If you like cooking, a mortar shouldn't miss in your kitchen. It is ideally suited for grinding nuts, herbs, spices and grains. This mortar is made of natural stone. With a diameter of ca.18 cm and a height of ca.12.5 cm it is bigger than common mortars. It has a capacity of ca.600 ml and is ideally suited for dressings and pesto. Due to a weight of ca.5.2 kg the mortar doesn't slip while you are grinding herbs and spices. The mortar is not glazed inside, the bottom of the pestle is not glazed either. Therefore it is easier to grind the herbs and spaces inside. The set is easy to clean: you should only empty it and wipe with a moist cloth. Please note that the set is not dishwasher-safe.