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Preseasoned Pig Molcajete

Crafted from volcanic rock, this droll molcajete is already seasoned and ready to use. The Mexican version of a mortar, it is used to grind, mix and serve. The 8½ pig holds approximately 4 cups. Hand wash.Read More

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Crafted from volcanic rock, this droll molcajete is already seasoned and ready to use. The Mexican version of a mortar, it is used to grind, mix and serve. The 8½ pig holds approximately 4 cups. Hand wash.

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What a molcajete should be.
We love this, both for the performance and the novelty look. Very heavy and sturdy - it's what a molcajete should be. The feet can scratch countertops, so I put on pads.
February 5, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
no gray onions
We love it: works great and makes a cute server. Tested preseasoning by molcajeting onions and they turned out white rather than full of gray volcanic bits. Next we made a quac and it turned out super. Hint, mash 1/4 onion and one clove of garlic in 1 Tb of both olive and lime juice, then add avocado and other fixings, cover tightly with plastic and let SIT in fridge a couple of hours or overnight.
disfute!
December 31, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Fabulous!!!
Love it and it is just the right size, just what i expected!
January 26, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Love my new molcajete. The shape is so cute and everyone comments on it.
August 2, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
 

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
I saw one in food and wine magazine and I thought it was so cute. I just had to have one.
Kathleen A on Jul 29, 2018
I heard it's the best way to make guac
Terina S on Apr 26, 2018
I saw one in food and wine magazine and I thought it was so cute. I just had to have one.
Kathleen A on Jul 29, 2018
Father’s Day gift. My husband always wanted one!
jennifer w on Jun 6, 2018
I heard it's the best way to make guac
Terina S on Apr 26, 2018
I wanted the person I was sending this to to be able to use it immediately without seasoning it. Also, it was cute
kay W on Mar 26, 2018
Pig
Matt M on Mar 18, 2018
I just bought one for myself and knew my son and daughter would enjoy one for their homes.
Brenda S on Feb 8, 2018
Because it's clever
Susan W on Feb 4, 2018
Ready to use and cute too
Edward P on Jan 25, 2018
gift for sister after recent trip to Mexico
MELISSA B on Jan 16, 2018
Looking for a fun pig gift for a group of girlfriends!
Sally B on Jan 13, 2018
Unique
John M on Dec 3, 2017
It’s adorable. And it is preseasoned. Now i need the baby one
TAMMIE R on Nov 27, 2017
my grand daughter cooks mexican food. xmas gift
janice m on Nov 24, 2017
It is seasoned and cute. Lava is what I wanted and my order is perfect.
Sheila A on Sep 1, 2017
Great product and conversation starter
Thomas M on Aug 29, 2017
registry
Cathy T on Aug 28, 2017
I have wanted a Molcajete for a long time and always thought this one was adorable. Now I am hosting a fiesta bridal shower and it was too perfect to pass up.
Susan W on Jul 16, 2017
Gift
Marilyn M on Jul 4, 2017
Pre-seasoned
Benjamin L on Jun 14, 2017
gift
susan s on Jun 14, 2017
was sent as wedding gift
Rachel B on Jun 10, 2017
A wedding gift
Erica G on May 16, 2017
I have been wanting one of these ever since I had guacamole at my favorite restaurant. They prepared it in one of these and it was delicious.
Laura L on Apr 30, 2017
high rating
Carol D on Feb 13, 2017
wedding present
Elizabeth W on Feb 11, 2017
Boyfriend is a chef and wants to create authentic Mexican dishes in a traditional way
Megan M on Dec 17, 2016
Girlfriend loves gauc!
Michael P on Dec 15, 2016
Boyfriend wanted it
Anna G on Dec 8, 2016
I was searching for a cute molcajete as a gift. Something more unique than a plain molcajete.
Mynda K on Nov 22, 2016
We love authentic guacamole.
Robert S on Nov 3, 2016
gift
Martha R on Sep 22, 2016
I thought it looked cute and I Love Gaucomole
Lisa P on Sep 5, 2016
My daughter's birthday - you have good quality products
JoAnne H on Aug 12, 2016
I've wanted a mortar and pestle for a long time. I ordered this one because it's adorable. And the fact that it's pre-seasoned was a plus.
Kathyyy on Jul 10, 2016
its cute
victor s on Jul 5, 2016
In a gift registry, looked like a memorable piece.
shannon l on Jun 23, 2016
cute
jimmie h on Jun 21, 2016
Registry item
Samantha S on Jun 14, 2016
My husband likes pigsð???. He also wanted a mortar and pestle.
Susan M on Jun 3, 2016
Wedding present
Sharmila S on May 25, 2016
It looks cute and was in the bride's registry.
phyllis m on May 25, 2016
Looked cool
AnTwan J on Apr 29, 2016
Restaurant service
Todd B on Apr 18, 2016
Bridal registry
Margaret O on Apr 8, 2016
It was an item on a bridal gift registry
Gail W on Apr 4, 2016
cute and practical
Diane L on Apr 2, 2016
For making awesome sauce guacamole.
Brian E on Mar 30, 2016
For a mexican style Easter dinner. And because it is already seasoned and a super cute little pig!!
Christina S on Mar 9, 2016
Gift for my mother who lost hers in a move
Melanie R on Feb 2, 2016
I purchased this item as a gift.
Bryn M on Nov 23, 2015
Father’s Day gift. My husband always wanted one!
jennifer w on Jun 6, 2018
I wanted the person I was sending this to to be able to use it immediately without seasoning it. Also, it was cute
kay W on Mar 26, 2018
Is this an authentic Mexican lava rock molcajete?

