Mortier Pilon

Home Fermentation Crock - 2L Case of 6

Reviews (4 out of 5 Grommets)

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2

Want to love it. Missing piece.

1/6/2019 by Stephanie

I want to love it but I can’t use it. It’s missing a piece. I bought 2 and both are missing the same piece.

2

More trouble than it's worth

9/2/2018 by D

There is no reason something like this can't be made to be dishwasher safe. Just use mason jars. The directions recommend you clean it with vinegar.

2

not sure...everything is moldy

8/25/2017 by Sheri

I need to contact the company and give it another try. I've tried to make sauerkraut and pickles twice and each time they were moldy, even with the cabbage leaf on top.

From the Maker:

Hello Sheri,

Thank you for your review. When fermenting any kind of vegetables in
your jar, it is important to first sterilize the jar with lukewarm water and
vinegar before using it. It is also important to make sure that your food is
always kept below the brine to prevent mold. This can be accomplished
with the ceramic weight that comes in the kit.

2

Nice size, style, and concept

12/17/2016 by Patricia

I like everything about this except the lid doesn't screw on well! The thread is off and when I do manage to screw it on, then it is so tight I can't get it off. Very, very frustrating. Almost unusable. Everything else about the product is great. Btw, I am very careful to get the lid aligned with the base when screwing it on. It just doesn't work.

From the Maker:

Hi Patricia,
Thank you so much for your review. We are sorry to hear that you had
troubles using our jar.
If you have difficulties to open the jar, you can also try to place the edge of
a utensil (like a spoon) under the lid of the jar, and apply a bit of force to
the utensil like a lever. You can try to do that in different spots on the jar,
and then try to open it again.
We are also in the process of redesigning the lid to simply pop off/on and
not screw.

2

No indication of country of origin!manufacture

10/22/2016 by Rita

Returned the item because of the lightweight disc.

2

Good Luck with opening these

9/14/2016 by Vart

The crock is beautiful and comes in a lovely box. The concept is great too as it allows bubbles to escape without allowing air in. The only problem is that I cannot taste the pickles I made because neither me nor anyone in my family can open the jar! The lid is round and slippery and so is the body. I tried rubber bands, rubber gloves, silicon pads - cannot get it to open. I would love to hear if the inventors have a solution for me short of breaking it.

From the Maker:

Hi Vart,
Thank you so much for your review. We are sorry to hear that you had
troubles using our jar.
If you have difficulties to open the jar, you can also try to place the edge of
a utensil (like a spoon) under the lid of the jar, and apply a bit of force to
the utensil like a lever. You can try to do that in different spots on the jar,
and then try to open it again.
We are also in the process of redesigning the lid to simply pop off/on and
not screw.

1

disappointing

5/8/2020 by Richard

I've tried twice to make saurekraut both times it went moldy and had to throw it out. It seems yet another candidate for the trash.

1

Not Positive

10/31/2019 by Suzanne

Didn't work for us. Should have listened to others feedback. Would not buy again.

1

Disappointing

7/25/2018 by Elaine

Tried first recipe and was disappointed, bland tasting outcome, crock is sitting on my counter not interested in usong it again and wasting veggies.

1

Couldn't use this

7/25/2018 by JoAnn

Didn't realize I needed a pressure canner or a deep water bath to use this.

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The Mortier Pilon Story

For healthier digestion, leave this on the counter.

Pickled Goodness

This fermentation pot will help you create nutrient-rich foods that are good for digestion . . . and it looks great doing it.

If you’re not familiar, fermentation introduces helpful bacteria, or probiotics, to balance your digestive system and help it absorb more nutrients. It’s an age-old food preservation technique that—without the right tools—can be as messy as it is beneficial. You put your foods in a type of brine (usually a mixture of salt, water, and vinegar), and a delightful chemical reaction happens.

Mortier Pilon creates the ideal environment for this biological transformation. This
vessel has a futuristic look with clean lines, but the design has a purpose. As the organisms inside begin to grow, they create gases. The water seal lets those gases escape, while also keeping air out. An included weight makes sure your veggies stay submerged under the brine and outside the reach of unwanted bacteria.

Get new recipe ideas fresh from the Mortier Pilon cookbook—like pickles and homemade sauerkraut. To keep track of your creations, update the rewritable label. To store your fermented foods in smaller batches, you can use their optional canning jars.

Whether you’re an expert or an amateur, this fermentation crock will get you asking, “Is that fermentable?”
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