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What is the use of mortar and pestle in laboratory?
Last Updated: 4th June, 2020
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Accordingly, what is a mortar and pestle used for?
Mortar and pestle are implements used since ancient times to prepare ingredients or substances by crushing and grinding them into a fine paste or powder in the kitchen, laboratory, and pharmacy. The mortar (/ˈm?ːrt?r/) is a bowl, typically made of hard wood, metal, ceramic, or hard stone, such as granite.
what can be used instead of a mortar and pestle? Alternatives to the Mortar & Pestle
- Rolling Pin. A rolling pin can work in place of a mortar and pestle for items such as onions, garlic or fresh herbs and spices.
- Bowl and Small Hammer. A mortar is shaped like a bowl, which is a potential alternative.
- Spice Grinder.
Subsequently, question is, what is the best kind of mortar and pestle?
Best for Most Tasks: Thai Granite Mortar and Pestle With both parts made of rock-solid granite, the Thai mortar and pestle is (literally) a heavy hitter, and arguably the most versatile type of large mortar and pestle you can own.
How do you clean a lab mortar and pestle?
How to Clean Mortar and pestle
- To rinse mortar and pestle, one should use running water.
- Leave it for a towel to air dry.
- Take 2 tablespoons of white rice grains and start crushing them.
- Remove the colored grains and repeat the process until the crushes grains remain white.
- Again, rinse mortar and pestle with water.