We've been looking for a good machacadora for years and have only found cheap pine versions that are prone to splitting even when cared for properly.
These beautiful, hardwood granadillo machacadoras are dense, durable and come with a honey wax finish -- rather than stain -- that wears away off with repeated use and age beautifully. We recommend using a food safe mineral oil when dried out to help protect the wood.
Granadillo hardwood looks similar to pomegranate wood and is native to the southern part of Michoacán in southwest-central Mexico.
Use: saute white onion slices in freshly rendered lard, bacon fat or olive oil. When the onions are soft, add cooked beans and their broth. Allow to heat and then start running your machacadora along the bottom of the skillet. The bean, fat and onions will start to incorporate. Keep going until you have the texture you like. Smooth as velvet or chunky and rustic- you can't lose! Machacadoras also make a great sauerkraut press.
Please note, like many of the products we sell, these machadoras are handmade items and can vary.
Photos by Steve Sando