Fox Run Marble Mortar and Pestle 3-Inch 白色 4-Inch
This marble mortar and pestle from Fox Run has a traditional look, a nice solid feel and is very effective at reducing herbs, spices, and nuts to powders or pastes.
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I purchased this item knowing the unit would be on the smaller side. According to some reviews, the description leads you to think the item is 4" wide, and/ or 4" deep. I'll tell you now, it's slightly over 3.5" tall, and 2.5 to 3" deep at the most. This is not a large mortar and pestle, and likely won't handle heavy duty jobs. It's cute if you have a small kitchen and you don't cook a lot, but if you're a very involved cook, or you plan on grinding anything more than soft seeds or chili flakes, then you should probably spend the extra money and buy something else.
My entire issue with this item is the color. I had a specific need for a dark green marble unit, and the size was more or less inconsequential, so long as I could grind at least half an ounce of herbs, dried flower petals and the occasional course ingredients. More specifically, I wanted a dark green, much like the photo. Fortunately, I have Prime, so this item arrived within three business days, but ugh, I was so disappointed when I opened it. IMO, it's not so much that this is a bad or weak unit, it's that the color was so off. If you don't care about something like that, and you need an expensive mortar and pestle, then this may work out great for you. If you are big on coordinating certain colors, then seriously, but something else. What irks me the most is the way the seller wasted my time. I have a high tolerance. It takes a lot for me to leave a negative review, but all this seller had to do was post an image depicting the accurate color. That's it.
So, I ended up having to buy a second unit here on Amazon for a couple dollars more (under $20), shown to the right in the photos I posted. The second unit is slightly larger, but the color is RIGHT, and matches what was shown on the listing. To the left, is the Fox Run unit I'm about to return. The difference is notable. If you plan on buying this, keep the potential for off-coloring in mind.