Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Kitchen Gadgets - Mini Mortar and Pestle by Norpro

This is just too cute for words! This mini mortar and pestle will be your go to gadget when you want to crush a pill (seriously)...or, only need to crush or grind a few herbs or spices.

It holds about a couple of tablespoons, so with this in your gadget drawer, you may not always need to go for the "big mama" mortar and pestle.

If you're unsure of what exactly a mortar and pestle is used for, check out this definition from Wikipedia:

A mortar and pestle is a tool used to crush, grind, and mix solid substances (trituration). The pestle is a heavy bat-shaped object, the end of which is used for crushing and grinding. The mortar is a bowl, typically made of hard wood, ceramic or stone. The substance to be ground is placed in the mortar and ground, crushed or mixed with the pestle.