So, I need to crush date pits, I have a marble mortar and pestle, but I don't think it is strong enough for this job. Has anyone any suggestion?

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    Do you only want suggestions that are a type of mortar and pestle? I think many people utilize mechanical devices like grinders/processors etc... – Catija May 17 '16 at 0:04
  • My dad always used his shop vice for cracking macadamia nut shells. Not sure how well that would work for an application where you want the thing you're crushing, not the thing inside the thing you're crushing. – Marti May 17 '16 at 0:56
  • @Catija I am looking for a product suggestion or advice about the hardest material: e.g., is granite the best material for hard mortar+pestle? or is cast iron best? There are many options on amazon. But I don't want to buy another mortar+pestle just for this specific use and later find it unusable. – Asad Iqbal May 17 '16 at 3:05
  • @Marti yes, i want the grounded date. In traditional medicine, grounding has a different effect than "cutting" with a food processor. The powdered pit of some dates (Ajwah) is considered a medicine for heart disease. – Asad Iqbal May 17 '16 at 3:07
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    @Sobachatina that was a nice waste of time :) but that machine will be too big for my kitchen. – Asad Iqbal May 18 '16 at 1:30

If your seeds have been dried a marble mortar and pestle works quite well. I would suggest making a disk the circumference of the mortar out of cardboard to surround the neck of the pestle. It will limit the amount of dust that goes in the air.

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