Extract the most from your spices with mortars and pestles;
they also make short work of pastes, pesto and more.
1 Tom Dixon stone spice grinder, $170, from De De Ce.
2 Jana marble mortar and pestle, $79.95, from Country Road.
3 Le Creuset stoneware mortar and pestle in Dune, $46.
4 Wooden mortar and pestle, $29.90, from Citta Design.
5 Stelton "Rig Tig Crush-It" stoneware mortar and pestle, $49.95, from Design Mode International.
6 Avanti rough granite mortar and pestle, $79.95, from Sheldon and Hammond.
7 Marble mortar and wooden pestle, $120, from Williams-Sonoma.
8 Normann Copenhagen NM "Craft" oak mortar and marble pestle, $150, from Top3 By Design.
9 Maxwell & Williams White Basics mortar and pestle, $8.95.
10 Tom Dixon stone mortar and brass pestle, $315, from De De Ce.
11 Bridget Bodenham mortar and pestle, $200, from Mr Kitly.
12 Avanti Asian granite mortar and pestle, $49.95, from Sheldon and Hammond.
13 Mason Cash earthenware mortar and pestle, $49.95, from Lindt Trading, (03) 9588 1473.
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