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Old 04-04-2013, 04:21 PM   #21
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Mortar and pestle is the way to go for spices in my experience. I love mine and use it all the time. Doesn't do cinnamon all that well though but for curry paste, dry spices, and a few things like tapenade and som tom it's great
We have a molajete and when time is no concern, it gets used.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:22 PM   #22
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I think I'll be looking at one of these. We use our immersion blender a lot and the plastic keeps cracking. It is a cuisinart. On a side note, we are finding spice/coffee grinders falling way short of expectations. As much as we use ours to grind spices, we hardly get a few months use before they start cracking or breaking.
I have a Kitchen Aid blade type coffee grinder with a removable ss grinding cup and blade, nice for wash up, that has held up really well. It looks to be a discontinued model, of course. Bought a second one just in case, but haven't needed it yet.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:25 PM   #23
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I think a mortar and pestle is a little more efficient than a mocajete with the ridges and it's a lot easier to clean than a coffee grinder, I use my mocajete for grinding corn for tortillas. I abandoned my coffee grinder for spices years ago
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:33 PM   #24
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Mortar and pestle is the way to go for spices in my experience. I love mine and use it all the time. Doesn't do cinnamon all that well though but for curry paste, dry spices, and a few things like tapenade and som tom it's great
My exDH got the hand spice grinder. I haven't found one like it since. It was like a small meat grinder. It didn't have any plates. It had a conical thing with ridges instead. You could powder cinnamon in that baby. It was great for curries.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:34 PM   #25
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I think a mortar and pestle is a little more efficient than a mocajete with the ridges and it's a lot easier to clean than a coffee grinder, I use my mocajete for grinding corn for tortillas. I abandoned my coffee grinder for spices years ago
I'm confuse. I thought a mocajete was a type of mortar and pestle.

I just recently broke the danged pestle that goes with my marble mortar.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:44 PM   #26
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I'm confuse. I thought a mocajete was a type of mortar and pestle.

I just recently broke the danged pestle that goes with my marble mortar.
A molcajete IS a type of mortar and pestle. They usually have a rougher stone surface than a m&p.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #27
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I just bought the Cuisinart quick-prep immersion blender (csb-33). So far I am not impressed with it. This one must be the bottom of their line.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:47 PM   #28
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I'm really pleased with the mortar and pestle I picked up here. Great value for the money.

Mortar and Pestle, Solid Thai Granite, From ImportFood.com

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:58 PM   #29
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I'm really pleased with the mortar and pestle I picked up here. Great value for the money.

Mortar and Pestle, Solid Thai Granite, From ImportFood.com

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Shrek says, "Thanks a lot, just what she needs another M&P!" I guess I do have a little fetish for unique ones...
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #30
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I'm really pleased with the mortar and pestle I picked up here. Great value for the money.

Mortar and Pestle, Solid Thai Granite, From ImportFood.com

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Ooh, pretty.

What size do you have? How much does it weigh?

I once saw a gorgeous, large, granite mortar and pestle for quite inexpensive, but I was put off by the weight.
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