Unique alternative to mortar and pestle, designed by Jamie Oliver--great for making marinades, dressings and rubs

Crushes, grinds, mixes and releases flavor from whole spices, herbs, garlic, nuts and more

Ceramic ball spins around while shaken, bruising and bashing ingredientes to release and amplify flavors

Ergonomic body in tinted gray with black rubber soft grip; includes silicone spoon

Top rack dishwasher safe

Much like an aerobic mortar and pestle, Jamie Oliver's Flavour Shaker is designed to crush, mix, and release flavour from whole spices, herbs, garlic, nuts, citrus rind or even lime or bay leaves. In just a few seconds you can create and add flavour to all kinds of everyday dishes. Simply pop your ingredients inside, add the magic ball and give it a good shake. The ceramic ball does all the work crushing, grinding and bruising the contents.

It's sized to give you just the right amount of marinade or dressing (you don't need a lot) so that you can pour the contents straight over your food. The ergonomically designed Flavour Shaker in gray is complemented by a black rubber soft grip to ensure that it stays in the palm of your hand.

Jamie's Top Tips

Don't overfill the Flavour Shaker; make sure your ingredients all fit into the bottom part. You can crush things in batches then add a little more if necessary.

Use your mixes, marinades, dressings toppings etc., immediately for real freshness.

Make sure you store the ball inside the Flavour Shaker when not in use--that way you won't lose it

And finally don't be shy... give it a bash. It comes with three recipes to get you started. It can't be used in the microwave, but it is dishwasher safe on the top shelf.

  • Type: Food grinder/mixer
  • Color: Red, black, white ball
  • Weight: 9 oz
  • Made In: Britain
  • Dimensions: 6-1/4" x 3-1/4" diameter
  • Composition: Plastic case with rubber grip, ceramic ball, silicone spoon and gasket
  • Manufacturer: William Levene Ltd.
  • Other versions: Grey; Olive


Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ


Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher (top)
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket


Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive


Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere


Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: Think of this as a mortar and pestle for the Jetsons (if you remember the space-age Jetsons, that is.) A heavy ceramic ball in the curvy container mixes and mashes ingredients together as you shake vigorously, helping you produce spice rubs, marinades, dips, salad dressings, sauces, and salsas.

To use, put the ingredients inside, add the ceramic ball, screw halves together securely, and shake. The heavy ceramic ball crushes, grinds, and bruises the contents, releasing flavors from whole spices (including star anise and cinnamon), herbs, garlic, nuts, citrus rind, lime, or bay leaves. You may need to add ingredients in batches, and large or hard ingredients first. Liquids such as olive oil and creams can be added toward the end of the mixing to create dressings and marinades.

The Flavour Shaker comes with a spoon to help remove ingredients (quite possibly you didn't have a spoon in your kitchen already), which, like the rest of the shaker, is safe in the top rack of the dishwasher. The instructions in the requisite 918 languages include recipes from Mr. Oliver for a rub, a dressing, Salsa Verde, and few other ideas.