C420128
  • ASIN: B00133Q3S6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 2 April 2010
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 889,835 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Crush away with a Mortar & Pestle available in 3 styles, 2 sizes<

Product Description

Frieling constantly seeks better solutions to make life in the kitchen easier, healthier more enjoyable, more convenient. Founded in New York by Monika and Bernard Schnacke to market Frielings German-made products. Frieling since entered into a strategic alliance with many well know international partners such as Emsa Cilio Durgol Swissgold Victorian Baking Ovens and Sitram. This gorgeous mortar and pestle solid granite set is perfect for grinding spices and dried herbs. It is designed with extra high sides so that peppercorns and other spices won`t shoot out. The heavy duty graniteeasily crushes even the hardest herbs. Material: Mortar and Pestle made of solid granite Grinds spices and herbs Decorative style Diameter: 5 tall

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Amazon.com: 28 reviews
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Very big! Very Heavy! 1 Feb 2011
By Steph Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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I wanted Granite because it's not going to chip or crack like others. This thing is really heavy, almost too heavy to move for a weakling like me (about 14 pounds). I would recommend putting a mat underneath to protect your table. The outside is polished or has an epoxy coating. The pestle is also polished. The pestle seems a little too short for how deep the mortar is. The grinding area of the mortar and pestle is slightly ribbed. I highly recommend using some uncooked rice to grind in it to clean out the grit. I can grind a quarter cup of uncooked rice in this to a fine powder in about 10 minutes. I was hoping that the taller walls would help keep stuff from flying out, but it doesn't. It does make it a bit easier to grind though. The pestle is heavy enough so you don't need to apply much force when grinding.
Another thing is that this is made in Germany.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By C.V. May - Published on Amazon.com
This is the mortar and pestle you find restaurants using in their kitchens. It is used for herbs, spices, garlic, peppercorns, nuts, garlic, and many kinds of foods that need to be broken, smashed, mashed and reduced to a paste if damp, or to a fine powder if dry. Often used at home as a Mocajete for Guacamole if you have no Mocajete. Great for making pesto. A mortar and pestle allows you the fine control that a machine cannot.

The great heft of the mortar prevents it from moving around the counter as you use the pestle, though the weight reduces the ease of moving it about. The pestle is ground smooth on the end for fine grinding. The mortar itself benefits from rubber feet glued to the bottom to protect your counter...so visit a hardware store for that. Use waterproof epoxy glue to attach the rubber-like feet.

This often overlooked heavy duty kitchen tool soon becomes an essential, though occasionally used item. When you need it, you need it, as the saying goes. No machine can replace hand sensitivity and precision for certain kitchen tasks that a mortar and pestle are designed to do. And this particular make is just excellent in all respects.

I hope this was helpful to you. If you have questions, please reply in the Comment section below...I would be glad to help.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
The Fountain Pen of the Kitchen: Mont Blanc version 21 April 2012
By Stephen Foster - Published on Amazon.com
I love this enormous lump of a thing. I recently decided that pepper grinders can't deliver enough for our tastes, so I throw tablespoons in and grind away. Nobody has yet complained. The weight just comes with the territory. Given that, the rest is about perfect.

But it's not even just for dry ingredients: a really tough grinding test is making a sambal for a Malaysian rendang. This beastie dissolves whole cloves of garlic and coins of ginger, fresh turmeric, whole cumin and all the other usual seeds, LEMONGRASS (do that first, and put some muscle and a little salt into it)... For a rendang, you don't even have to peel the ginger, garlic or turmeric: rendangs are kinda rough, and can be magnificent.

Sure, a food processor works too, sorta ... but quite honestly not as well for some tasks. And here's a rather eye-opening (at least for me) insight I had that finally explained to me why I love this impossibly-heavy lump of stone: it allows the food I'm making to communicate with me, tell me exactly what its condition is. For a serious cook, that's the motherlode.

P.S.: Which one is the mortar, and which one the pestle, anyone? Here's how to permanently remember: A mortar is also a fat, round cannon with a very short barrel...
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
As you'd Expect 16 Jan 2012
By SunnieSue - Published on Amazon.com
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Husband is the cook. He LOVES it. But he is a true foodie, passionate and hard working, so note that this is a grinder not for the faint hearted.

It needs a protective wood stand on our granite counter top or they would grind each other into oblivion. It keeps the seeds inside due to tall sides, and grinds beautifully. It does a great job with the slushy garlic-based mixes, but I would still use the Jamie Oliver shaker in preference for those jobs myself (as my arms are not strong enough to handle this monster).

Ultimately, if you are serious enough about food and strong enough to man up to the task, then you will love this rugged beauty in your kitchen.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Not so pretty but works great. 24 Feb 2014
By DukeCLR - Published on Amazon.com
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The mortar is much lighter in color then it is in the picture. It's also much lighter then the pestle, so I'm not so crazy about the looks. I'll post a picture in the description so you can judge for yourself.

The reason I gave it 5 stars is that it works amazingly well. The pestle is heavy and course at the bottom, the mortar is rough inside. I ground three batches of uncooked rice with it to get all the debris out, although it took awhile it was much faster then a smoother one I have recently tried. Then I ground up a curry paste which went perfectly, the spices ground quickly, the spices didn't come out and it cleaned up easily. I'm happy with this purchase.
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