A mortar and pestle is an old fashioned kitchen staple. And we mean "old fashioned". This muddling, grinding, powdering, pulverizing tool has been in use for 10,000 years. This small, streamlined porcelain version is ideal for sea salt, whole spices, seeds, crushing herbs and nuts, and making pungent pastes.
Contrary to popular belief, porcelain is not fussy. This friend can go in the dishwasher. If any hyper-pigmented ingredients (looking at you, turmeric root) leave any trace of color, this can be easily scrubbed clean like any other ceramic.