This stoneware mortar and pestle set by Le Creuset is the perfect addition to any aspiring chef's kitchen. You can grind your own spices to make your own blends, powder your own herbs for the perfect addition to your sauces, and mash leaves to release their flavors in this wonderful stoneware set. This deep mortar holds 20 ounces for creating your own pesto or your own guacamole. The pieces are made of high-fired stoneware and they have a non-porous enamel finish for durability. The stoneware resists odors, staining, chipping and cracking to last a long time. The pieces are designed for efficiency in crushing and grinding, and the mortar has an unglazed abrasive interior to aid the process. This set is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning, and is safe to use in the oven, the microwave, the refrigerator, and the freezer. This set comes in a various colors to add beauty to your kitchen, and has a pronounced lip for easy gripping.