Using a mortar and pestle set, which breaks down cells and fibers to release essential oils and fragrances, is the only way to smash items properly. Using a knife or an electric grinder to reduce the size of an item progressively will never achieve the same results as using a mortar and pestle.
The great advantage of stainless steel cookware is its durability and appearance along with the low maintenance it requires. It won’t rust and with regular care stainless steel cookware can last a lifetime. Stockpots, sauté pans, frying pans and saucepans are some of the utensils available in stainless steel.