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Traditional Basalt Molcajete from Mexico (9 inch), "Grand Tradition"

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Prepare herbs, spices and sauces the way our ancestors did — with handmade stone tools. Members of the Comonfort Group present this traditional footed molcajete or stone mortar, crafted by hand from volcanic basalt. The pestle, called a tejolote, is used to grind or crush the foodstuffs in the mortar. 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 it, 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.

  • 5.58 kgs
  • 12.3 lbs
  • Bowl: 15 cm H x 23 cm Diam.
  • Bowl: 6" H x 9" Diam.
  • 13 cm H x 5 cm Diam.
  • 5" H x 2" Diam.

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

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Patti

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08/20/2022

"Grand Tradition indeed"

This beautiful molcajete arrived so well packed and was shipped so quickly. I have a smaller one that I had for years and was looking for a bigger one. After curing it I made a salsa grande! Have made beautiful guacamole in it. It truly is a unique piece.

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MosaicCanada

From Canada

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08/29/2022

"Authentic and Very Beautiful"

Beautiful stone mortar pestle. The design is perfect and the weight is very substantial 4-5 pounds. Very nice for working with dried whole spice, herbs, and creating stone ground whole grains.

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spice herbs grains

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  • Very nice for working with dried whole spice, herbs, and creating stone ground whole grains

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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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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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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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