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, lighter, and easier to clean.
We’ve narrowed the walls of the standard mortar to create more capacity (3 cups volume) 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.
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 durable, water resistant and easy to clean.
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.
Handcrafted in Thailand
Every KROK Mortar and Pestle is unique and individually handmade by highly-skilled craftsmasters in the village of Ang Sila in Thailand. The craftsmasters in this village are known for the exceptional quality of their handmade mortars and pestles, and have worked with natural granite for generations. Using traditional methods and tools, the KROK mortars and pestles are made in small batches by these craftsmasters, requiring up to 3 days to complete.
Every KROK is shipped in safe, double-layered packing. All pieces will arrive in your hands as they left Thailand, guaranteed with our free shipping insurance. Packages are sent by Express Air delivery and take on average 7 business days to arrive at your door.
I was searching for a better way to prepare flavoring products. Many good products out there but they often are very limited in their use. A mortar and pestle was suggested as one of the best tools possible. Research not only confirmed that idea but lead me to a better product that is still made by hand. Using it gives me a good feeling to support such craftsmen and I am getting more flavor from this than the usual grinder / chopper products… which are ok but I have much more than that in my Krok!
Thanks Charles! You're right about a mortar and pestle being one of the best tools! So many uses and much easier to use and clean than food processors. Glad you're happy with your KROK!
Thanks to Pailin of Hot Thai Kitchen, I discovered and immediately ordered my Krok online. It arrived safely in a very well-designed package complete with instructions. I have been using it almost everyday and absolutely love it. After looking at many mortars and pestles I had given up on one that fit all my needs until I found Krok. It’s well worth the price for its quality and highly recommended. My only concern would be the life of its cork base and remains to be seen.
We're glad Pailin sent you this way and that the KROK is perfect for all your needs. No need to worry about the cork bottom, it's very durable and water resistant so should last a very long time.
This mortar and pestle are beautifully made. Heavy duty granite ensures it can take a beating and the large bowl is big enough to tackle any of your chef needs when it comes to compounding ingredients. These really are hand made as when you place your hands on the outside of the mortar you can feel the chisel marks even though you can’t see them. The Krok itself looks wonderful and performs beautifully. Customer service and support is top notch and first class in my book and I plan on buying one of these for my in-laws for Xmas. Well worth not only the price we paid for this but also the wait. Don’t hesitate to buy this. It’s worth it.
Wow, your review blew us away! I'm happy you had a positive experience with our customer service and hope you enjoy your KROK for many years to come. Great idea for the Christmas gift, they'll love it!
This is the best mortar and pestle. I just love it and the size is perfect.
I love my new Krok! It's really hard to find a mortal and pestle that is satisfying to use outside of the ones from home in Thailand. We are so glad you guys are shipping these out worldwide. One day I hope to see the clay version we use for Som tum!
We're glad we could send you a bit of Thailand! Good idea about the clay version, som tum is delicious...
Depending on your location, our express air delivery takes between 3 - 10 business days. You will receive a tracking number to track the delivery status of your package.
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 advise to condition and season the granite surface to make sure it is even and safe to use. We provide clear guidelines to do so.
The cork base that comes in the KROK set should last the lifetime of your mortar and pestle with normal usage. We understand that unexpected things always happen so many of our customers prefer to have a second cork base in case of the unlikely damage of the original cork base.
The cork base is impermeable. Cork trees produce suberin which is a substance that makes cork resistant to moisture and formation of mold or rot. This is why cork is being used as a lid for wine bottles.
We include a free shipping insurance on your order and replace all parts of your mortar and pestle set that might be damaged during shipping.
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.