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Old 01-06-2007, 02:53 PM   #51
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I now own a small stone one that I use for grinding spices. I used to own a larger marble one, but gave it away during a move. I really use this tiny one more than I ever used the larger marble one.

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Old 01-06-2007, 08:07 PM   #52
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I have a marble one that I really love to use. There is something about really getting into preparing spices and garlic, etc.

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Old 01-07-2007, 12:44 PM   #53
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Me too....have two. Corey
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Old 01-07-2007, 02:32 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by Corey123
I bought mine for $12.00 at TJMax. Don't know the size of it, but it's fairly large.
What is it made of?
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:37 PM   #55
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I have two large marble ones (gorgeous green one and a white with gray streaks) from India, one wooden one from Egypt--not very good, and a Japanese mortar and pestle that I bought at a local kitchen shop. The Japanese is the most efficient as the grinding surface is made of coarse cross hatchings to rub spices, etc., against and actually works better than a smooth marble or wooden surfaces--but I use them all. Can't bring myself to get rid of them.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:51 AM   #56
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Originally Posted by fishboy605
What is it made of?

I believe that it's made of marble that has a rtough surface on the inside.

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