HIC's Wooden Pestle is the perfect helper tool for using cone-shaped sieves, known as chinoises, to strain sauces, stocks, and broths. A chinois easily processes cooked ingredients into smoother velvety textures with even consistencies for tastier results. No more lumps! Liquids pass easily through the mesh while pulp and thicker ingredients need a bit more help. HIC's 8-inch Pestle fits the depth of the chinois cone perfectly to press thicker ingredients thoroughly. Easy to use. Simply cook ingredients, pulse them in a blender, and pour blended contents into the Chinois with a bowl placed at the base to collect liquids. Use the Pestle to press pulp and thicker ingredients through the mesh to help thicken sauces and reduce waste. It's the perfect addition to cooking tools and canning supplies for making creamier sauces, smoother soups, perfect purees and pastes, flawless batters, jellies, custards, curds, yogurts, and more. Made from hardwood, HIC's Chinois Pestle is easy to use and clean. Hand wash in warm, soapy water.