Acacia Wood - Olmec Mortar and Pestle - Ironwood Gourmet
Acacia Wood - Olmec Mortar and Pestle - Ironwood Gourmet
Acacia Wood - Olmec Mortar and Pestle - Ironwood Gourmet
Acacia Wood - Olmec Mortar and Pestle - Ironwood Gourmet
Olmec Mortar and Pestle

Olmec Mortar and Pestle

Regular price $29.00
  • 3.25 x 6 inch
  • Effective at reducing herbs, spices and nuts to powders or pastes
  • Wash your Ironwood products in warm water and soap.
  • Towel dry. Prop up to allow the wood to fully dry. 
  • Never submerge acacia wood in water or put it in the dishwasher!
  • Regular oiling will help to maintain the deep luster of the Acacia wood and ensure your Ironwood products last for years to come. 
  • When your Ironwood cutting board first arrives it will be thirsty, oil your board once a day for the first week to "season" the board.
  • Once your board is seasoned, oil it once a month for the first year, and at least once a year for life. 
  • Our food-grade blend of mineral and citrus oils is great at preventing cracks. 
  • Don't use an oil that can go bad like olive or canola oil.
  • To deep clean and deodorize your board or bowl make a paste with coarse salt and lemon juice.
Apply Salt: Sprinkle the cutting board with coarse salt like kosher salt.
Scour the surface: Using a lemon half with the cut side down, scour the surface while squeezing to release lemon juice.
Let sit, then scrape off: Let sit for at least 5 minutes, then scrape away the dirty liquid using a bench scraper or metal spatula.
Rinse: Give the surface a final rinse with a clean sponge. Prop up to dry.
  • It is highly unlikely that your board will warp if you avoid submerging it in water and oil it regularly.
  • If your board warps, wet the warped side of the board and place a heavy object on top and let gravity do its thing. A glass baking dish that is a similar size as the board works well. 
  • Feel free to contact us at with any questions. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Just a little more deeper

The bowl is very sturdy and thick. The only critique is that the bowl is shallow. It needs to be a little deeper to be more effective.

Good looking, like wood vs. ceramic or other glossy ones

I bought this for my wife who told me that her mother used to use one to grind spices and she has been pounding them with a hammer. It was one of the few kitchen things she didn't have so it was a valentines day surprise. She loves it! Now I need to figure out what kind of oil to use to keep it oiled, looking good and not drying out. Most oils I've seen are toxic so can't be used inside the bowl.

Pretty good!

I was a bit disappointed with this item because it wasn�t quite as dark as I expected it to be. The overall quality of this item is good though!

Maria Cristina Pedroza
Great buy for my mom. Got one for me too.

My mom absolutely loves it. Quality materials, fantastic design, very sturdy. Great buy altogether.

Angela Roberts of Spinach Tiger
Nice addition to my kitchen

I use this to crush garlic and love the look. Looks very expensive and works well.