Meaning "Crushed" in Finnish, Murska is a mortar and pestle that has been designed with timeless style and superior function in mind. Doubling the work area but saving on space, it consists of a small, porcelain bowl as well as larger, wooden one which has been treated with flax oil yet retains its natural grain. The inner basin of the porcelain bowl is unglazed to provide an ideal surface for grinding. Sharing this same key texture at the base, the pestle is ergonomically shaped so that it is easy to grip and grind with power. When not being used to prepare pesto or crush shells, this beautiful and useful tool can be left on the countertop as a conversation piece.
Care: Porcelain bowl is dishwasher safe. Wood may be hand washed by hand using a damp cloth followed by a dry towel.
Tonfisk was established in 1999 by design duo Tony Alfström and Brian Keaney. Founded with the purpose of expanding the usefulness of everyday objects, Tonfik began to re-create products with clear functionality to make life simpler. This explorative spirit has proved beneficial for the Ton... More Tonfisk Design
An imaginative designer, Irishman Brian Keaney established Tonfisk Design with pal and co-founder Tony Alfström in 1999. Arriving in Finland just three years prior, Keaney was experiencing success and gaining recognition his designs shortly after the companys establishment. In 2007, Keaney... More Brian Keaney
This mortar and pestle set is beautifully designed. It's not just great looking, it's very functional in having a pestle with a large head and an easy to grip handle. Pestles on some sets have too small a head, and they tend to just push herbs around, rather than grinding them. This pestle is also easy to grip with its T-shaped handle. All around, this is one of my favorite kitchen items.
March 10, 2019
Light weight, perfect texture for grinding spices, and beautiful.
Clifton Township, WI
February 6, 2015
While the entire piece is much larger than we would have liked, the pestle shape is much easier on your hand than the standard club-shape.