The Picklestone is everything a modern-day pickle-maker would want. Make Japanese pickles "Tsukemono" overnight, in comparison to the slower way of soaking vegetables in brine and waiting for them to ferment - which can take a long time.
This model builds on an age-old and proven Japanese tradition. Designer Tomonori Tanaka won the Japanese Good Design Award 2018 with this design.
Picklestone consists of a glass cylinder, a wooden press that is attached to the weighting stone with a cord and a bamboo lid. The stone is made from aji-ishi , It gets its rare speckled pattern from a small amount of black mica that is also part of its weight and composition.
To make pickles, Ssmply add your vegetables and pickle brine (typically salt, chili pepper, and konbu kelp) to the jar and slide the hinoki cypress wooden lid over the vegetables. Then place the pickle stone on top and let it do the rest. The compact container is designed to fit right into the liquids shelf of your refrigerator next to your milk and juice.
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Content Picklestone 220: 1.3 liters.
Materials: Glass, aji-ishi granite, hinoki wood, bamboo lid, cotton rope.
Designers: Kunihiko Nakata & Tomonori Tanaka of Harmoniqua.
Made in Japan.