Made from hard-wearing cast iron, this mortar and pestle from Zassenhaus has two bowls and one pestle for versatility and stackable design. Use the small bowl for crushing whole, dry spices and the larger bowl for making spice pastes with fresh herbs and oils. The mushroom cap-shaped handle on the pestle gives you more control as you crush. The practical pouring spout on the larger bowl ensures mess-free transfer. Hand-wash only, ensuring it is completely dry before storing.
Why we love it
'Small enough to sit on the kitchen countertop without taking up much space, but don't let its size fool you—dense cast iron packs a heavy punch. The coarse texture will also extract as much oil and flavour from ingredients as possible.'