Mortars and pestles have been used in cooking for tens of thousands of years with the oldest having been dated to around 35,000 BC. During all this time, the basic design of the mortar and pestle hasn't changed and the current market offers little innovation. Exploring room for improvement, we've designed and prototyped Mesto: a new multi-functional mortar and pestle.
Have you ever used a Mortar and Pestle and found yourself frustrated by the mess being created by pesky peppercorns flying out of the bowl? Or found that when grinding a mix, you couldn't help but make a mess? Mesto’s clear shield helps to ensure no herbs or flavourings are wasted through overenthusiastic grinding. The shield is transparent to stop the user’s vision from being obstructed during use and is also dishwasher safe.
Our lightweight inserts allow the user to make up to three different mixes in one session without any washing between uses which reduces prep time and stops mixing of flavours. The inserts can be used inside the main mortar or separately outside. They also make great serving pieces for any dining room table.
Natural Beech Wood
Mesto is crafted from natural beech wood which is incredibly durable. As a surface, studies have shown that wood halts the growth of bacteria without the use of cleaning products. Mesto's food-safe varnish protects the wood from liquid absorption.
Our ergonomic design ensures that during use you naturally push Mesto into the work surface, creating a comfortable and stable experience.
Mesto enhances flavours in a way that electric blenders or other kitchen equipment rarely can – so you can enjoy restaurant-quality dishes in the comfort of your home. Mesto is fantastic for individuals who love to enhance their home cooking with delicious flavours.
-Why we need your help-
Mesto's design has been finalised and it is ready for production. We have managed to secure a funding target of £6500. This target must be reached in order to pay for the tooling, set up charges and to hit the manufacturers minimum order quantities.
The money you pledge will cover the following expenses and in return you will get your very own Mesto delivered to your door:
A number of prototypes were produced to refine Mesto's design and to ensure that we have the best design going forward. Our most recent prototype, seen in the Kickstarter video, is almost identical to the Mesto you'll receive.
Based in the South West of England, we are passionate about design that overcomes culinary issues. Mesto started out as Richard's design project whilst studying product design at university. After a fantastic amount of interest at the annual New Designers show in London, Richard set about refining Mesto's design in order to get it into production but we need your help.
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Risks and challenges
As with all projects, there are risks in the process. Should funding be successful, we will order the first units as soon as possible. We have a fantastic partner lined up with a wealth of experience in manufacturing kitchenware for household brands.
Unfortunately, if we do not hit our funding target of £6500, Mesto will not be put into production and your pledge will not be taken from your bank account.
Should funding be successful, we will provide a detailed update during each stage of the manufacturing process. We will be honest in our updates. Our time-frames are estimates from our manufacturer. If we experience any changes or delays, we will make it a priority to let you know.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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