Need to find a Molcajete for a gift, help!
Looking for a nice molcajete for a christmas gift. Alot of the ones I find are too light, or flimsy for some serious grinding.
Any recs? Any Molcajete owners here that can help me out?
It's more of a mortar and pestle as opposed to a traditional molcajete (which I think is rougher on the surface?), but I bought a nice one at Ikea and it wasn't too expesive. It's heavy, grinds well, doesn't make an irritating noise like the ceramic one I have, and is large enough for all my spice grinding needs. It may be too small for making a batch of guacamole, though.
Where do you live ? One hour north of Chicago in Racine WI, ask Racine Produce, specializing in Mexican produce of all kinds, and a very few kitchen eqpt items including large heavy authentic molcajetes. My molcajete is 12" dia x 6"H, at least 10 lbs. I think I paid $12 three or four yrs ago. This is a crudely hand crafted item, strong as a cement mixer, and the surface texture is coarse, so for finer mashing I use a granite mortar and pestle. You can find their phone # at any online phoone directory such as anywho.com