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Many of you knew this object belongs in the kitchen, but @sarahhoey was the only one to guess it correctly. The orbital shape of this porcelain pestle and mortar fits perfectly in your hand for easy use. You can use the main mortar to crush and grind larger ingredients, and convert the lid to a handheld mortar for smaller herbs and spices. 

 Orbital Pestle and Mortar

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  1. Leslie says:

    That was a real head scratcher to me. I couldn't figure out what it was.

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  4. Lina Mae says:

    I've seen oriental porcelain designed mortar and pestle. It looks exactly the same with the picture above. They said that it is considered as one of the strongest material for utensils and kitchen wares.

  5. isabellacuni says:

    My mom passed chinese blue and white porcelain mortar and pestle as an heirloom. I'm afraid I might break it that I don't use it, instead it sits on our China cabinet.

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