KROK Thai Granite Mortar and Pestle

Regular price $95.00
Orders for Next Batch Close on Aug 21, 2022 - Shipped Aug 29, 2022
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The KROK Mortar and Pestle is made in small batches and requires 3 days of craftsmanship. Each KROK is handcrafted by artisans in Thailand, who have been hand carving natural granite in the Ang Sila village for generations.

Why KROK will be your favorite Mortar and Pestle:

  • Perfect Size: Large enough to use for any recipe, but small and light enough to use for everyday cooking.
  • Light & Sturdy: Our unique design creates an optimal balance between light weight and sturdiness. This makes the KROK easy to use and easy to clean.
  • Quality Granite: We use the highest quality Thai granite, guaranteeing lifetime durability.
  • Anti-Scratch: The cork base keeps the mortar from slipping or scratching your countertop.
  • Noise Reduction: The cork naturally reduces the noise transmission as you pound.

Your KROK Mortar and Pestle comes packaged with the cork base and a traditional Thai scraping spoon. The spoon is perfect for removing ingredients, cleaning off the pestle, and even measuring (volume is 1½ tbsp).

As an ancient cooking tool used for thousands of years, nothing beats the mortar and pestle for crushing, grinding, and powdering. KROK is the perfect kitchen tool for making authentic pesto, guacamole, marinades, dry rubs, chimichurri, hummus, aioli, salad dressings, and spice blends from scratch. Get your own KROK and release the full flavor of your herbs and spices!

Mortar

  • Height: 4.2" / Outer Diameter: 6.7" / Inner Diameter: 5.1" / Depth: 3.1"
  • Weight: 6 lbs

Pestle

  • Height: 7.5"
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs

As each KROK is individually made by hand, there may be slight variations in shape and size. No two pieces are exactly the same.

We’ve created a mortar and pestle completely sourced from highest quality natural materials.
  • Mortar & Pestle: Unpolished natural granite, sourced from the mountains of Thailand, durable, food-safe.
  • Cork Base: Environmentally-sourced cork that is 100% biodegradable, recyclable and renewable.
  • Scraping Spoon: Strong stainless steel, resistant to rust, dishwasher safe.

Due to the use of natural granite, slight color variations are possible.

How long does shipping take?
KROK orders are shipped in batches directly from Thailand. Depending on your location, our express air delivery takes between 3 - 7 business days. You will receive a tracking number to track your package.

Are the materials safe to use with food?
We use the highest quality Thai granite which is one of the strongest stones in the world. Before cooking with the mortar and pestle we recommend conditioning the granite surface to make sure it is even and safe to use. We provide clear guidelines to do so.

The cork base is impermeable. Cork trees produce Suberin which is a substance that makes cork resistant to the passage of moisture and formation of mold or rot.

What is your return policy?
If you feel that our product did not meet your expectations, please return it back within 30 days. You can let us know in advance if you have any issues regarding any part of your KROK set.

Redesigned for Today's Kitchen

Combining our unique design with the highest quality Thai granite and natural cork, we’ve created a mortar and pestle that is more efficient, sturdier, lighter, and easier to clean.

Mortar

We’ve narrowed the walls of the standard mortar to create more capacity and to lighten the weight of the tool, while ensuring optimal sturdiness.

The unpolished interior of the mortar combined with the unpolished end of the pestle is ideal for crushing and grinding, making any ingredient into your desired texture.

The even, round shape of the bowl will make sure no ingredient can hide in a corner from your pestle as you smash down and around the bowl.

Cork Base

Our cork base has numerous benefits: dampening noise as you pound, keeping the mortar from slipping or scratching your countertop, and keeping the total weight of the mortar lighter.

Cork is a natural, 100% biodegradable substance that is easy to clean, water resistant and durable enough to last the lifetime of your mortar. 

The impermeability of cork makes sure that no substances from cooking or cleaning will ever damage the base, nor form any mold or bacteria, which is why it found its usage as a lid in wine bottles.

Pestle

The major difference in our pestle is length. We wanted it long enough so you would never hit the side of your hand on the mortar. 

The upper end of the pestle is narrow enough for comfortable handling while the lower end widens out to make sure no ingredient can hide from your pounding. 

Unpolished granite on the bottom of the pestle makes it perfect for grinding down tough herbs and spices.

Thai Craft

Every KROK is unique and made for you on a bespoke basis. Our mortar and pestle is handcrafted by highly-skilled Thai artisans in the Ang Sila village, which is located south-east of Bangkok. The craftsmen in this village are known for the exceptional quality of their handmade mortars and pestles, and have worked with natural granite for generations.

Each KROK is individually handcrafted by one of these artisans with their experience and mastery. The KROK Mortars and Pestles are made in small batches and require 3 days of craftsmanship.

3 Days of Craftsmanship

Safely Shipped From Thailand

Every KROK is shipped in safe double-layered packaging to avoid any damage during transportation. We make sure all pieces arrive in your hands as they left Thailand. On top of that, we include a free shipping insurance. Our packaging materials are 100% plastic-free to minimize the environmental footprint.

Order by Aug 21, 2022 to be part of the next batch! Shipped Aug 29, 2022.

Customer Reviews

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Daniel R. (United States)
Purchased as a gift

I purchased this a gift for my brother. While we haven't actually used it yet, the quality and the overall presence of the mortar and pestle is just amazing. I'm sure, to pick myself up one in the near future as well.

We're glad you're happy with it so far! After you condition and season (https://krokcraft.com/pages/care) and you're ready to start using it, check out our recipe section for ideas: https://krokcraft.com/blogs/recipes

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Ryan E. (United States)
Awesome Authentic Product!!!

The Krok mortar and pestle is an awesome product. It’s so cool seeing the band tooling marks. It’s very well made and will undoubtedly last for a very long time.

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Nick O. (Thailand)
Fantastic Granite Mortar and Pestle

I love the shape of the mortar, and the size of the pestle, which makes it so much easier to use than the ones I have. It's a very versatile tool and the craft is second to none.

We love to hear from people who've owned previous mortar and pestles. Thanks for the great review!

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Michael S. (United States)
It’s great

I love this mortar and pestle. Large mortal allows you to do larger quantities with out everything flying out of ot like in smaller ones

Thanks for the great review! Flying ingredients are never good so we're happy you appreciate the large capacity of your KROK.

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Winifred L. (United States)
Impressive!

Shipped quickly and arrived when promised. Top quality and stunning in appearance. We appreciate the follow up communication about seasoning and care.