Large Stone Molcajete Utilitario Mexicano
Large Stone Molcajete Utilitario Mexicano
Large Stone Molcajete Utilitario Mexicano

Large Stone Molcajete

Regular price£65.00
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Material: Volcanic stone.

Diameter Sizes:  18cm (7.1" in.) 

Handmade in Mexico. Requires "cured - season" preparation and special care.

The molcajete is a traditional Mesoamerican mortar and pestle, widely used in Mexico. It is used to grind or crush foods, such as grains, spices, and vegetables, intended for the preparation of sauces and other dishes. To grind the ingredients, a stone cylinder called tejolote or commonly referred to as a molcajete stone is used. The molcajete should not be confused with the metate, which is used to grind corn. Volcanic stone has a porous texture and low hardness, offering infinite possibilities for carving and cutting.The volcanic stone comes from the magma or lava inside a volcano that, when it reaches the cold surface, quickly turns into stone.

How to Prepare a Molcajete for Use

Before use a new molcajete needs to be cured— First scrub away any debris and sediment from inside the mortar with a stiff brush and some warm water, they can crumble a little due to the composition of the natural volcanic stone. Next it's best practice to smooth out the inside by placing coarse rock salt or white rice inside and grinding it thoroughly, once the rice turns grey pour it away and repeat until it no longer becomes discoloured, after which all you need to do is give it a quick rinse and it's ready to use.

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