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Old 04-25-2006, 09:26 AM   #11
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Mine is an Oggi 18/8 stainless steel pestle and mortar.

The mortar has a rubber-lined base to help keep it on the counter or table during use.


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Old 04-30-2006, 11:39 AM   #12
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Hey Ardor,

I use a 9" Thai granite mortar & pestle simmilar to This. Online $40 - $50 is what you'll pay, got mine in a Thai market for $19.00. I've also seen others like it in nearly every asian market I've shoppped and always for less then you'd pay anywhere else.

Yes it very heavy, I don't move it much or often, and for making things like chili paste where Galanga, Lemon grass, Kaffir lime leaf and rind are being worked with, it's nice to have one that will not move around, much.

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Old 05-03-2006, 01:17 AM   #13
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I'll definitely get one which does not move around much once i get back to Malaysia. For now, the mantra is cheaper = better.
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Old 05-08-2006, 10:56 PM   #14
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So i found a marble mortar and pestle, small one 10cm, too light for great usage, costing about US$ 8... Reasonable?
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Old 05-09-2006, 12:54 AM   #15
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I have the 9 cm size of this

http://www.eurocosm.com/Application/...mortar-1GB.asp

and I love it. The next larger one might be more useful for some, but I have rarely needed a bigger one myself.... when I did, I just did 2 batches.
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:44 AM   #16
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I'll definitely get one which does not move around much once i get back to Malaysia. For now, the mantra is cheaper = better.


If you can't find one that has a rubber base, just place a damp cloth under the bowl before use. That'll help to restrict movement.


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Old 05-09-2006, 11:38 AM   #17
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There is also a type of mortar and pestle that the mexicans use which is very heavy and seems to work well. You can find them on the net at a mexican grocer.They have a specific name for them but I can not think of it at this moment.
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:49 AM   #18
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There is also a type of mortar and pestle that the mexicans use which is very heavy and seems to work well. You can find them on the net at a mexican grocer.They have a specific name for them but I can not think of it at this moment.
It's the Molcajete. It's really overpriced... More of a collector's item really...
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:57 AM   #19
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I use a porcellaine one and I'm satisfied with it
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:29 AM   #20
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So i found a marble mortar and pestle, small one 10cm, too light for great usage, costing about US$ 8... Reasonable?
Hey Ardor,

Reasonable: Getting something you want, at a price You believe is fair.

Anthony

p.s. I have a 9cm ceramic mortar & pestal as well, I don't use it for anything other then saffron.
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