This mortar and pestle crushes the competition. The pestle fits the mortar so snugly, you can just roll and rotate in the palm of your hand, instead of all that pounding and mashing!Grinding is so much faster and easier, and here's why... the pestle is grooved with a design of interlocking stars which capture the spices and peppercorns, rather than you chasing them. Great for herbs, spices, vitamins and pills. Quick and Easy for superior to other mortar and pestles. Unique pestle design does more work in less time.