5″ Stones for Molinito 1.0 (1 Pair)
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Whether manual or mechanized, we have yet to find a better piece of technology for grinding nixtamal into masa than the traditional surface derived from volcanic rock (basalt). Volcanic rock is naturally porous, filled with thousands upon thousands of tiny nooks and crannies that give nuance and aeration to the finished masa. And whereas blenders, hand-cranked mills and food processors use metal blades or plates to simply cut the contents inside, Molinito’s volcanic stones cut, mash, knead and even mix the contents together for a well-integrated mass.
Welcome to that heavenly puff that tortilla dreams are made of.
Molinito’s stones come directly from the heart of basalt country, Puebla, Mexico. Each set is fitted specifically to Molinito 1.0 and cannot be used on other molinos.
Replacements vs. Sharpening: While we are happy to provide details on stone sharpening services for reuse, the total cost (i.e., round-trip shipping and the hand-carving service itself) is currently more expensive ($125 per pair) than buying a new pair of stones ($75 plus shipping for 1 pair; $250 plus shipping for 4 pairs). If you would nevertheless like to sharpen your stones, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Stone services details), and we will be happy to share more information. Of course, you are also always welcome to sharpen your existing stones in-house, should you prefer. In summary, you may choose one of the these options:
- Replacement stones via Masienda.com (1 pair, $75 plus shipping; 4 pairs, $250 plus shipping)
- In-house/local sharpening solution (separate from Masienda or Molinito)
In any event, we recommend using one pair of stones at a time; this way, when one set is worn down, you have a fresh replacement pair to hold you over until your original pair has been replaced.
Disclaimer: Molinito is a powerful tool that must be used with caution. Please read manual before use for guidance and safety tips. All purchases are final.