What is the pestle and mortar used for?
They are for crushing and grinding things like garlic, nuts, herbs, spices, etc. They are many ways to crush herbs, but pestles make it easy. Furthermore, they help prepare food in kitchens. Witches use them to crush ingredients for spells.
How do you use the pestle and mortar?
Put your ingredients into the mortar (the mashing bowl) to use it. And then use the pestle to crush it. It doesn't take much effort as the pestle has some weight. You can carry on crushing and grinding until the ingredients are grounded. The longer you grind, the finer the consistency will be.
How do you clean your grinder?
To clean your grinder, wash it in the sink with warm soapy water. You can treat it as you would with regular pots and pans. Rinse it with water and after cleaning, remove any soap residue. And dry thoroughly before putting it in storage.
What can I use instead of a mortar and pestle?
Use a rounded bowl or pan instead of a pestle and mortar. This method can work just as well to crush your ingredients. It may be less efficient than the pestle and mortar designed for grinding herbs and spices. But the bowl or pan with the end of a rolling pin will still work.
Which size grinder do I need?
You will only need a large enough grinder to hold the ingredients you need to crush. You will only need a small one if you are crushing and grinding small quantities.