Mortar missing its pestle
Hi, I've been reading the M&P threads a bit....
The local antique shop has a marble mortar for a dollar, but no pestle. Should i buy it and use the wooden pestle from my wooden set?
The marble one's very familiar; you've all seen it. Heavy, about 6-7 inches wide at top. Concentric, rather shallow scoring at the bottom. Wish I could find an orphan marble pestle. I do appreciate the value of a heavy pestle.
Kind of an idle question, as it's something I don't actively NEED. Got the wooden African one, plus an electric spice grinder.
I've seen that combo quite a bit. I would, if it's a mortar that you like and the pestle you choose or have is of a hard wood. Another option would be to get a lab porcelain one for it.
I think it's a good deal for $1, but don't expect it to work too well with a wooden pestle. For $1, I'd use it as a display bowl.
I think the wooden pestle WILL work well with the marble mortar. I have a mortar and pestle I bought in an Asian store. The mortar is clay and the pestle is wood. It works very well. I also have an all marble set at my cottage which is much smaller. Both work fine, but I prefer my larger set. It's much more versatile.