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#1 Thu 09 Jun 11 8:14pm

benbriony

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Member since Wed 08 Jun 11

Pestle and mortar

Followed Jamie's tip for using the pestle and mortar for making a fabulous salad dressing. Only thing is, it's now covered in olive oil. I wasn't sure about using soap and water to clean it. Has anyone tried it and does everything taste of soap afterwards? I've got Jamie's grey stone pestle and mortar.
Cheers
Briony

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#2 Fri 10 Jun 11 2:07am

JoyYamDaisy

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From Melbourne Australia
Member since Sun 12 Apr 09

Re: Pestle and mortar

I have used detergent on my granite one no problem!
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#3 Fri 10 Jun 11 4:16am

SonomaEddie

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From Northern California
Member since Sat 10 Feb 07

Re: Pestle and mortar

I use dish soap on mine too.  Just make sure to rinse it well.

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#4 Fri 10 Jun 11 1:07pm

koukouvagia

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From New York
Member since Fri 12 Dec 08

Re: Pestle and mortar

Usually I soak mine with water and a little soap to make sure it doesn't take on any strong flavors from garlic and spices.  Have never had a problem with my stone mortar/pestle.

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#5 Fri 10 Jun 11 1:21pm

joobes

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Occupation My OH and I own a new/secondhand bookshop.
From Somerset, England
Member since Wed 20 Feb 08

Re: Pestle and mortar

I have a stone one (not jamie's) and i always put mine in the dishwasher. Not sure if this is the right thing to do but Ive been doing this for years and no harm has come to it.  big_smile

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#6 Fri 10 Jun 11 1:29pm

Sandy

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From Durban South Africa
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Re: Pestle and mortar

I also have a granite one and always use soap and hot water and rinse very well.

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#7 Fri 10 Jun 11 5:10pm

benbriony

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Member since Wed 08 Jun 11

Re: Pestle and mortar

Thanks everyone for the responses. I guess I'll wash it up then!
Cheers
Briony big_smile

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#8 Fri 10 Jun 11 6:42pm

mummza

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From The land of song.
Member since Tue 04 Oct 05

Re: Pestle and mortar

I have an olive wood one and it loves a bit of oil !

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#9 Fri 10 Jun 11 11:04pm

Gen JamieAtHome

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Member since Tue 14 Dec 10

Re: Pestle and mortar

Dear Briony

The care guidelines for Jamie's black granite pestle and mortar are
handwash only in warm soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
I have also included some tips and advice from Jamie at Home on using it, enjoy!

Gena x
Jamie at Home Ambassador


Made of polished and unpolished black granite this item is
timeless.  A pestle & mortar is one of Jamieís essential kitchen prep
items, as noted in his books. The large pestle allows your hand enough room to bash, mash and grind your spices without crushing your fingers too.
You can make quick, no fuss curry pastes, marinades or a fabulous basil pesto.
Be careful not to overfill your mortar, it is designed to crush about a tablespoon of spice at a time, even though it could hold a lot more.
For garlic and herbs, pound them to get a nice aromatic paste; with spices the most
effective technique is a circular grinding motion, keeping the pestle in contact with the
mortars surface at all times.
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#10 Sat 11 Jun 11 2:43am

JoyYamDaisy

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From Melbourne Australia
Member since Sun 12 Apr 09

Re: Pestle and mortar

Very handy to have you here GenJaH! thumbsup

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