Mortar & Pestle
This little unit comes in handy in my kitchen. I remember watching Mom use one when I was a child. Sometimes she would let me do the crushing and that was a big deal. Nothing works better for crushing garlic like this little unit and they are so inexpensive and look great in the kitchen or on a shelf. Mine is made from marble. It’s kind of heavy but I think that’s what makes them looks so marvelous.
Some other uses – If you need something ground into a paste or powder, this is the ideal tool.
Crushing nuts, spices, peppercorns, sea salt, hard candies, pills.