Craving homemade sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, and other fermented mixed vegetables? Make quick pickled vegetables with this easy to grip wooden pounder.
Known as a kraut crusher, stomper, tamper, plunger, muddler, basher, or masher, this wooden sauerkraut pounder is perfect for smashing and salting anything, from red cabbage to Asian vegetables.
Our wooden tamper is crafted from a single piece of beechwood timber and designed to last a lifetime.
Why we made this
In 2018, we led a workshop tour across New Zealand with Sharon Flynn, author of "Ferment for Good." We made all the lacto fermented vegetables for attendees to sample, and that involved a lot of making sauerkraut in a jar and a lot of cabbage crushing. We soon realized the importance of a lightweight, durable, and easy-to-grip kraut pounder.
We tried and tested a few prototypes before settling on this wooden sauerkraut pounder. Designed with home fermenters in mind, it is the perfect size for pounding and packing veggies into mason jars. Whether you're new to making ferments or are a pickling pro, we guarantee you'll love this product.
- 1 x wooden sauerkraut tamper – 25 cm long with a 5cm wide stomper face
- Easy to grip handle, lightweight but durable (weighs 250g)
- Made from a single piece of solid beechwood with no glue
- Plastic-free product in a lovely gift box
- Do NOT season with oil
- Hand wash in hot water
- Rinse and dry before storing
- Sterilise with boiling water before use
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