Here at the mortar and pestle sets store I like to recommend the best possible mortar and pestle sets to buy. As stated previously there are a few things to look out for to ensure that you are getting the best quality at the best prices. Below are the three best sellers in the mortar and pestle set ranges. Please see the side for all the many options available:
Why be concerned so much about quality?
Because although you can get cheap prices here, too cheap and cheerful means that the quality will not be very good and the mortar and pestle set will not last long. That is not to say that you cannot get a very good quality set for under $10 you can. And if you really are not concerned about buying a large pestle and mortar set then they are available at that low a price but without being of inferior quality.
For the best sets, and ones that any chef would be proud of here is a little checklist to ensure that you can the best quality and the best price:
How To Get The Best Mortar And Pestle Set
So, what do we need to consider to get the best possible set?
There is one point that all cooks and chefs make and I am in agreement, get as large a mortar and pestle as possible. You may not think that you need a large set or the person you are buying it for won’t, but there are occasions when a large set will simply make cooking and preparation much easier. Even for simply grinding up relatively small amounts of spices the larger the surface area of the pestle and mortar the quicker the job gets done and the finer the results.
Chefs always state that they also find the large sets invaluable for preparing fantastic dressings for salads as they are great for combining oils with some good quality rock salt and for making all kinds of extras that are normally done in a bowl. The deep lip of mortars makes preparation much cleaner and tidier as you do not find the contents spilling over on to the counter.
The other main factor in choosing the best is the weight. As heavy as possible within reason is always the way to go. This means much less effort is involved in the pounding or grinding action and the results are much better. If the pestle is too light it will be completely ineffective so get marble or another heavy material if possible Wood is probably not he best choice as it is too light to be very effective. Something that is slightly coarser at the end is a much better choice. It has a bigger surface area and the roughness does a much better job of effectively mixing and grinding the ingredients.
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