Is this a 100% lava rock molcajete? Like made in Mexico authentic? Or is it a nice knock off (Chinese or the like).I'm really looking for a true lava rock molcajete not a granite or mixture of compounds one.I apologize for being so blunt but I want to buy the real McCoy!Thank you
A shopper on Mar 17, 2012
BEST ANSWER: This is an authentic molcajete made in Mexico with actual lava rock.
instructions?

I got this but it didn't come with any instructions. Can you advise me re care and washing? It is dirty with a sandy grit even though it says pre-seasoned?
A shopper on Dec 24, 2011
BEST ANSWER: How To Season or Prepare Your Molcajete Before Use:

1. Wash and scrub the interior of the molcajete and the tejolote with water and a stiff brush. Let both objects air dry.
2. Put a handful of uncooked rice in the molcajete. Use the tejolote (the pestle) and grind the rice into the surface of the molcajete. Discard the pulverized rice. Repeat the process until the pulverized rice is white, rather than gray or ash colored.
3. (If your molcajete is "pre-seasoned" you can skip this step) Add 4 cloves of garlic (peeled), 1 teaspoon of cumin (comino) and 1 teaspoon salt, kosher is good, and a teaspoon of pepper. Grind the mixture evenly around the interior of the molcajete. Remove and discard the mixture. Rinse the molcajete and tejolote with clear water and allow to dry before storing. Note that these ingredients and quantities can be adjusted to your liking and for the size of your molcajete.

Maintenance: Simply wash the molcajete and tejolote in warm water after each use. Don't use detergents because the soap and any perfumes may be absorbed into the stone and taint your food. rinse and place in a 350 degree oven for about 15 to 20 minutes. Use oven mitts to remove the molcajete from the oven and sit on a surface than can be exposed to high heat. Allow to cool before use.
Does the pestle or tejolete come with the molcajete?
A shopper on Dec 4, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Crafted from volcanic rock, this droll molcajete is already seasoned and ready to use. The Mexican version of a mortar, it is used to grind, mix and serve. The 8_ pig holds approximately 4 cupsThe Pestle is included with the molcajete
what is diameter and depth of mixing section

what is the diameter and depth of mixing section
A shopper on Mar 1, 2011
BEST ANSWER: I was actually just asked this question recently, so I would be more than happy to provide this info for you.The mixing section of this pig is 2"" deep with roughly a 4"" diameter. It may also interest you to know that this pig stands 4 3/4"" high, is 10 1/2"" from head-to-tail, 8"" wide, and weighs a whopping 16 1/2 lbs
If it's pre-seaoned, do I still have to cure it further
A shopper on Dec 2, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this molcajete is pre-seasoned, so no further seasoning is required except what occurs naturally over time and use.
Is this absolutely safe to be in contact with food? FDA approved?
A shopper on Apr 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought this for personal use, but the same dish is used widely in restaurants, that's where I first seen one. I don't imagine they would use them if it were not safe to do so.
it says pre seasoned i saw reviews that said you use rice to clean it . do you really need to do that?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, just rinse it out and wipe it clean.
Do I really have to wash in water then put in oven for 10-15 minutes after EACH use??? or do I soak it to get the avocado bits out in really HOT water then scrub then rinse and let air dry? I don't want to scrub out the seasoning and know not to use detergent but how do you really clean it after adding avocado??
Alexa B on Aug 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I only used hot water and you don't really have to scrub, it was really easy to clean. I love it!
Is this too big to use for small amounts of spices (dry-grinding) ?
ChtVA on Aug 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If you're just doing small amounts of spices, it's probably a little too big.
Is this oven safe?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2018
 

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