Gift sources for a big mortar & pestle

My nephew, graduating college, loves Tex Mex. Would love to get him a big mortar & pestle for making guacamole and of course he could use it for grinding anything else. The standard six-inch wide bowl is just not big enough. Any thoughts on sources? Thanks.

  • Posted by: Pegeen
  • May 17, 2015


Pamela1960 May 19, 2015
Costco is my number one go to place for anything; however, way back when I purchased my mortar and postal we didn't have costco in our area. Now, im there at least twice a week. Great purchase.
PieceOfLayerCake May 18, 2015
I got my big ole molcajete from Costco (for like $15) and I use it for curry blends ALL the time.
Pegeen May 17, 2015
p.s. Knife sale was at W-S. They're not always the best sales but this one was good for the knife I'd choose, available in my time frame. And they had a free shipping promo code at the top of the page.
Pegeen May 17, 2015
Thank you all so much. Great tips. I now see four mortar & pestle sets I want to get.

I got a little turned around while browsing web sites for them, tripped over a sale on good knives, and decided to get him a chef's knife instead. As always, the important adjective is "returnable."

Thanks again for your help - much appreciated!
Pegeen May 17, 2015
correction: not "for them," but "for him"
Pamela731 May 17, 2015
I got mine from William Sonoma. It's great!
cookbookchick May 17, 2015
I have and love this one:

It sits on my kitchen counter because I use it all the time, from tiny quantities to larger amounts. It's granite. It would certainly work for guacamole, too. I have a traditional molcajete of the same size, but prefer to use the granite.
Pegeen May 17, 2015
Are molcajetes (the lava-stone mortar & pestle typically used to make guac) as good for grinding spices? Or if I want to get him a more multi-pupose gift, should I get him a mortar & pestle made from clay, that he could use for quac as well as other cooking. Thanks.
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