Mortars and pestles

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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