RSVP Endurance Authentic Mexican Molcajete
RSVP Endurance Authentic Mexican Molcajete
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Traditional Mexican version of the mortar and pestle
Carved of natural volcanic stone
Perfect for authentic moles, salsas and fresh guacamole
Includes recipes and care/cleaning booklet
The RSVP Authentic Mexican Molcajete is the traditional Mexican version of a mortar. It is carved of natural volcanic stone which creates the prized grinding surface, while the tejolote, or pestle is also included. This item is a must have for authentic Mexican cuisine
|Product Length:||3.0 inches|
|Product Width:||3.0 inches|
|Product Height:||3.0 inches|
|Package Length:||10.2 inches|
|Package Width:||9.7 inches|
|Package Height:||6.9 inches|
|Package Weight:||8.2 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 32 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 32 customer reviews )
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58 of 58 found the following review helpful:
Molcajete--Literally a Stone Age Blender--Wonderful! Aug 07, 2010
By Snow White
"The pressure's on...let's cook something!"
I finally broke down and bought this RSVP Endurance Authentic Mexican Molcajete. I've wanted one for decades. I love the look, and its usefulness. Getting the inside of the bowl to the desired texture was a little tricky. I did the wet raw rice, but became impatient with that after 4 repeats, little progress and sore muscles. So I went "high tech", and switched to medium grade sandpaper. Not traditional, you say? So what? I'm all for saving time & energy if the results are the same. I'd have used a rotary sander if I had one. Now the interior of the bowl and the pestle are just right for pulverizing foods without any of the unpleasant "shedding" of grit. I seasoned the bowl by grinding 3 cloves fresh garlic, some cumin seeds and some salt all around the inside surface of the bowl. Discarded that, and moved on to making quacamole. Yum.
The feet on this were very rough, so I also sanded them to a smoother finish, to minimize the possibility of damage to my countertop and table. Even so, I still put something under it for protection. This HotSpot Silicone Pot Holder, Black works very well when I'm using the molcajete, and for display, I place it on a placemet.
Remember to never wash this with any sort of soap. The best way I know to clean it is to rub the interior with a paste of salt and water, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly, and let it air dry. Salt is naturally anti-microbial. You can also place this in a 300-degree oven for 30 minutes, if you think it needs further sanitizing.
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
My Molcajete Jul 15, 2012
The RSVP Endurance Molcajete I ordered through Amazon.com appears to be the real deal. Since it takes a while to "season", I began to worry about its mineral composition. This is only because, after some research, I found that some molcajetes are made out of concrete or inferior stone. This is where the seller could make a profit by guaranteeing the authenticity of the item as truly "Mexican" and "hand-carved from volcanic rock". Without that information, purchasing products like this one can prove to be a great gamble. The Chinese have been identified as a major source of inferior and fake molcajetes as well. This one I ordered appears to be legitimate though. I did turn to industrial tools (stone grinders, polishers, and sanders)to expedite the process. I am almost finished with the seasoning, and the rice I grind continues to have fewer and fewer bits of stone, so I should be getting close to actually using it. If it helps, use fresh cilantro, garlic, cumin seeds, and rock salt to season it. You may wish to use other items, but it's good to stick to traditional methods.
Keep it away from soaps and chemicals! The stone will absorb it, making your molcajete unsuitable and possibly unsafe for use. All you need is a good stream/spray of water to clean it, and store it for future use. I am looking forward to enjoying my molcajete.
11 of 13 found the following review helpful:
So far so good Aug 17, 2007
Takes a bit of work to get it into a state where it can be used. Other than that it is solid.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
As big as it gets... Mar 05, 2010
By David Sargent
I got this for my mother's birthday and she loved it. It's the largest malcajete I could find. It has a slight problem "shedding" material but it just takes a little time to grind and season the stone when it first arrives. She's used it for her famous guacamole and it's great.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Amazing - Great for Guacamole! Jul 08, 2012
This thing is serious. Great quality, heavy, and makes some incredible guacamole and looks great on the table. I'd highly recommend. Of course, I did listen to the other reviewers and sanded it down first then did the garlic overnight to season it. After that it's been perfect.
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