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MORTAR & PESTLES: Sizes 60-80-130mm | Useful for scientific applications

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Mortar & Pestles

Porcelain made mortar pestles. Sold as sets. Spare pestle available only for 130mm mortar.

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Mortar & Pestles

Porcelain made mortar and pestles sold as sets with spare pestle available only for 130mm.

Wikipedia info
(Wiki excerpt: “….Mortar and pestle “M” and “P”, is a set of two simple tools used from the Stone Age to the present day to prepare ingredients or substances by crushing and grinding them into a fine paste or powder in the kitchen, laboratory, and pharmacy. The “M” (/ˈmɔːrtər/) is characteristically a bowl, typically made of hard wood, metal, ceramic, or hard stone such as granite. The “P” (/ˈpɛsəl/, also US: /ˈpɛstəl/) is a blunt, club-shaped object. The substance to be ground, which may be wet or dry, is placed in the “M” where the pestle is pounded, pressed, and rotated into the substance until the desired texture is achieved.

…”M” and “P” have been used in cooking since prehistory; today they are typically associated with the profession of pharmacy due to their historical use in preparing medicines. They are used in chemistry settings for pulverizing small amounts of chemicals; in arts and cosmetics for pulverizing pigments, binders, and other substances; in ceramics for making grog; in masonry and in other types of construction requiring pulverized materials. In cooking, they are typically used to crush spices, to make pesto and certain cocktails such as the mojito, which requires the gentle crushing of sugar, ice, and mint leaves in the glass with a pestle….”)

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