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Handcrafted Ceremonial Style Molcajete Mortar, "Ceremonial Tradition"

Grupon Comonfort presents this traditional footed molcajete or stone mortar... more

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Grupon Comonfort presents this traditional footed molcajete or stone mortar, crafted by hand from volcanic basalt. The three-footed design is like those traditionally used for ceremonial purposes as well as for food preparation. The pestle, called a tejolote, is used to grind or crush the foodstuffs in the molcajete. The molcajete can also be used as a unique serving dish for salsa or guacamole.

The artisans recommend that the molcajete be "cured" before the first use. To cure the molcajete, place some dried beans, corn or rice in the bowl and grind with the pestle until pulverized. Allow the pulverized grain to sit for 15 minutes. Once this has been done, the molcajete can be hand washed and allowed to dry. This step will ensure that any stone dust remaining from the carving process does not affect the food.

  • 3.28 kgs
  • 7.2 lbs
  • Bowl: 12 cm H x 18 cm Diam.
  • Bowl: 4.7" H x 7" Diam.
  • 10 cm H x 4 cm Diam.
  • 3.9" H x 1.6" Diam.

  • Basalt
  • Food safe
  • Hand wash only
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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Iris

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02/06/2022

"Molcajete is a Work of Art!!!"

Thank you to the Artisan who made this Gorgeous Molcajete for me. After curing it, I made a delicious Salsa Roja, and an Amazing Guacamole, served in this beautiful Molcajete! The Molcajete grinds garlic, peppercorns, roasted onions, whatever you desire, beautifully! I am so very Happy with this Molcajete. I highly recommend every kitchen should have one of these Beauty. It arrived well wrapped and before the expected time frame.

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Kitchen Cookware

Best Uses

  • Grinder, Presentation, Display

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Ceremonial Tradition, Handcrafted Ceremonial Style Molcajete Mortar

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Kristie

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06/10/2021

"This is going to become a family heirloom"

My molcajete just arrived and it s beautiful. I love it! Great craftsmanship. Im tempted to buy one more. This way I can have one for my guacamole and one for my salsa. Thank you so much to the artisan making these. I appreciate the hard work in making such beautiful pieces. Kris Thank

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Doug

From USA

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06/06/2021

"Chefs dream to Salsa"

Worth All the time from the Handcrafting....... Equals Seasoning properly!! Grind salt and rice to seaSon your molcajete!! ( More than once)

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Jessica

From Chicago IL U.S.

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04/28/2022

"Reminds me of my grandmother"

She had a molcajete just like this one on her kitchen counter for many years. This is a terrific tool--its heavy, easy to use (once cured according to the instructions) and makes incredible guac. Ive used it many times, and its an impressive serving dish too. Im so glad to be able to support genuine artisans, and this will be a valued item in my kitchen for many years.

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STEVE

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01/14/2022

"2 - for Christmas gifts"

Both big successes. Smiles and happiness. And, appreciated the updates on shipping. Thank you. Will be back again. Steve Levy

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Rhonda

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09/06/2021

"Amazing"

I loved this jar for a gift. The energy was amazing

Best Uses

  • To put trinkets in

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