Talk:Mortar and pestle

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I'm a begginner, so for now I prefer not to mess too much. You might find this picture useful :

A mortar and pestle = Pilon (Old French)grinding with mortar and pestle. Noun and verb. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:24, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

:Yes. Nice image. Is it a mortar and pestle and should it be in the article is the question. Thoughts? --Anna Frodesiak (talk) 14:47, 7 September 2009 (UTC)


Wow... this article is actually anti-mortar and pestle. In "Materials" section, there should be less about the danger of the tools unless it specifically relates to the type of material used. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:38, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Expansion or removal of 'Automatic mortar grinder' and 'Folklore'[edit]

The stubs on automatic mortar grinder and folklore seem extremely lacking and useless additions to this article. Is there some way we could either expand them or rewrite them to fit in the existing sections of the article? Glandrid (talk) 19:30, 29 January 2010 (UTC)


I don't see how a bat-shaped stick would grind anything. Bats can have a wide variety of shapes. What does this mean? (talk) 06:17, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Really giant mortars and pestle[edit]


Are these also called mortar and pestle? If you know, tell me, and I will improve this article and Hulling#Husking_and_dehulling to reflect that. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 10:32, 2 March 2012 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:15, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Name consistency[edit]

Pestle and mortar or mortar and pestle? headline is one, sidebar is other. So which should it be? (talk) 16:07, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Fixed all instances to match article name "Mortar and pestle". Thanks for pointing it out. Now, back to the grind. Get it? Huh? Hahahaha. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:05, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Too many images[edit]

Gallery or prune or what? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 18:27, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Merge with Molcajete[edit]

Does anyone else think the Molcajete article should be merged with this one? Molcajete is just the Spanish name for a mortar and pestle, the Spanish wikipedia itself does not have separate pages for these two things. The Mexican history found on that page could be used to expand the history here. Rhollis7 (talk) 05:10, 11 December 2014 (UTC)