HiCoup Kitchenware Non-Porous Dishwasher Safe Granite Mortar & Pestle

Last updated: July 9, 2020

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In our analysis of 89 expert reviews, the HiCoup Kitchenware Non-Porous Dishwasher Safe Granite Mortar & Pestle placed 10th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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HiCoup The mortar and pestle, it is said to be one of the most under-utilised kitchen tools around, but harnessing the potential it holds will transform your homemade meals. Mortar and Pestle Here’s why you should be cooking with a pestle and mortar or molcajete bowl: #1: Major flavor potential Chopping up fresh herbs to add to your favourite Thai or Mexican recipe is a great start but just think of the scent released when you rip a bunch of basil from the bush or crush a rip avocado or fresh garlic clove. Those lovely culinary aromas are increased tenfold when you infuse all the flavors together in the belly of the mortar. The solid granite pestle can even crush and grind ingredients for cocktails and can be used for making mojitos. #2: He who holds the pestle determines the grind There is something quite satisfying in being able to decide just how fine and small you like or need your spice and salt infusion to be. If you’re making a rub for steak you may want the mixture to be quite coarse but you’ve also just realised this combination would work wonders as an addition to your mushroom sauce – and then you would want it to be a finer powder. #3: Connect to the now and live in the moment We’ve become so used to the pre-made, store-bought salsas, drizzles, spice mixes and infusions that we often simply dollop them onto our steaks and into our sauces. Understanding exactly what quantities go into a pesto allows for fine tweaking and adaptation – maybe you don’t have pine nuts today and use some macadamias instead – and help bring about entirely new culinary experiences. Mortar and Pestle The Perfrect Gift for any Home Chef The HiCoup mortar and pestle makes a thoughtful gift for the home chef who loves perfecting their own blends of herbs and spices. This solid stone mortar and pestleis perfectly sized with a finish that allows you to grip the product. A beautiful edition to my kitchen counter The Many Uses of a Mortar and Pestle Mortar The mortar and pestle may be the oldest of all culinary implements. As basic as two stones, this simple tool can be used in a staggering array of food preparations, from spice blends to fabled sauces. Here is a simple yet delicious guacamole recipe: ​Ingredients: 1 red or green jalapeño pepper, stemmed and seeded, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1/4 cup cilantro leaves 3 large ripe hass avocados 1/4 cup coarsely grated yellow onion with juice Juice of one lime 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco Prepare: Combine the jalapeño, garlic, and red onion in a mortar. Press on the ingredients with your pestle, and grind them around the mortar in a circular movement, 3 to 4 times. Add the cilantro and gently bruise the leaves with the pestle. Add the avocados, yellow onion, and lime juice and mash to form a blended but chunky consistency. Stir in the cumin, salt, black pepper, and hot sauce and taste for seasoning. Mortar and Pestle Pestle Mortar How to season your mortar and pestle. Before using a mortar and pestle for the first time, it is important to season it to avoid any unwanted flavors, deter sticking and smooth what might be an excessively rough grinding surface. This process will also clean out the stone dust that is inherently left during the manufacturing process. Step 1 Clean the mortar and pestle under running water with a stiff cleaning brush. Allow to air dry. Step 2 Place 1/3 cup of uncooked rice in the mortar and grind it into the surface with the pestle until the rice is pulverized. The color of the pulverized rice should be white once you finish grinding it. Discard the rice. Step 3 Place four peeled cloves of garlic and a teaspoon each of cumin, kosher salt and pepper into the mortar. Grind the ingredients into the surface of the mortar with the pestle until all the ingredients are pulverized together. Discard the ingredients. Step 4 Rinse the mortar and pestle under running water. Allow to air dry before storing. How to care for your granite mortar and pestle. A properly cleaned granite mortar and pestle will provide years of service in the household kitchen. Things Needed Dishrag Unscented dish soap Abrasive dish sponge Dry cloth Step 1 Rinse the mortar and pestle in water immediately after use to minimize staining. Granite is especially prone to staining when exposed to acidic and oily foods. Step 2 Wash the mortar in warm water, using a clean dishrag and mild dish soap. Unscented dish soap is best, because scented soaps can leave a perfume residue on the mortar and pestle that could transfer to food. Use an abrasive dish sponge to remove stuck-on food. Step 3 Rinse the mortar and pestle thoroughly in warm water to remove soap residue. Step 4 Dry the mortar and pestle with a clean cloth to prevent water stains from forming on the granite. Warnings Some staining on a granite and mortar pestle is inevitable, but it does not affect the performance of the utensil. Why choose HiCoup? The HiCoup brand stands by the belief that customers deserve a value-added product that exceeds their expectations. And we have achieved that by taking exceptional pride in the quality that goes into every product we manufacture and by providing exceptional after-sale service that few can match. We take the time and care that’s needed to make sure every product delivers outstanding performance, good looks, ease of use and durability. Read less

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Easy to clean, with a simple wipe or two, you get it all with this product.
They are coming up with a super sturdy design and you will have a great in-hand feel of the product that’s why you can choose it over others.
A solid mortar and pestle crafted in natural granite, this model looks great and is made to last.
Dishwasher-safe and has a lifetime warranty. Mortar design makes it easy to hold more than one way.
The sloped design keeps ingredients from creeping up the side of the mortar where they’re harder to grind. Customers report that the interior of the HiCoup is a great texture for fine grinding.
The pestle is designed to be huge and withstand with the heavy duty so that it can crush the herbs much efficiency.
Constructed of 100% granite that has been unpolished to provide a perfect grinding surface and is dishwasher safe.
The bowl is big, extra deep sloped shape and rough matte texture keep ingredients in the centre, so there's no need to chase them around with the pestle.
Crafted from quality rock hard and non-porous material, this is a healthy unit that you will find easy to clean. The pestle set, therefore, doesn’t absorb odors and flavors, which make it excellent for grinding all your ingredients.

What reviewers didn't like

The pestle may chip when subjected to heavy use.
Requires seasoning to smooth out rough areas, but works well after this task is performed.
Porous surface is tough to clean.
Seasoning and removing stone dust can be a chore.
The granite base may slide around while in use and may leave scratches on the surface you use it on.
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